.....(Hal-ku-dhigyo Dhaxal-gal Noqday) = ..... President, C/raxmaan A. Cali: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland dib ayay ula soo Noqotay Qaran-nimadeedii sidaa awgeed, waa dal xor ah oo gooni u taagan maanta (18/05/1991) laga bilaabo''...>>>>> President, Maxamad I.Cigaal:''Jiritaanka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland'' Waa mid waafaqsan xeerasha u-degsan Caalamka! Sidaa darteed, waa Qaran xaq u leh in Aduunku aqoonsado''...>>>>> President, Daahir R. Kaahin: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland waa dal diimuqraadi ah oo caalamka ka sugaya Ictiraafkiisa''...>>>>> President, Axmed M. Siilaanyo: ''Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Boqol sano haday ku qaadanayso helista Ictiraafkeedu way Sugaysaa! Mar dambena la midoobi mayso Somalia-Italia''.....[***** Ha Jirto J.Somaliland Oo Ha Joogto Waligeed *****].....

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tottenham house party stabbing victim Ibrahim Ali 'came to UK to escape violence'

- The family of a young man stabbed to death in a fight at a party in north London told today how they had brought their son to Britain to escape bloodshed in Somalia.
Ibrahim Ali, 20, died in hospital after being airlifted from the scene of the brawl in Tottenham in the early hours of Mothers’ Day on Sunday. Four other young men were injured with knife wounds. Today his mother Hindi, 43, said a lack of jobs and an atmosphere of “hopelessness” was forcing young people to follow the “wrong path” and turn to criminality.

She said: “When the youth don’t have jobs they have to find other ways of making money because they feel suffocated and unable to do anything else.

“I would like the government to work more to establish peace in this country. We left Somalia because there was a war and to establish a better life here, but we haven’t felt very peaceful because of this incident and the danger for other young boys.”

Ibrahim, a former pupil at Seven Sisters Primary and Park View Academy in Tottenham, had passed his driving theory test just weeks before his death and was hoping to find work in the IT sector. His sister, Fadumo, 21, said he had applied for several jobs but kept getting refused.

She said her brother had spoken to her shortly before he was killed about his desire to get a job and improve his life, adding that other young men should “learn a lesson” from his untimely death.

She said: “A couple of days ago Ibrahim told me he wanted to change and be a better person. He had so many ambitions. He really wanted to make my mum happy, because my mum is a person who has just struggled and been through so much.

“Maybe he didn’t go about it the right way but all his friends and enemies alike would agree he was a very kind hearted person and was always the one to stop a fight if it broke out. He was never the one to start the chaos because he was very shy.”

Fadumo said the murder was “the most painful, traumatic thing that has ever happened to us”.

She added: “I keep waking up and thinking it’s a nightmare, and then I go on Facebook and I realise it’s real. There’s this feeling in the house like something’s missing.”

But she said her brother’s death had “brought us together as a family,” adding: “We don’t want to be the kind of family that is muted by grief.”

She and her friend Alima Ashfaq have now set up a charitable appeal in her brother’s name and are trying to raise thousands of pounds to build wells in parts of Africa where clean drinking water is scarce.

She added: “I think these murders are now so common in London people have become accustomed to them, which I think is a disgrace.”

Josh Loeb and Justin Davenport/Standard

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