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Somali Islamists reject U.S. warning, test rockets

Somali Islamists on Friday dismissed a U.S. warning that “extremist elements” were plotting suicide attacks in neighbouring countries, as Islamist fighters test-fired missiles and prepared for war with the government. “We have no plans to attack Kenya and Ethiopia, neither are we known to blow ourselves up. Suicide bombing is not a Somali culture,” Sheikh Yusuf Mohamed Siad, the Islamists’ defence chief, told Reuters. “We are telling the American population we are not a threat to them. They should remove the administration of Bush, which resembles the Nazi government of Hitler in so many ways.” Full Story

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