War these gardheer are something else man. The other day I went to a shop owned by one of them , not really knowing who they were . The guy , after I come up to him in order to pay my drink goes
-" salaama caleykum aboo, ma ficantahay"
I'm thinking ** gadam , another aboowe ** so I go
-" haa niyoow , waa la roonyahay"
He goes : -" ciyaalki ma kuu ficanyahin aboo, waa 1$35"
I go:- "War anu caruur ma lihi , niyow "
He goes" Waa maqaadir alle "
Automatically , fearing any jinxing I grab my balls , and go
He goes: " Aboo , nin adi ku leeg see caruur u lahaan waaye?"
I go " Oo maxaad ka wadda , ma oday tukubayaan kula eegahay"
He goes : " He goes , mayaa, see gabadh uga waysa magaalada?
I was like wtf?
I went -" Haa waa runta niyow"
From then on , mabaan soo jeesan ba , five-kaan gashaday....
Anyway to come back to the article , I think the author is exagerating a little bit , for I dunno what purpose. Al Itihad except from Aweys in Xamar is on leash anywhere else in the country , and when they are caught , they'll be shot just like in Hargeysa. It also seems to me that he is somehow saying that Al Itihad is only welcome within hawiye territory