DAPHNE ALABAMA's OMAR HAMMAMI RELEASED NEW VIDEO, Omar Hammami says 'friction' exists between Al-Shabaab and foreign fighters. A videotape of Omar Hammami in which he urges "commanders of jihad and the honorable scholars" to intervene to resolve "friction" between foreign fighters and Somali members of Al-Shabaab was released on the Internet October 19th, 2012. Hammami, the American terrorist also known as Abu Mansour al Amriki, who has served as a Shabaab military commander, propagandist, recruiter, and fundraiser, has previously stated that his life is in danger.
The videotape, titled "An Urgent Message," was released on the YouTube account of somalimuhajirwarrior, the same account used to upload other statements since March. Hammami's statement, which was translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, is in Arabic. The videotape was recorded at the same time as the March 16, 2012 video in which Omar Hammami claimed he was in danger but did not specify why.
In the videotape that was released two days ago, Omar Hammami warns of a "bitter state of being that surrounds the emigrants of Somalia," a reference to foreign fighters or al Qaeda, and asks jihadists, clerics, and commanders to intervene with "a radical solution." Hammami says that historically "a type of friction" exists "between the people of the global jihad and the people of the local way of thinking." READ MORE HERE.
Omar Hammami's hometown of Daphne Alabama is on the eastern shoreline of Mobile Bay. Daphne Al is located along the I-10 highway, 11 miles east of Mobile Al and 50 miles from Pensacola Florida.
WA-POST NEWSPAPER, MARKA, Somalia — People here simply called him “the American.” For the past three years, Omar Hammami lived in this bucolic oceanside town with three wives and five children in a modest residence down a narrow pathway. Known in Arabic as Abu Mansoor al- Amriki, he had come a long way, psychologically as well as physically, from his home in Daphne Alabama.
After arriving in Somalia in 2006, Omar Hammami joined the Islamist al-Shabaab militia, fighting U.S.-backed African Union forces. And in Marka, he ruled. “Everybody feared him,” said Omar Salim, a resident. Amriki, whose real name is Omar Shafik Hammami, has been the al-Qaeda-linked militia’s most visible face, using YouTube, Facebook and other social media Web sites to spread the militants’ propaganda. In some videos, he raps, praising jihad and extremist Islam. He was indicted in the United States on charges of terrorist activities, and a federal warrant was issued for his arrest in 2007.
At its height, al-Shabaab controlled large swaths of southern Somalia, including economically vital ports, and much of the capital, Mogadishu. But over the last year, it has lost control of Mogadishu and other bases of power. It has also lost large sources of revenue, as well as the support of many of Somalia’s powerful clans. Now, as a major military offensive by Somalia’s neighbors has taken control of Kismayo, the extremists’ last — and most lucrative — stronghold, the future of the Islamist movement, as it now exists, is in doubt.
“The al-Shabaab is really struggling to define itself,” said J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center in Washington. “Al-Amriki is jockeying for a place in whatever version of al-Shabaab evolves after the fall of Kismayo.” Omar Hammami had been using the Al-Shabaab www.kataaib.net site based in since April of 2007 to recruit suicide bombers from the USA and elsewhere to come to Somalia.
PRESS-REGISTER MOBILE AL...Thursday, September 10, 2009… Private investigator Bill Warner says Daphne AL terror suspect Omar Hammami linked to jihadist Web site of Al-Shabaab. By BRENDAN KIRBY, Staff Reporter. A Web site used by a Somali jihadist group Al-Shabaab www.kataaib.net 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, Bill Warner said, after an order from the federal government. The man on the video went by the name Abu Mansour al-Amriki, Fox 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.
VANCOUVER WA...The Columbian Newspaper; In our view: Internet censor (Bill Warner), Wednesday, May 07, 2008. A Florida man’s heart might be in the right place, but he is misguided in his bid to get a Vancouver Internet service company to drop a Somali-language Web site.
Bill Warner, a Sarasota private investigator ( http://www.wbipi.com/ ), wants Dotster Inc. of Vancouver to refuse service to http://www.kataaib.net/ . Warner, who has launched similar purge efforts in other cities with other Internet companies, says http://www.kataaib.net/ supports an al-Qaida organization, AL-SHABAAB, in Somalia, where war and genocide are tragic facts of daily life.
There are groups like this one that associate with al-Qaida through Web sites that help promote the ideology, help find new recruits and help the effort to support terrorism,” Warner said in a Tuesday Columbian story by Courtney Sherwood, "Dotster Under Fire For Web Content" see link click here, “It’s not freedom of speech. This site should not be hosted in Vancouver".
Certainly a Web page that is intended to inspire terrorism (Al-Shabbab) should be probed and be a candidate for closure. But the FBI or other experts should make that decision, with a judge if that’s required by law........... It’s not Bill Warner’s call.
The Columbian Newspaper is so embarrassed by the above article, now, and their implied support for the terrorist organization Al-Shabaab that they have deleted all reference to the article from their website, see click here. OMG what a joke this far left liberal Columbian Newspaper turned out to be!
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com