Update: Readers be sure to see the comments. Allahsoldier doesn’t like this guy either because in reality Allahsoldier and his ilk want to see Somalia (and the US too eventually) taken over by the extremists.
This is a post to reader Allahsoldier who thinks I can say nothing positive about Somalis. Pay attention! because this is what I call a truly positive story. Mohamed Nur, a former refugee who was initially resettled in England, has taken all his knowledge back to Africa to try to save Somalia from the pirates, al-Shabaab and international terrorists.
From the Camden New Journal:
FOUR years ago Mohamed Nur was a footnote in Camden politics following a failed attempt to become a Labour councillor in Fortune Green.
Now the man who called Kentish Town home for 18 years has taken on one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet as the new mayor of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.
And Nur, 55, who was director of the Kentish Town Somali Welfare Association for more than 10 years, is making progress. He has paid his staff, turned on the electricity and started collecting the rubbish – no mean feat in a city where chaos reigns and it is said you can buy an anti-tank missile at the market.
His next step will be to put his $50,000 monthly budget to use in reclaiming the streets from al-Shabab, the Islamist militia linked to al-Qaeda who control 90 per cent of the ruined city.
The East African country, once an Italian colony, has been blighted by civil war for two decades. But there is also high praise and hope from the 6,000 Somalis living in Camden that Nur could be the man to make their motherland known for more than being a “failed state” infested by pirates and militants.
Let’s all hope and pray this good man succeeds so that more than 61 Somalis will go home next year!