TUESDAY JAN 26, 2010…CBC RADIO TORONTO CANADA, Anna Maria Tremonti , Jihadi Websites - Warner....We aired some music from an on-line video made by Al-Shabaab an Islamic insurgent group in Somalia. The video shows heavily armed fighters and people who have had their throats slit. Last year, the U.S. Government added Al-Shabaab to the list of groups it considers to be terrorist organizations. But despite that, Al-Shabaab still operates its website relatively unhindered. People who monitor the websites of violent extremist groups are split about what to do about that. Some say sites such as Al-Shabaab’s should be shut-down. Others say that would throw away one of the only tools that international intelligence agencies have for monitoring the groups behind the websites. Jihadi Websites, close them down now says PI Bill Warner……click here for radio program. Bill Warner is firmly in the “shut-them-down” camp. He’s a private investigator in Sarasota, Florida. And among other things, he spends his days shutting down terror sites www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/2010/201001/20100126.html – 4 hours ago -
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.
PI Bill Warner: U.S. company hosted web site used by Al-Shabaab group tied to suspected terrorist Omar Hammami aka Abu Mansour al-Amriki from Daphne Al, Omar Hammami was radicalized in Mississauga a suburb of Toronto.
The two families settled in Alexandria, Egypt, which they found disappointingly secular. When the applications to Al-Azhar fell through, Culveyhouse and his family returned to the United States. “I didn’t want to continue down this fool’s path,” he says. Hammami felt betrayed, Culveyhouse recalls, and they drifted apart.
American Omar Hammami Surfaces In New Jihadist Video by Al-Shabaab Terrorists, Abu Mansour al-Amriki aka Omar Hammami “Brainwashed” by “Angry” Individuals in Mississauga, Terror Central Canada.
Private investigator Bill Warner says Daphne Ala. terror suspect Omar hammami aka Abu Mansour al-Amriki linked to jihadist Web site of Al-Shabaab www.kataaib.net , ABC News confirms al-Amriki is head of propaganda for Al-Shabaab.
When Hammami joined the Shabaab in late 2006, he had no known military training. Like other foreign fighters, he quickly fell ill, probably with malaria, he told Dena in e-mail messages and phone calls. He started reaching out to her the following summer, after his wife in Toronto asked for a divorce. He never disclosed what he was doing, but he seemed to have little power: he had to ask permission to make phone calls, he told Dena.
The 31-minute video, released by the Shabaab last March, is a veritable homage to Hammami. He is shown running in slow motion, a line of fighters behind him, as a jihadist rap song plays in the background. He reads to them from the Koran, moving in and out of Arabic while stroking his beard. He then lectures them in English, with what struck his old friend Bernie Culveyhouse as an “E.S.L. accent.”