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Wer ist der Märtyrer „Abu Bakr aus Deutschland“?

von Florian Flade

Die „Islamische Bewegung Usbekistans“ (IBU) hat heute neben der Eid ul-Adha Rede des Bonner Islamisten Mounir C. („Abu Adam“) auch ein neues PDF-Dokument veröffentlicht. Die Propagandaschrift erinnert an ein Kriegsgedicht, eine beinahe poetische Ausführung des Märtyrertum-Wunsches, verfasst von einem unbekannten Autor namens „Abdul Matin al-Almani“:

„Oh Allah, bestimme mir die Shahada fisabilillah. Und jetzt, wo ich der Shahada in die Augen schaue, überfällt die Furcht mein Herz. Ich habe Angst. Die Kugeln zischen an meinem Ohr vorbei. Die Raketen schlagen neben mir ein und mein Körper ist am zittern. Weshalb diese Angst? Sind denn diese Kugeln und diese Raketen nicht der Schlüssel für das Paradies? Sie sind doch der goldene Schlüssel für die hohen Ränge. Sie sind doch der edle Schlüssel für das Treffen mit meinem Liebling und Vorbild Muhammad, der Gesandte Allahs.

Interessanter als die Ausführungen zum Kampf und den Gedanken eines Gotteskriegers auf dem Schlachtfeld, ist ein Foto, das sich am Ende des zweiseitigen Dokuments findet. Zu sehen ist dort der mit Blumenkränzen geschmückte Leichnam eines angeblich deutschen IBU-Kämpfers. In der Beschreibung heißt es, der junge Mann heiße „Abu Bakr aus Deutschland“.

Weder ein „Abu Bakr“ noch ein „Abdul Matin“ traten bislang als deutsche Dschihadisten in Erscheinung. Mir sind keinerlei IBU-Propagandavideos bekannt, in denen Islamisten mit diesen Kampfnamen zu sehen sind oder zu Wort kommen.

Dies muss nicht bedeuten, dass „Abu Bakr“ und „Abdul Matin“ reine Erfindungen der IBU-Propapanda sind. In den vergangenen Monaten gab es mehrere überraschende Videoauftritte bis dato unbekannter deutscher Dschihad-Kämpfer („Miqdaad“, „Farooq al-Almani“, „Abu Laith al-Almani“)

Der Verdacht der nun erwähnte Autor „Abdul Matin“ könnte ein Propaganda-Coup und keine real existierende Person sein, liegt jedoch nicht ganz fern. Immerhin haben sich die Brüder Yassin und Mounir C. in der Vergangenheit mindestens in einem Propagandavideo als Dschihadisten mit anderen Namen ausgegeben.

Der Deutsch-Syrer Rami Makanesi berichtet, er habe nach seiner Ankunft in Waziristan die C.-Brüder gefragt wo denn die anderen deutschen Mudschaheddin seien, die er in den Propagandavideos gesehen habe. Es gebe keine anderen Deutschen, so die Antwort der Brüder C..

Den Bonner Islamisten gelang es offenbar durch recht primitiven Propaganda-Aufwand, die deutsche Dschihadisten-Kolonie Waziristans größer wirken zu lassen, als sie zum damaligen Zeitpunkt tatsächlich war.

Seit den ersten Videoauftritten der Brüder C. erfolgten mehrere Ausreisewelle aus Deutschland in die Ausbildungslager der IBU in Waziristan. Aus Hamburg reiste im März 2009  eine Gruppe aus Männern und Frauen aus dem Umfeld der ehemaligen Al-Quds-Moschee nach Pakistan. Aus dieser Reisegruppe lebt nur noch eine junge Frau in den Terrorcamps der IBU – der Rest wurde inzwischen verhaftet, getöte, kehrte nach Deutschland zurück oder hat sich Al-Qaida angeschlossen.

Weitere Ausreisen in die IBU-Camps soll es zudem aus dem süddeutschen Raum sowie aus Essen gegeben haben.  Ob „Abu Bakr“ einer dieser deutschen Dschihad-Touristen war, ist noch unklar. Der Verdacht liegt nahe dass es sich um eine Person handelt, die sich Anfang des Jahres nach Waziristan absetzte.

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„I Renounce My German Passport“ – Letter by German Jihadi Widow „Ummu Safiyya“

by Florian Flade

Two years ago her husband died fighting the Pakistani military in the tribal region of Waziristan, now she calls upon German Muslim women to join the Jihad in Pakistan – „Ummu Safiyya“ the German widow of Jihadi Javad S. „Abu Safiyya“).

In a new letter signed by the Jihadi widow, Luisa S. from Bonn claims that she and the women and children of the „Islamic Movement Uzbekistan“ (IMU) are doing well and all fine. She explains that returning to Germany is not an option and that the role of the women in Jihad is an important one fulfilled in the villages of Waziristan also by the foreign Mujahidin wives.

„At first I want to say the following about the rumours that I became a shaheeda (female martyr)“, Luisa S. begins her letter, „Unfortunately Allah did not present me with this gift.“

Very often IMU receives letters from women, Luisa S. writes, in which the women ask wether or not it is risky and dangerous for women and their families to join the Jihad and travel to a country like Pakistan.

„Twenty years ago the first members of IMU migrated from Uzbekistan to Tajikistan. The journey went on to Afghanistan and Pakistan. In these 20 years more than 500 men became martyrs but only two women died. The first woman died two years ago in a car crash, the other one only recently from a liver desease that she suffered from even before she came to Pakistan.“

„What is worse than living unarmed, humiliated and abused amidst the enemies of Islam and under these infidel laws with your children?“, Luisa S. asks, „When you are living in Germany as a devout Muslim, you are put under their infidel legislative, executive and judiciary. You pay the tax to the enemies of Islam. A percentage of the taxes goes to the Jews. You buy the products and a part of your payment will be invested in the war against Muslims (…) Your neighbors and colleagues are kuffar.“

„We women live far away from the places where the war is taking place, we live in the conquered and secured areas of the Mujahidin. We spend our time to fulfill our Islamic duties, we seek getting closer to Allah and educate our children and Allah willing the future Mujahidin.“

„I have renounced from our laws, our democratic system and from my German passport“, the letter by the German Jihadi widow reads, „I follow my Prophet Muhammad and call the Taliban and all Muslims wordwide my brothers and sisters. Unity, Law and Freedom (German „Einigkeit, Recht und Freiheit“) I did not find at your place, because Unity, Law and Freedom do exist in the true religion of Allah only.“

Luisa S., converted to Islam several years ago and married a German-Afghan named Javad. The couple left Germany with their baby daughter Safiyya in Spring 2009 and traveled to Egypt first before making the journey to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region where they joined the IMU.

Javad S.  akas „Abu Safiyya“ was the first German IMU member to die fighting in Afghanistan when he was shot by Pakistani troops in September 2009. IMU praised the Islamist from Bonn as a martyr in a propaganda tape shortly after Javad S.´s death. In the video widow Luisa S. appears all covered in black, speaking about the virtue of martyrdom and her commitment to Jihad.

German intelligence officials know that Luisa S. is alive, still living in the Waziristan region alongside other German and Uzbek women. It is believed she again married another German Jihadi militant shortly after the death of her first husband.

Al-Qaida Celebrates Middle East Revolutions

by Florian Flade


In many ways it is an answer to the question raised by mainstream media and a significant indication of how a terrorist network can only survive by adapting to new developments in world politics – Al-Qaida in Arabian Peninsula´s (AQAP) new, 5th issue of „Inspire“, their English Online-Magazine. Today, AQAP released the newest issue even though the magazine seems to have been finally edited and finished nearly two weeks ago.

„Tsunami of Change“ reads the title of this special-issue of „Inspire“. The magazine contains numerous interesting articles written by Jihadi prominence like Dr.Ayman az-Zawahiri, US-Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, American Jihadi Samir Khan („The Egyptian“) and Al-Qaida ideologue Abu Musab as-Suri („Individual Terrorism Jihad“).

Main topic of the new „Inspire“ are the recent Middle East Revolts, political developments in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and other regions. AQAP is refutes the Western media opinion that Al-Qaida was surprised by these events and therefore was not able to take advantage of them, also because most of these revolts were peaceful protests far from a Jihad-driven regime change.

Main article and frontline news of „Inspire # 5“ is an commentary written by the wanted US-Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. In „Tsunami of Change“, Awlaki writes, Al-Qaida will in the long-term benefits enormously from the overthrow of the Arab regimes. The dictators like Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, are loosing their seat of power, before they could achieve their goal of defeating Jihadi groups, Awlaki claims. Mubarak spread the Jihadi ideology all around the world by driving the Jihadis out of Egypt – now is the time for them to return.

„Our Mujahidin brothers in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and the rest of the Muslim world will get a chance to breathe again after three decades of suffocation“, Awlaki writes, „For the scholars and activists of Egypt to be able to speak again freely, it would represent a great leap forward for the Mujahidin.“

Commenting on CNN´s Peter Bergen´s analysis Al-Qaida could only benefit from the North African revolutions if it is able to implement a Taliban-style Sharia-State, Awlaki says this thinking is false because it is „short-term.“

„Peter Bergen believes that al Qaeda is viewing the events with glee and despair. Glee yes, but not despair“, the wanted Jihadi preacher writes, „The Mujahidin around the world are going through a moment of elation and I wonder whether the West is aware of the upsurge of Mujahidin activity in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Arabia, Algeria, and Morocco? Is the West aware of what is happening or are they asleep with drapes covering their eyes?“

Nobody, not even Al-Qaida knows what outcome the political turmoil in the various Arab states will have, Awlaki admits. „We do not know yet what the outcome would be and we do not have to. The outcome doesn’t have to be an Islamic government for us to consider what is occurring to be a step in the right direction.“

Anwar al-Awlaki then says, the US is the one that should be concerned about what the people of North Africa are doing right now. The „barriers of fear“ are broken, Awlaki warns.

„America, since 9-11, has been focused on the fight with the Mujahidin in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and now Yemen. It has devoted its resources and intelligence for the “fight on terror”. But with what is happening now in the Arab world, America would no doubt have to divert some of its attention to the unexpected avalanche that is burying its dear friends. America has depended on these men for the dirty work of protecting the American imperial interests. They acted as point men that saved America the effort of doing it themselves but now with their fall, America would have to divert huge amounts of effort and money to cultivate a new breed of collaborators. This would force America, which is already an exhausted empire, to spread itself thin, which in turn would be a great benefit for the Mujahidin.“

The firebrand cleric then closed by writing – „Even without this wave of change in the Muslim world, the jihad movement was on the rise. With the new developments in the area, one can only expect that the great doors of opportunity would open up for the Mujahidin all over the world.“

The „Inspire“- Magazine editor named Yahya Ibrahim, presents a letter in the very beginning of the new document, in which he claims Al-Qaida supports the revolutions in North Africa and is not at all opposed to the people´s protest on the streets overthrowing the dictators.

„Another line that is being pushed by Western leaders is that because the protests in Egypt and Tunisia were peaceful, they proved al Qaeda – which calls for armed struggle – to be wrong“, Ibrahim writes, „That is another fallacy. Al Qaeda is not against regime changes through protests but it is against the idea that the change should be only through peaceful means to the exclusion of the use of force.“

Ibrahim then brings in the Libyan example of a violent revolution which is necessary to get rid of a regime – „The accuracy of this view is proven by the turn of events in Libya. If the protesters in Libya did not have the flexibility to use force when needed, the uprising would have been crushed.“

The West, Yahya Ibrahim claims, falsly interprets the North African uprisings as a blow to Al-Qaida and the Jihadi movement because the freedom people are demanding and fighting for is allegedly opposed by Al-Qaida. Ibrahim argues, this analysis is wrong.

„Why would the freedoms being granted to the people be bad for al Qaeda? If freedom is so bad for al Qaeda, how come the West has been practicing a restriction on the freedoms of expression when it comes to the message of the mujahidin? Why does the West ban the spread of books and talks of the al Qaeda leadership and in some countries consider it to be a crime to be in possession of such material? Why did the U.S. request from a site such as YouTube to take off lectures by Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki?“

Freedom in the Arab countries means having the freedom to access Jihadi ideology and to act accordingly, Yahya Ibrahim states.

In the new AQAP Online Magazine there are several more interesting articles, including English-translations of texts by Dr.Ayman az-Zawahiri and Libyan Al-Qaida Commander Abu Yahya al-Libi.

Apart from a instruction guide on how to use a AK-47 Kalashnikov, a article titled „Why Did I Choose Al-Qaida?“, an interview with AQAP commander Abu Hurairah and the announcement of a new Q&A video featuring Sheikh Anwar al-Awlaki, „Inspire # 5“ also contains a short mention of Arid U., the Kosovan shooter who killed two US soldiers at Frankfurt Airport on March 5.

It should not be a surprise to see AQAP celebrating U.´s attack. He is, according to Al-Qaida standards, one of their „Lone Wolves“ – just like Major Nidal Hassan or Roshonara Choudhry – a Western Jihadi radicalized via the Internet with no affiliation to any official terrorist organization.

„A 21-year old courageous Kosovan Mujahed opened fire on two American servicemen in a bus at an airport in Frankfurt, Germany, killing them“, the AQAP magazine reads, „It was said that he was inspired by the internet works of the Mujahidin. President Obama was saddened and outraged by the attack, praise be to Allah.“