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January Today in Terrorism

January 20, 2011: Hijacking in Indian Ocean

On this day in 2011 Somali pirates seized a Mongolian-flagged bulk carrier off the coast of Oman, and its Vietnamese crew of 24 people.

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Perspectives

A dead terrorist is a good terrorist, especially when another terrorist kills him

When terrorists kill terrorists it is a good day (provided that innocent civilians do not also die in the process). One less terrorist to worry about is a good thing.

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Why Islamist extremists hate democracy so much

One sure sign that someone is become radicalised, perhaps violently so, is their rejection of democracy.

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Al Shabaab bombings in Uganda (July 12, 2010)

Al Shabaab killed 74 Ugandans gathered to watch the 2010 World Cup to put pressure on that nation to withdraw its forces serving with AMISOM in Somalia.

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April 2, 2015 | Attack on Kenyan University

On this day in 2015, Al Shabaab terrorists besieged Garissa University in northeastern Kenya. Four gunmen stormed the campus and began firing indiscriminately.

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April 1, 2018 | Al Shabaab attack in Somalia

On this day in 2018, the Somalia-based terrorist group Al Shabaab claimed it attacked an African Union (AMISOM) base with two car bombs, killing 59 Ugandan soldiers.

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Podcast Quick Hits

QUICK HITS 14 – Al Shabaab and Iran

Reports that the Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab may be in a ‘tactical alliance’ with Iran are an extraordinary claim and such require extraordinary evidence.

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Once again, we see that foreign military deployments cause more, not less terrorism

When all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail. It is time to expand the toolbox.

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Today in Terrorism: November 30, 2006 – Suicide bombing in Somalia

The predecessor to the Al Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia was responsible for several attacks and demonstrated why military invasions are bad ideas.

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Today in terrorism: 14 October 2017

Of all the actions carried out by Al Shabaab , the deadliest one took place on this day two years ago.