American Terrorists In Somalia

Miller, Sean J.
August 2009
National Journal;8/1/2009, p17
The article reports an increasing number of Somali-Americans who live behind their U.S. lives and return to the Horn of Africa to fight for the jihadist terrorist organization in Somalia, Al Shabaab. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has limited means of tracking young Somali-American men. The FBI has made countering the threat of so-called homegrown terrorism from within the Somali-American community a major priority.


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