The learned analysts have no explanation for this. “Britons,” after all, should be loyal to Britain. But these young men aren’t, for reasons unexamined and unexplained. “Britons join the jihadist ranks to fight in Somalia: Fears grow that al-Qaida is constructing a safe haven in east Africa with UK groups’ help,” by Mark Townsend for The Observer, May 2:
A growing number of Britons are answering the call to jihad in Somalia and joining the ranks of militants linked to al-Qaida ahead of an American-backed drive next month to strengthen the country’s army.
Sources say that the influx, which includes Britons of Pakistani origin, is heading to the Horn of Africa as the US tries to shore up Somalia’s government in the face of a broadening Islamist insurgency.
Warnings have been sounded about British-based groups offering funding and expertise to individuals seeking to travel to Somalia to fight alongside al-Shabab, the militia aligned with al-Qaida’s global campaign….