(Note: This Muslim’s last name is not pronounced “rage.” However, it is quite fitting.)
Somali Muslim Ali Mohamed Rage, also known as Sheikh Ali Dhere, is the head spokesman of al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group al-Shabaab. He is also a member of the group’s Shura Council, which discusses matters of sharia and organizational governance. Rage frequently gives press conferences on all sorts of delightful subjects, always involving the murder of innocent people. He has referred to fallen jihadis as “martyrs,” and frequently praises his virgin-gathering colleagues on jihadist forums.
In 2011, al-Shabaab used Rage to take credit for a car bombing that killed eight. He was also at the scene of the public execution (likely by beheading) of a captured soldier from Burundi. Some months passed, then Rage issued the following statement regarding al-Shabaab: “We are welcoming the naming of Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri [as leader of al Qaeda.] We are going to work with him like we used to work with sheikh Osama [bin Laden.] We will be fulfilling the promise and the agreements with the former leader which means supporting the new leader.” Rage was also the intermediary used by al-Shabaab to reject government attempts at peace talks. al-Shabaab, like Islam, has a history of being unwilling to compromise.
“We wish to inform the Muslim people that the campaign against infidels will be back-to-back and by God’s grace will increase day by day and will increase in the coming hours. I will give a good tiding to the infidels: You will face big and broad blows.” Rage relayed that message to the media in October 2011. Big and broad blows against the infidels… definitely sounds like a religion of peace right there. The context of that statement further proves how kind Islam is – during that message, Rage claimed credit for a suicide bombing in Mogadishu, the capitol of Somalia.
Through 2013, Rage made several more press releases for al-Shabaab. The subjects of the releases varied from suicide bombings to condemnations of the Human Rights Watch. However, it was 2014 that showed how truly vile of a human being Rage is. In a press release sent to al-Jazeera, Rage dismissed the idea of negotiations and stated that al-Shabaab would continue its quest to slaughter infidels: “The people we are fighting with is because of ideology. They want to colonize us. They want to erase our religion, our people and our land. Those people bring a new face every time. Every new person that comes into office works for them. So for that reason, they are no different to us. Whomever the Christians bring, no matter their name or background, we will not negotiate with them because they have no decision-making powers. They have no powers to refuse or accept anything. What you lose by force you return by force. We will not negotiate with anyone. The country is ours.”
By now, it’s apparent that the only peace al-Shabaab wants is the kind where everyone else is dead. Led by jihadist sheikhs like Rage and Hassan Dahir Aweys, the group recruits young Muslims through its leaders’ and members’ extensive study of the Qur’an and Hadiths. What do they fill the young Muslims’ minds with? Even worse garbage than the seventh-century child porn that’s already in there. Rage stated: “Anyone who works for the apostate government, no matter where and at what level, they are supporting the apostates and the Christians who sent them. Our stand is clear is on such people. We will fight them and kill them anywhere we see them. Anyone who supports the Christians, either through the pen or by carrying a weapon, they are the same to us and we will kill them… We only attack a place when we are sure the people in there are the apostates, the Christians and those that support them.” How’s that for interfaith tolerance? Makes your left-wing neighbor look like an idiot for slapping that “Coexist” bumper sticker on her car, that’s for sure…
Aside from all the talk of killing infidels, Rage has also condemned Somalia’s education system. He claims that it is harmful because children are taught music, which is viewed by many Muslims as being haram (forbidden.)