Schlagwort-Archive: martyr

Sydney Cleric Al-Majzoub Killed In Syria

by Florian Flade

„A believer has the obligation of supporting the other believer no matter where they are“, Sheikh Mustapha al-Majzoud said, „Victory awaits our brothers in Syria!“

On January 21 a Muslim group held a protest in Sydney´s Paul Keating Park against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. One of the speakers was Sheikh Mustapha Al Majzoub, a popular Salafist cleric from the Sydney region.

Al-Majzoub is dead now. He was killed in Syrian recently after he traveled to the country a few months ago. The cleric, born in Saudi-Arabia to a Syrian family, studied at the University of Medinah before he came to Australia and became a leading figure within the Sydney Muslim community occasionally teaching at the „Islamic College of Australia“.

Back in April the cleric visited Turkey and met several Syrian refugees. „I visited so far two Home hospitals & I saw live that which I heard or saw on TV, I saw a man with a lost hand & a man with a lost leg & another paralyzed & another with a hole in his foot“, Al-Majzoub wrote on his Facebook page.

In June Sheikh al-Majzoub finally traveled to Syria, a country whose people he supported in his sermons for months. „As I embark on my journey I sincerely ask Allah to give victory to our brothers and sisters everywhere I ask Allah to relief the distressed and aid the weak“, he wrote, „I ask Allah to unite us again at times better than these times. And to gather us under his shade on the day when there is no shade but his shade.“

There were no details given when Syrian rebels announced the death of Mustapha al-Majzoub. It is known that the Sheikh´s brother, Sheikh Fedaa al-Majzoub (a member of the Syrian National Council) attended the funeral.

Jordanian Al-Qaida Fighter Killed in Afghanistan

by Florian Flade

„The hero of Khorasan Zaid Saleh al-Hourani, known to everyone as Abu Musab al-Hourani“, the beginning of a short biography of a Jordanian Jihadist fighter killed in Afghanistan reads. The article about Al-Hourani was posted on Jihadist Internet forums recently and gives a rare insight into the situation of foreign fighters in Afghanistan these days.

„Abu Musab al-Hourani“, a resident of Amman, from a Jericho family, allegedly was a close aid to former Iraqi Al-Qaida leader Abu Musab az-Zarqawi and recruited about 30 other Jordanians to Jihad in Iraq. In Jordan al-Hourani was imprisoned for 5 years because of his terrorist activities.

In 2010 he traveled to Pakistan and joined the mujaheddin in the tribal areas. Pictures released with his biography are showing Abu Musab al-Hourani in the Pakistani tribal agency of Orakzai. „He took part in operations targeting the Pakistani military“, the biography reads. Al-Hourani was wounded during the fighting in Pakistan, both in battle with Pakistani troops (on his leg) and in CIA drone strikes (again his leg) but recovered from the injuries.

After two years as part of the Al-Qaida forces in Pakistan Abu Musab al-Hourani decided to wage Jihad in Afghanistan. In July 2012 he was killed during a US military raid in the province of Ghazni.

New IMU Video about „Martyr Zubayr at-Turki“

by Florian Flade

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Even as drone strike are hitting Waziristan almost on a weekly basis, it seems like the media departments of various terrorist organizations in the region are still working. For example „Jundullah Studio“, the propaganda outlet of the „Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan“ (IMU).

Recently the group´s media wing has released a new video titled „The Martyr Zubayr at-Turki“ about a Turkish Jihadi militant who fought in the ranks of IMU.

The video is – as most of the latest ones by the IMU – of pretty good quality. It tells the story of „Zubayr at-Turki“ who migrated to Waziristan in 2008 and since then fought in numerous battles with the Pakistani military. He was killed recently and left behind his son „Abdullah“ who is also seen in the new video. The footage features several Jihadi militants including IMU´s emir Usman Odil, German Jihadi Yassin C. aka „Abu Ibrahim“ and some Turkish fighters.