Taming the Clans: Al-Shabab’s Clan Politics

The Al-Shabab (AS) leadership was initially interested in forging an egalitarian organisation that would transform Somali society by sidelining traditional clan leaders. However, the group quickly realised that clan loyalty ran deep; rather than reforming clan...

Warshadda Dagaalyannada: Nidaamka Waxbarashada ee Al-Shabaab

Al-Shabab waxaa asalki sameeyay shaqsiyaad diidanaa ama u suurtogali weyday in ay wax ka noqdaan nidaamki Al-Ittixaad ee goor dambe noqday Al-Ictisaam. . Cod la’aantooda ayaa ku kaliftay in ay ka goostaan oo ay aasaastaan urur sii wada Jihaadka isaga oonan...

Isbedelada Ku Dhacay Al-Shabab

Bilowgi qarnigan, in ka badan toban Jihaadiyiin ah oo ka kala yimid ku dhawaad dhammaan qeybaha Soomaalia aya waxay ku yeesheen Muqdisho shirar qarsoodi ah si ay u dhisaan urur cusub oo Jihaadi ah. Iyagoo ka niyad jabsan hoggaamiyeyaasha ururka Al-Ictisaam Bil Kitab...

Evolution of Al-Shabab

At the turn of the century, more than a dozen Jihadi ideologues from almost all parts of Somalia had a series of secret meetings in Mogadishu to form a new Jihadi organisation. Frustrated by the leaders of Jihadi Salafism in Somalia, Al-I’tisam Bil Kitab Wal...