by Florian Flade
„We inform the Islamic Ummah in general, and the Mujahideen specifically, of the news of the martyrdom of one of the leaders of the Global Islamic Media Front and a knight from the knights of the Jihadi media and the Jihadi forums“ – a new statement by the Global Islamic Media Front reads.
The Jihadi Media Outlet „Global Islamic Media Front“ (GIMF) which is mainly responsible for releasing statement by Al-Qaida and other groups in various translations is celebrating the death of the Yemeni citizen Abdel Moeed Bin Abd al-Salam aka „Abu Umar“. The Jihadi killed himself by exploding a handgrenade during a clash with Pakistani security forces in the Gulistan e-Jauhar district of Karachi on November 18.
Media reports said that an Al-Qaida operative who has been living in Pakistan for several years was killed in a military raid on a terrorist safehouse in Karachi. Pictures of Abu Umar´s dead body were presented to the media.
Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) is now providing the Jihadi community with details about who Abu Umar was. According to GIMF the Jihadi militant, born on July 17 1974 grew up in a wealthy family and worked as a teacher for global companies in Yemen and the USA. „He even obtained American citizenship for his parents“, the new GIMF statement reads. In fact Abdel Moeed´s was a flight engineer for Saudi Airlines for 18 years and immigrated to the US with his family when Abdel Moeed was seven years old.
Prior to the foundation of Al-Qaida Abdel Moeed joined the Islamic Jihad Group in Egypt. Shortly after 9-11 Abdel Moeed had the „desireto live among the Mujahideen happily“. When the US started its military campaign against Taliban ruled Afghanistan Abdel Moeed „changed his life completely and left all the comforts of the world and its concerns, dedicating his life to the support of Jihad and thwarting the oppression and aggression against the Islamic Ummah. So, he emigrated from America to the Land of al-Haramain, and began his Jihadi journey from there.“
From Saudi-Arabia he moved to several countries to wage Jihad there. He married a Pakistani woman named Humaira in 1996 and had three sons and one girl with her.
In Pakistan the leaders of Al-Qaida decided Abdel Moeed aka „Abu Umar“ should use his experience in the field of media and propaganda to support the Mujahidin with his skills in translation and editing. „Our brother – may Allah accept him – began working in the Global Islamic Media Front several years ago, and he worked as a translation member for the English language“, GIMF claims. During the past years Abdel Moeed traveled frequently to countries like Yemen, Mauritania and Morocco.
„He remained there until he became the official of the Language and Translation Department. Then he, may Allah accept him, established with some of his brothers the Qadisiya Foundation for Media to translate media material into the languages of the Indian subcontinent.“
„He established diffuse Jihadi media groups and trained his brothers who followed the path of the Jihadi media. He administrated many websites and Jihadi forums, and he guided and planned and attacked the enemy masterfully. He led the Jihadi forums and websites of splendor, attacking the strongholds of arrogance and infidelity, weakening the determination of its troops, and sabotaging their great media plans“