“The laws of Jihad are very clear, ‘You fight only that who fights you, you don’t kill children, women, and old frail men. Any one who does that is not conducting jihad, rather speaking and acting for himself”
Al-Shabaab has broke every rule of the Qoran’s guide to Jihad and Al-Qaeda may opt expelling or punishing them.
However, banishing the Al-Shabaab from the Al-Qaeda would have catastrophic ramifications in East Africa.
Al-Shabaab will simply join ISIS and continue with their murders.
What is happening is that Al-Shabaab is desperate, broke, and demoralized by many factors such as defections, loss of territory, economic lifelines, besides continued destrution and killing of their troops by the Kenyan military.
This desperation is being witnessed through attacks that are rushed and half-planned.
The objective is to seek relevancy and support from the Al-Qaeda.
However, Al-Shabaab is on a steady decline and could be dead in coming days.