Jihadology Podcast: The State of Jihadism in Somalia: al-Shabab & IS

By Aaron Y. Zelin
Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 8:09 AM

Harun Maruf comes on the show to discuss jihadism in Somalia. Some of the topics covered include:

  • What al-Shabab has been up to since the Westgate Mall attack in Kenya
  • Background on al-Shabab’s leader Ahmad Umar and how he compares with its former leader Ahmed Abdi Godane
  • The state of foreign fighters in Somalia
  • The status of The Islamic State’s efforts in Somalia


This episode also has a new #SocialMedia segment covering postings from October 24-November 1.

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