Somali Pirates of the Caribbean, Anyone? Al-Shabaab Offers Recruits "Real Disneyland"

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So Somalia-based al-Shabaab, the terrorists responsible for the Nairobi mall massacre that left more than 62 people dead last week, is actively recruiting young U.S. citizens with promises of entry into the "real Disneyland" in Somalia.

Come to think of it, I've stood in lines at the Tragic Kingdom that seem to extend back to the Horn of Africa.

I don't have the recruitment video, which I'm sure anyone who wants to see it can find on their own, but snippets do appear in the skewering done by those devils at Next Media Animation (NMA) of Taiwan:

The propaganda piece, titled "Minnesota's Martyrs: The Path to Paradise," features a number of young men from Minnesota who travelled to Somalia to fight with the jihadist group. The Twin Cities area boasts the largest population of Somali immigrants in the U.S. Who knew?

Guess it really is a world of laughter and a world of fear ... I mean ... tears.

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