May 17 2012
Oops! Looks like reports of American jihadi Omar Hammadi’s recent beheading by al-Shabaab have been greatly exaggerated
Apparently Omar Hammadi (In Somalia, known as Abu Mansour al-Amriki, the American) has made contact with Current TV, confirming, sadly, that he is not dead.
Recent video of Hammadi complaining that his life was in danger: oh-boo-hoo-my-comrades-want-to-kill-me-says-american-jihadi-in-somalia
Current TV’s Vanguard correspondent Christof Putzel about Putzel’s recent conversations with Omar Hammami, the American-born jihadi who was reported as having been murdered in Somalia in April, but is alive — a fact Hammami confirmed exclusively to Current TV.
Hammami made contact with Current TV three weeks ago after watching Putzel’s 2010 Vanguard documentary, “American Jihadi,” which traced Hammami’s journey from his birthplace in Daphne, Ala. to Somalia, where he became a leader in the Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group Al Shabaab.