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Interview with an
Al Shabaab Member

American Thinker, by Ernest Sipes

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Posted By:magnante, 9/25/2013 8:27:03 AM

Although Al Shabaab is the largest and most violent terrorist group in Somalia, there is relatively little known about this Al Qaeda group´s day-to-day functioning. Formed in the chaos of Mogadishu in 2006 by the radical Islamic Courts in the capital city, Al Shabaab -- translated from Arabic as "The Youth" -- originally performed duties as enforcers and police for the court. (snip) In order to put a human face to Al Shabaab, I arranged an interview with Ahmed, a 24 year old, self-described member of Al Shabaab, in the Sahafi Hotel in Mogadishu in late June. He arrived a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tennisbum, 9/25/2013 9:08:25 AM     (No. 9535960)

Somalia = hellhole. Get women and children out of the country, then carpet bomb the entire country. Once cleansed, start over.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Edgelady, 9/25/2013 2:46:29 PM     (No. 9536484)

Can´t help but wonder if the young man´s life is about over since his photo was publishd.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sw penn, 9/25/2013 11:37:59 PM     (No. 9537221)

"In order to put a human face to Al Shabaab..."

Al Shabaab does not have a human face...

Inhuman, maybe.

And the only thing that needs put on them is
a shroud.



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