Friday, April 05, 2013

Alabama Native Lives in Danger, But from Whom?

 Week's Best Quote ?

"From an undisclosed location in Somalia, he grows vegetables, helps his wives around the house, and trolls his one-time colleagues in al-Shebab on Twitter, his newfound passion." --- ‘There’s No Turning Back’: My Interview With a Hunted American Jihadist, Spencer Ackerman, 04.04.13


Omar Shafik Hammami (almost 29 years young), aka Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, is an American citizen who  has been a member and leader in the Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabaab since November 2006.

Hammami has served as a commander, propagandist, and recruiter. He was rumored to have been killed in March and July 2011, but has appeared in later videos.

In November 2012, the FBI added Hammami to its Most Wanted Terrorist  list.[19] A federal arrest warrant was issued for him in 2007, and as of March 2013 there is a $5 million bounty for him.

 

On 17 December 2012, Al-Shabaab posted a message on Twitter publicly chastising Hammami for releasing videos in a "narcissistic pursuit of fame." The tweet asserted that the group had tried to talk with him privately but in vain. Al-Shabaab claimed a moral obligation to reveal Hammami's "obstinacy".[19]

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There can be little doubt about this man's courage and the danger in which he lives, only doubts about from where most of that danger actually originates. 

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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