Somalia’s al-Shabab: A Global or Local Armed Threat? – TIME

When Somalia’s al-Shabab militia claimed responsibility for the July 11 suicide bombings that killed 76 people watching soccer on TV in Uganda, the media described the event as an al-Qaeda attack on the World Cup. That’s a misrepresentation, of course, but one that illustrates many of the problems with viewing and reacting to events in Somalia through a war-on-terrorism paradigm.

Somalia’s al-Shabab: A Global or Local Armed Threat? – TIME

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