Sad but true. Most Somali parents would defend these evil elders if you said anything about these them and the so called culima. The parents will curse you into the next life. May Allah make our parents see the evils they have caused us. Somali elders have added on or are the leaders of every bad situation we are facing.Take into consideration this and that's that they are considered pillars of the community they wield an enormous amount of power. Think about how our parents generation revere the "elders" I know I am going to get some backlash but Siad Barre's reign did that one thing right which was limit the power of those men.