One of Somalia’s greatest intellectuals, Muuse Galaal (RH), was transiting through Kenya in the 1970s. When it was time for him to board his connecting flight, he jumped up and found himself first in the queue. A long queue, consisting of tired and restless passengers from assorted nationalities. Suddenly, he noticed airport officials tapping the white passengers, with a go-ahead signal, to jump the queue and board the plane before others.
Troubled by what was happening under his nose; he hysterically started shouting: “Please oh former colonial masters, please colonise us once again for as you can see, we Africans are incapable of ruling ourselves; powerless to recognise our own worth and unable to implement fair practices”
The airport officials, shocked by his abrupt show, drawing the eyes of onlookers and startling the preferred passengers, rushed to him in a state of panic: “Sir, sir, sir, please, sir, please be quiet, be please be quiet, we will help you, please”.
Muuse Galaal, calmly replied: “my brothers, we have fought hard and long to win our freedom, equality and dignity. Many have perished for this hard-earned struggle. It will be an insult to their efforts and the future of our children to undo everything by living under the banner of freedom only in name.”
May Allaah have mercy on him, Muuse Xaaji Ismaaciil “Galaal”.