John Walker Lindh, Adam Gadahn, Omar Hammami — three ordinary American boys who ended up misunderstanding the Religion of Peace and become jihad terrorists. And yet Muslim groups in the U.S. are doing nothing — absolutely nothing — to prevent other young Muslims from misunderstanding Islam in the same way. Now, what does that tell you?
“Alabama native is on FBI’s ‘Most Wanted Terrorists’ list,” by Deborah Pugatch for ABC 3340, November 14:
An Alabama man believed to be operating with terrorists in Somalia has been added to the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist” list.
In 2010, the Justice Department said Omar Shafik Hammami had become a top recruiter for al-shabab, an Islamic militant group with ties to al-Qaeda. The FBI now says Hammami is a senior leader in the terror group.
Officials say Hammami, who grew up in Daphne and is a former South Alabama student, lives in Somalia.
In 2007, Hammami was indicted originally in the Southern District of Alabama on terrorism violations. A superseding indictment was returned against Hammami in 2009 on terrorism violations for leaving the United States to join the Somalia-based terrorist organization, al-Shabaab.
Hammami is alleged to have provided material support to terrorists as early as 2006.
On December 13, 2007, a federal warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama, for Hammami’s arrest.
In September 2009, ABC 33/40 wrote a story about Hammami being indicted by a grand jury in Mobile on charges of providing material support to terrorists.
Just recently, the FBI added Hammami to its list of “Most Wanted Terrorists.”