Mohamed Abdillahi Saad, an even worse plagiarist
Barely a week after Jama Elmi was caught plagiarizing by Ahmed Dirie, an other "author", Abdillahi Mohamed Saad, who was bragging around recently about the quality of his English, has been using the same technique of copy and paste.To prove the case, let's examine the same strange similarities between the recents article of Mr Saad and the content of various websites
Table 1: Similarities between Abdillahi Mohamed Saad first article, Electoral injustice in Somaliland, http://www.somaliweyn.com/pages/poems/Nov_05/14Nov5.htm 
and University of Toronto test case,
Electoral injustice in Somaliland
University of Toronto test case
“Our current system of electoral injustice is not justified, as some would say, on the basis that it promotes stability, avoids political upheaval observed in many parts in Africa
“Similarly, our current system of electoral injustice is not justified, as some would say,! on the basis that it promotes stability, and avoids the political upheaval observed in other countries like Israel and Italy
“This alleged justification is embarrassingly vulnerable to the facts, which demo! nstrates that such instability is the result of factors in the political environment of these countries which are not duplicated in Somaliland
“This alleged justification is embarrassingly vulnerable to the facts, which demonstrates that such instability is the result of factors in the political environment of the! se countries which are not duplicated in Canada
“In almost every democratic country in the world election laws are based on the principal of proportionality , in which the constituencies are represented in parliament in accordance with the percentage of! votes each receives.”
“In almost every other democratic country, election laws are based on the principle of proportionality, in which parties are represented in Parliament in accordance with the percentage of votes each receives.”
“The electoral system of Somaliland suffers a huge democratic deficit . it strikingly misrepresents the popular will of the people.”
“Second, our electoral system, paradoxically, suffers a huge democratic deficit. It strikingly misrepresents the popular will in Parliament”
Table 2: Similarities between Abdillahi Mohamed Saad first article, Electoral injustice in Somaliland, http://www.somaliweyn.com/pages/poems/Nov_05/14Nov5.htm  and Women and politics in South Australia , http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/women_and_politics/spence2.htm
Electoral injustice in Somaliland
Women and politics in South Australia
“A state in a pure democracy, draws no ... distinctions between man and man ... but conceives that all who form the community shall have a right to share in its representation...views every man as politically equal.
“But the State in a pure democracy, draws no ... distinctions between man and man ... but ... conceives that all who form the community shall have a right to share in its representation ... views every man as politically equal”
“Political equality I understand to be something very different from the common
views of it. It does not mean that if one man holds an opinion that is popular it shall be of use to him in obtaining a representative; while another man's which is unpopular, shall be of no use  to him whatever. It means this--that every man's vote shall have it's weigh , wherever he may live, and whatever tribe or clan he may belong to”
'Political equality I understand to be something very different from the common views of it. It does not mean that if one man holds an opinion that is popular it shall be of use to him in obtaining a representative; while another man's, which is unpopular, shall be of no use to him whatever. It means this—that every man's vote shall have its weight, wherever he may live, and whatever majority or minority he may belong to
“Injustice rectifies nothing. it is an evil everywhere and always.”
“Injustice rectifies nothing. It is an evil everywhere and always”
“Majorities will always continue to rule; we only plead for more accurate system of recording votes, so that we may ascertain how great the majority ought to be”
“majorities always will con! tinue to rule; we only plead for a more accurate system of recording votes, so that we may ascertain how great the majority ought to be.”
 Table 3: Similarities between the website Rhetorica   http://rhetorica.net/bias.htm
and Abdillahi Mohamed Saad second article,   The Bannana republic and the media biais  http://www.hiiraan.com/op/eng/2005/nov/Abdullaahi_Cunaaye131105.htm  
The Bannana republic and the media biais
Rhetorica
“No matter how much we try to ignore it, human communications always takes place in a context through a medium. In addition, among individuals and groups who are situated historically, politically and economically. This state of affairs is neither good nor bad”
"No matter how much we may try to ignore it, human communication always takes place in a context, through a medium, and among individuals and groups who are situated historically, politically, economically, and socially.This state of affairs is neither good nor bad"
“The media, too speak from political positions
"Journalists, too, speak from political positions"
“A professssional journalist attempts to be objective by two methods:
1) Fairness to those concerned with the news, and; 2) a professional process of information gathering that seeks fairness, completeness, and accuracy"
"Instead, a journalist attempts to be objective by two methods: 1) fairness to those concerned with the news and 2) a professional process of information gathering that seeks fairness, completeness, and accuracy"
"Politicians are certainly biased and overtly so. They belong to parties and espouse policies and ideologies"
"Politicians are certainly biased and overtly so. They belong to parties and espouse policies and ideologies."
“Bias is a small word that identifies the collective influences"
“Bias is a small word that identifies the collective influences"
The journalistic ethics of objectivity and fairness
“The journalistic ethics of objectivity and fairness:”

Table 4: Simila! rities between the website Attacking the demi-puppets, (http://kingwenclas.blogspot.com/2005/05/arguments-of-our-critics.html) and Abdillahi Mohamed Saad third article, A Rebuttal to Faysal Dirie's Response to Bannana Republic,
http://www.hiiraan.com/op/eng/2005/nov/Abdillahi_Mohamed_Saad291105.htm
! Attacking the demi-puppets
"but instead an obscure group of writers without resources at the edge of a far away galaxy"
"but instead an obscure group of writers without resources at the edge of a far away galaxy"
”perhaps is not the ferocity of your anger but the narrowness of your focus that causes so much angst among those who disagree with you”
“Perhaps it is not the ferocity of your anger but the narrowness of your focus that causes so much angst among those who disagree with you.”
"an army of lit-establishment flunkies"
"an army of lit-establishment flunkies"
"who sit at the center of literary universe, holding the levels of power"
"who sit at the center of literary universe, holding the levels of power"
"army of insane demi-puppets"
"army of insane demi-puppets"
"! I'm portrayed as having'
"I'm portrayed as having'
“We are not postmodernists who seek to live among a blanket of lies. Literature will renew itself only if it re-offers its greatest asset: the truth. This concept has been lost in Somaliland
“We're not postmodernists who seek to live among a blanket of lies. Literature will renew itself only if it re-offers its greatest asset: the truth. This concept has been lost”

 

Now I understand why Saad reacted with anger about his poor command of the English language. Saad has just peppered his first article (The banana republic and the media biais) with so many borrowed sentenced to toughen up his English and yet the weakness of the text could be easily detected.

Saad,author, a well known promoter of tribal hatred in Ottawa, was so eager to sho! w that he cut and pasted entire paragraphs in order to show off. I understand now why   the point of the author could not be understand, Saad was only trying to impress people with borrowed sentences and stolen expressions with no regard to the overall signification.
 Furthermore there is Abdillahi Mohamed Saad inability to convey faithfully his opinions. Usually late learners of English like Mr Saad who is primarily a Francophone,can master the art of spelling but are often inadequately equipped to provide the appropriate syntax to their contentions. For example, the author is casting himself as a die-hard Somailander and will still side with ! people denying the very existence of Somaliland like Said Samatar. At the same time, the author is whining about the shifting allegiance of his clansmen (Awdalites as he call them) but without specifying what DEFINING ISSUE should lead the Awdalites to be against Somaliland. Moreover, the author contends that "he will never call himself a Somalilander", further contradicting the "die-hard So malilander" of the previous article. Bottom line, Mr Saad is a die-hard Somalilander who will never call himself a Somalilander, who used to support Somaliland in 2000 but subsequently reversed hiss stance because his fellow awdalites decided to do so. Either this man is mentally sick or betrayed by the quality of his English.

The rest of Mr Saad articles is a bag full of lies. Normally I do not bother with clannish point of views, but since I know firsthand the mindset of Mr Saad and need to inform readers, I will therefore hold my nose and talk to the tribalist.

a) Mr Saad refers to a 1991 massacre in Borama that only exists in his f! reak delusional mind. In fact Borama was, with Lascanood, the only Somaliland regional capital that suffered no destructions. After Somaliland liberation, SNM freedom fighters (with a lot of Awdalites among them) chose to take the high road and prevent forcefully any civilian killings that would lead to widespread chaos.

b) According to Mr Saad  the latest statistics show "that the Gabooyas, the Samaroons, the Daaroods, and The others make 20%, 10%, 3% and 2%".
Mr Saad, who made this census? I am dismayed that you are treating Hiiraan readers to another idiotic mabraze discussion ab! out clan numbers.I do not expect from a tribalist like you to do thorough research before making your point, but all Somalilanders know that there is NO census of Somaliland clans since the ones done by the British administration.

c)"Dr Rabbi and other Awdalites have every right to govern Awdal, Somaliland". Sure, Mr Saad, any Somaliland citizen, from Zaylac to Lascanood has every right to govern Somaliland. Mr Rayaale, from Awdal, the man Mr Saad refers to as a puppet, is currently holding the post with great dignity. Mr Rabbi could also but he is nowadays claiming everywhere that we should cut off the hands of every Issaq person because there are against Somaliweyn". How a so called Somaliweyn promoter like Mr Rabbi be at the same time a clan hater and advocate murder? For the record, his recent statements has been taped and passed on the RCMP following a hate speach legal action.

Mr Saad has every right to promote the Bright Star and the blue flag. He is not alone but the majority in Somaliland democracy  has rejected any reunion with Somalia.The recent parliamentarian elections, hailed worldwide as fair and free,are the greatest testimony of the Somaliland people (from Borama to Erigavo) commitment to sovereignty. If the US department of State is deeming Somaliland an example to Somalia, can Mr Saasd put aside his tribal hatred and give the same credit to Somaliland? An old Somali song used to say "Dad beey meeli bugtaa, bugtaa, Dad bey meeli bugtaa..."
Mohamed Sougal
Ottawa, Canada