But if we say it, we're racists. "Al-Shabaab Claim Responsibility for Uganda Blasts," by Jim Sciutto for ABC News, July 12:.
[...] Al Shabaab, a fundemental Islamist group based in Somalia, today claimed responsibility for the attacks. "We will carry out attacks against our enemy wherever they are," Sheik Ali Mohamud Rage speaking from Mogadishu told The Associated Press. [...]
"No one will deter us from performing our Islamic duty." [...]
Now, hold it, apologists: Rather than trying to tell us we're wrong, take it to Sheikh Rage and his ilk. They're the one's bombing restaurants and rugby fields. We just report it.
During a recent trip inside Somalia for ABC News, we came face-to-face with Al Shabaab terrorists. At a prison in the northern Somali capital of Bosasso, captured militants threw rocks and shouted angrily at us when they found out we were Americans. When I asked one of them why people join Al Shabaab, accused terrorist Mohammad Amin Omar told me, "We're fighting to bring Islamic law to their country, because we are Muslims and it is according to the Koran."
Intelligence officials had been tracking a cell of suicide bombers targeting Uganda, as well as Kenya and Burundi, in retaliation for a new offensive launched against Al Shabaab led by the Somali government and supported by African peacekeepers. All three of those countries are now on high alert....