The Story of an American Jihaadi Part One
In the Somaali language the letter "C" stands for the Arabic letter ""('Ayn) and the letter "X" stands for the Arabic letter "" (aa). The letter "O" is used to
sound like "Oh," and doubling it only makes an elongated version of that sound…NOT likethe sound in the word "Spoon." Instead, the letter "U" is used for that sound (i.e. the"spoon" sound) and is doubled for elongation. The letter "I" is used to sound like the "E" in"Egypt," and doubled to elongate that sound. The letter "E" is used to sound like "Egg" anddoubled to elongate that sound.
In the Name of Allaah the Most Beneficent the Most Mericful. Indeed all praises are due tothe Lord of the Worlds and may He send peace, blessings, and
upon His Messenger and upon his family and companions, as well as those who follow his guidance until theDay of Judgment.Due to the unpredictable nature of the environment in the lands of Jihaad, I decided now isas good a time as any to release the first part of my auto-biography. Although nothingspecial, I thought my addition to the Jihaadi library could at least provide some benefit. Ifind the advice of Abu Muscab as-Suuri
that we should document our history extremelyimportant for a number of reasons: 1) events are happening more rapidly in the age of Globalization, 2) the war of narratives has become even more important than the war of navies, napalms, and knives, 3) with the internet, recording events and spreading reports of them has become extremely easy (so we should take whatever we can get).Due to the necessity of security the first part of this auto-biography only reaches up to myaffiliation with Xarakah ash-Shabaab al-Mujaahidiin. I'm sure everyone can understand theneed for such measures. But in all reality the lands of Jihaad are all similar and historyinevitably repeats itself, so I would imagine that the following information is enough of aglimpse into reality to provide the foundations for future insight.Still alive and well (by May 16 2012),Omar HammamiSomaalia
Who is Abu Mansuur al-Amriiki?
I have found myself affected by Abu Muscab as-Suuri's advice and example in numerousother ways as well. Following his lead I have written numerous strategy papers under the pen name: Abu Jihaad ash-Shaami. See: An Islaamic Guide to Strategy, A Strategic Studyof the Prophetic Siirah, The Vision of the Jihaadi Movement and the Strategy for theCurrent Stage, and A Strategy for the Land of the Gathering (Syria).