FBI's Newest Most Wanted Terrorist Is From ... Alabama

'Rapping Jihadist' Omar Shafik Hammami believed to be in Somalia
By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2012 10:05 AM CST
In this Wednesday, May 11, 2011 file photo, American-born Islamist militant Omar Hammami, 27, also known as Abu Mansur al-Amriki, speaks during a news conference held by the militant group al-Shabab.   (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

(Newser) – The latest addition to the FBI's most wanted terrorist list hits close to home. Alabama native Omar Shafik Hammami, 28, was indicted in 2007 for allegedly providing material support to terrorists and labeled a terrorist a year later, reports the LA Times. He was seen rapping in a recruitment video for al-Qaeda-affiliated group al-Shabab, which earned him the nickname "rapping Jihadist." Hammami traveled to Somalia in 2006, where he joined the group and quickly rose up its ranks. It's believed he's still there. Hammami joins four other US-born men who are on the FBI list. (Read more Omar Shafik Hammami stories.)

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