Terrorists have beheaded Alabama native-turned terrorist Omar
Hammami, Somali media report. He recently said he feared for his life.
He also was known as Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki or simply "the American,"
and rose to the position of a senior commander in the Al Shabaab
terrorist group, linked with Al Qaeda. Al Shabaab has not confirmed
the report of Hammami´s execution.
He posted a YouTube video earlier this year, in which he said he was
a marked man, hunted by his fellow terrorists, apparently for
disagreeing with them about the terrorist group’s future and its
views of Muslim Sharia law.
Hammami stated, "I record this message today because I feel that my
life may be endangered by Harakat Shabaab al-Mujahideen due to some
differences that occurred between us regarding matters of the Sharia
law and matters of strategy.”
Posting a video expressing fear of fellow terrorists is unprecedented
and could even have hastened his death at the hands of Al Shabaab
terrorists, who reportedly beheaded him on April 5.
A Somali website reported that Hammami was the only top official
absent from a recent meeting. The execution may have caused a split
in the feared Al Shabaab group, with several members having fled to a