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--- In zamanku@yahoogroups.com, "Radityo" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Oom Jusfiq, numpang tanya dan mohon petromaksnya. Apa agama yang
> dipeluk oleh para bajak laut 
> asal Somalia itu? Apakah mereka Islam?
> 
> Kalau mereka beragama Islam, kenapa mereka jadi bajak laut?
> 
> Apakah mereka mengikuti ajaran yang keliru sehingga menghalalkan
> segala cara untuk cari duit?
> 
> 
> salam,
> 
> radityo
> 
> 
> --- In zamanku@yahoogroups.com, Jusfiq Hadjar <utusan.allah@> wrote:
> >
> > 
> > Ransoms bring wealth to Somali pirate bases
> > Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:50am EST
> > 
> > By Abdiqani Hassan
> > 
> > BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) - As dawn breaks over the Indian Ocean
> each morning, elders in Somali pirate bases sip strong coffee and
> clutch mobile phones to their ears, eager to hear the latest from the
> gunmen out at sea.
> > 
> > Have any more ships been hijacked or ransom talks concluded? Any
> news of the Western warships hunting them?
> > 
> > Last weekend's spectacular capture of a Saudi Arabian supertanker
> loaded with oil worth $100 million has jacked up the stakes in what is
> probably the only growth industry in the failed Horn of Africa state.
> > 
> > Massive ransoms have brought rapid development to former fishing
> villages that now thrive with business and boast new beachside hotels,
> patronized by cash-rich buccaneers who have become local celebrities
> virtually overnight.
> > 
> > Investors have been attracted from around Somalia.
> > 
> > "There are some 'pirates' who never shoulder a gun or go out into
> the ocean, but they own boats which earn them a hell of a lot of
> money," gang member Bashir Abdulle told Reuters by phone from Eyl, the
> most notorious of the pirates' strongholds.
> > 
> > Just three years ago, maritime security experts estimated there were
> just five Somali pirate groups and fewer than 100 gunmen in total. Now
> they think there are more than 1,200.
> > 
> > Some analysts trace the gangs' roots to ties forged with criminal
> networks across the Gulf of Aden in Yemen during years of
> people-smuggling operations.
> > 
> > Others say the buccaneers began life as a rag-tag "coast guard"
> formed by elders enraged by European fishing fleets illegally trawling
> Somali territorial waters for tuna, and even more clandestine craft
> dumping deadly toxic waste on its shore.
> > 
> > LINKS TO REBELS?
> > 
> > But the biggest lure now, of course, is the vast ransoms being paid
> for captured ships. Kenya says it thinks the pirates have received
> more than $150 million this year alone.
> > 
> > Many young men who used to work as bodyguards and militia fighters
> for Somalia's many warlords and feuding politicians have quit with
> their guns to chase the rewards available out on the waves.
> > 
> > And most worrying for the international community, some analysts see
> links between the pirates and Islamist militants who control Somalia's
> south and are advancing slowly on Mogadishu.
> > 
> > In some areas, residents say the pirates are the only ones allowed
> to defy night time curfews imposed by the Islamists.
> > 
> > For their part, militant leaders deny any connections and have vowed
> to attack the gang holding the Saudi supertanker in retaliation for
> their hijacking a "Muslim" ship.
> > 
> > Russia has proposed raiding the pirates' land bases such as Eyl, but
> the NATO alliance has said African nations must take the lead. Few in
> the gunmen's strongholds showed any fear.
> > 
> > "I know piracy isn't good, but if it wasn't for them I wouldn't be
> able to make a living," shrugs Kadija Duale, a mother of four in Eyl.
> She sells the gunmen $3 cups of tea on credit, then collects when they
> receive their share of ransoms.
> > 
> > A kilo of khat, a popular mild narcotic plant, now costs $65 in Eyl,
> compared with $20 elsewhere, thanks to pirate demand.
> > 
> > Eyl is in the semi-autonomous northern province of Puntland -- whose
> main port is Bosasso -- though the Saudi ship is being held further
> south in Haradheere port, another center of piracy.
> > 
> > As the profits from the crime wave draw in businessmen from around
> the country, residents in the pirate's coastal bases -- and some
> inland towns -- have seen development in recent months that is
> unprecedented in their anarchic nation.
> > 
> > Abdiqadir Yusuf Ow Muse, the Eyl chairman, said his village had
> existed since 1927, but had long been only a tiny fishing community.
> This year, he told Reuters, all that had changed.
> > 
> > "Now it's a district with almost all facilities you would expect,
> because of the convergence of rich pirates," he said.
> > 
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> > 
> >  ---------------
> > Jusfiq Hadjar gelar Sutan Maradjo Lelo
> > 
> > 
> > Allah yang disembah orang Islam tipikal dan yang digambarkan oleh
> al-Mushaf itu dungu, buas, kejam, keji, ganas, zalim lagi biadab
> hanyalah Allah fiktif.
> >
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