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Thursday, August 05, 2010

FOX NEWS..Al-Shabaab Members Arrested in USA, Al-Shabaab Terror Propagandist Omar Hammami Indictment Unsealed, Omar Hammami From Daphne AL Had Been Profiled By Sarasota Private Investigator Bill Warner.

Marking the latest in a growing number of terrorism cases involving an Al Qaeda-linked group in Somalia, more than a dozen Somali-Americans have been arrested in at least two U.S. cities for allegedly supporting and in some cases fund-raising for the group.

Many of those arrested were in Minneapolis. Two of them are Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan of Rochester, who have been indicted by a grand jury on charges of providing material support to a terrorist group.  

In addition, federal authorities unsealed a years-old indictment against one the group's most prominent figures, Daphne Alabama-born Omar Hamammi, who has become a star of propaganda and recruitment videos produced by Al Shabaab. 
Fox News was the first news organization to uncover Omar Hammami's identity and report that a grand jury had indicted him on charges of providing material support to a terrorist group. In a motion to unseal the case against him, prosecutors said Thursday that "widespread public and press discussion of the case and indictment" helped diminish a need to keep the case sealed.

Somali Militant Group Al-Shabaab Built Training Camps And Al Qaeda Links Under Sheikh Muktar Robow with Omar Hammami.  Omar Hammami, a 25-year-old American citizen from Daphne Alabama, has become the public face and voice of Al Shabaab as part of the terrorist organization’s effort to recruit English-speakers. Since the fall of 2007, Hammami has issued written statements on behalf of Al Shabaab and has appeared in the terror group’s videos and audio recordings. Identified in Al Shabaab statements and recordings as Abu Mansour al Amriki (Arabic for “Abu Mansour the American”), Hammami has reportedly been charged in a sealed federal indictment in Mobile AL with providing material support to terrorists.

In the United States, arrests were made overnight near Minneapolis and Los Angeles. Two of those arrested were Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan of Rochester, Minn., two naturalized U.S. citizens now indicted by a grand jury on charges of providing material support to a terrorist group.

Prosecutors allege they raised funds "by soliciting door-to-door" in Minnesota's Somali communities, telling potential donors that "the funds were for the poor and needy." Some of that money, prosecutors say, would then be funneled to the group Al Shabaab, which has been designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. government.

In the Mobile AL indictment unsealed Thursday morning, prosecutors also allege that seven others, including unidentified individuals in Minneapolis and Columbus, Ohio, helped Ali and Hallan "collect and forward funds to Al Shabaab." Some of the other alleged aides appear to be in Somalia, including one individual described as "the al-Shabaab administrative governor" in parts of the war-torn country.

For more than two years, the FBI has been investigating how dozens of Americans from Minneapolis and elswhere were recruited to train and fight alongside the Somalia-based group, known as Al Shabaab. Most recently, Al Shabab claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks in Uganda and pledged its allegiance to Usama bin Laden. Ali and Hassan are both naturalized U.S. citizens.  Federal authorities have long worried that Al Shabaab could try to launch attacks inside the United States, MORE FROM THIS SOURCE.....
Private investigator Bill Warner says Daphne AL terror suspect Omar Hammami linked to jihadist Web site of Al-Shabaab. Thursday, September 10, 2009 By BRENDAN KIRBY, Staff Reporter.
A Web site used by a Somali jihadist group 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.

That man went by the name Abu Mansour al-Amriki. Fox News 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.

Hammami, 25, attended Daphne High School and the University of South Alabama. Bill Warner said news reports of Hammami's past as a computer science student confirmed his suspicions that al-Amriki had provided technical assistance to al-Shabaab.

"At that time, I suspected he was involved with setting up the Web site," he said. "It appears Omar, with his background, is the perfect guy to set this up for them."  Rick Schwein, the assistant special agent in charge of counter-terrorism efforts at the Mobile office of the FBI, said he could not comment on a specific case. In general, he said, the bureau works within the constraints of the law to take down Web sites that lure recruits and coordinate terrorist activity....more from this source....

Bill Warner said he has run a detective agency for 15 years and has been trying to shut down terrorist Web sites — on his own time without pay — since 2003.  When watching an April 2007 al-Shabaab Web posting, Bill Warner said, he was particularly intrigued by one of the men on the Web site, a fair-skinned man, who stood apart from the Somali fighters.

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