Please find attached our latest Special Report The al-Shabaab vs. Islamic State battle for foreign fighters.
The report is based on a Jan 01 video released by al-Shabaab media wing, al-Kataib, “The Path to Paradise: From the Twin Cities to the Land of Two Migrations Episode 2”.
This video captured the attention of international media for featuring Donald Trump's comments on suspending the Muslim immigration to the states. However our assessment examines arguably the more significant message contained in the video, regarding al-Shabaab’s battle for foreign fighters. Our report explores reasons why global jihadist groups are desperately seeking to recruit internationals into their ranks and the ideological conviction of some members of the diaspora.