This is the group that carried out the Westgate Mall jihad massacre and the recent jihad massacre at Garissa University College in Kenya. How many more supporters does this group have in the U.S.? Is anyone trying to find out the answer to that question, or would that be “Islamophobic”?
“Somali natives plead guilty to aiding Al-Qaeda-linked terror group,” by Selim Algar, New York Post, May 12, 2015:
A trio of Somali natives pleaded guilty to aiding the al-Qaeda linked terror group Al-Shabaab Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court.
Madhi Hashi, 25, a former British citizen, and Swedish citizens Ali Yasin Ahmed, 30, and Mohamed Yusuf, 32, copped to providing support to the Somali organization between 2008 and 2012 in exchange for 15 year prison terms.
They each would have faced 30 years to life in prison if they were convicted at trial.
The trio received military training and explosives instructions from al-Qaeda linked operatives and pledged their support for the Somali offshoot, prosecutors said.
“I agreed, along with others, to provide material support to a foreign terrorist group…precisely the Somalian group Al-Shabaab,” Hashi said in court in English….