Op-Ed:Fake Somali nationalists, please shut up
What a heartening piece of news that the one coming from Hargeisa today. Somaliland people collected seven hundred thousand dollars for their famine stricken brothers in Somalia to be delivered in part by the great Hadraawi. Friends in need are friends indeed and as a native of South Somalia, I would like to commend Somaliland people infinite generosity.
In fact, I am not surprised at all by this act at all. I knew all along that while some claim to be Somali unionists, blue flag worshippers and all Somali loving, Somaliland walk the walk. From the outset of Mogadishu civil war, Somaliland welcomed refugees fleeing the South when Puntland was busy deporting them. When Somali expatriates were deported by Saudi Arabia in 2006, they were subjected to a shameful triage inside the airport of Galkacayo: those hailing from Puntland were allowed in while others were refused entry. And guess what? They were granted entry in Somaliland. And today, when Somaliland delegation is coming with love and aid, Puntland Farole is arriving to give a speech to berate Mogadishu about how awful the capital is looking.
Tribal minded websites like wardheernews and the Puntland media will always present Somaliland as Somali haters gleefully enjoying Mogadishu demise. They will play up and distort Adan Siro talk but completely ignore Somaliland people magnificent gesture. Southerners like Yusuf Garaad will scramble to convey negative news about Somaliland while ignoring the fact that his own mother live peacefully in Hargeisa. Clannish media will invent stories about ethnic cleaning in Hargeisa while ignoring the fact that Southerners own sizeable businesses in Somaliland. Publicity seeking and has been singer Saado Cali will get dressed hypocritically in blue and rant about Somali unity in front of destitute refugees wondering why this lady was coming empty handed to Dadaab.
To my Somaliland brothers, ten thousand times thank you. South Somali know where their true friends are. Where they are allowed in, allowed to raise their kids, safeguard their elders and grow their business. For all these hypocrite flag waving, fake Somali nationalists, please shut
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