"Peter King's Reckless Claim of al-Shabaab's menace to the U.S." The Guardian

"This past week, Congressman Peter King...held the third in a series of highly publicized hearings on the radicalization of Muslims in the United States and the threat they allegedly pose to the American homeland." These hearings have allowed King to convey several misconceptions to their audiences, namely a misrepresentation of the magnitude of Americans leaving to fight in Somalia, the conflation of internationalist jihad with nationalist causes in Somalia, and an exaggeration of the possibly nonexistent links between al-Qaeda and al-Shabaab.