Finland: Somali-Finnish Peace Activist Calls for the Somalis to Unite and Forgive each in the wake of Terror attack that Killed over 300

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    Finland: Somali-Finnish Peace Activist Calls for the Somalis to Unite and Forgive each in the wake of Terror attack that Killed over 300

    TURKU - Finland (Horn Observer) Somali-Finnish Peace Activist Wali Hashi called on the Somalis to unite and forgive each other in the wake of the Saturday's terror attack that killed more than 300 people.

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Wali Hashi addressing two day seminar in Turku. (file photo)
TURKU - Finland (Horn Observer) Somali-Finnish Peace Activist Wali Hashi called on the Somalis to unite and forgive each other in the wake of the Saturday's terror attack that killed more than 300 people.

Mr. Hashi, who is one of the founders of Journalists for Peace Initiative, which launched a Media for peace and forgiveness program aimed to heal the Somalis at grassroots level, also urged the media professionals the public to stop publishing the photos of the dead bodies in respect with the affected families.

"Its not compulsory to ´be only a journalist, but everyone is responsible to care for the public and not double grievences by sharing the photos of their loved ones.” Wali Hashi, Director of Journalists for Peace Initiative, an non-profit organization based in Turku said in video he posted on his facebook page.


"I urge you to forgive each other and unite for our common cause, which is peace.” Mr. Wali added.


On Saturday, a large truck filled with explosives rammed into a busy interaction in Mogadishu’s KM5 area, killing more than 300 people, demolishing buildings including hotels and business centers.

Several countries including the United States, Qatar, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya sent relief supplies and doctors to Somalia. Qatar airlifted 35 wounds to Qatar for treatment and while several others were flown to Nairobi for treatment.

On Monday Turkey has sent the first emergency relief supplies, doctors and airlifted 35 wounds to Turkey for treatment, making the first country to respond to the Somalis call for help.

In July, Wali Hashi along with the other Somali journalists with the support Finnish Peace Defenders Committee held two day seminar on Forgiveness among the Somalis, an initiative aimed to reach out to many Somalis in Somalia and the diaspora. The forgiveness seminar facilitated by Turku City council and Somali Community in Western Finland.

- Horn Observer -



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