September 16, 2012 ·14 Comments
Somaliland is a state that merely lacks recognition. Recognition, however, is a political act and its validity turns on whether the creation of the state to be recognized satisfied norms of international law. Somaliland’s creation conforms to those norms: it satisfies the four Montevideo Convention criteria\ of statehood; it gained its independence through dissolution, a species of secession; and its secession conforms to the limiting principle of uti possidetis, requiring territorial adherence to colonial boundaries.
Recognizing Somaliland would not violate any imagined African norm that precludes secession. Africa has already witnessed a handful of secessions and dissolutions in the post-colonial era. Moreover, because Somaliland regained its independence in the context of dissolution and in adherence to uti possidetis, its recognition would neither set a new precedent nor justify tribal fragmentation of African states. The only groups that could possibly point to Somaliland as precedent or justification would be those that seek independence for former colonies currently amalgamated in larger states. Such groups, if they exist at all, would hardly open the feared African Pandora’s box. Rather, the impact they could have is to return Africa to its status at the very instant of decolonization.
Another rejoinder may be that recognition for Somaliland will legitimize an entity like al-Shabaab or another radical al-Qaeda affiliate that exercises de facto control over rump Somalia. Yet, there is little reason to worry over this outcome. The only indigenous Somali entities that have exercised anything approximating de facto control over rump Somalia in the last decade have been these sorts of al-Qaeda affiliates, but they have not gained legitimacy. Instead, the international community has sanctioned the Transitional National Government and Transitional Federal Government with legitimacy irrespective of their abilities to exercise de facto control over Somalia. It is likely that after recognizing Somaliland—and thereby acknowledging that rump Somalia is a separate state—the international community will continue to spurn radical indigenous groups operating in rump Somalia, granting legitimacy to its moderate groups that work with the international community.
On balance, then, recognizing Somaliland is likely to contribute to international security and stability by preserving the Republic of Somaliland’s bulwark against piracy and terrorism without encouraging either ethnic separatism or legitimization of al-Qaeda affiliates. On the other hand, non-recognition threatens the modicum of international security that Somaliland provides in the Horn of Africa. It does the international community no good to allow rump Somalia’s lawlessness to spread. Doing so would only exacerbate piracy that already harries international commerce and afford al-Qaeda affiliates yet more freedom of action.
These, though, are the likeliest fruits of non-recognition for Somaliland. I request the United Nations, African Council and other international organizations to recognize the peaceful country (which meets all the requirements set for recognizing any stable state) and apply the Good laws on the Muslim countries also and not only the Christian and other newly recognized countries, i.e. South Sudan .
It is also challenge for America and the United Nations who acts leaders of Justice and fairplay to recognize the Republic of Somaliland without any further delay.
I request all the Muslim world to be united and I clearly condemn the disgrace movie made by Foreigners.
I confirm and assure that nobody on Earth and heaven can disgrace anything about Muhammad.
But if any one try he/she will be completely destroyed and then put in the hell for ever in the life
So I request please read the following English translation of Surah Lahab revealed at Mecca. About Ab Lahab who once try to disgrace Muhammad (PBUH).
[Lahab 111:1] May both the hands of Abu Lahab be destroyed – and they are destroyed!
[Lahab 111:2] His wealth did not benefit him in the least, nor did whatever he earned.
[Lahab 111:3] He will soon enter the flaming fire.
[Lahab 111:4] And so will his wife; carrying a bundle of firewood on her head.
[Lahab 111:5] A rope made from palm fibre around her neck
I request the Americans and the European Government to advise their public Not to challange the God’s power by entering the sensitive area of Muhammad (PBUH)
“O Allah, let Your Blessings come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, you are Praiseworthy and Glorious. Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, you are Praiseworthy and Glorious
Long live Republic of Somaliland and Pakistan Friendship.
Shafiq Ahmed Qureshi
Diplomatic Affairs ,
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