Skip to comments.Mozambique: Islamic State captures key port, establishes its first outpost in southern Africa, imposes Sharia
Posted on 08/19/2020 12:22:11 PM PDT by robowombat
Mozambique: Islamic State captures key port, establishes its first outpost in southern Africa, imposes Sharia AUG 19, 2020 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER
The desire to restore the caliphate is not discarded after setbacks. The service of Allah is not negated by setbacks. The jihad continues, and will continue, while the world yawns and tends to other matters.
Islamic State now has its first outpost in southern Africa after capture of key port in Mozambique, by Julian Kossoff, Business Insider, August 17, 2020:
Mozambique has become the latest African stronghold of Islamic State (IS) after well-armed insurgents captured a strategic port in the north of the country.
Fighters affiliated to IS overran the port of Mocimboa da Praia after several days of fighting earlier this week. The town is now under Sharia law, according to The Times.
The latest reports say government troops are still battling to regain control of the town and hundreds of reinforcements have been rushed to the battle, the Guardian reported, on Sunday. Mercenaries from Russia and South Africa have also been in combat for the government, said the report.
The Mozambican defense minister, Jaime Neto, said that the extremists had infiltrated parts of the port and attacked the town from the inside out, causing destruction, looting, and the murder of defenseless citizens, according to a report from the local Zitamar news agency.
A conflict has been bubbling in the region for three years with local jihadists who align themselves with the Islamic State franchise called the Islamic State Central Africa Province growing in confidence and military strength. Since 2017, monitoring groups say more than 1,500 people have been killed and at least 250,000 displaced from their homes in the area, reports Al Jazeera.
Cabo Delgado is a Muslim majority province and the Islamic militants have been able to exploit local grievances and economic hardship to rally fighters around the IS flag. Almost 20% of Mozambiques 32 million population are Muslims.
The loss of the town is a severe blow to impoverished Mozambique. It is in the gas-rich northern province of Cabo Delgado where energy giants, such as the French-owned Total, are planning to develop offshore gas projects worth up to $60 billion (R1 trillion), according to Al Jazeera.
sixty billion in gas projects supposed to be starting in that area.
I’m guessing some of that may be called off if things don’t change
we should take care of this immediately
They are inside a city of lots of hostages.
FWIW this is the port that the Beirut ammonium nitrate was supposedly headed to ...
> Islamic State captures key port, establishes its first outpost in southern Africa, imposes Sharia <
How long before Pope Francis sends his congratulations?
Side note: A year ago I would have thought my comment to have been inappropriate. So I wouldnt have posted it. But Francis has gone way over the top with his outreach to Islam. So nope, not sorry.
The fun keeps on rollin’.
Minnesota is next.
Ain’t Islam wonderful....?..../s
Maybe just mine the port and make it useless.
Maybe just mine the port and make it useless.
Theyd just send boats out loaded with Christians.
Im a little surprised the Chinese arent doing anything to protect their loans. since Mozambique needs a the money from the gas to pay off the Chicom loans for building projects in the capital.
Mozambique has been fighting with the Islamic State for three years in that area.
Jihad after the oil of course.
Well that’s how Isis operates...they dress in local clothing until enough of them have infilitrated the target cities. Then when the time is right they attack, kill, threaten and rape until the city falls and the people run.
Unfortunatly Mozambique was and is not in a financial position to ask the Western Nations for help as the price tag is unaffordable, though Tunsia has helped along the border it’s not enough to take out Isis.
I understand the Port fell because Mozambique’s army ran out of ammunition to continue defending it.
Before it ran into a seven year long shipping delay.
The conflict in Mozambique is rooted in widespread anger at the failure of central government to fairly distribute earnings from the exploitation of the regions rich natural resources, as well as a range of historic grievances. Discontent has been heightened by endemic corruption, expulsions to clear land for international firms to invest in the gas project and an indiscriminate military response to the violence. Muslims comprise around 18% of the overwhelmingly Christian country.
Muslims comprise around 18% of the **ONCE** overwhelmingly Christian country. Like Lebanon **ONCE** and overwhelmingly Christian country.
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