American jihadi booted out of Somali branch of al Qaeda
Screen grab from al-Amriki's March video message. (From IntelCenter)
December 17th, 2012
07:34 PM ET

American jihadi booted out of Somali branch of al Qaeda

By Larry Shaughnessy

It turns out al Qaeda has the same problem as ordinary companies with employees who spout off on the Internet, making their bosses look bad.

Al-Shabaab, the Somali branch of al Qaeda, booted Abu Mansour al-Amriki out of the group after he posted video messages contrary to the terrorist organization's teachings.

Al-Amriki, who was born Omar Hammami in a suburb of Mobile, Alabama, had become a highly visible member of the group that once dominated central and southern Somalia.

For a time, al-Amriki was a key recruiter for the group, attracting Americans of Somali heritage to the country to fight for the terrorist group.

But things changed in March when al-Amriki posted a video saying he felt like he was at risk. "I feel that my life may be endangered by Harakat Shabaab al-Mujahideen due to some differences that occurred between us regarding matters of the sharia and matters of strategy."

Then in October, he posted another video, calling on jihadi leaders to intervene and ease problems between Somali and foreign terrorist fighters.

In response, the press office of al-Shabaab, released a statement Monday calling al-Amriki's videos "childish petulance."

The statement said he is no longer a member of the group and that its goals will not be derailed by the "the superficial allegations, frivolous ramblings and whimsical desires of those who wish to enhance their image at the price of Jihad and the Mujahideen."

It's not clear what will happen to al-Amriki, or Hammami, depending on what name he'll now use, but it's unlikely he'll return to the United States because he's been indicted in federal court on terrorism charges.

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Filed under: Al-Shabaab • Somalia • Terrorism
soundoff (234 Responses)
  1. Concerned American

    This is crazy. They can't fire him. He needs to first contact Al Quada's HR Department in the NY office and then a file a lawsuit. They need to give him a real good severance package.

    December 18, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Reply
    • skits

      Right...he should first have a proper employee performance evaluation then be given a warning after which he should be re-evaluated and either terminated for cause or transferred to another department of evil....of course, there's always the Johnnie Cochran firm available to help...no wait...I thought we were talking about civilized society here...sorry....right...this is about lifeforms barely equatable with humanity...sorry I guess I zoned to LiLo for a minute...man...she's still hot....how is that even possible?

      December 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Reply
  2. skits

    Come on man, you couldn't even get the terrorist role right? Look, if you want to be a filthy animal who hides behind religion so you can wield some sense of power that you sorely lack because your mom dressed you like her little tramp and told you to dance for her...that's fine but at least learn to tow the company line....now go get your f*^&kin' shinebox.......LOL

    December 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Reply
    • macInBlack1970

      HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH! good one! 🙂

      December 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Reply
    • flossmore

      You want a leg Henry? How 'bout a wing Henry!

      December 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Reply
  3. ART

    You know you are from Alabama when not even terrorists will have anything to do with you

    December 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
  4. empresstrudy

    Don't worry, he can still get a job with either Huffington Post or MSNBC.

    December 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
  5. macInBlack1970

    YEAH! HAW HAW! M0r0n! That's what you get for tryin to be an American Taliban skumbag! Now you're up $h1t's creek if you come back here to your birth place that you spit all over for no good reason other than to to be a slimeball skumbag carpet riding extremist sand g00k! Now you can fly around on that carpet for eternity wondering about the error of your ways!

    Durka durka F face!

    December 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Reply
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    December 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Reply
  7. Guesteppi

    If he didn't get two verbal warnings and one written warning this guy has a lawsuit on his hands.

    December 18, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
    • Guesteppi

      I can't remember: Is Somalia a Right To Jihad Country?

      December 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Reply
  8. Red, White & Blue American

    Al Qaeda fired him, now its time for America to fire him. With a bullet to the head.

    December 18, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
  9. NoHire

    This is NOT going to look good on a resume'. How bad you gotta be to get kicked out of Al-Queda?

    December 18, 2012 at 11:56 am | Reply
    • albuspwbd

      That made my day. Thanks-

      December 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Reply
  10. ert

    ...Maybe Burger King in Somalia is hiring

    December 18, 2012 at 11:53 am | Reply
  11. citizenbychoice

    I guess he is expecting someone will be sympathetic to him? Man up and be a real terrorist you whimp!

    December 18, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply
  12. JGN

    What. An. Idiot.

    December 18, 2012 at 11:41 am | Reply
  13. gypsygirl

    They have a press office? Unreal....

    December 18, 2012 at 11:41 am | Reply
  14. Mr86

    hmmm, so where is he gonna collect umemployment?

    December 18, 2012 at 11:39 am | Reply
  15. martin2176

    did he get bonus and severance pay ? and stock options...?

    December 18, 2012 at 11:18 am | Reply
  16. Mafia Style?

    We can only hope that his "termination" was Mafia style ... Sleep with the fishes, terrorist!

    December 18, 2012 at 10:59 am | Reply
    • davecu

      Let him 'sleep' with the pigs, the mutt!

      December 18, 2012 at 11:07 am | Reply
    • George Patton

      Good grief, I never seen so many hateful, anti-islamic posts. Did any of you bozoes ever think that this guy might have had a reason to become a Muslim? Evidently not!!! I bet that most of you here have no notion of what Islam is all about.

      December 18, 2012 at 11:26 am | Reply
      • macinator1177

        If it all about killing people, as this organization is, then I want nothing to do with it.

        December 18, 2012 at 11:30 am |
      • Dave

        He represents terrorism, not Islam. I don't care if he is Muslim, but I do care that he is a disgusting traitor and a terrorist. Saying that does not make us anti muslim.

        December 18, 2012 at 11:42 am |
      • Pig in a Poke

        Dave would be correct, so quit disgracing the good name of George, George!

        December 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
      • Bleh64

        Hateful? How about you read the story, he was a RECRUITER for the Somali branch of al Qaeda. I think you are the one wearing the red wig, big red nose, clown make-up and big oversized floppy shoes......BOZO.

        December 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
      • Tracy

        trololo...

        December 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
      • Understand the Difference

        Muslim? No where in this article was that word used. Terrorist, al Qaeda, Mujahideen, jihadi .... yes. Islam is a religion that is global. Many of these terrorists are not Muslim, as Saddam was not Muslim.
        We need to understand the difference – everyone in this region is not Muslim just as all Asians are not Buddhist and all Americans are not Christian.

        December 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  17. Michael

    They should let him have no help and better yet let them kill him!!

    December 18, 2012 at 10:56 am | Reply
  18. Really?

    you can kick al Qaeda out of a country ...but you cannot kick the country out of al Qaeda. GO Alabama!! Crimson tide!

    December 18, 2012 at 10:43 am | Reply
    • local

      I D I O T

      December 18, 2012 at 11:00 am | Reply
  19. Areyoucrazy

    Feed this Islamic Jihadi nut job to the sharks!! One less of them is still not enough, but is a good start!

    December 18, 2012 at 10:40 am | Reply
  20. zlop

    Gloomy Looking picture
    Need to hire a Feng Shui fashion designer ?

    December 18, 2012 at 10:30 am | Reply
  21. ME

    And right before the holidays too. So sad.

    December 18, 2012 at 10:28 am | Reply
    • Stan

      +1.... that was hilarious ME.

      December 18, 2012 at 10:47 am | Reply
    • Pete

      I literally laughed out loud! Perfect!

      December 18, 2012 at 10:54 am | Reply
    • boombastic

      baby fantastic

      December 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
  22. Justakid

    What an ungrateful POS. I hope we get him before they do.

    December 18, 2012 at 10:21 am | Reply
  23. zlop

    Hard to keep track
    Which terrorists work for Hilary, MI7, Mosad ?

    December 18, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply
  24. Caleb Moore

    This is what he wanted. You make your bed with the enemy then you no longer have a home. Your life is theirs now and if they dont want you then nobody wants you.......the future you chose.

    December 18, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply
  25. Tex

    You do not want to get fired from Al Qaeda since their idea of a "severance package" is about your head, not money.

    December 18, 2012 at 10:08 am | Reply
  26. Rogue351

    If they have not already the NRA and GOP will be stepping right up to pay this guy millions of dollars to push the their version of freedom. And if that does not work out he always has the Baptist, Fundamental Mormons or any evangelical group in the good old USA he could go to work for. Same message different employer.

    December 18, 2012 at 10:07 am | Reply
    • Ted

      What the F are you talking about...................some of these comments are unreal!

      December 18, 2012 at 10:29 am | Reply
    • Jon

      What are you rambling about? You make no sense in your whining. Think before you comment. Yes..go on...think. I know you are doing it now before you reply with some quick infantile remark. Wait for it.....think about it before you type. hold on.. got it? You sure? ok go ahead and show everybody in here that you are a smart kid and share your knowledge. P.S. use spellcheck first. Don't want to make you look foolish. opps. too late. Maybe Ishould say, "more foolish" go ahead and type now.

      December 18, 2012 at 10:35 am | Reply
      • Stan

        If people thought before they commented, this thread would be empty.

        December 18, 2012 at 10:48 am |
  27. stagger

    Sounded cool when he got the job. Until he realized was no longer needed. Then he starts whining like a scared little baby, like somebody's going to help him. Good luck POS.

    December 18, 2012 at 9:58 am | Reply
  28. BobSmith

    I smell a reality tv show brewing!

    December 18, 2012 at 9:39 am | Reply
    • basildave

      Yeah, funny, The Apprentice but instead of Donald Trump, you get the heads of Al Queada... of course, if you're fired you're also beheaded.

      December 18, 2012 at 9:54 am | Reply
    • Rudolf vs

      Hmm... It looks like even al Qeada is having problems getting good help.

      December 18, 2012 at 9:59 am | Reply
  29. dave10764

    I wondered what happened to Frank Zapa.

    December 18, 2012 at 9:28 am | Reply
    • FedUpwithLA

      Zappa did an album called "Sheik Yerbouti," and it couldn't have been more timely and relevant to today's world. However, Z met his match with pancreatic cancer, not al Qaeda. Frank was a little nuts, of course, but THAT nutz.

      December 18, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
      • FedUpwithLA

        NOT THAT nutz, it should read.

        December 18, 2012 at 9:37 am |
      • basildave

        Actually it was prostate cancer

        December 18, 2012 at 9:55 am |
      • FedUpWithLA

        Uh . . . you're right. Prostate cancer it was. Mea culpa.

        December 18, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  30. JR

    Man, the unemployment rate just took another hit!

    December 18, 2012 at 9:25 am | Reply
  31. Akiva

    There's probably an op-ed opening at MSNBC that he can get.

    December 18, 2012 at 9:22 am | Reply
    • JR

      OR Obama is looking for people for his new cabinet.

      December 18, 2012 at 9:27 am | Reply
    • GaryOwen27

      No he is comming back to hang out with his brother in law Grover Nodquest. The real threat to the USA is Nordquest and he Muslum Brotherhood he leads.

      December 18, 2012 at 9:50 am | Reply
    • Matt

      When I think "gun-toting religious fanatics", I think "GOP". Fox News would be a better fit.

      December 18, 2012 at 10:45 am | Reply
  32. Hahahahahahaha

    Well..........the KKK are always looking for more dropouts!!!!!! Hahahahahahahahaha

    December 18, 2012 at 9:00 am | Reply
    • BigShiz

      You would know

      December 18, 2012 at 10:07 am | Reply
      • GOPtard

        You're red neck is showing underneath your mask.

        December 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  33. HPN

    Drone number 235 to the run way please.

    December 18, 2012 at 8:55 am | Reply
  34. Henry

    He can be a consultant for major media outlets in the west on al Qaeda and terrorism or make a fortune by trading his al Qaeda info with the CIA.

    December 18, 2012 at 8:46 am | Reply
  35. termlimits

    Where's the union when you need them?

    December 18, 2012 at 8:36 am | Reply
  36. The Real Tom Paine

    It would appear as though Somalia is a right-wing, objectivist paradise: no labor laws, overflowing with weapons, and a religious-based government. See the results, folks?

    December 18, 2012 at 8:34 am | Reply
    • zzz

      I thought Objectivists were atheists...

      December 18, 2012 at 8:57 am | Reply
    • scranton

      So sorry that you were one of those left behind.

      December 18, 2012 at 9:22 am | Reply
  37. MarkNolan

    This guy should sue his employer for unfair labor practices.

    December 18, 2012 at 8:22 am | Reply
  38. Bry

    I wouldn't be surprised if his descendants moved to the US to get away from conflict and war. And here he is, straight from an upbringing that those who came before him probably sacrificed to give him and he's bent on bringing war and intolerance.

    If this guy's mislead "journey" teaches him anything maybe it will be something about just how well religious groups in the US get along with one another compared to other parts of the world. Maybe it will be just how wise American forefathers were to apply the lessons of the French Revolution and draw a division between church and state as aposed to applying some religious doctrine that is inherently descrimanatory to those who don't believe in the base religion. Maybe the guy will learn some of these things. But from here on out the clock is running on this guy and he'll feel more insecure than he ever has in his life.

    December 18, 2012 at 8:09 am | Reply
    • Jusdafax

      Actually Bry, the American Revolution occurred before the French Revolution.
      Otherwise good point.

      December 18, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Reply
  39. warytraveler

    A guy named Omar Hammami living in Alabama? It's no wonder why he turned terrorist.

    December 18, 2012 at 8:03 am | Reply
  40. Thenextstep

    I am sure Mobile will see to it to take care of him with unemployment checks.........

    December 18, 2012 at 7:48 am | Reply
  41. GJH

    Is eligible for unemployment?

    December 18, 2012 at 7:37 am | Reply
    • CJB

      He received severance pay, they cut his head off.....: I

      December 18, 2012 at 7:51 am | Reply
    • johnny

      he should take it up with h r.

      December 18, 2012 at 7:52 am | Reply
  42. Maryanne

    ROFLMAO

    December 18, 2012 at 7:16 am | Reply
  43. yoshi

    Good career move because there is a drone out there waiting for him. How hard is it to find this guy? Southern accent and all.

    December 18, 2012 at 6:59 am | Reply
  44. are122

    Poor guy. Not only fired but ugly. Wonder if he gets to keep any goats he's acquired in his 401K.

    December 18, 2012 at 5:44 am | Reply
  45. Brian Smith

    Does this mean he is now removed from the official White House "KIll List" ? Or is he still a prime, juicy target for an automatic-approved drone strike?

    December 18, 2012 at 4:57 am | Reply
  46. jdoe

    Apparently Somalia is a "right to work" country.

    December 18, 2012 at 4:00 am | Reply
  47. Chirag

    We need to get Pakistan to stop funding terrorist around the world. We can do this by cutting all the aid we give them and in turn also fix things at home. Let them blow themselves up.

    December 18, 2012 at 2:41 am | Reply
    • Howard

      Trouble is, Pakistan is the only Islamic nation that possesses nuclear weapons. There's no recorded instance of any nation using nukes to blow themselves up. But someone else ... hmmm.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:49 am | Reply
      • shamus

        There are plenty of cases of these dirty, brown folks blowing themselves up, however. Perhaps a nuke suicide bombing is in order.

        December 18, 2012 at 7:09 am |
    • Michael

      Actually we need to get Saudi to stop sending money to Taliban and Al Qadea... Everytime you fill your tank with Sadudi oil, you are supporting the extremist there. Still want to drive a Tahoo or Hummer? Peace

      December 18, 2012 at 8:58 am | Reply
  48. Mike

    Maybe he should move back to Alabama and send his resume around. He has some management background I see.

    December 18, 2012 at 2:12 am | Reply
  49. AJ

    I'm surprised they fired him and didn't put him in front of a firing squad.

    December 18, 2012 at 2:01 am | Reply
  50. pbernasc

    wow .. the guy got fired by Al Queada ... ha ha ha ... talking of a bad resume !

    December 18, 2012 at 1:49 am | Reply
  51. Total2199

    Fired by the employer....Where he would apply for jobless benefits?

    December 18, 2012 at 1:35 am | Reply
  52. Marc Florida

    As hard as I try I just can't seem to generate much sympathy for his situation.

    December 18, 2012 at 1:34 am | Reply
    • Howard

      Awww, I bet you didn't try all that hard.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:50 am | Reply
  53. SteveP

    They should have given him a written warning and put him on a performance improvement plan.

    December 18, 2012 at 1:28 am | Reply
  54. Lizard Lance

    A young man from Alabama is fired by al Qaida. To be sure, if he ever can return to the US the National Rifle Association will try their best to allow this individual access to as many assualt weapons as he wants so he can go out on his own and spread his own brand of terror. That's what the NRA is good for.

    December 18, 2012 at 1:17 am | Reply
    • b4bigbang

      If your 72 virgin wives turn out to be your cousins, you might be the redneck terrorist.

      December 18, 2012 at 1:23 am | Reply
      • RickyBobby

        If you get fired from your job as a terrorist or you get fired from ANY job in Somalia you might be a redneck terrorist.

        December 18, 2012 at 7:57 am |
    • Emilio Largo

      Single-most retarded comment I've read all day. And I spent about 20 minutes on Facebook today.

      December 18, 2012 at 2:35 am | Reply
      • al Kinda

        If in writing your monthly terror report to Al-Shabaab you ask your Somali assistant how to spell "I.E.D.", you might be the redneck terrorist.

        December 18, 2012 at 3:16 am |
      • al Kinda

        If three of your fresh-faced recruits were trampled to death after attempting to tip an elephant in a "team-building exercise" gone terribly wrong, you might be the redneck terrorist.

        December 18, 2012 at 3:29 am |
    • Ray

      What a completely asinine stupid statement.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:37 am | Reply
      • al Kinda

        If you were inspired to terrorize Americans after watching the Iron Sheik wrap a folding chair around the back of an unsuspecting "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan in Royal Rumble VI, you might be the redneck terrorist.

        December 18, 2012 at 3:48 am |
      • al Kinda

        If you wear your head wrap less for religious reasons and more to protect your Skullet from damaging UV rays, you might be the redneck terrorist.

        December 18, 2012 at 4:26 am |
    • rickirs

      He doesn't need NRA to buy weapons, just go to any open air gun market or e-bay, for example Airsoft Gun M4 Full Automatic AR15 M4A4 Electric AEG Assault Rifle AR-15 MW3 .

      December 18, 2012 at 6:16 am | Reply
    • shamus

      ....and knee-jerk liberals would not see him puniched for his acts against the United States. These weak-willed DIM-0 moonbats would like to look into his childhood to see what could have caused his rage and determine exactly where society failed him. Yes, there must be some causal factor that increased taxes could have fixed. FAIL.

      December 18, 2012 at 7:11 am | Reply
    • shamus

      ....and knee-jerk liberals would not see him punished for his acts against the United States. These weak-willed DIM-0 moonbats would like to look into his childhood to see what could have caused his rage and determine exactly where society failed him. Yes, there must be some causal factor that increased taxes could have fixed. FAIL.

      December 18, 2012 at 7:11 am | Reply
    • MarkinFL

      Let's see. The liberal president is ready to send a drone after people like this while the conservatives gnash their teeth for the rights of terrorist Americans to instead be brought to justice by putting more Americans at risk trying to capture him instead. Liberals would stop people like him from being able to buy weapons at any gun show without a background check. The NRA believes people like him should be able to buy a Bushmaster without any background check.
      So, actually the OP was not really far off at all.....

      December 18, 2012 at 7:39 am | Reply
  55. Ash

    His compensation should be a Bullet in his head!

    December 18, 2012 at 1:13 am | Reply
  56. Mike

    al Abama. Is that a new terrorist organization?

    December 18, 2012 at 1:06 am | Reply
    • MarkinFL

      Nothing new about it. But otherwise correct.

      December 18, 2012 at 7:40 am | Reply
  57. Mike

    Al Qaeda HR brings new meaning to the term "head hunters"

    December 18, 2012 at 1:03 am | Reply
  58. Mike

    Fired by Al Qaeda. That does NOT look good on the resume.

    December 18, 2012 at 1:02 am | Reply
  59. rob0rah

    Your fired! BANG

    December 18, 2012 at 12:48 am | Reply
    • b4bigbang

      If you like your halal meat fried up in bacon drippings, you might be the redneck terrorist.

      December 18, 2012 at 1:00 am | Reply
      • CurmudgeonTx

        Dun forget the pig lard.

        December 18, 2012 at 6:02 am |
  60. reasonablebe

    a man without a country (and without a cause, apparently, other than himself). this is what happens when you join a thug group. they use you until they don't like you any more, then you are just gone.... and no one else wants you either.

    December 18, 2012 at 12:43 am | Reply
  61. USAPeasant

    So I guess Al Qaida will cut his pension from 72 virgins down to 36.

    December 18, 2012 at 12:33 am | Reply
  62. Homer10

    Wow. I wonder what their severance package is like (severed head)? Where do you go to recrute another information minister? You can't go to Man Power. Maybe some job shop like Terrorists R Us or something. Looks like those drones are taking their tole. All the smart ones are in the ground.

    December 18, 2012 at 12:24 am | Reply
    • CurmudgeonTx

      Monster dot com

      December 18, 2012 at 6:04 am | Reply
  63. ericgoestoholland

    Relax, terrorist dudes. You can all propagate violence and hatred in the name of God, just take turns....

    December 18, 2012 at 12:08 am | Reply
  64. independent

    Strange.

    December 18, 2012 at 12:06 am | Reply
  65. ARtukaatand

    May be this is Ashabab's trick' for some who played a key role in Alqaeda organisation can not simply be allowed to walk out safely

    December 17, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply
  66. Alan

    So if you're fired from al Qaeda, do you get severance pay or do they just sever your head?

    December 17, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Reply
  67. BobMD

    Send some drones over there and end this.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Reply
  68. lawlz

    I wonder what a arabic and alabama language accents sound like together? They're both difficult enough to understand...

    December 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Reply
    • Homer10

      Well, Dang. A red neack terrorist. What will they think of next?

      December 18, 2012 at 12:28 am | Reply
  69. Virginia Independent Voter

    I wonder if he got a severance package. In Al Qaeda speak that means they severed his package.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Reply
  70. Jimmy

    According to Shariah, his penis and one ball will be cut

    December 17, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Reply
  71. Rachel

    This is good for a laugh in light of recent events. He's worried about his own safety, yet he's a member of an organization that doesn't value life and has no qualms killing innocents? As I said, good for a laugh.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Reply
    • ericgoestoholland

      precisely. the irony is fabulous.

      December 18, 2012 at 12:09 am | Reply
  72. Murray River

    The turds I crap out have more intelligence than any of these Al Queda morons.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Reply
    • Hahahahahahaha

      And more "values" than a republican!!!!!! Hahahahahahah

      December 18, 2012 at 8:58 am | Reply
  73. Billy Goat

    Hang him high.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Reply
  74. pd

    does that mean he now qualifies for a food stamp?

    December 17, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Reply
    • CurmudgeonTx

      Yes, but just one.

      December 18, 2012 at 6:06 am | Reply
  75. jkantor267

    There's a sitcom here.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Reply
  76. EatYouAlive

    The NRA has recruiters?

    December 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Reply
    • Jerry

      Yeah, and we'd like to recruit you. We've been needing some live-target practice.

      December 17, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Reply
      • Dustin Goldsen

        People being shot in movie theaters, malls and schools and you make a joke about live target practice. Nice.

        December 17, 2012 at 11:18 pm |
      • VladT

        Eatyoualive fired the first shot ( pun intended ). Linking a pro gun group to a terrorist organization obviously shows your "unbiased" leanings

        December 18, 2012 at 5:56 am |
  77. Will

    Uh, yeah, I'm sure he was "fired". He was "fired" the same way Al Qaeda "fires" anyone else. Oh well, at least he won't be needing another job...

    December 17, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  78. doru r.

    how about the pink slip

    December 17, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Reply
    • Djirk

      I don't think anyone cares about his underwear. 😉
      Anyhow, I have two words for this fellow:
      Henry Hill.
      TURN STATES, BRO!

      December 17, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Reply
  79. empresstrudy

    Keeping my fingers crossed that Huffington Post leaps into the fray condemning al Qaeda for illegally firing him. You KNOW that's going to happen. Alternet will follow up with a complaint that the Jews are behind it. Salon will pen a column by an alcoholic lesbian on her trip to somewhere near to the horn of Africa and how exotic it was.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Reply
  80. Another_Infidel

    A scene at the bar...
    "So, you were fired."
    "No. I quit!"
    "No, you were fired. Not much of a Jihadist eh?"
    "Infidel. I kill you."
    "Sorry bud, that line's been used."
    "Oh."
    "So what are you going to do now?"
    "I thought I would try a new line of work, I hear that Baghdad Bob was looking for a spokesman."

    December 17, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Reply
  81. You Wish

    I wonder if he'll get 89 weeks of unemployment like I did. After each check I would spend it on fast-food, video games, netflix, a new car, $30 dinners, and new shoes!

    December 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Reply
    • Howard

      You obviously haven't seen the size of even the biggest unemployment check. Believe me, for anyone who's ever had a job and lived life on even minimum wage, that unemployment check is no inducement to remain unemployed. Only uninformed idiots think that it is.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:58 am | Reply
      • VladT

        Sorry...my friend lived off unemployment at the max amount. Better follow your own advice, there

        December 18, 2012 at 5:55 am |
  82. reply

    Ah, division and rumbling in the ranks–always a good sign. They need to do what corporate America does–rewrite their mission and vision statements. Of course, this is all Bush's fault and the YouTube video.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Reply
  83. yuri

    Resume: Fired by Al Queda for being too nice to the world. Geeze, only place left to work is Bank of America (by the way, look at their fees, then go to Wells Fargo....much nicer people there)

    December 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Reply
  84. Joe

    i heared that he sued Al Queda back for wrongful termination and hired the firm of Johnnie Cochran.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Reply
    • Max in AZ

      "The firm of Johnnie Cochran" did the unbelievable and got a very guilty man off scott free.

      December 18, 2012 at 12:13 am | Reply
      • Howard

        Or, you could say that the prosecutors did a bad job of sizing up the jury they helped pick. Truth is, getting the defendant off is the job of defense attorneys regardless of whether the defendant is innocent or guilty. That's because the average defendant won't have nearly the resources to defend himself that the state will bring to bear to convict him.

        Like it or not, our system of justice is based on the principle that it's better for a few guilty men to go free than to wrongly convict even one innocent man.

        December 18, 2012 at 4:03 am |
  85. TheBoss

    His monthly reports were always late. He rarely stayed past 5 pm. liberal arts majors ..huh

    December 17, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Reply
  86. Severance

    He got severance ... of his head.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Reply
  87. only in Alabama

    Was this guy in any way influenced by the movie "The Jerk?" White male from Alabama who grows up believing he is of Somali descent and then joins up with Al Qaeda.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Reply
    • PeterPan

      You should of seen the look on the faces of his Al-qaeda brethren when he pulled out the banjo and the washboard for the terrorist sing along

      December 17, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Reply
  88. PeterPan

    I saw him get walked out by HR and security. Wasn't pretty. He had just moved over to the corner office with a real nice view. He was unhappy. He threw his coffee at the mission statement. He threw all of the family photos even the ones with the camel in the picture into the recycle bin. How inappropriate. It wasnt but 5 minutes after he was booted that all the climbers were trying to figure out how to get his job. Little did they know that recruiting has now been outsourced to China. Damn. Even the terrorists are not immune.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  89. Marc

    Wait, they just simply fired him? Ya, right! My guess is that his body is now wandering around trying to find his head to re-attach to it.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Reply
    • Max in AZ

      We will never see or hear from him again...You don't get fired from AQ. You join for life until you die. He's dead.

      December 18, 2012 at 12:18 am | Reply
  90. spyroo

    nope hes been on unemplyment and collecting alredy and sporting a brand new obama phone

    December 17, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Reply
  91. Icurheinie

    At least he can get unemployment now. buwaahaaa

    December 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Reply
  92. The_CIA

    Abu Mansour al-Amriki, please note, since you will no longer be useful to us, we are also giving you the boot as a double agent. This is your burn notice.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  93. Michael

    I am sure FoxNews will hire him and give him his own show.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Reply
    • GlueckAuf

      And why would you think that? Muslim apologists are drawn Democrat Party and their groveling bootlicks at MSNBC.

      Good road,
      GlueckAuf

      December 17, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Reply
      • Max in AZ

        And you believe the Fox News entertainment complex? That is all Fox is...an "entertainment show". Look it up...that's how they defended themselves in a court of law after being sued. They twist the truth for entertainment.

        December 18, 2012 at 12:23 am |
  94. JCQueipo

    Hw couldn't hire enough people willing to blow up themselves !!

    December 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Reply
  95. JCQueipo

    It's hard to find good workers everywhere !!

    December 17, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Reply
  96. Rob

    Al-Qaeda better hope there's no Somali equivalent of the National Labor Relations Board, or this guy likely has a lawsuit...

    December 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Reply
  97. peterweicker

    Plus, he inflated his resume. We won't even discuss the Christmas party.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Reply
  98. Brian

    Don't worry maybe his employment insurance will cover a portion of his income costs until he finds a new job..

    December 17, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Reply
  99. OldJoe

    It's not clear what will happen to al-Amriki, or Hammami?

    Nothing a drone can't fix.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Reply
    • Junior Weyeah

      some Americans are crazy, how can you be part of a originazation that wants to destroy America and her ideals

      December 18, 2012 at 1:57 am | Reply
      • InFormed

        Spoiled little brat who grew up with everything and wanted to be a big shot without having to work.

        December 18, 2012 at 9:26 am |
  100. Mattster

    Aha, I sense a special opportunity by "certain agencies" to use him as a mole. Or maybe they already have been ?

    December 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Reply
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