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How Dangerous Is Al-Shabaab, the Group Behind the Kenya Mall Massacre?


World  (tags: world, politics, terrorism, society, africa, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 340 days ago - motherjones.com
In the areas al-Shabaab controls, the government stones women who commit adultery, cuts off the limbs of people who steal, and forces young boys to fight in battle. Somalia is home to one of the world's most dire food crises, but al-Shabaab has "denied th



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John S. (301)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 3:49 am
I think that this demonstrates Kenya really does need a rapid response team.
 

Teresa W. (681)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 3:53 am
noted, thank you
 

Winn Adams (191)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 7:43 am
Noted
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 9:10 am
How dangerous are they? They're as dangerous as maniacal, religiously-fueled ZEALOTS with automatic weapons and a lot of money behind them can be!

These groups find angry young men and fuel the flames of their testosterone-laced fantasies. They have money from various wealthy governments and organizations and they have connections throughout the world.

The Kenyans have a BIG problem because Somali war-lords are living very comfortably in Nairobi mansions, from which they direct their piracy, international thuggery, theft and extortion. THESE would be excellent targets, but Kenyans are reluctant to take them on because of reprisals.

At some point....it's going to REALLY explode.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 1:53 pm
When 72 people are murdered, yeah, I would say they are dangerous.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 2:26 pm
noted, thanks
 

GGmaSheila D. (164)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 4:17 pm
A terrorist is still a terrorist no matter what they call themselves, or what political views they may have. There's no way to justify and/or put a pretty face on the killing, mutilations, bombings, and devastation caused by these people. While trying to become martyrs for the cause they kill thousads of innocent women, children, families, and wildlife. Isn't it about time for the UN to step in and start ending the reigns of terror these groups are causing...
 

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 5:03 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Connie O. (42)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 8:25 pm
Extremely dangerous
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 8:49 pm
Sounds like they are more dangerous to "their own" than to foreigners they try to lash out at. Not that I would want to be in either target group, but as a foreigner, although you may be killed up front, if you survive, you walk away. Not so for those who are under their thumb.
 

Rehana VN (0)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 9:02 am
Al Shabaab are like cluster bombs.You know they'r there but don't know when they will explode!!
 

Winn Adams (191)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 11:58 am
Noted
 

Carol D. (109)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 12:58 pm
Very Dangerous Quite frightening to see how much of Ethiopia they control
 
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