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Al-Muhajiroun in East Africa

Not yet designated terrorist by a Western country
Base of operations: East Africa (focus on Kenya and Tanzania)
Background: entry in the Line of Steel blog

Al-Muhajiroun in East Africa is a group that first announced itself in January 2015, declaring allegiance to al-Qa'ida and al-Shabaab. Its language orientation is mostly in Swahili (not Somali), indicating the focus of the group, but its Twitter feed has also affirmed openness to recruits from Western countries, including Australia, Canada and France. The goal is to expand jihad throughout east Africa.

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