Monday, May 21, 2012

'American Jihadist' Omar Hammami, Releases Memoir of His Journey into Terrorism . A self-confessed 'American jihadist' has released an online autobiography

A self-confessed 'American jihadist' has released an online autobiography chronicling his journey from what he called his 'privileged' childhood in Alabama to the top of America's most wanted list as an al-Qaeda terrorist in Somalia. Omar Hammami, whose jihadist nom de guerre is Abu Mansur al-Amriki, said he was releasing the first part of his memoir, "The Story of an American Jihaadi, Part One," because of the "unpredictable nature" of his chosen life. Indeed, Hammami faces danger from both the United States, with unmanned aerial drones constantly buzzing overhead hunting for men just like him, as well as from his fellow jihadists, who he says want to kill him over "differences regarding matters of Sharia and strategy."

The publication of the memoir ends widespread speculation which began in April when unconfirmed reports from mainstream media outlets such as Fox News claimed that Hammami was beheaded by rival factions of al-Shaabab, the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group which the American joined shortly after entering the East African country in 2006. Hammami had helped fuel speculation of his demise when he released a video in March in which he said his life had been threatened by some of his comrades. "I record this message today because I feel my life may be endangered by Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahadeen due to some differences that occurred between us regarding matters of Shariah and matters of strategy," he declares in the video, which was produced at an unknown location, presumably in Somalia. In his memoir, the 28-year-old Daphne, Alabama native fondly recalls that he was "brought up like most of the children in America," celebrating Christmas and birthdays and hunting with family like one of "the good old boys" of the South. The son of a Syrian father (just like Steve Jobs, he writes) and a Southern Baptist mother, Hammami recounts the religious awakening he experienced as a teenager that led him to to Islam. In 2002, in the wake of the September 11 terror attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Hammami dropped out of college and moved to Toronto, Canada to study "blacklisted" Islamic books. While there, he married a Somali woman and the couple gave birth to a baby girl. But jihad called, and soon the family relocated to Egypt where Hammami met Daniel Maldonado, a fellow American jihadist. Maldonado helped him travel to Somalia, a journey his wife was not willing to make. "She refused to come to Somalia and insisted that I should simply come back to Canada and live happily ever after (fat chance!)," he writes in his memoir. Hammami struck out on his own, joining al-Shabaab shortly after arriving in Somalia. The publication of his autobiography, which is dated May 16, 2012 and signed "still alive and well," was met with relief by Debra Hammami, Omar's mother.
"The silence has been devastating," she told ABC News at her home in Daphne, Alabama on Thursday. "I don't agree with the ideology of any of that, but I do love my son and I do have that motherly love." "If I could touch him for five minutes, I would be thrilled," she added. Omar Hammami has given just one media interview in recent months. After viewing Current TV's 2010 documentary "American Jihadi," he contacted Vanguard correspondent Christof Putzel, who asked him if he would ever consider surrendering to the U.S.
"Of course not! I didn't leave America for a thrill ride with the hopes of finding a get out of jail free card at the end of the boardwalk," he told Current TV's Putzel from an undisclosed location, referring to the popular board game "Monopoly."
"This is a struggle of creed, culture and civilization that won't end until Islam is supreme," he added. "My life is just one drop in the bucket... I wouldn't trade the blessing of martyrdom in this cause for anything in this world or even all of it ten times over."
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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

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Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
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Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
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Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
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May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

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His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

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