American jihadist misunderstands Islam, says: “I hope that Muslims around the world also take my life as an example”
Doesn’t he know that all Muslims abhor and despise his hijacking of the Religion of Peace? How then could be possibly think he could or should serve as an example to Muslims? Unless, of course, the situation is different from what the learned analysts, government, law enforcement, and the mainstream media tell us. Naaah, that couldn’t be.
“US jihadi in Somalia craves fast food, misses family,” from AFP, May 17 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Top in Bible school, missing his family, and craving Chinese takeaways: an American extremist in Somalia’s Al-Qaeda affiliated rebels recounts his life in an autobiography.
Titled “The Story of An American Jihadi” and posted on Islamist websites, the book claims to be written by Alabama-born Omar Hammami — better known as Abu Mansoor al-Amriki (the American).
If confirmed, the book — signed by Amriki “still alive and well” on May 16 — would be the first confirmation he is alive after a furious dispute with Shebab leaders. In March, he issued a video warning he feared he would be killed.
“I guess I hope that Muslims around the world also take my life as an example,” he wrote in the book, detailing his time alongside Somali fighters as well as insurgents from the US, Britain, Yemen, Syria, Tunisia, Jordan.
“Not that I’m extremely special, but then again I haven’t seen too many middle class ‘white guys’ from Alabama in jihad these days. Hopefully others will say to themselves: I can do that too!”
Amriki, who has reportedly been based in anarchic Somalia since late 2006 and is wanted by the US on terrorism charges, has issued previous videos calling for foreign recruits, including singing rap songs praising jihad.
“I am not simply a disenfranchised foreigner who is jealous of America,” the 28-year old said, writing thousands of miles (kilometres) from the small town of Daphne, Alamaba where he grew up.
“The real fear that Americans feel when they see an American in Somalia talking about jihad, is not how skillful he is at sneaking back across the borders with nuclear weapons,” he added.
“The Americans fear that their cultural barrier has been broken, and now jihad has become a normal career choice of any youthful American Muslim.”…
Amriki, whose closing remarks in the book are “viva la revolucion”, adds that he can now “only pray that Allah grants me a righteous ending”….