Providing Material Support to Terrorists; Conspiring to Provide Material Support to a Designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, al-Shabaab; Providing Material Support to al-Shabaab.
Omar Shafik Hammami was indicted originally in the Southern District of Alabama in 2007 on terrorism violations. A superseding indictment was returned against Hammami in 2009 on terrorism violations for leaving the United States to join the Somalia-based terrorist organization, al-Shabaab. He is alleged to have provided material support to terrorists as early as 2006.
On December 13, 2007, a federal warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama, for Hammami's arrest.
Hammami is a United States citizen and former resident of Alabama. He is believed to be in Somalia. Hammami speaks Arabic and English fluently, and some Somali.