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Somalia: Reports indicate American jihadi killed
AP ^ | 9/12/2013

Posted on 09/12/2013 6:25:52 AM PDT by markomalley

A rapping jihadi from Alabama who ascended the ranks of Somalia's al-Qaida-linked militant group and was on the FBI's Most Wanted list with a $5 million reward for his capture was killed Thursday in an ambush ordered by the militant group's leader, militants said.

Omar Hammami, a native of Daphne, Alabama, who was known as Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, or "the American," died in southern Somalia following several months on the run after a falling-out with al-Shabab's top leader, the militants said.

Reports of Hammami's death crop up every few months in Somalia, only for him to resurface a short while later. But a U.S. terrorism expert who closely follows the inner workings of al-Shabab says he thinks that the current reports of the death are accurate.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abumansooralamriki; alabama; alshabaab; daphne; jihadi; omarhammami; somalia

1 posted on 09/12/2013 6:25:52 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Love starting off the day with some good news.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 6:26:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

oops, he musta rapped about the wrong “lady” or maybe they just didn’t like the backup act

live by the sword...


3 posted on 09/12/2013 6:29:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: silverleaf

Maybe P Diddy did it, he likes killing other rappers.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 6:30:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

Yes, finally some good news.


5 posted on 09/12/2013 6:32:24 AM PDT by novascotianative
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To: markomalley
...was killed Thursday in an ambush ordered by the militant group's leader, militants said.

Okay, where my $5 mil?..............

6 posted on 09/12/2013 6:34:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: markomalley
Omar Hammami, a native of Daphne, Alabama . . .

No he isn't. Find any real Alabaman who will claim him.

There is no such thing as an "American Jihadi." You are either one or the other.

7 posted on 09/12/2013 6:34:36 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: markomalley
But a U.S. terrorism expert who closely follows the inner workings of al-Shabab says he thinks that the current reports of the death are accurate.

Well, Ape Pee, we're depending on you to diligently dig until you get to the truth of this story.

8 posted on 09/12/2013 6:35:28 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: dfwgator
O’ he came from Alabamy with an AK on his knee.....
9 posted on 09/12/2013 6:36:24 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: markomalley

American jihadi Killed In Somalia

On jihadi is a small start but at least it’s a start.

There are plenty more American jihadis right here if the Somalis are interested in pumping the number.


10 posted on 09/12/2013 6:37:25 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: markomalley

They would never trust any American.


11 posted on 09/12/2013 6:38:54 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: markomalley
just taking out the Trash / washing away the Cr@p
..Good Job Soldiers.
stay safe.

12 posted on 09/12/2013 6:39:24 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Iron Munro

Oops!

“On jihadi” = One jihadi


13 posted on 09/12/2013 6:40:27 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: markomalley
just taking out the Trash / washing away the Cr@p
..Good Job Soldiers.
stay safe
..

Ahhh..an Amended Post; seems you can't even trust your jihad-ish brethren.

"Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me
against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family
against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe
against the world and all of us against the infidel."
-- Leon Uris, "The Haj"


14 posted on 09/12/2013 6:48:09 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: markomalley; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ..

Thanks markomalley.
...rapping jihadi... Omar Hammami... of Daphne, Alabama... known as Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, or "the American," died in southern Somalia following several months on the run after a falling-out with al-Shabab's top leader... a U.S. terrorism expert who closely follows the inner workings of al-Shabab says he thinks that the current reports of the death are accurate.
He looked out the window and what did he see, a big gang of killers making him go kablooey...


15 posted on 09/12/2013 6:51:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Now he has street cred, at least.


16 posted on 09/12/2013 6:51:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yup, street cred, ceiling cred, wall cred...


17 posted on 09/12/2013 6:52:56 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Vigilanteman

A chip-in to get more of these “native American” jihadis to go to Somalia might be in order.


18 posted on 09/12/2013 6:54:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: markomalley

I hope it hurt.


19 posted on 09/12/2013 7:00:50 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Vigilanteman

My nephew was in high school with him. He was recruited in college according to an article I read once. But who knows.


20 posted on 09/12/2013 7:10:15 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: markomalley

> “the American,” died in southern Somalia following several months on the run

Slacking pikers. Chicago or Oakland can beat that on any Tuesday afternoon. In fact, urban jihadi training could be a cottage industry if the hoods could organize better.


21 posted on 09/12/2013 7:12:54 AM PDT by soycd
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To: markomalley

So, I wonder if we now have to pay Jihadi’s the reward money.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 7:17:20 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: markomalley

I guess abu zubayr has a regional approach (self aggrandizement) while Hammami thought globally (world wide Jihad). How could brothers in faith differ so? I wonder how long it will take for abu zubayr to collect the $5 mil?


23 posted on 09/12/2013 7:17:35 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: markomalley
A rapping jihadi from Alabama.....

Black Hawk down does not bother me. Does your conscience bother you, tell me true. Sweet home, Mogadishu.

Eh...just doesn't have the same feel.

24 posted on 09/12/2013 8:24:20 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: SunkenCiv

This is the first time I ever heard about those Somali goons doing anything good.


25 posted on 09/12/2013 8:29:51 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
he was recruited in college...

by whom?

26 posted on 09/12/2013 8:32:36 AM PDT by grania
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To: markomalley

Omar's family must be so proud. /s

27 posted on 09/12/2013 8:46:56 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: markomalley

28 posted on 09/12/2013 8:48:37 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: edpc
Sweet home, Mogadishu.

LOL!!

29 posted on 09/12/2013 8:51:33 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: markomalley

Shafik Hammami opens the door to his Daphne home wearing a University of Alabama football t-shirt. He was born in Syria, but after more than 40 years in the United States, he’s as much a homegrown Alabama football fan as any other local resident. I ask him if he thinks ‘Bama’ will win the National Title again this year. He holds up his hands and proudly smiles: “Roll Tide.”

Born and raised in Daphne, a quintessential Southern town nestled along Mobile Bay, lined with strip malls, subdivisions, and churches, Omar now goes by the name of Abu Monsour Al-Amriki, or The American. Western and Somali authorities have named him as a leading member of Al Shabaab, a group known for its ruthlessness in the fight for an Islamic Caliphate in Somalia.

His mother Debra, a retired school teacher, had explained earlier by phone how hard it was for her husband to talk about their son. He has quit talking to the media, she says, because it hurts too much.

In Daphne, a community of roughly 22,000, everyone we meet seems to know Omar Hammami. Or if they don’t know him, they know of him as, “that terrorist from here.”

Debra Hammami, who comes across as bubbly and friendly, says she knows that some people judge the family because of the son’s choices.

“But, darlin’, I’m lucky to live in a community with such wonderful friends,” she says.

Just the other day, she says, a friend of hers met someone who said, “Just what kind of parents could raise a child like that? They must have been terrible parents for him to turn out that way.”

“You hush your mouth,” her friend said in response, Debra Hammami recounts. “I know that family. And his mother is a good Christian woman, so you be quiet about something you know nothing about.”

She says that even though she is a Christian and her husband is a Muslim...

“Omar was a very sweet, intelligent child, very bright and inquisitive about everything,” he says. “He excelled at education, sports, just about everything he attempted. I always had high hopes for him. I would have loved for him to be engineer or a doctor but that wasn’t in the cards.

“As a parent I would like for him to follow my instructions. But in life that doesn’t always happen, especially with a strong-willed child. And of course I tried my best, and so did my wife, to raise him the best we could. He chose the path he did, and I do not approve of it. But there is nothing I can do to change it.”

“But surely there were clues?” I ask him.

“No, not at all. There were no alarms or anything that I could see,” he recalls. “As a matter of fact, when he was in college, he was the President of the Muslim Student Association, and he had several media interviews, and he condemned the attacks of 9/11 and saw that those actions were un-Islamic, so there was nothing for me to worry about.”

But that would change and soon there would be a lot to worry about.

Despite his gifted intellect, Omar dropped out of college at the University of South Alabama and moved to Toronto, Canada, where he met and married a Somali woman. Soon after, the couple moved to Egypt, where Omar hoped to deepen his study of Islam.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/07/us/us-somalia-family-despair/index.html


30 posted on 09/12/2013 8:52:08 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: outinyellowdogcountry

That’s what I love about Free Republic. Almost every story has a Freeper with personal knowledge. Almost like my favorite all-time Jeopardy question. It asked about the inventor of a carnival ride introduced at the World’s Fair in 1893. The question was “Who is George Ferris, my great Grandfather?”


31 posted on 09/12/2013 9:18:22 AM PDT by cyclotic (Hey BSA, NOT IN MY TROOP)
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To: kcvl

“But surely there were clues?” I ask him.

“No, not at all. There were no alarms or anything that I could see,” he recalls. “As a matter of fact, when he was in college, he was the President of the Muslim Student Association, and he had several media interviews, and he condemned the attacks of 9/11 and saw that those actions were un-Islamic, so there was nothing for me to worry about.”

But that would change and soon there would be a lot to worry about.

Despite his gifted intellect, Omar dropped out of college at the University of South Alabama and moved to Toronto, Canada, where he met and married a Somali woman. Soon after, the couple moved to Egypt, where Omar hoped to deepen his study of Islam.


Folks with kids in college or soon to be.. Beware!

THey are recruiting..


32 posted on 09/12/2013 9:57:40 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: grania

This is the story I read about him:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/31/magazine/31Jihadist-t.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&;

This is more recent:
http://blog.al.com/live/2011/07/daphne-born_terrorist_placed_o.html

I didn’t re-read the first article closely because it is long. It gives explanation for the devotion. His father became leader of the Mosque in Mobile and son became more devout about junior in high school.


33 posted on 09/12/2013 11:13:29 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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