Steven Emerson and Pete Hoekstra

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Al Shabaab militants parade new recruits after arriving in Mogadishufrom their training camp south of the capital in this October 21, 2010 file photo. The United States has carried out an air strike in Somalia, killing more than 150 fighters with the al Qaeda-linked Islamist... REUTERS/FEISAL OMAR/FILES

Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab: Islamists Tighten Grip on Africa

Boko Haram – one of 34 ISIS affiliates and among the world’s deadliest terror groups – in 2014 notoriously kidnapped more than 200 school girls in Chibok, Nigeria. The administration responded with a memorable Twitter campaign featuring First Lady Michelle Obama holding a placard with the