Canadian Somali youths have gone off to terrorist training too

Although mosque leaders are denying it,  a Canadian senior official is saying that as many as 30 Canadian Somalis (former refugees) have gone off to join al-Shabaab.  Hat tip:  Weasel Zippers.

From CBC News:

A leader in Canada’s Somalian community is dismissing reports of young people being recruited by an al-Qaeda-linked militia to fight in Somalia, despite evidence it is occurring in the United States and elsewhere.


However, a senior federal government official with knowledge of Canada’s security services has told CBC News that Somali-Canadian young men have indeed joined the al-Shabab militia.


The federal Canadian official — who would not agree to be named because he is not authorized to speak publicly — estimated al-Shabab recruiting may have involved as many as 30 Somali-Canadian youths.

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