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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Abu Mansour Al-Amriki, an American commander in the Al-Qaeda-linked group Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

On March 31, 2009, the media division of the Somali jihadist group al-Shabaab Al-Mujahideen released a 31-minute video featuring " Abu Mansour Al-Amriki," an American commander in the Al-Qaeda-linked group, see story board above.

9/05/2009 , UPDATE..Omar Hammami aka Abu Mansour Al-Amriki Computer Science Major From University of South Alabama Appears To Have Set Up The Somalia Al-Shabaab Terror Website April 13th 2007.


Abu Mansour has been shown before among the Somali jihadis, but this is the first time that his face has been left uncovered. Approximately half of the video is taken up by Abu Mansour; the majority of the time he speaks in English, but he gives a short talk in passable Arabic as well. The light-skinned and bearded Abu Mansour speaks in a soft US accent, possibly from the northern United States, and wears a camouflage hat and combat fatigues. He looks to be in his late 20s or 30s. Another fighter, darker skinned and with his face masked by a cloth, says in English: "So, inshallah (Allah willing), we are calling all the brothers overseas, all the shabaab (youth), wherever they are, to come and live the life of a mujahed (holy warrior)."


The video was released after the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned this month that "radicalized clusters" of Somali-American youths as young as 12 were being recruited by Islamic terror groups. "This is a priority for the FBI," Philip Mudd, an official with the bureau's national security branch, told a Senate committee hearing. "We are looking at individuals who are sending kids in the wrong direction

The soundtrack to the video includes jihad anthems and raps in American-accented English, presumably performed by Abu Mansour. At the end of the video, another English-speaking jihadist, who is not identified, calls on foreign youth to join the jihad in Somalia.

Profile:
Abu Mansoor al-Amriki A militant in a video message released this month has an interesting background. The message supports Shabab, one of two radical Islamic groups fighting for power in war-torn Somalia. According to a US intelligence source, the militant in the video, Abu Mansoor al-Amriki, is an ex-US soldier who fought in Bosnia in the early 1990s. No US soldiers officially fought in the Bosnia war, but about a dozen Muslim ex-US Special Forces soldiers fought in Bosnia and trained al-Qaeda and other mujaheddin forces there around 1993 (see December 1992-June 1993).

At the time, the US military and Saudi government apparently had an interest in sending Muslim ex-Special Forces there (see
December 1992-June 1993 and December 1992). Mansoor is said to be a high-ranking member of al-Qaeda’s East Africa leadership, and is a lead trainer for Somali insurgent forces. Although he only appears on video wearing a face mask, it is clear that he is Caucasian. [Middle East Times, 2/28/2008]

FROM Islamic Forum Page;
I
quess they are made by Abu Mansour and some other American Mujaheds. But I think if you ask our Nasheed Expert very nicely he might makes it into a MP3 for us. The News Channels will in the comming days investigate this brother, and will hopefully tell more about him. he must be in Somalia for like 2 years. Just the way he holds his weapon (The right and safest way) is like the soldiers do, maybe he had a military training in the National Garde or something before going to jihad. Looks like he is lefthanded.

Bill Warner
private investigator