Kenya terrorists from U.S., Canada, Finland and U.K.
Homegrown exported, it seems, in the case of the terrorists who have so far murdered at least 69 people and wounded nearly 200 others at the Westgate Mall in Kenya. The standoff is still ongoing there and there are more than 60 people still unaccounted for — held hostage or murdered by the terrorists. A significant number of the 10-15 terrorists came from the U.S. (3), Canada (1), Finland (1) and the U.K.(1). If there are 10 terrorists that means that more than half came from Western countries.
The tactics used by the terrorists were similar to those used by the terrorists in the concentrated Mumbai attacks on the hotels, cafe, and train station.
The fact that so many of these terrorists hailed from the U.S. and other western countries has very bad implications. The terror group behind this has previously recruited dozens of Americans to their ’cause’ (as well as many recruits from Germany, the U.K., etc). What happens when these terrorists come home to roost?
“This is something scary,” Ali Soufan, a former FBI agent and terror expert, told ABC News. “I mean, if you think about individuals who went and fought in a place like Somalia and when they come back home, there’s nothing good that can come of this… What we see today in Kenya could be easily copied here in the United States.” Indeed it could.