The mosque presidentâ€™s son is Omar Hammami, an American who has appeared in multiple Al-Qaeda propaganda videos as â€œThe American.â€ He joined Al-Qaedaâ€™s branch in Somalia, al-Shabaab in 2006. He has been publicly criticizing al-Shabaabâ€™s leadership since March 201, but remains an Islamist terrorist. His father has denounced his actions and has cooperated with the FBI.
Hammami led the University of South Alabamaâ€™s Muslim Students Association chapter and his increasing radicalization alienated his family. His father, the ISBâ€™s president, kicked him out of the house in 2002 after he refused to be photographed with the family.
At least two other ISB attendees have been indicated for trying to join Hammami in Somalia.
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