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„Böses Vaterland“ – Deutscher Islamist Mounir C. droht mit Anschlägen

von Florian Flade

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Demonstrativ wird sein Pass eingeblendet: Mounir Chouka, geboren 1981 in Bonn Bad Godesberg, Staatsangehörigkeit: Deutsch.

Doch mit seinem Heimatland, das er „Böses Vaterland“ nennt, hat der 30jährige Bonner längst gebrochen. Vor Jahren schon ist Mounir Chouka zum Mudschahid „Abu Adam“ geworden, einem islamistischen Krieger, der in Waziristan für die Einführung der Sharia kämpft. In einem neuen Propagandavideo der „Islamischen Bewegung Usbekistans“ (IBU) vollzieht Mounir demonstrativ den endgültigen Bruch mit Deutschland – und droht den Bürgern der Bundesrepublik mit Terroranschlägen.

Deutschland sei ein Verbündeter der USA, ein Handlanger in den Kriegen Amerikas, so der aus Bonn stammende Dschihadist. Die deutsche Geheimdienste seien in den Kampf gegen Muslime involviert und hätten sich dabei mit Tyrannen und Diktatoren alliiert. Der Friedenseinsatz der Bundeswehr in Afghanistan sei in Wahrheit ein Verbrechen der USA mit umfangreicher deutscher Beteiligung, so Chouka.

„Die Wahrheit war und ist, dass die deutsche Regierung seit der erste Stunde mit im Boot der Amerikaner sitzt“, sagt Mounir C. über den Afghanistan-Einsatz der Bundeswehr, „Es war gewollt von den Amerikanern dass die deutsche Regierung bei diesem teuflischen und skrupellosen Krieg eine verdeckte Rolle übernimmt.“

„Die Wahrheit ist: Dass egal wo die Amerikaner auf der Welt gegen die Muslime kämpfen, ob in Somalia, in Palästina oder hier in Waziristan: die deutsche Regierung in selbem Maße mitwirkt, wenn nicht mit größerem Einsatz“, so der deutsche Islamist weiter.

„Unser Hauptfeind sind in erster Linie die deutschen Politiker und die deutschen Kräfte die im Hintergrund für die Juden arbeiten“, erklärt der aus Bonn stammende Terrorist, „Dennoch muss und wird es in Deutschland, so Allah will, eine Serie von Anschlägen auch gegen das Volk geben.

Der geplante Anschlag in Deutschland sei eine Art Rache und Lektion, so Mounir C.: „Warum sollen die Muslime in Angst leben und ihr in Sicherheit? Warum leben wir im Krieg und in Deutschland, das uns bekriegt, herrscht eine friedliche Atmosphäre?“

„Wir werden den Krieg bis vor eure Haustüren tragen“, warnt Mounir C. abschließend, „Der Dschihad in Deutschland ist nur noch eine Frage der Zeit! Wenn die deutsche Bundeswehr 70 mal aus Afghanistan ausrücken wird, so werden wir die Deutschen weiter bekämpfen. Wir werden sie solange bekämpfen bis wir ausreichende Rache genommen haben für ihre Verbrechen und bis Allahs Erde unter der Führung seiner Diener steht.“

Who is Abu Zarr al-Burmi?

by Florian Flade

Abu Zarr al-Burmi has been around for a while now even though there has not been an official introduction to the audience – the spiritual leader of the Waziristan-bases terrorist group „Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan“ (IMU).

The middle-aged cleric wearing glasses and spotting shoulder-long hair, is featured in several IMU video and audio tapes including the last two video releases in Urdu and Burmese language a short while ago.

In Pakistan the voice of Abu Zarr al-Burmi is a known one to those familiar with a Urdu-language recording featuring a debate by the Jihadi cleric and a Pakistani military official. The IMU mufti declares himself to be part of the Tehrik e-Taliban (TTP) and a representative of the Uzbek and Tajik Muhajiroun (foreign militants) stationed in the tribal areas of Waziristan.

Though unconfirmed Abu Zarr al-Burmi claims to have worked as a teacher at the „Al-Farooq Islamic University“ in Karachi. One of his students was Qari Hussain, the infamous Pakistani Taliban trainer of teenage suicide bombers. „Qari Hussain Ahmad Mahmoud was one of my students“, al-Burmi says. When the Pakistani military started to raid and bomb places in Waziristan in 2004 both Qari Hussain and Abu Zarr left Karachi to join the Mujahidin in the tribal region.“He gave up learning and I gave up teaching“, al-Burmi remembers that time.

Apparently both men joined the Tehrik e-Taliban in the first place. Al-Burmi, a Pakistani national of Burmese ancestry, later became the chief Shariah judge and Mufti of the „Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan“ (IMU).

Today the Jihadi cleric seems to be actively preaching in the Waziristan mosques, calling locals to join the Mujahidin in their fight against the Pakistani government. Jihad against the Pakistani states, its military and politicians is a „individual duty“, Abu Zarr says in his sermons, also calling Pakistan´s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah a „kafir“.

According to his own video messages Abu Zarr al-Burmi is keen on establishing a Shariah state not only in Pakistan but worldwide. In a German-language video release by IMU for example he talks about the historic region of Al-Hind. „At the time of the Prophet Muhammad, nine countries were part of Al-Hind“, al-Burmi says, „Sri Lanka, Maledives, Pakistan, Nepal, Kashmir, Bhutan, Baharat, Burma and Bangladesh.“ From Al-Burmi´s understanding these countries must be islamized again and must join to form a Islamic caliphate ruled by the Shariah.

In the person of Abu Zarrr al-Burmi (also known as Abu Zarr Azzam) the IMU has found a impressive example of Jihadi globalization: a Pakistani-educated cleric of Burmese origin is preaching the idea of International Jihad to foreign fighters in Pakistan´s tribal areas in fluent Arabic and Urdu.

Jihad in Pakistan – Notes On IMU´s Latest Video

by Florian Flade


Two weeks ago, the Pakistan-based terrorist organization „Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan“ (IMU) released its newest German-language propaganda video. According to IMU it is only the first part of a several new videos dealing with life and Jihad in the Pakistani tribal areas.
Though the 50-minute long piece of Jihadi propaganda – which of course featured German Jihadi brothers Yassin and Mounir Chouka – does not contain much new information about the situation in Waziristan or the current stage of German militants in the terror training camps, there is some quite interesting content worth mentioning. Here is what I noticed watching the new IMU-video:

The New German


IMU claims there is a steady stream of German nationals – including whole families and single women – coming to Pakistan to join the group in the Jihad against the Pakistani military and NATO-forces in Afghanistan. In reality, the number of those Islamists migrating from Germany is far lower than IMU wants its Internet supporters to believe. Nevertheless the latest video from Waziristan indeed shows a new German recruit named „Abu Laith“.

The man´s face is blurred but from his speech one can tell he is probably from among the second or even third generation of Muslim immigrants – born and raised in Germany. At the moment German counter-terrorism officials are trying to figure out if the real identity of „Abu Laith“ is known.

IMU and the Tehrik e-Taliban


Of course it is not a secret that the Uzbek-founded IMU and the Pakistani Tehrik e-Taliban (TTP) are close allies, sharing training camps, fighters and resources. In the newest IMU-video three high-ranking TTP leaders are featured, two of them seen alongside IMU-fighters and leadership.

Wali ur-Rehman, TTP´s No.2 man, is seen giving a speech to a group mixed up with Taliban and IMU militants somewhere in the mountains of North Waziristan. He was choosen by the TTP Shura as the deputy leader of the organization.

Ur-Rehman´s boss, Hakimullah Mehsud, the Amir of TTP and Pakistan´s most-wanted terrorist, is seen in the new IMU footage, visiting the IMU´s new Uzbek leader Uthman Adil. Hakimullah Mehsud even tells some personal anecdotes on how he met and experienced the late IMU-leader Tahir Yuldashev (alias „Qari Tahir Jaan“), who was killed in a US-drone attack in 2009.
„The mujahideen of Tahir Jaan“, Hakimullah says, „have taught us the meaning of Jihad, long before I had ever heard of it (…) The blood of Tahir Jaan will awake thousands of new Tahir Jaans.“

Jihad in Tajikistan

IMU-Trainingcamp November 2010

A prison-break set free a number of IMU-members in Tajikistan last year. Only a few weeks later, on September 19 2010, militants attacked Tajik military targets including an army convoy in the Rasht Region, near the border with Afghanistan, killing at least 23 Tajik soldiers.

IMU´s streaming in to North Afghanistan has been described by many observers. From Waziristan the group tries to infiltrate Afghanistan and then declaring Jihad against the state governments of the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia – IMU´s Jihad is coming back to it´s birthplace.

The German militant Mounir Chouka confirms for the first time IMU´s Tajikistan agenda.“We have an army at the service of the Muslims, Chouka says, „Right now it is taking part in the Jihad of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.“

Qari Hussain´s Face


For the first time ever, the IMU´s German propaganda tape reveals the face of the Pakistan Taliban´s chief trainer for suicide bombers – Qari Hussain. The notorious militant ranks high on Pakistan´s most-wanted list and has avoided cameras and the media spotlight in the past. Hussain contacted Pakistani journalists several times via phone but refused being filmed.
IMU´s German spokesman Mounir Chouka describes Qari Hussain as „one of the heroes of the Jihad in Pakistan“.

IMU´s Arab Propaganda Chief?


During one scene of the new IMU video – labeled as a history lessons about Jihad in Waziristan – a militant named „Sheikh Abu Ahmad al-Madani“, with his face hidden under a Keffiyah scarf, appears sitting in front of a laptop computer. He is allegedly part of IMU´s media staff. The name reference „al-Madani“ is not a clear indicator of where this Arab IMU fighter is from, but usually „al-Madani“ refers to someone originating from the Arabian-Peninsula, often from Yemen.

Question is: How many Arabs are among IMU? It seems not all Arab Jihadis coming to Waziristan are ending up in al-Qaida.

„Islamic Emirate of Waziristan“

Gun Shop in Waziristan

German-born Jihadi Mounir Chouka tells the viewer of a fairytale Islamic Emirate being build by the mujahideen in Waziristan at this very moment. „We have our own treasury, doctors, hospitals, schools, judges, pharmacies, our own intelligence agency (…) there are gun shops“, Chouka claims, „We even have our own unit responsible for the well-being of the Muhajiroun, about 30 brothers tasked only with this work.“

IMU fighting German Troops in Afghanistan

German Spy Drone – Shot Down (?) in Kunduz

At least since IMU released a video in 2010, showing their members fighting in the North Afghan province of Kunduz fighting German troops, the presence of IMU in that region of Afghanistan is known and confirmed.  IMU it seemed from the propaganda tape, was responsible for one of the deadliest attacks on German soldiers in Afghanistan. The so-called „Good-Friday Incident“ was a bloody ambush on a German military convoy in the Char Darrah district of Kunduz in which three German soldiers were killed when an IED exploded next to a DINGO military vehicle.

In the latest IMU-video a German military drone is seen, allegedly shot down in summer of 2010. Worth noting is: German military admitted it had lost a drone during a survaillance flight due to technical failure. The spy plane was later discovered and taken by Taliban forces.

Western Jihadis


Last but not least – IMU presents a trailer for the next part of the video series, featuring a Western Jihadi training in Waziristan. The masked man has a strong English accent and my guess is he is most likely a Asian immigrant from either the United States or Australia.