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Bridget Johnson


April 23, 2013 - 6:26 am

Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab, which issued gloating tweets about the Boston Marathon bombing, reacted to the arrest Dhzokhar Tsarnaev with a warning that the “jihad siren” has summoned more American Muslims to conduct attacks.




A Canadian who traveled to Somalia is suspected of leading an assault on a Mogadishu courthouse just before the Boston bombings that left 34 people dead.

Congress was warned in a December hearing that a dangerous confluence of terror organizations was making use of a huge chunk of west African territory as a safe haven and possible launching pad for attacks.

Over the summer U.S. Africa Command noted that Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was inviting terror groups Boko Haram of Nigeria and Somalia’s al-Shabaab to come hang, train, and join forces in an area the size of Texas.

Underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound flight on Christmas 2009, is Nigerian.

An ADL report last year warned Al-Shabaab was increasingly recruiting Americans. “Most of the American men training with Al Shabaab are believed to have been radicalized in the U.S., especially in Minneapolis, and are being recruited by Al Shabaab both on the Internet and in person. Some of these Somali-American recruits have even engaged in suicide bombings in Somalia,” the report states. “Al Shabaab has also used their American recruits in propaganda efforts to convert more Somali-Americans to their cause.”

“Although most of Al Shabaab’s violent acts have occurred within Somalia’s borders, it has expressed a willingness to attack other targets.”

Al-Shabaab distinguished itself as being the only terror organization to openly laud the Boston bombings.


Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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These guys seem to ignore that islam is a religion of peace.
Maybe they are islamophobes.

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