Are they doing this in Minnesota, from which Somali Muslims recklessly imported into the U.S. have already joined the jihad? “Somali militants aiming to attack abroad: CIA chief,” from AFP, June 8 (thanks to JCB):
WASHINGTON (AFP) — Al-Qaeda linked militants who control much of Somalia are looking to extend their operations and carry out attacks abroad, CIA chief Leon Panetta will tell US lawmakers Thursday.
“The threat from Al-Shebab to the US and Western interests in the Horn of Africa and to the US homeland is significant and on the rise,” Panetta says in written responses to the Senate Armed Services committee….
“Al-Shebab leaders, who have claimed affiliation with Al-Qaeda since 2007, are developing ties with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and are showing an increasing desire to stage international terrorist attacks in addition to their acts of violence inside Somalia,” he says in his written text, a copy of which was obtained by AFP Wednesday….
“Al-Shebab employs several hundred foreign fighters and regularly tries to recruit fighters from Somali diaspora communities in the United States and Europe,” Panetta writes.
As the Islamist movement, which controls much of Somalia and a large part of the capital Mogadishu, “faces increasing international pressure, we may see the group increase its international attacks,” he warns….