Western Media

Western news outlets focus on U.S. military efforts to stop the group due to its ties to al-Qaeda, including the U.S.’s role in striking al-Shabab militantsErnesto Lodono and Scott Wilson, “U.S. strikes al-Shabab in Somalia and captures bombing suspect in Libya,” Washington Post, October 6, 2013, http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-navy-seals-raid-al-shabab-leaders-somalia-home-in-response-to-nairobi-attack/2013/10/05/78f135dc-2e0c-11e3-8ade-a1f23cda135e_story.html.  and in launching the drone strike that killed Godane.Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt and Jeffrey Gettleman, “Strikes Killed Militant Chief in Somalia, U.S. Reports,” New York Times, September 5, 2014, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/06/world/africa/somalia-shabab.html. Connections to al-Qaeda have also raised concerns about al-Shabaab planning attacks overseas.

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

In Their Own Words:

God forbid, if a time comes when we have no choice but to watch our citizens breathe their final breaths, and when there are no ventilators… we will make six million Israeli settlers unable to breathe.

Yahya Sinwar, Leader of Hamas in Gaza Apr. 2, 2020
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