I hear you my brothers and sisters



I hear you my borthers and sisters

Part One

Dear fellow Somalis, I am writing this to let you know how much I appreciate
this website midgan.com. It has given me the chance to understand the pain
and the suffering that certain Somalis have been going through because of
their tribe. Somalis have been victimizing and destroying each other for the
past 15 years, but Midgaan people have been the real victims for the
past1500 hundred years. As a child I remember my best friends were Midgaan
and the entire village that we lived looked down on them, except my mother.
My mom and I used to go over their house eat with them, most of the time I
used hang around with my Midgaan friends and I remember I used to call their
mother Eedo Haliimo. As the result I never understood the philosophy behind
segregating certain Somali people and as an educated person I know today
there is nothing to understand, except the so called GOB or AJI people need
to ask forgiveness their fellow Somali that they have been oppressing. I
cannot apologies on behave of the so called tribe of mine because I have no
affiliation with tribes and I cannot feel guilty because I have never done
anything to any body because of their tribe, however, I will fight for
Midgaan and all other oppressed Somalis for the rest of my life.

Your brother; Faysal Diriye at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Part two

Dear fellow Somali, I am writing this in response to your previous question
in which you have asked me how I can help Midgaan people to get equal rights
and reclaim their righteous place in the Somali society. Before I start
helping Midgaan people, first I have to help my own family by educating them
about the myth that has been deeply implanted into their heads and I have to
convince them that their pathetic believes of superiority not only is based
on ignorance but also  is a total contradiction to the principles of Islam.
As a young boy I was unable to help the helpless Somali, but as a grown up
man I know I have more obligation to fight and eradicate ignorance among
Somali society. It will be a long battle but this time it won’t be fought
with the tip of the gun, instead it will be fought with the tip of the pen.
The first step for any reconciliation is to recognize the pain and suffering
that have been subjected to Midgaan people.

Midgaan people should fight back, and should reclaim their identity, I am
sure the dark days of pretending to be another tribe as opposed to Midgaan
will be over. Midgaan people will be Midgaan and proud like any other tribe.
We have to break the cycle, and to do so, we have to start at a grassroots
level. Writing the history of Midgaan and how they have been oppressed would
definitely shed a light to one of the darkest episodes of our society.
Moreover, educating the young and breaking the barriers will certainly break
the cycle and encourage inter-tribal marriages. I am strongly confident that
in the future, the masses of justice will unite and fight for freedom and
equality for every Somali.

PS: Yes you can publish all my comments

Faysal Diriye, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

e-mail: faysal_diriye@hotmail.com