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Ali Soilih
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Politician
    (January 7, 1937-May 29, 1978)
    Born in Majunga, Madagascar
    Full name is Ali Soilih Mtsashiwa
    President of Comoros (January 3, 1976-May 13, 1978)
    He hired French mercenary Bob Denard to overthrow his predecessor Said Mohamed Jaffar.
    He legalized cannabis.
    He outlawed certain aspects of Comorian culture, including some funerary customs, veil-wearing for women ,and the ‘Anda’, the expensive ‘grand marriage’.
    He discouraged history in the school curriculum.
    He said to his people, ‘I am your god and teacher. I am the divine way, the torch that lights the dark. There is no god but Ali Soilih.’
    He burnt French archives (1976).
    He created the Comorian version of Communist China’s Red Guards, known as the Moissy, a militia that terrorized villages and attacked elderly men.
    France severed all aid into the Comoros as a result of his Maoist policies, which caused the collapse of the Comorian economy as well.
    He conducted a massacre against fishermen from Iconi who protested to the government for mandatory sale of their catch to the state (March 1978).
    He quickly became downright unpopular among many Comorians, especially their traditional leaders.
    He wanted the Comoros to become a self-sufficient and modern country.
    He lowered the voting age to fourteen.
    The same mercenary who helped him become president overthrew him and brought former president Ahmed Abdallah back to power.

Credit: Big Lenny


    In 2018, Out of 28 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 79 Votes: 53.16% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 38 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 22 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 91.67% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 67 Votes: 67.16% Annoying
 
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