Assessing the recent terrorist acts in Kenya, the president explained that "the obvious intent is to create hostility and suspicion across ethnic and religious lines and to drive non-Muslims from certain parts of this country." In his view, "the ultimate aim of this atrocious campaign is to establish an extremist caliphate in our region."
Since last week's headlines about al-Shabaab's attack at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, I have been troubled. The terrorist attack was a shocking expansion by al-Shabaab. I am troubled because it also is a reminder of the challenges of inclusion and the repercussions of terrorist recruitment when we fail to be inclusive.