IN PICTURES: Some Harakat al-Shabab Leaders, a Photo Essay Sourced from Insurgent Media: Part 2

-Christopher Anzalone (McGill University)
Part 1 can be viewed HERE.

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‘Abd al-Qaadir Mu’min, a prominent Harakat al-Shabab preacher and former resident of Britain, and Muhammad Hasan ‘Umar Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman, the insurgent movement’s governor of Banaadir, at a meeting between Harakat al-Shabab leaders and district leaders in Mogadishu this summer

Muhammad Abu ‘Abdullah, governor of Lower Shabelle

Spokesman ‘Ali Mahamoud Rage (‘Ali Dheere), second from right, at the graduation ceremony from Harakat al-Shabab’s ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam Military Academy in 2010

‘Ali Mahamoud Rage (third from left) and, possibly, Muhammad Abu ‘Abdullah, governor of Lower Shabelle (second from left) inside a Harakat al-Shabab court in Lower Shabelle

Hasan Dahir Aweys, a senior leader and the former leader of Hizbul Islam

Hasan Dahir Aweys (in white hat) visiting Harakat al-Shabab’s flagship drought relief center, the Al-Yasir camp in Lower Shabelle

Muhammad Hasan ‘Umar Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman, governor of Banaadir, at a conference following the killing of Usama bin Laden that was held in May in Afgooye

Muhammad Hasan ‘Umar Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman, governor of Banaadir, at a meeting between Harakat al-Shabab leaders and district leaders in Mogadishu this summer

Mukhtar “Abu Mansur” Robow, a popular leader from the Rahanweyn clan at a recent event for the children of Harakat al-Shabab martyrs

Suldaan (Sultan) bin Muhammad Al Muhammad, the former head of Harakat al-Shabab’s Emergency Relief Committee and head of its Zakat Office, which oversees the collection and distribution of the charity required of financially capable Muslims to aid the poor and other groups, such as soldiers

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Ph.D. Student in the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University

10 Responses to IN PICTURES: Some Harakat al-Shabab Leaders, a Photo Essay Sourced from Insurgent Media: Part 2

  1. Faysal warsame says:

    These guys look reasonable, at the same time ruthless hard look to achieve that.

  2. itsme says:

    wish them every success!

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