Schlagwort-Archive: Global Islamic Media Front

Al-Qaida Celebrates Death Of A Propagandist

by Florian Flade

Abu Umar al-Yemeni – GIMF operative killed in Pakistan

„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“

Germany´s „Mrs. Jihad“ a Victim of Torture?

by Florian Flade

When she appeared in the courtroom, Filiz G. seemed to repent and regret some of her activities that led to her arrest in February 2010. The 29-year old German-Turkish woman was charged with providing material and financial support to a terrorist organization. G. had collected money in Germany and transferred it via Turkey to the terrorist group „Deutsche Taliban Mujahideen“ (DTM).

Soon after her arrest it became known that Filiz G., wife of imprisoned Sauerland-Bomber Fritz G., was in fact the main moderator of the German language Ansar al-Jihad Forum – acting under the cover name of „fisebillah“. She had posted thousands of statements, comments and provided download links to propaganda videos as well as translated statements by the DTM. On a daily basis she was online and in steady contact with DTM´s media official, German-born Ahmet M., who was killed in Pakistan in April 2010. M. had made contact with Filiz G. and convinced her to play a key role in spreading propaganda coming from Waziristan.

In March Filiz G. was sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a Berlin court. During the court hearings she acknowledged that her activities were wrong and that she does not believe in violent Jihad anymore. Most of her fans and supporters, some of whom even witnessed the trial in court, are praising G.´s activities, labeling her a „noble Mujahida“ and calling for her release.

A few weeks ago „Mrs.Jihad“ Filiz G. was mentioned in an Arabic language statement posted on the internet by the „Global Islamic Media Front“ (GIMF), a German-Austrian propaganda organization which translated numerous Al-Qaida videos and documents over the past years. GIMF was mainly operated by a 24 year-old Islamist named Mohamed M. aka „Abu Usama al-Gharib“ from Vienna, who was sentenced to four years in prison in 2009 for spreading Jihadi propaganda and producing terror threats himself by appearing in a homemade video.

It was „Abu Usama al-Gharib“ who wrote the GIMF document naming Filiz G. as a victim of torture. According to the author Filiz G. was abused and tortured in prison several times.

„The kuffar presented their real face, they attacked and abused her body“, al-Gharib writes, „they insulted her and her faith (…) the prison administration did not allow her to wear the hijab anymore. She was forced to wear tight jeans and tight shirts.“

Allegedly the German prison guards attacked Filiz G. shortly after court had sent her to jail. The guards pushed her against the wall, touched her body, prisoner „Abu Usama al-Gharib“ states, „with their dirty and filthy hands“.

Even water to wash for the prayer was not given to G., the statement by al-Gharib claims. Filiz G. allegedly wrote in a letter: „If I would tell you what happened to me: your hearts would break into pieces, your bones would depart from your flesh…the pain of their beatings was easier to handle than their insulting, violation of the honor, pride and faith.“

„Abu Usama al-Gharib“ then continues to call the Muslims to the duty of defending their sister Filiz G. against the kuffar attacks. „Where are we?“, he asks, „It is not our sister who is imprisoned, it is us caught in this dunya (worldly presence).“

Meanwhile the statement by al-Gharib has spread in German Jihadi community and was distributed via Facebook and dozens of websites. In the Arabic original statement the imprisoned Austrian Jihadi activist Mohamed M. („Abu Usama“) also calls for attacks against Germany and German politicians. These threats were deleted in the German translation of the document.

Question remains how Mohamed M. was able to obtain the alleged information from Filiz G. and if the two had been in contact prior to their imprisonment. Also noteworthy is the fact that M. is obviously able to get his messages out of his prison cell in Vienna.

Filiz G. distanced herself from the terror threats and accusation against German prison staff. She was never limited in performing prayer or living according to her religion, G.´s lawyer said.