Al-Qaida brings aid to Somalia, but at what price?

Picture credit: Jamal Osman from the Guardian

An article by the Guardian, reports on recent occurrences that may shock the Western world; Al-Qaida has joined in the global mission to provide food and security to the poverty stricken Somalian state. Many are sceptical of Al-Qaida’s uncharacteristic humanitarian approach and predict there to be an agenda not far behind this noble front.

Al-Qaida operatives distributing aid to drought-affected Somalis may shock people – but for the displaced, al-Qaida is as good as anyone else giving them something to eat.

Since the famine was declared in July, aid agencies have descended on Somalia some old faces and some new ones. Al-Qaida is the latest to join the enormous aid industry in the country.

Read rest of article here.


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