It has been common for the Somali Islamofascist group al-Shabab to target restaurants, hotels, and other such "soft targets."
Al-Shabab has also launched terrorist attacks into neighboring Kenya, in a bid to force Kenya to withdraw its troops from Somalia, where they help prop up the government against al-Shabab. These terror raids included one on a major shopping, mall, an on a university, during which many students were murdered. The consequences have included Kenyan government pressure on Somalis living in Kenya, who are now all considered suspect.
For some odd reason, people like Jeremy Scahill think everything would have been fine if the U.S. had allowed the Islamofascists to take over Somalia in the first place. Very strange.
Someday, leftists like George Galloway and various "peace activists" are going to have to face the reality of Islamofascist terrorism, and come up with serious proposals for dealing with it. Until then, other than appealing to war weariness, they have no ideological or political leverage to convince the public there is an alternative policy. There is an obvious political and moral gap in their worldview about this that needs to be filled.