FBI Adds Omar Shafik Hammami to the Most Wanted Terrorists List
MOBILE, Ala. (FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION) — Today the FBI Mobile Division announced the addition of Omar Shafik Hammami to the Most Wanted Terrorists list. Mr. Hammami is wanted in connection with terrorism violations to include providing material support to terrorists.
It is alleged that Omar Shafik Hammami, a U.S. citizen and former resident of Daphne, Alabama, also known as “Abu Mansour al-Amriki,” provided material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, known as al-Shabaab. On February 26, 2008, al-Shabaab was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the Secretary of State.
Hammami allegedly traveled to Somalia during 2006 and eventually joined al-Shabaab’s military wing. In 2007, after Ethiopian forces invaded Somalia, Hammami joined the front lines as a fighter and eventually became a leader with al-Shabaab. On November 27, 2007, an indictment was returned in the United States Southern District of Alabama, charging Hammami with 18 U.S.C. 2339A, providing material support to terrorists. On September 24, 2009, a superseding indictment charged Hammami with 18 U.S.C. 2339B, providing material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The Southern District of Alabama has issued an active warrant against Hammami for his arrest.
The FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list serves as a venue to increase public awareness regarding individuals being sought by the FBI in connection with terrorism-related activities. Hammami should be considered armed and dangerous and private citizens should take no independent action against Hammami. If you have any information concerning Hammami, please contact the FBI’s tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI, or call the FBI’s Mobile Division. You may also contact your nearest FBI field office, American Embassy or Consulate, or submit a tip electronically at https://tips.fbi.gov.
Hammami’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” poster can be viewed here.