Sunatimes.com - The vast majority of the Somali people were dismayed by the selection of Abshir Mohamed Bukhari who is well known for his radical views and unlimited support for the terrorist group Al-Shabab, a Somali based terror group that have links to Al-Qaeda and newly founded ISIS.
He was elected senator in a process marred by corruption, he paid more than $300,000 to be selected and the funds are believed to have arrived from unknown sources in Middle East, former pirates also gave some contribution to the so called election which took place in Adado town of central Somalia.
While the election of the Senate speaker and the second deputy was welcomed by the people in Somalia the inclusion of first deputy, Bukhari who is terror linked opportunist was a setback in the fight against terrorism.
Bukhari is believe to be a member of amniyat group, the Shabab intelligence group that is to oversee selected killing, suicide attacks and information gathering.
The work of Bukhari and other suspects is collection of funds and giving them access to selected targets.
Anyhow, the presence of Bukhari in the Somali parliament is a pure setback to peace and democracy, observers said