Rep. King (R-NY): Terror Group Behind Kenyan Attacks Recruits in US
Speaking on ABC’s This Week, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) reported that al-Shabab, the terrorist group behind the shopping mall attack in Kenya on Saturday in which at least 68 people were killed, had recruited for Somali Americans living in the United States. King said that some 15 to 20 such recruits are still working with al-Shabab, and that there were worries that these terrorists would come back and attempt to strike within the United States. In July 2012, two young Somali Americans went to join al-Shabab ; the FBI has long investigated a pipeline from the Twin Cities in Minnesota to the Somali terrorist group. “Those Minnesota brother[s] have almost all left their mark on the [jihad] and most have received martyrdom, while the rest are still waiting,” said American jihadist rapper Omar Hammami in May 2012.