American jihadi in Somalia writes an autobiography
Omar Hammami, an American jihadist from Alabama, wrote a 127-page
book about his experience fighting on the front lines with Somalia's Al
Qaeda affiliate, Al Shabab. By
Mike Pflanz, Correspondent /
May 21, 2012
Members of Somalia's Al Shabab militant group patrol on foot on the outskirts of Mogadishu on March 5.
Insights into the minds of Westerners who have traveled to faraway
lands to join the armies of radical Islam are usually confined to
esoteric security websites and jihadist blogs rarely written in English. But an eye-opening, eyebrow-raising, 127-page document just uploaded to
the internet gives a unique glimpse into the motivations of the
increasing numbers of young men now fighting in the ranks of Somalia’s Al Qaeda affiliate, Al Shabab. ...Read here...