“The Jihadist Next Door”

This story by Andrea Elliott appears in this weekend’s Sunday Times Magazine. Here’s an excerpt:

For Omar Hammami, the war in Iraq provided a critical spark as he turned toward militancy…“We espouse the same creed and methodology of Al Qaeda,” he wrote. Of Osama bin Laden, he said, “All of us are ready and willing to obey his commands.” Did Hammami, like bin Laden, consider America a legitimate target for attack? “It’s quite obvious that I believe America is a target,” he wrote.

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