Tribalism, a disease which led to a horrible civil war and to the collapse of the State in Somalia, is not a footstep we like to follow
In a so-called opinion text entitled «Djibouti politicians playing the same tribe card that led to Somalia downfall» and published on the website http://somalilandpress.com on July 10, 2012 a so-called Mouna Esse Mohamed is spreading lies about the prominent opposition leader and MRD chairman Daher Ahmed Farah (DAF) who has been peacefully fighting for freedom and democracy in Djibouti since 1992, what he’s been paying at too high a price. He was arrested, imprisoned, prevented from doing any living in Djibouti and forced into exil in Europe in 2004. Let alone what happened to his family and fellow MRD members. Mouna Esse Mohamed (is it her real name ? If so why is she not showing her photo like that of DAF ? ) is accusing him to politically play a tribal game against the Djibouti first lady Kadra Mahamoud Haid in order to rally his own fellow clan members behind him. It is simply ridiculous. For any person who knows Daher Ahmed Farah, a man of a high moral value and a high political conscience, who refused easy money and corruption, these accusations can only sound as a deliberate and politically motivated attack. One can only read the MRD political project (www.mrd-djibouti.com), news and other MRD writings (www.lavoixdedjibouti.com or http://lavoixdedjibouti.rsf.org ) to know the truth. And the truth is that MRD is critic of all wrongdoings which come to its knowledge irrespective of the clan origin of those who are responsible for them. Maybe Mouna Esse Mohamed does not speak French and is only spreading the lies of the president Guelleh regime who is desperate for anti-opposition propaganda, maybe she is doing this on purpose (as do others for money or for blind pro-regime support), anyway she is far away from truth about Daher Ahmed Farah. If someone is to be blamed for tribalism, it is the president Guelleh and his regime. More than one time, they tried to oppose people in Djibouti on tribal ground and the PRD-turned-MRD and Daher Ahmed Farah were always quick to oppose that with their journal Le Renouveau which was banned in 2007 and since then through other means of communication such as their Party website, the News website La Voix de Djibouti and International mass-medias.
The lesson from this so-called opinion paper of this so-called Mouna Essa Mohamed is that the MRD and Daher Ahmed Farah are fighting the president Guelleh so well that he finds no argument but ridiculous lies. It’s rather encouraging for MRD and their great leader Daher Ahmed Farah.
Thursday, 12 July 2012
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