Jihad recruiting in southwestern Africa. From AFP, with thanks to Twostellas:
“We have signs… that indicate that at least two internationally known terrorist groups are present in Angola,” General Frenando Garcia Miala was quoted as saying.
The two groups which are in Angola are not only trying to recruit members, they also “trying to gather funds for their overseas operations, and are hiding their members who are sought internationally.”
“Recently, a religious sect tried to recruit new members to its ranks, preferring former soldiers who specialised in engineering,” Miala said in an interview….
“We have also learned that some Angolans have been awarded scholarships by a so-called religious organisation but they were somewhere in Egypt in a centre where they were learning Muslim fundamentalist doctrine,” said the general.
They fled, says the general, because suicide is contrary to Angolan culture.