He's supposed to be dead. That's at least what some foreign government officials said. But is seems American-born al-Qaeda operative Omar Hammami is very much alive. That's because the mouthpiece for the terror group in Somalia has just released a new terror tune: a rap praising martyrdom.
ABC News explains who Hammami is:
Also known as Abu Mansoor al-Amriki, Hammami is the Alabama-raised son of a Southern Baptist mother and a Syrian father. Since arriving in Somalia in 2006, he has acted as a mouthpiece for Al Shabaab, the Somali branch of Al Qaeda. As part of his attempt to recruit Western youth for jihad, he has released a half-dozen rap tracks on the internet since 2009.
This is his latest foray into the music world called "Send Me a Cruise:"
ABC details the song:
Now Hammami has apparently resurfaced, with two new a cappella songs that appeared on the web earlier this week. In "Send Me A Cruise," Hammami begs to be plastered by a tank shell, a drone attack or a cruise missile, so that he can [be] martyred like some of the heroes he names, including Al Qaeda leaders Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Abu Laith al-Libi. In his trademark tuneless drone, he claims "an amazing martyrdom" is what he "strive(s) for and adore(s)." "Send me a cruise like Maa'lam Adam al Ansari/ And send me a couple of tons like Zarqawi," chants Hammami. "Send me four and send me more, that's what I implore."
In his other song released recently, called "Make Jihad With Me," Hammami calls on others to join his fight to "wipe Israel off the globe."
You can listen to both over on the blog.