February 28, 2011 ·46 Comments
Columbus(SomalilandPress)–The SSC organization has held a meeting in Columbus, Ohio last week; the meeting was chaired by Mr. Suleiman Esse Ahmed (Xaglatoosiye), Chairman of SSC, and Mr. Suleiman Samater (Wajixaad), Treasurer of SSC, and Mr. Abdikarim Ali Omar, leading supporter of ONLF in the USA and a former Ambassador to the USA for Siad Barre’s regime. All three speakers have consistently and passionately accused Somaliland for being hired agents for Ethiopia and they have accused Ethiopia being number one enemy of Somalis. At this event all ONLF and SSC fighters were described as heroes and patriots while Somaliland forces were described as the enemy and the murders. The purpose of this meeting was to raise funds for SSC and to encouragement more donors to support SSC and ONLF causes.
Mr. Abdikarim Ali Omar, who is strong supporter of ONLF and a resident of Columbus, Ohio; accused Somaliland for transferring over dozens of innocent ONLF supporters to the Ethiopian authorities; he said “Somaliland is a one-clan, rejected by the international community, who are nothing but hired agents for Ethiopia”. Mr. Omar enjoyed applauds from audience and continued attacks on Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamud Siilanyo and the citizens of Somaliland.
You can find a partial copy of Mr. Abdikarim’s speech at this youtube video:
Mr. Suleiman E. Ahmed, Chairman of SSC, went out of his way to praise ONLF, their cause, their clan relationship with the people of SSC and how much they have risked for decades to resist Ethiopia’s occupation. Mr. Suleiman E. Ahmed (Xaglatoosiye) focused most of his sharp verbal attacks on Somaliland government and Somaliland people. He called on the audience to support the SSC cause to defeat Somaliland. Lastly Mr. Suleiman Wajixaad who is a resident of Charlotte, NC and the current Treasurer of SSC spoke he encouraged the audience to attend his weekly conference calls to hear the success the SSC forces achieved against Somaliland, he said “We need your support to keep fighting and killing SNM”.
The YouTube video link above shows a glimpse of this meeting in Ohio and the agenda that these US residents have against the government of Somaliland and its people.Follow @somalilandpress