Notice the progression in this young man's life. (1) He was raised as a Baptist. (2) He converted to Islam. (3) In the aftermath of 9-11, he told newspapers he was shocked at the thought that Muslims could do such a thing, and that he was worried that there would be retaliation against Muslims. (4) He is now waging open Jihad and calling other Muslims to join him.
A week after the 9/11 attacks, a young Muslim at the University of South Alabama told the school's newspaper it was "difficult to believe a Muslim could have done this."
Now, eight years later, he is professing to launch attacks himself and calling on others to join the fight, as terror-related charges await him at home in Alabama, FOX News has learned exclusively.
Abu Mansour al-Amriki — or "The American" — has become one of the most recognizable and outspoken voices of terrorist propaganda.
He has been in war-torn Somalia for several years, fighting the secular government there with a group known as al-Shabaab, which has ties to Al Qaeda and was labeled a terrorist organization by the U.S. government last year. Only recently has he taken on a starring — and jarring — role in al-Shabaab's outreach efforts. READ MORE.