Somali Islamist Leaders Place Ten-Camel Bounty On Obama

Foreign policy or political-commentary performance art? The militant Islamists ruling southern Somalia have made Barack Obama a wanted man globally by offering ten camels to anyone who ensnares him. The organization is also renowned for their outstanding Twitter account. Russia Today reports:

First, the US State Department offered up to $33 million for help in catching the leaders of radical Islamist group Shabab, which controls much of Somalia. But Shabab has made a counter-proposal: a bounty of 10 camels for Barack Obama.

On Thursday, the State Department offered individual rewards for tip-offs about various Shabab leaders depending on their seniority, with the founder Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed valued at $7 million. The group has claimed responsibility for mass suicide bombings and prides itself on its connections with Al-Qaeda.

“I can assure you that these kind of things will never dissuade us from continuing the holy war against them,” posted Fuad Mohamed Khalaf (bounty: $5 million) on a propagandist website. He then referred to an incident in Koran, when a bounty of 100 camels was offered on the prophet Mohammed. The US President was then priced at one tenth of that.

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  • AnnGMorrone
  • Haystack

    On one hand, I’m loathe to betray my country, but on the other…those are a lot of camels. 

    • Mikespark2004

      One hump or two?

      • Calypso_1

        one, if the afghanis put out a bounty it will be two

    • Anarchy Pony

      A camel is a horse designed by committee.

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