Archive for December 2nd, 2009

What’s With Al-Shabaab?

Consider, please, the Somali organization Al-Shabaab, which has been much in the news here in Minnesota following the indictments of several alleged members or associates, and was much in the news over the summer following the arrest of several alleged members in Australia (the Holsworthy Barrack plot.)

Conventional wisdom holds that they’re an Islamic terror group allied with Al-Qaeda, and a significant threat to Western interests both in Somalia and abroad.

I wonder, though, if that’s entirely true.
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