NAIROBI, Kenya — A British man has been arrested in Somalia at Mogadishu airport after telling officials he planned to travel to Kismayo, the southern port town that is a stronghold of Al Shabaab militants.
So is this another example of what US and British officials most fear: the foreign passport-holding wannabe jihadi who gets trained in Somalia and might return to wreak havoc at home?
It seems as if everyone might be getting a little overexcited. The man in question, 45-year old Clive Dennis, is British of Jamaican origin and in this video clip recorded by Mogadishu's RBC Radio he appears confused about what he's doing and where he's going. It could be a convincing bluff but he doesn't look much like a terrorist.