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  • “Grass-roots, antipirate militias are forming. Sheiks and government leaders are embarking on a campaign to excommunicate the pirates, telling them to get out of town and preaching at mosques for women not to marry these un-Islamic, thieving “burcad badeed,�? which in Somali translates as sea bandit.�?

    The New York Times, For Somali Pirates, Worst Enemy May Be on Shore, by Jeffrey Gettleman, May 8, 2009

    May 9, 2009