May 12, 2011 Special Dispatch No. 3833

Abu Mansour Al-Amriki, American Commander of Al-Qaeda-Affiliated Al-Shabab Al-Mujahedeen, Mourns Bin Laden, Threatens Vengeance

May 12, 2011
Africa, Somalia | Special Dispatch No. 3833

On May 11, 2011, American jihadist 'Omar Hamami, also known as Abu Mansour Al-Amriki, spoke at a rally held by the Somali jihad organization Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen commemorating Osama bin Laden. In his speech, released in an audio recording that appeared on the jihadi websites and on YouTube, Hamami stated that bin Laden's death would not derail the jihad, and called the U.S.'s efforts to combat terrorism useless. Hamami described the U.S. as an empire in decline, comparing it to ancient Rome. He also attacked "double-speaking trickster" President Obama for causing an increase in civilian casualties in the war in Afghanistan. Finally, he asserted the strength of the Muslim ummah and prayed to Allah to allow the mujahideen to avenge bin Laden's death....

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