RADICALIZED

U.S. Citizens Linked to Somali Terror

Several Somali-Americans, mainly from Minneapolis, have returned to their homeland to join a radical Islamic movement, according to BBC News. The terrorist group, called Al-Shabab, reportedly has links to Al-Qaeda. Thus far, however, the attacks have been limited to within Somalia's borders. Al-Shabab controls the majority of Somalia and is at war with the more moderate central government. One young Somali-American college student returned to join the cause of Al-Shabab and became a suicide bomber. According to an FBI official, "A lot of them are being put on the front line and some of them [may] have been killed."