Fanatic convert to terrorism spent year in Toronto, Omar Hammami aka Abu Mansour "Al-Amriki" lived in the Somali Immigrant Community of Mississauga a suburb of Toronto, Terror Central in Canada says private investigator Bill Warner. See the timeline of Omar Hammami aka Abu Mansour al-Amriki radicalization from Daphne Al to Mississauga a suburb of Toronto and onto Mogadishu Somalia and the Al-Shabaab terror group.
Jan 4th, 2010 TORONTO STAR....One of the most visible leaders of an Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist militia in Somalia spent a year in Toronto ingratiating himself into the Somali immigrant community as a convert to Islam. Omar Hammami – known to followers as Abu Mansour "Al-Amriki" (the American) – ate at Somali restaurants and prayed in Somali mosques. He married a Toronto woman of Somali origin and had a daughter with her.
Then, after learning Somali ways, he left to join the Horn of Africa's top terror group, Al-Shabaab, to wage Islamic jihad and recruit other foreign nationals to the cause, say former friends and relatives speaking publicly of the terrorist's Toronto connections for the first time. "He betrayed us," says a former friend who worked with Hammami at a Weston Rd. pizzeria. "For a man to be saying that, Islamically, it is okay to be killing innocent people – and yesterday you fed him bread and welcomed him into your houses – it kind of shatters you."See my prior post..Friday, October 02, 2009, Abu Mansour al-Amriki aka Omar Hammami the Al-Shabaab Webmaster Via Daphne AL Travelled To Mississauga Suburb of Toronto Same Place NYC Subway Bomber Najibullah Zazi Went, Terror Central in Canada Says PI Bill Warner.
One source within Mobile's Muslim community said that, after dropping out of college, Hammami travelled to Toronto, where he eventually married a Somali woman and became indoctrinated there, (Mississauga Suburb of Toronto) by "angry" individuals. Both Hammami's family and the source within Mobile's Muslim community said Hammami has not spoken to his family in years, more from this source...........September 10, 2009, Web site used by a Somali jihadist group that has been tied to a suspected terrorist from Daphne was hosted by an Internet company based in the United States, according to a private investigator.
Bill Warner, an investigator from Sarasota, Fla., who tried to shut down a number of Web sites linked to extremist groups, said he first targeted an al-Shabaab Web site in May 2008 after the U.S. government labeled it a terrorist organization. Dotster Inc. of Vancouver, Wash., took the Web site down in January, Warner said, after an order from the federal government.
Warner said he has run a detective agency for 15 years and has been trying to shut down terrorist Web sites -- on his own time without pay -- since 2003. When watching an April 2007 al-Shabaab Web posting, he said, he was particularly intrigued by one of the men on the Web site, a fair-skinned man, who stood apart from the Somali fighters.
That man went by the name Abu Mansour al-Amriki. Fox News reported that his true identity is Omar Hammami and that he faces a secret indictment in Mobile's federal court on a charge of providing material support to terrorists.
Hammami, 25, attended Daphne High School and the University of South Alabama. Warner said news reports of Hammami's past as a computer science student confirmed his suspicions that al-Amriki had provided technical assistance to al-Shabaab.
At that time, I suspected he was involved with setting up the Web site," bill Warner said. "It appears Omar, with his background, is the perfect guy to set this up for them." Rick Schwein, the assistant special agent in charge of counter-terrorism efforts at the Mobile office of the FBI, said he could not comment on a specific case. In general, he said, the bureau works within the constraints of the law to take down Web sites that lure recruits and coordinate terrorist activity. "It's something that is of great concern to us," he said.
Warner said federal investigators often do not want to tip their hand by moving on a Web site before they have mined it for intelligence. Foreign terrorist groups prefer to use American Web-hosting companies because the larger bandwidth they use allows higher-quality video postings.
Newspapers in Phoenix and Tampa, Fla., reported that Web hosting companies in their cities took down jihadist Web sites after Warner pointed them out in early 2008. But officials at Dotster, which hosted the al-Shabaab site at www.kataaib.net , initially resisted Warner's efforts, he said. "It was blatantly recruiting suicide bombers," Bill Warner said. More from this source............. American Omar Hammami Surfaces In New Jihadist Video by Al-Shabaab Terrorists, Abu Mansour al-Amriki aka Omar Hammami “Brainwashed” by “Angry” Individuals in Mississauga a suburb of Toronto, Terror Central Canada.
Abu Mansour al-Amriki aka Omar Hammami as he was known in Daphne AL appears in a recent video posted online by al-Shabaab, which has ties to Al Qaeda and was labeled a terrorist organization by the U.S. government last year, al-Shabaab fighters pledge their allegiance to Osama bin Laden.
“I ask Allah to grant victory to the [Muslim fighters] in every land and under every sky,” says one fighter in the video, excerpts of which were provided to Fox News by the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). “We ask Allah that the Islamic Nation be liberated from invaders by the next [end of Ramadan] and [an Islamic state] be established by then.”
During the 50-minute video, titled “We Are At Your Command, Osama,” al-Amriki pops up in scenes of apparent military training. In one scene, he stands in the background – a black, bulging vest strapped to his chest – while at least four people whose faces are hidden by cloth point rifles forward.
Al-Amriki has been in Somalia for several years, but he first became a public figure in October 2007, when Al-Jazeera TV featured him in a report on the “common goal” of Al Qaeda and hard-line militants in Somalia. He kept his face hidden.
He showed his face for the first time in April, 2007 when a video posted online featured him purportedly leading a group of al-Shabaab militants in an ambush of “the enemy.” Private investigator says Daphne terror suspect linked to jihadist Web site;
When watching an April 2007 al-Shabaab Web posting, private investigator Bill Warner said, he was particularly intrigued by one of the men on the Web site, a fair-skinned man, who stood apart from the Somali fighters. That man went by the name Abu Mansour al-Amriki. Fox News reported last week that his true identity is Omar Hammami and that he faces a secret indictment in Mobile’s federal court on a charge of providing material support to terrorists. Hammami, 25, attended Daphne High School and the University of South Alabama, more from this source …..