July 29, 2011....The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated key al-Shabaab figure Omar Hammami pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13536, which targets for sanctions individuals and entities engaging in acts that directly or indirectly threaten the peace, security or stability of Somalia.
As a result of today’s action, U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in any transactions with today’s designees and any assets they have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.
Omar Hammami is recognized as one of the group's top military tacticians and trainers, a recruitment specialist who has focused on Western Muslims and the Somali diaspora, and a financial manager. He has organized suicide bombings, including an October 2008 attack in which a Somali-American from Minnesota killed more than 20 people.
Omar Hammami has also featured in several of the group's recruitment videos, issuing statements in English and Arabic about the glories of fighting for an Islamic state. Omar Hammami was running the Al-Shabaab recruiting website out of Vancouver WA in 2007.
Omar Hammami....As one of al-Shabaab’s key figures, Hammami serves as a military tactician, recruitment strategist and financial manager for al-Shabaab. Hammami has commanded guerilla forces in combat, organized attacks and plotted strategy with al-Qa’ida. He was also involved in organizing a suicide bombing attack carried out by a Somali-American from Minnesota who traveled to Somalia to join al-Shabaab. That attack, and four others organized by Hammami and carried out in October 2008, killed more than 20 people.
Hammami, a U.S. citizen, has been indicted in U.S. District Court in Southern Alabama on a three-count indictment for allegedly providing material support, including himself as personnel, to terrorists; conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, al-Shabaab; and providing material support to al-Shabaab.
In what appeared to be an attempt to increase recruiting among Somalis, including Somali émigrés in the United States, Hammami is also featured in an al-Shabaab video in which militia members are shown training and explicitly stating their allegiance to Usama bin Laden.
He was designated today for threatening the peace and stability of Somalia, and for acting for or on behalf of and providing material support to al-Shabaab, which was listed in the Annex to E.O. 13536.
Identifying Information: Individual: Omar Hammami
AKA: Omar Shafik Hammami
AKA: Abu Mansour al-Amriki
AKA: Abu Mansuur al-Amriki
AKA: Umar Hammami
AKA: Abu Mansur Al-Amriki
DOB: May 6, 1984
POB: Daphne Alabama, USA
Passport (USA): 403062567
Name: Hammami, Omar S.
SSN: 423-31-3021, Issued in Alabama 1989-1990
Phone: (251) 625-1013
Addresses: 109 Gamblers Gap, Daphne AL 36526; 01/2009
109 Gamblers Gap, Daphne AL 36526; 01/2009
PROPERTY OWNERSHIP ---
Primary Owner: HAMMAMI, SHAFIK
Site Address: 109 Gamblers Gap, Daphne AL 36526; No Date Rptd
Owner Address: 109 Gamblers Gap, Daphne AL 36526
Assessed Value: $251,600.00
The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN list: HAMMAMI, Omar (a.k.a. AL-AMRIKI, Abu Mansur; a.k.a. AL-AMRIKI, Abu Mansour; a.k.a. AL-AMRIKI, Abu Mansuur; a.k.a. HAMMAMI, Omar Shafik; a.k.a. HAMMAMI, Umar; a.k.a. "FAROUK"; a.k.a. "FAROUQ"); DOB 6 May 1984; POB Alabama, USA; Passport 403062567 (United States); SSN 423-31-3021 (United States) (individual) [SOMALIA].
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