The Kenyan mall terrorist attacks were said to have been at the hands of militant Somalian group, al-Shabab. It’s being reported that two or three Americans and one Briton were among those who shot up the mall! The three-day attack took the lives of over 60 innocent people.
Kenya’s Foreign Minister, Amina Mohamed said in an interview with PBS that the American attackers were 18 to 19 years old, of Somali or Arab origin and lived “in Minnesota and one other place” in the U.S. And apparently, the British attack was a woman who’s “done this many times before.” Mohamed continues, “That goes to underline the global nature of this war we’re fighting.”
With the al-Shabab linked directly to al Qaeda, their power is greater than we all could ever imagine. It’s being reported that historically, al-Shabab has been al Qaeda’s most effective recruiter of American jihadists. The al-Shabab is constantly attempting to recruit U.S. Somalian radicals and it seems they’ve been successful, as more than 40 U.S. radicals have been drawn to Somalia to join al-Shabab.
Check out the video of Amina Mohamed’s interview below: