Al Shabaab America

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Since 1991, more than 1 million Somalis have left their home country to seek refuge elsewhere in the world. Many of those in the United States have taken full advantage of the opportunities available here—but not all. Isolation, poverty and fear of government allow Al-Shabaab—an Al Qaeda-affiliated Somali terrorist group—to prey on impressionable young men. Chuck Holton and the Frontlines team investigate what this means for the future of American national security.

Since 1991, more than 1 million Somalis have left their home country to seek refuge elsewhere in the world.