FBI adds Filipino to terror wanted list
Sahiron is believed to be the leader of the group, which was put on the
The Abu Sayyaf was set up in the 1990s with seed money from Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network, according to the Philippine military, and has been blamed for that nation's worst terrorist attacks.
These include the bombing of a passenger ferry in
The State Department's Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of Sahiron, who is believed to be in the Sulu archipelago.
Sahiron was indicted in
FBI also added to its list of most wanted terrorists the American "rapping jihadi," an operative for
Omar Shafik Hammami, who was born in
The group has "repeatedly threatened terrorist actions against
Also known as Abu Mansour al-Amriki, Hammami has been releasing rap songs in English on the Internet since 2009 as a recruitment tool, although music is forbidden in Al-Qaeda's strict interpretation of Islam.
In the songs, Hammami says he hopes to be killed by a drone strike or in a cruise missile attack so he can achieve martyrdom.
He invites young people to join the jihad to "wipe
Hammami, who has been indicted in the
The FBI said it is seeking information on a third man, Shaykh Aminullah, who is suspected of providing material support to terrorists with the help of the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, designated a terrorist group in 2001.
The suspect, who is believed to be living in the Pakistani city of
The FBI most wanted terrorist list was created in October 2001, shortly after the September 11 attacks. The Seeking Information -- Terrorism list was then created to publicize efforts to find suspects not yet charged with crimes.