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Omar Shafik Hammami, American Al-Shabab Member, Rebuked By Somali Militants

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In this undated image released by the FBI, Omar Shafik Hammami is shown. Hammami, an Alabama man believed to be operating with terrorists in Somalia has been put on the FBI's list of
In this undated image released by the FBI, Omar Shafik Hammami is shown. Hammami, an Alabama man believed to be operating with terrorists in Somalia has been put on the FBI's list of "most wanted terrorists." (AP Photo/FBI)

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Militants in Somalia are publicly rebuking their best known American fighter.

Al-Shabab posted a statement Monday scolding Omar Shafik Hammami, formerly of Daphne, Alabama.

Hammami, who is also known as Abu Mansur al-Amriki, said publicly earlier this year that he fears members of al-Shabab may kill him over differences of opinion.

The new al-Shabab statement says Hammami's video releases are the result of personal grievances that stem from a "narcissistic pursuit of fame." The statement said al-Shabab has been speaking to Hammami in private but that those efforts have been "fruitless." The statement said al-Shabab was morally obligated to out his "obstinacy."

The statement was posted on a Twitter feed used by a member of al-Shabab.

The FBI placed Hammami on its most wanted terrorist list last month.

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