November 18, 2013
al-Shabaab Issues Fatwa Against Smart Phones
n a move that further prevents residents of Somalia's Lower Shabelle region from accessing news and information, al-Shabaab is intimidating people who use smartphones, saying the hi-tech mobile devices could be used for spying.Nahhh, surely not.
The militants began their intimidation campaign October 10th, shortly after US commandos stormed a beach house in Barawe, targeting al-Shabaab commander Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, who goes by the alias Ikrima.
..."About four young men came into my pharmacy and saw my Samsung Galaxy phone while it was charging," Farah told Sabahi. "They ordered me to hand over the phone and immediately began searching my text messages, while asking me unnecessary questions about how I acquired the phone or if I send text messages abroad. I answered them with the answer they liked and told them I do not communicate with anyone outside the country."
The militants instructed Farah to never to use his phone again, threatening severe punishment if he is caught with it.
"When I asked them why I was being ordered to stop using it, they told me that smartphones are used to spy on Muslim people," he said. "I was really surprised."
November 12, 2013
Tropical Storm Hits Somalia!
Even as the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan began to emerge in the Philippines, Somalia too experienced one of the deadliest tropical cyclones in its history. Tropical Cyclone 3A moved over Puntland, Somalia, on November 10–11, 2013, causing flash floods that left more than 100 dead. The storm destroyed hundreds of homes and thousands of livestock, according to news reports.*Look on the bright side......
*Its Somalia so..... um I'm working on it.
October 24, 2013
But But Discussion of Muslims Still Enslaving Blacks in Sudan is Racist Against Islam
And you can always excuse modern racist Islamic slavery going on today, with discussion of past slavery practiced by non-Muslims.
I'm left puzzled by the actions of the United Nations and conferences like Durban. Why are the calls for help from the black Africans of Sudan not discussed? According to Deng the UN was well aware of the enslavement of South Sudanese by the Arabs. It took 16 years for UNICEF to acknowledge what was happening. They did nothing until pressured by the Jewish-led American Anti-Slavery Group. I find it ironic that it took a Jewish organization to get the voices of these people into the court of public opinion.After all, racists, who is carrying on a more authentic Hadith. Those who freed their slaves. Or the Islamic slave masters of Sudan who are still castrating their black slave boys and raping their black slave girls?
So why the attempt to muzzle the cries for help from Africa? According to Deng, bringing this issue to the UN would offend the OIC and the Arab league. Could that be true? And if so, how did we get to a place where the most vulnerable are kept out of the spotlight at the behest of the OIC and the Arab league?
We seem to be choosing to ignore the many who suffer at the hands of Arab/Muslims. Deng has shared his concerns about the West abandoning the "victims of Arab/Islamic apartheid." Is it fear of accusations of Islamophobia? Beyond the enslavement of black Africans in the 21st-century that is under reported, to the point of being ignored, Christians all over the Middle East and North Africa are under attack. Based on mainstream media reporting, one wouldn't know the seriousness of the situation.
September 20, 2013
Dead Piece Of Shit Mocks Piece Of Shit, Or Something
The last gasp of an American traitor, I guess.
In both communications, al-Amriki, who is also known as Omar Hammami, focused on his virulent opposition to Godane's leadership.
"The cause of the problem is basically that [Godane] left the principles of our religion and he is trying to change al-Shabaab into an organisation that oppresses every single Muslim in an effort to make him the next Siad Barre of Somalia," al-Amriki told VOA when questioned about his differences with Godane, also known as Abu Zubayr.
Godane wants to be the "leader of Somalia regardless of whether he is ruled by sharia or by any other laws," al-Amriki said. "Basically he has lost the entire principles of what we began jihad for."
Welcome to the real world, son. Oh, wait, you're dead. Oops!
Thanks to the meanest kitteh.
July 29, 2013
Even More Good News From Libya
At least one soldier was killed in overnight fighting in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, a security official said on Monday, in violence that has surged since last week's killing of an anti-Islamist political activist.Heh, unknown armed group that likes to do prison breaks. OMG! who could it be?
The clashes erupted in the western Gwesha district between an armed group and military special forces, hours after explosions that targeted buildings used by the judiciary.
"Clashes broke out between special forces and an unknown armed group," Mohammed al-Hijazy, a spokesman for Benghazi security operations, said by telephone. "At least one soldier was killed. The special forces have now retaken control."
On Saturday, 1,117 inmates escaped during a riot in Kuafiya prison on the outskirts of Benghazi. Officials said on Sunday that about 100 prisoners had been recaptured.I have a bad feeling about this.
June 28, 2013
Omar started a movement, the everyone knows Godane is a dick movement.
Mr Aweys left al-Shabab territory after factions within the al-Qaeda linked group clashed last week - the first deadly infighting since it launched an insurgency in 2006.
Elders from Mr Aweys' Haber Gedir clan, which is powerful in the Galmudug region, told the BBC they had been trying to mediate his surrender after his arrival in Adado.
The exact cause of the al-Shabab split is not known, but there has been a long-running internal power struggle between its leader Ahmed Abdi Godane and those seen as more moderate who oppose links with al-Qaeda, analysts say.
There are conflicting reports about the fate of the second-in-command - Ibrahim Afghan, the al-Shabab founder - following last week's fighting. Initially, sources told the BBC he had been captured and was in al-Shabab detention; subsequent reports in local media say he has been executed.
April 09, 2013
Sandcrawler PSA: Boko Haram The Other African Taliban
This past week, HSPI at George Washington University released the first issue brief of its Africa series (initiated last month) entitled “Boko Haram in Nigeria: No Easy Fix“. The first installment covers a topic I don’t know much about – Boko Haram in Nigeria. Omar Mahmood does an excellent job of concisely putting some needed details and perspective on Boko Haram, its origins, the underlying causes for its ascension and identifies some questions we might examine in the coming months. Additionally, Omar addresses some of the questions surrounding the group’s links to al Qaeda and its newest manifestation Ansaru. Here is the link to the full article and I’ve pasted the introduction here below.
Yes, yes I am making you click twice.
April 03, 2013
Al Shabaab via Twitter [@HSMPress1] Claims To Have Classified Docs From The Somali President's Office
PRESS RELEASE: Classified documents retrieved from the office of the Somali president.
Mogadishu (03/04/2013). In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen intelligence teams have retrieved some very valuable documents from the office of the apostate Somali president inside the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu. The documents contain highly confidential information, including detailed intelligence reports, internal memos, planned operational details and other classified material.
Some of the documents contain letters received from an influential Arab regime instructing the apostate president to name certain individuals for specific posts within his government so as to facilitate better cooperation and sharing of intelligence between the two countries.
We will publish some of the documents on Twitter in the coming hours and the rest will be published when deemed appropriate Insha-Allaah.
Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahideen
You never know...
Shucks, they have never emailed me. Dunno why, well there was that one time I was. Wait, more than one time I was..
March 07, 2013
Nigerian Islamists Behead "Informant"
I haven't seen this video, but do I really need to see it to understand the kind of animals we're dealing with here?
A man accused of being an informant has been beheaded by Islamist group Boko Haram. The incident was recorded in a video obtained Tuesday in which the victim accused of being an informant appears to be beheaded on camera.And, oddly enough, it seems like YouTube is the protagonist of the story:
The clip has been distributed to Nigerian journalists in the country's north in recent days through intermediaries....On second thought, you really do need to see the video to understand the brutality of these people. Words alone cannot describe the visceral reaction any moral being has when witnessing someone being murdered. I can't explain why that it is, but it's true.
Sources familiar with Boko Haram say it was handed out in this manner because Nigerian authorities have been blocking the group's videos from being uploaded to YouTube.
February 26, 2013
Back That Ass Up
NY Daily News
Omar Hammami, one of the most notorious Americans to join an Al Qaeda affiliate, is already on the FBI’s most-wanted terrorist list. Now, he’s accused of a different sort of crime — plagiarizing his rap lyrics.
Hammami, who now goes by the name Abu Mansour al-Amriki (The American), released a series of rap songs over the past few years that are now being attributed to another American-born Islamic extremist. And the accusations are apparently coming from his former best buds at Al Shabab, the terrorist organization that helped launch Hammami to international fame.In a document acquired by Wired.com, an alleged former colleague named Abu Hamza Al-Muhajir, calls Abu Mansour out on his “Nasheeds,” or Islamic vocal music.
“The Jihadi rap Nasheeds, ‘send me a cruise’ and ‘make Jihad with me’, that are often erroneously attributed to Abu Mansour are the work of another Muhajir — another American Mujahid,” Al-Muhajir claims in the 17-page PDF. “But, of course, Abu Mansour would never say otherwise since the Nasheeds ‘perfect’ and complement his projected self-image.”
February 13, 2013
Kenya: Family Of Hostages Held By Al Shabaab Crying For Help
Sadly, unless they are rescued, they most likely will be killed. The savages of the African Taliban enjoy killing innocents:
Nairobi — Twenty-six-year-old Komora Yesse is an emotionally wrecked man.Al Shabaab's Twitter account was suspended shortly after they posted images of a French commando who was killed in a failed attempt to rescue hostage Denis Allex. Also, they linked to a download for the below video of the Kenyan hostages. They also tweeted a ultimatum:
His brother's heart-wrenching fate is due to be sealed within the next 20 something hours, in the war-torn Somalia.
So as the clock slowly ticks towards midnight Thursday, he will have to keep checking social networks to know whether or not the Al Shabaab terror group makes good its threat to execute his elder brother, Edward Mule and registration clerk Fredrick Irungu.
"It is very sad. It is hard on my mother because of the pain of losing a child. It is hard on my sister, his wife, my father and me. We just want to talk to him again. All I think of is Mule," says Yesse.[More...]
They have since opened a new Twitter account - @HSMPRESS1. I don't see anything on it regarding these hostages and most likely they are careful not to do so. There is also another Twitter account here, but most likely a supporter and not a spokesperson for al-Shabaab.
Tomorrow will tell the tale, sigh. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the hostages.
February 08, 2013
Abu Mansoor al-Amriki So Ronery
Omar Hamammi is so lonely, he spends most if his time hanging with J.M. Berger of Intelwire on twitter. We're not sure if that says anything about Berger's fascination with Godzilla but here.
AFP: Once his reputation was of a feared fighter, an American-born extremist who left small town Alabama to wage war alongside Al-Qaeda-linked Somali Islamists and who called on other foreigners to join. Today, Omar Hamami -- better known as Abu Mansoor al-Amriki or "the American" -- has split from the insurgents, who want to kill him. He cuts a forlorn figure: homesick, stuck somewhere in Somalia, and telling anyone who will listen about his apparently doomed career path.Doomed! Doomed I say!
Here Omar. Hope this helps.
Update: AFP took down their post, it was apparently from this Huffpo piece.
January 24, 2013
Somalia: Al Shabaab, On Twitter, Threatens To Kill Kenyan Hostages
Update: Kenya Won't Negotiate With These Bitches
First, Al Shabaab (aka the African Taliban) tweet a link to the download:
Next, it appears on JihadTube:
Then the threats:
Twitter yawns over TOS violation as they did when Al Shabaab, aka @HSMPress, threatened to kill French hostage Denis Allex if France attempted to rescue him. He died and Al Shabaab tweeted several images of a French commando who was killed in the failed hostage rescue operation.
I suppose we should start calling Twitter JihadTweet or JihadTwitter or TwitterJihad, much like we call Google's YouTube JihadTube.
Update: Kenya officials respond to the above threat We will not bargain with al-Shabaab
* Says government "cannot negotiate with terrorists""not POW's", exactly.
* Nairobi says hostages are non-combatants, not POWs
January 21, 2013
Time is UP!
And apparently Abu Mansur al-Ameriki is still alive.
Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen are fine when it comes to killing unarmed hostages with their hands tied behind their backs, but when facing people whe are actually armed they are a big bunch of pussies.
I've decided to root for Omar to take out as many Shabaab al-Wussahidines as he can, they need thinning anyway.
Pass the popcorn and go Amriki!
January 18, 2013
Who Is Really Behind Omar Hammami aka Abu Mansour Al-Amriki's Twitter Account?
Certainly makes one wonder...
January 16, 2013
News! French Troops ADVANCE in Mali
Forward: I didn't know the French military knew how to go in that direction:
French troops advance on Islamist rebels in northern MaliAll joking aside, good for them & Godspeed!
French troops in armored vehicles and machine gun-mounted pickups moved northward Wednesday to bolster Malian army units fighting Islamist guerrillas entrenched in the beleaguered town of Diably.
The troop movements, recorded by journalists on the scene, set the stage for what seemed likely to be French troops’ first major engagement on the ground since President Francois Hollande ordered a major military intervention in Mali six days ago. Some reports said French special forces advisers were already in the city battling alongside the Malian soldiers.
Al Shabaab 'Claims' They Killed Hostage Dennis Allex After French Commandos Failed Rescue Attempt
France has reported two commandos and the hostage, Dennis Allex, were killed during the rescue attempt. Not wanting to take credit for killing the hostage during the rescue, al-Shabaab is now claiming they killed Alexx after and are blaming the French for his death.
The African Taliban's Twitter account put out the following 'press release' in a "'TwitLonger'. Twitter has become al-Shabaab's only means of communicating. You could say the Jawa Report is mainly responsible for that.
Anyway, here is part of the press release minus the Allah this and Allah that
The Verdict:Now read what they said the French commandos did to 'innocents'
The death of the two French soldiers pales into insignificance besides the dozens of Muslim civilians senselessly killed by the French forces during the operation. Avenging the deaths of these civilians and taking into consideration France’s increasing persecution of Muslims around the world, its oppressive anti-Islam policies at home, French military operations in the war against Islamic Shari’ah in Afghanistan and, most recently, in Mali, and its continued economic, political and military assistance towards the African invaders in Muslim lands, Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen has reached a unanimous decision to execute the French intelligence officer, Dennis Allex .
With the rescue attempt, France has voluntarily signed Allex’s death warrant. Following the failed operation, Le Drian, aware that execution is the natural corollary of treachery, announced that the punishment had already been meted out, despite the fact that Allex was at the time alive and safe in another safe house.
Saturday’s botched rescue operation was an abysmal failure; both in terms of intelligence and the ground operation. The French forces, driven by false intelligence reports from the ground, landed a few kilometers away from the town of Bulo-Marer and headed towards their designated location, killing all the villagers that crossed their path. The villagers, including an elderly woman, were later found some with their throats slit and others with bullets riddle all over their bodies. But before the French forces could reach their destination, the Mujahideen in Bulo-Marer were alerted by HSM intelligence teams who had information of the French movements.Throats slit? Not hardly.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Dennis Allex. Also, the commandos killed in the operation. One such commando has his images on the African Taliban's Twitter account:
Twitter has ignored me and others flagging the images and has allowed the images to stay. Although, the African Taliban did notice my call for flagging the images:
Twitter, like Facebook and JihadTube, has no problem providing services to terror groups. They, the terror groups, are quite happy now on Twitter knowing they have free reign to spread their propaganda.
January 15, 2013
Al Qaeda "on the Run" in Mali
With French boots on the ground in Mali, wouldn't it have been nice if before the election someone would have warned us that by "al Qaeda on the run" President Obama meant "spreading to places he'd like us to ignore"?
Oh wait, they did:
Mali has been taken over, the northern part of Mali by Al Qaeda type individuals.But don't worry, the US isn't going to send in ground troops. Instead, we're going to help the French with "logistics".
--Mitt Romney during the 3rd Presidential debate
Yeah, that ought to work.
January 14, 2013
On Twitter? Please Flag These Images The African Taliban (al-Shabaab) Tweeted
Terrorist like to do this for the 'shock value', they are assholes that way.
Here are the links to the three images to flag:
His family will thank you I'm sure.
Update: Bitches OWND:
France out of Mali! No Blood for Oil!
Yeah, actually I'm all for France's war of choice in Mali. They are fighting Taliban-like, al-Qaeda sympathizing elements in the country. So, killing as many of them as possible is a good thing.
But don't you find it, I don't know, ironical that when France intervenes in the internal affairs of a country that none of the usual suspects come out and protest?
Wall Street Journal:
On Friday, France sent fighter jets and special forces across the vast desert north of Mali, reversing an eight-month-long stalemate between the former French colony and the fundamentalist rebels who overran Mali's north last year.Again, I'm all for this. It's better in my book to let other people put their lives at risk for goals that benefit us.
French forces had focused on regaining control of Konna, which had fallen into rebel hands last week. French and Malian officials have described this small town in central Mali as a strategic gateway for a possible rebel attack on Bamako.
Over the weekend, fighter jets from France attacked targets deep in northern territories controlled by Islamist groups, notably the large city of Gao near the front. The French also targeted sites along the border with Mauritania, as well as Kidal, a remote trading post near Algeria.
The real question, though, is whether the French tactics will work? Whether limited French airstrikes will be enough?
This is France.
January 12, 2013
Somalia: French Soldier Killed In Failed Hostage Rescue
The African Taliban, have held Allex since 2009
A French soldier was killed and another was captured in a failed French commando raid on Saturday to rescue French hostage Denis Allex, who is also believed to have died in the operation, according to the French Defence Ministry.However, the African Taliban have denied they killed him.
The Islamist captors of a French military agent killed him during a French commando raid in Somalia, the French Defence Ministry said Saturday. One French soldier and 17 Islamists were also killed in the fighting.
Gen. Martin Klotz, a spokesman for the ministry, declined to provide details of the overnight operation aimed at rescuing secret service agent Denis Allex - the code-name for the man who was kidnapped by the militant Islamist group al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, the capital, in 2009.
His Somali captors, however, claim they are holding Allex alive and said they had a new captive, a French commando wounded in the fighting.If he is alive, the African Taliban will most likely release a video, otherwise he is most likely dead. As to the French soldier held captive now, if true, it remains to be seen how long they will keep him alive.
"(Denis) Allex still remains safe and far from the location of the battle," al-Shabaab said in a news release. "As a response to this botched rescue operation by the French forces, (the Shabaab) assures the French people that it will give its final verdict regarding the fate of Denis Allex within two days."
January 08, 2013
Omar Hammami (aka Traitorous Jackass) And His Jackass (Updated)
After his novel yesterday it appears he wants one to feel sorry for him.
Tough shit bitch.
BTW, dead man walking comment comes from someone I mistook for someone else. Don't know 'em.
Update: BemetOr has a special image for Bullwinkle and his jackass:
The original Bullwinkle by B:
January 06, 2013
Will Goregazeera Show Interviews With Al-Shabaab Spokesmen?
Note the Al Jazeera microphone, the new face of Al Gore's former Current TV. He sold it to a network full of terrorist sympathizers.
They will most likely only show interviews like the above in their Arabic language channel or something.
You may remember, our very own American traitor Omar Hammimi aka Abu Mansoor al-Amiriki once was in with the above 'sheikh'. He is either dead or in hiding now. Hopefully dead.
His twitter feed has been very busy lately though.
Update: EROWMER FTW!
Ali Dheere, and the other buy[guy] back a couple weeks was named Farmall al Baler or something? Do these guys think naming themselves after farm equipment makes them appear manly?Related:
Al Gore Sells Current TV To Al Jazeera
al-Shabaab Releases Statement on Abu Mansur Al-Amriki (Bumped Amriki Alive?!?!)
January 03, 2013
15 Al Shabaab Suspects Arrested In Ethiopia
Ethiopia's security and intelligence agency announced 15 members of an East African terrorist cell affiliated with al-Qaida [al-Shabaab..ed] have been arrested.Good news is always refreshing.
Military training manuals, weapons and videotapes pertinent to jihad, or religious war, were also discovered in the arrests Wednesday, a government statement on the news website AllAfrica said.
December 18, 2012
al-Shabaab Releases Statement on Abu Mansur Al-Amriki (Bumped Amriki Alive?!?!)
The series of video releases - one in March when the Kuffar were preparing to invade the Islamic Administrations in Lower Shabeelle region and another in October just after the Kenyans had invaded the port city of Kismayo, in Lower Jubba region - were intended to serve a broader purpose. Hence, the timing of the releases and the convergence of the entire East African nations upon the Mujahideen were not entirely coincidental occurrences but a calculated attempt to draw attention to the alleged voices of dissent within the ranks of the Mujahideen at a time when they were most likely to be under pressure from their enemies so as to cultivate the destructive seeds of disunity. But Allah is the best disposer of all affairs; the seeds failed to germinate ‘and the evil plot encompasses only him who makes it.’
The gist of it being that Omar Hammami is a traitor, a spy or both. Sewing "fitna" or conflict among the Mujahideen. That despite efforts to "counsel" Omar that he has refused.
The thought crimes listed in the statement would carry a penalty of death under the hard line Islamist interpretation of Sharia used by al-Shabaab. although it does not specify any punishment nor read very harshly like your typical Sharia death warrant.
We've no word on Hammami's fate.
Update by Howie 12/19/2012: It looks like Omar, wherever he is, is still kicking or at least he was 8 hours ago.
Little twitter spat there. I've that and one other claim he's alive. The twitter feed makes the claim that Shabaab will kill Omar and blame it on the US and Zionist forces in a false flag operation.
Well the narrative seems right anyway.
(more below the fold)
The videos mentioned are here and here. Here is a Twitter feed known to be associated with Hammami as well as his Youtube Channel. His last known activity was Dec 10th on Twitter but its possible that another person other than Omar Hammami has access to that feed.
Omar Hammami aka Abu Mansuur al-Amriiki Autobiography .
Omar Hammami Interview Houston We Have a Problem.
American Traitor & Al Shabaab Leader, Omar Hammami, Abuses Little Kids.
Omar Shafik Hammami Added to FBI's Most Wanted List.
Report: American Traitor (Omar Hammami, aka Abu Monsour Al-Amriki) Killed Fighting in Somalila.
Abu Mansoor al-Amriki's (aka Omar Hammimi) Former Roommate Among 2 Charged In Terror Case.
American al-Shabaab commander Omar Hammami (aka Abu Monsour Al-Amriki) releases tape that mocks reports of his death.
American Commander Of AlShabaab, Omar Hammami aka Abu Mansour Al-Amriki, Releases "Rap" Nasheed Recruitment Tape.
December 02, 2012
Al Shabaab 'Warns' Dutch Parliament Over Blasphemy
Al-Shabaab plans to strike the Dutch Parliament, after the country’s legislators abolished blasphemy.“Nobody can portray the figure of Allah (God)”? Really?
Announcing the decision last Friday, Sheikh Fuád Mohamed Khalaf Shongole, the Chief propagandist of the radical Islamist group in Somalia, warned that the consequences of the legislator’s decision will be major.
He was reacting to a recent decision by the Dutch Parliament that insulting God will no longer be a crime in the Netherlands, revoking a decades-old blasphemy law from the statute books.
“Nobody can portray the figure of Allah (God),” said Sheikh Shongole through the media supporting his movement. “We are going to respond to such decision.”
How about this, bitches:
November 30, 2012
UK Investigating Charity Linked to Nigerian al Qaeda Supporters
Authorities in the UK have confirmed that they are investigating a charity said to have ties to the group. The charity has denied that it is secretly funding Boko Haram:
The UK Charity Commission (CC) has confirmed, for the first time, that it is talking to different departments, regarding allegations that Al Muntada Al Islami Trust is providing financial support to the Boko Haram group.Over the weekend the leader of Boko Haram made a video tape clarifying that they do, in fact, support al Qaeda:
“We confirm we have been contacted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Metropolitan Police (MP) in relation to this matter,” the CC spokesperson told Ahram Online.
The emir of Boko Haram, the Nigerian terror group that has ties to al Qaeda, has praised the global jihadist organization, and said he and his fighters support jihad in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Chechnya, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia, Algeria, Libya, and Mali.
September 30, 2012
Kenya: #ProudSavages Attack Sunday School Killing 1 Child
One child has been killed and six critically hurt, the Red Cross says, in a grenade attack on a church's Sunday school in the Kenya capital, Nairobi.Amazing how many on Twitter are a proud savage, I wonder if they will agree with this?
The attacker targeted St Polycarp's church on Juja Road.
A police spokesman said they suspected sympathisers of Somalia's al-Shabab Islamist militants were to blame
September 22, 2012
Non-Sarcastic Good News: Libyans Storm al Qaeda Stronghold
When Muslim mobs go terribly right:
Hundreds of protesters angry over last week's killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya stormed the compound of the Islamic extremist militia suspected in the attack, evicting militiamen and setting fire to their building Friday.I hope we see more of this kind of thing.
In an unprecedented show of public anger at Libya's rampant militias, the crowd overwhelmed the compound of the Ansar Al-Shariah Brigade in the center of the eastern city of Benghazi.
August 27, 2012
Al Shabaab Supporting Cleric Aboud Rogo Killed In Kenya
A Kenyan radical Islamist cleric has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the city of Mombasa.Send snarky condolences and stuff to @MYC_Press. Rogo was their "main ideological leader". They have me blocked, so.
Aboud Rogo Mohammed was on US and UN sanction lists for allegedly supporting Somalia's al-Shabab militants.
According to a UN report, he had helped al-Shabab obtain funding and new recruits. He was also facing charges of plotting attacks in Mombasa.
@HSMPress would like to hear from you also, honest.
August 01, 2012
Mogadishu: Al Shabaab Kills Comedian Who Made Fun Of Them
Gunmen shot dead a well-known comedian known for poking fun at Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab insurgents in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials and colleagues said Wednesday.If you are on Twitter, please make fun of al-Shabaab here and here and here.
Abdi Jeylani Malaq Marshale, in his late thirties or early forties, was killed late Tuesday, minutes after leaving Kulmiye radio station, where he worked as drama producer and performer.
"Two men shot and seriously injured Marshale... the comedian was later pronounced dead," said police lieutenant Mohamed Gaal, adding that "unfortunately the assailants escaped."
July 30, 2012
Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: 7/7 Bomber (aka Jermaine Lindsay) Widow Whore EditionUpdate: Fatwas Issued
Fatwas will be issued
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against Birdhurd for:
Ahhhhhhh...Baked Beans and the Interwebs...purrfect together.The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against colsmeag for:
Clearly Meatball EnvyThe "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against B'emet Or for:
I can haz jihad?The "mojahedin will separate your dirty head from your dirty heart" fatwa issued against Pizza the Hut for:
"If these thought-bubbles contained any actual thoughts, I wouldn't have left the hard drive behind."Bubbe, keeping your image for future fatwa contest. Classic!
What a multi-dimentional moron.
July 05, 2012
Treasury Targets Regional Actors Fueling Violence and Instability in Somalia
You can read the report here
June 09, 2012
al-Shabaab Places 10 Camel Bounty on President Obama
10 Camels, you have to be kidding. And two more for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The United States offers millions for information leading to the capture of the world's most wanted terrorists.A Somali militant group has purportedly countered with an offer of camels for U.S. officials.Al-Shabaab has placed a bounty of 10 camels for President Barack Obama and two camels for information on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.An audio statement posted on jihadist websites purportedly from Al-Shabaab jeered news that the United States is offering millions of dollars for information on seven key members of al-Shabaab through its Rewards for Justice program.The man on the audio claimed to be Fuad Mohamed Khalaf, considered by the State Department to be Al-Shabaab's leading fundraiser. The United States has offered $5 million for information of his whereabouts."Whoever brings the mujahidin information about the whereabouts of infidel Obama and the lady of Bill Clinton, the woman named Hillary Clinton, I will give a reward,"Personally I double the African Taliban can even come up with 10 camels. Besides everyone knows Americans aren't interested in Camels, we want beaver pelts. Lots and lots of beaver pelts.
Go ahead Mr. Obama, take em out. Just don't tell Astrodouche anything about it.
In case you're wondering I did some camel research and a good camel goes for about 3 to 7 thousand US dollars, even more if it has a machine gun mounted on it. Or was that a Toyota? Whatever. Making the offer somewhere between 30 and 70k depending on the quality of the camels, camel trim level and installed camel options.
May 31, 2012
Omar Hammami Interview Houston We Have a Problem
Christof Putzel was able to speak with Abu Mansuur al-Amriiki this past weekend. Christof sent files to Omar that contained questions Omar sent back recorded answers to those questions.
I've placed an embed of the video below the fold. The interview is audio only, there are no images with which to verify Omar's location.
The interview ends with African Union Troops approaching and Omar's final message to Christof was typically American. "Houston, we Have a problem." (See video below at around 7:20.) He says he has three wives and five children in Somalia and he hopes that if he is killed his father can find them and bring them to America to care for them.
Ironic that in the end he is hunted by those he purports to fight for and asking his family and America to pass along his last words and to care for his family. That says a lot about al-Shabaab, no?
I hope that for his mother and father's sake he is not killed but captured by the African union troops. But Omar seems determined to go out in a last futile gesture of stupidity. Dying for Allah is one thing, but dying for al-Shabaab murders wrapped in a false cloak of Islamic piety is another.
May 24, 2012
Omar Hammimi: "Did Someone Say Bullwinkle"?
Thanks to B'emet Or cyber sleuthing skilz and to Elmira Viking for the lead.
I Dedicate This Video To Twitter Twit Abu M
You FAILED miserably akhi in providing proof Omar Hammimi (aka Abu Mansuur al-Amriiki) is still alive.
New Hamammi Photo?
Note the Youtube account associated with Omar Hamammi aka Abu Mansuur al-Amriiki yesterday linked this photo of Omar holding a laptop displaying the banner page for his autobiography.
The assumption being that this is proof of life. The photo was first posted to Facebook, however the Facebook account to which the photo was uploaded was flagged down (sweet! whomever you are) forcing the user known on Twitter as Abu M to update the Youtube account associated with his last known video with this link to the original .jpeg.
Downloading that file and checking the metadata associated with the file we find the make and model of the camera along with the date taken of 07/17/2011.
So it basically proves Omar was alive almost a year ago. And who said taking down web pages isn't useful?
May 23, 2012
Six Reasons Not to Jihad With Shabaab
If you are a young American male considering joining a foreign terrorist organization in general and al-Shabaab in Somalia in particular, I highly recommend you to read Omar Hammami’s autobiography (available on the Internet, but not yet on Kindle). Unfortunately for Hammami, he arrived in Somalia before the release of al Qaeda’s (Mis) Adventures in Horn of Africa. Had he waited until after the summer of 2007, Hammami could have read al Qaeda’s primary source documents from 1992-1994 and diverted his plan. Al Qaeda’s internal documents ’92-’94 read just like Hammami’s bio from 2012 – tales of suffering, betrayal and defeat. (For some highlights from the 90’s AQ documents, see this post) The irony is that Bin Laden learned from these Somalia pitfalls of the 90’s and I’m certain they influenced his decision to block a Shabaab-AQ merger as debated in this new Abottabad document released this month. (See SOCOM-2012-0000006-HT)Read the rest.
In follow up to yesterday’s post on Fazul-Hammami connections, I present 6 reasons for why joining al-Shabaab or any extremist group in Somalia appears to be a particularly bad idea; above the obvious point that joining a terrorist group in general is never a good idea. So here it goes:
#1 – Betrayal
This reason more than any other should be the biggest deterrent for those considering joining al-Shabaab. If malaria, dehydration, starvation, rival clans or foreign armies don’t kill you, other members of Shabaab will.
May 18, 2012
Debra Hammami Misses Omar
An Alabama mother whose son joined an al Qaeda group in Africa said she can't turn her back on her boy even though he advocates attacking America and hasn't been in direct contact with her in years.
"If I could touch him for five minutes, I would be thrilled," Debra Hammami of Daphne, Ala. said of her son Omar who this week published a 127-page account of his road to terrorism from a small town in the American South.
"The silence has been devastating," she told ABC News. "I don't agree with the ideology of any of that, but I do love my son and I do have that motherly love."