Friday, May 13, 2011
U.S. Militant Omar Hamammi Vows to Avenge Death of Osama bin Laden At Mogadishu Press Conference, Why is This Dirtball Hammami Still Breathing.
American-born Islamist militant fighter Omar Hamammi, from Daphne AL, also known as Abu Mansur Al-Amriki, adresses a press conference in Mogadishu's Afgoye district May 11, 2011. Omar Hamammi and four other foreign fighters in Somalia spoke at the gathering and vowed to avenge the death of Al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden.
MOGADISHU, Somalia...Wednesday May 11, 2011 15:16:18 EDT. Omar Hammami, known as Abu Mansur al-Amriki, or “the American,” said Wednesday that bin Laden’s death does not mean the end of attacks against U.S. interests.
Hammami is among hundreds of foreign fighters in the ranks of the al-Shabab, Somalia’s most dangerous militant group, which is trying to topple the country’s weak U.N.-backed government.
Al-Shabab carried out its first international attack last July in Uganda, killing 76 people watching the World Cup final in two bomb explosions. Hammami grew up in the middle-class town of Daphne, Ala., before joining the militants in 2007.
Why is This Dirtball Omar Hammami Still Breathing.
Mobile Press-Register... PI: U.S. company hosted web site used by group tied to suspected terrorist from Daphne AL. A Web site, http://www.kataaib.net/, 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, http://www.kataaib.net/, down in January 2009, Bill Warner said, after an order from the federal government. 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, he 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. That man went by the name Abu Mansour al-Amriki. Fox News reported last week 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.
Omar 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.
Newspapers in Phoenix and Tampa, Fla., reported that Web hosting companies in their cities took down jihadist Web sites after Bill Warner pointed them out in early 2008.
But officials at Dotster, which hosted the al-Shabaab site at kataaib.net, initially resisted Bill Warner's efforts, he said. Warner said the al-Shabaab site http://www.kataaib.net/ clearly crossed the line. And while the message was in Somali, he said, a mirror site run by a man in the United Kingdom had an English-language version. "It was blatantly recruiting suicide bombers," he said.
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