Al-Qaeda in Somalia: "Becoming a Jihadi Hotbed"

Erick Stakelbeck is a Journalist and Terrorist Analyst. His articles on Islamic extremism have appeared in the Weekly Standard, Washington Times, New York Post, and National Review Online. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, several nationally syndicated talk radio programs and has served as a contributing editor for

Interviewed today by Martha McCallum on FNC, he describes an Al-Qaeda-Somalie-Pakistani connection with Iran and Hezbollah mining for uranium in Somalia. Here’s the video of the New Terror Front at Fox New Channel.

A few summary details of Stakelbeck’s interview:

1. 1,000’s of Al Qaeda members and sympathizers are in Somalia now.
2. 1,500 Ql Qaeda flowed over borders from Pakistan.
3. Iranian and Hezbollah members – mining for uranium in Central Somalia.

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