- Articles & Analysis
- Created: January 1, 2009
In recent months, an increasing number of American Muslims have left the United States to join the Shabaab, an active jihadist group in Somalia closely aligned with al-Qaeda. Aspiring American jihadists have left, or attempted to leave, for Somalia from Muslim communities across the country.
Americans now appear to be participating at all levels of the Shabaab organization in Somalia, as military leaders, spokesmen, ideologues, fighters, and suicide bombers.