Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab Jihadists in Somalia have ordered school teachers in the Middle Shabelle region to register their students within 10 days in a bid that militants want to push their fund raising program forward.
Sheik Mohamed Abu Yahya, an Al-Shabaab commander in charge of finance, told school teachers in the region’s provincial capital Jowhar that his group demands to know the real number of school children within ten days.
The militia commander said that after the registration has ended every student will be required to pay one dollar by the end of every month as he described as ‘centrifugation’ to Jihad.
“The students must select one of two options to pay the money or to contribute himself to the Jihad, he who doesn’t do either of these will bee seen as anti Islam” the militant militia leader said during the meeting.
Several weeks ago, the terrorists similarly ordered school children in the Elasha Biyaha neighborhood outside the capital to pay one dollar monthly, while every teacher was also told to pay 10% of their salary each month to Al-Shabaab .