40 ships hijacked.
15 ships being held as well as 300 crew members.
The press insists on calling these particular Islamic Terrorists "Somali pirates." There is no functioning country named Somalia so calling someone a "Somali" is pretty empty. Plus, these thugs and terrorists should not be confused with Jack Sparrow or any other romantic notion of "pirates." They're no different in most ways than the terrorist murderers in Bombay-- who never are identified properly by the press in the West either, come to think of it. They just happen to practice their terror on the high seas rather than on trains and in hotel corridors.
The clash of civilizations continues on multiple fronts while the politically correct press promotes the idea that these are just "militants" or "pirates."