F.B.I. Adds Two Names To Its Most Wanted Terrorist List, One An Alabama Man

   on November 14 2012 5:13 PM

 

The FBI Wednesday added two men, one an American from Alabama, to its “Most Wanted Terrorists List,” according to ABC News.

 

The list is more of an administrative update than an urgent signal to locate the two men.

 

Omar Hammami, also known as Abu Mansoor al-Amriki, has been a leader and a key propagandist with the Somalian al Qaeda ally al-Shahaab since 2006. U.S. authorities believe that he is a dangerous threat due to his ability to speak English and his experience with propaganda.

 

The other name added to the list is Raddulon Sahiron, a suspected leader of the al Qaeda-affiliated Abu Sayyaf network in the Philippines.

 

Hammami, the son of a well-to-do Baptist mother and Syrian father, has faced indictment since 2007 on charges he provided material support to terrorists. A superseding indictment leveled against him in 2009 claims he left the U.S. to fight with al-Shahaab in Somalia.

 

In the past, Hammami has recorded several rap songs where he advocates jihad against the West and announces his intention to be killed by American artillery or a drone so he can become a martyr.

 

Earlier this year however, Hammami posted a video online saying that he feared for his life within al-Shahaab camps as fighters had turned against him due to ideological differences.

 

Also a writer, Hammami jokes in an online blog post that drones are racist. They prefer to target white people, he quipped.

 

Hammami has good reason to fear a U.S. strike against him. Last year, the military killed high-profile al Qaeda recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki and al Qaeda propagandist, Samir Khan, both of whom were American citizens.

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