come on I never said he was gaal just that he's actions was that of a gaal and the only country with islamic laws I know of are saudi arabiaThey defected, created Somali National Movement (SNM), left the country they served in for the past 20 years and so. in a mess. Those who defected at least returned and did something. But it looks like your "leaders" saw something else
Okay, Gamel Abdul Nasser,Anwar Sadat are they a gaal
Does the word gaal only apply to Siad Barre AUN
"During the first five years, Barre's government set up several cooperative farms and factories of mass production such as mills, sugar cane processing facilities in Jowhar and Afgooye, and a meat processing house in Kismayo. "
"Another public project initiated by the government was the Shalanbood Sanddune Stoppage: from 1971 onwards, a massive tree-planting campaign on a nationwide scale was introduced by Barre's administration to halt the advance of thousands of acres of wind-driven sand dunes that threatened to engulf towns, roads, and farm land. By 1988, 265 hectares of a projected 336 hectares had been treated, with 39 range reserve sites and 36 forestry plantation sites established "
During the first four or five years of its existence, Siad Barre’s government made some significant achievements in terms of the socio-economic development of the country. His military and very oppressive regime had made some major contributions in this regard, foremost among them being the introduction of a written Somali language for the first time in our history – something that led to the improvement of Somalia’s education system and the reduction of illiteracy rates among its people. Another big contribution that was made during his reign was the enhancement of the country’s basic infrastructure, which resulted in the construction of an elaborate network of paved roads that connected the southern regions of the country with cities and towns thousands of kilometers away in places like Borama and Bossaso cities in the far northern regions. The regime also initiated some important agricultural projects, such as Libsoma and a huge irrigation project in the Bay/Bakol area. Besides, some efforts were exerted, albeit without much success, for creating several industrial establishments in the country.
Are those not fruits?
Siad Barre... You know what I ain't going to defend that.
But, other leaders do that to this day, are they not gaals. Or just because Siad Barre?
"In 1975 about 10 sheikhs/clerics (mostly young men) were executed simply because they said the new Family Law (Xeerka Qoyska), which decreed the equality of boys and girls in sharing their inheritances from their parents, and which the socialist regime had earlier promulgated, was not in conformity with the real teachings of the noble Islamic religion."