Foxnews:Iraq,Somalia No Longer "Cause Celebre"
...The senior intelligence official, meanwhile, said Somalia is slowly losing its reputation as a "cool location" to "commit jihad," much like what happened in Iraq and other places that have attracted foreigners.
"There was this romantic notion that you go to Iraq and you join the jihad, with brothers in arms," the senior intelligence official said. "What they found out was the Iraq was a (crap)hole, and it was the hottest place anyone had ever been, and the likelihood that you were going to get killed before you actually got to commit suicide was pretty high. ... People wrote back and said, 'Ah! This sucks, it sucks to be a martyr.' So I think it became a slightly less popular destination, and I think the same happened in Somalia."