Schlagwort-Archive: song

American Al-Shabaab Jihadi Released Rap-Songs

by Florian Flade

About four weeks ago, Somalia´s Defence Minister claimed he had obtained intelligence information indicating the American citizen and Al-Shabaab militant Omar Hammami aka „Abu Mansour al-Amriki“ had been injured in battle with Somali troops in Mogadishu and later died of his wounds. Hammami´s death however was never officially confirmed by Al-Shabaab nor by any other Jihadi source.

A new audio release on a Somali Jihadi website now leads to the conclusion that Hammami might still be alive. Two English rap songs labeled as Nasheeds and recorded by Omar Hammami were released today, titled „Send Me A Cruise“ and „Make Jihad With Me“. Both are allegedly part of a larger release of a full Nasheed collection.

In „Send Me A Cruise“, the American-born Jihadi Hammami raps about his wish for martyrdom:

Send me a cruise like Maa’lam Adam al Ansari
And send me a couple of tons like Zarqawi
And send me a drone like Abu Laith al Libi
And Special Forces like Saleh Ali Nabhani

Send me all four and send me much much more
I pray for that on my way to heavens door
Send me four and send me more, that what I implore
An amazing martyrdom I strive for and adore

Hammami glorifies the American way of hunting down terrorists, embraces the drone campaign and praised a martyr´s death.

There’s nothing as sweet as the taste of a tank shell
But it could be compared to being where the mortar fell
But all that could be seen as tasteless
Compared to smart bombs falling when they don’t miss
It was a beautiful day, when that predator paradise missile sent me on my way
A one way ticket with no stops or delays, no problems in the grave nor fear on that day
Or better yet send me a cruise, and send me on a cruise
Family rejoices at the news and follows me in what I do

I profess and strive against those who oppress and transgress
I obsess not depress for martyrdom success

In the second song released by Al-Shabaab today, Hammami tries to reach out to the Muslim youth, calling them to come to the lands where Jihad is fought to join militant groups.


Make Jihad With Me
Allahu Akbar Give Some More Bounty
Attack America Now!
Martyrdom or Victory
We take it Nairobi to Addis – Paradise Inside
Khilafah is here!

We are wiping Israel clear off the globe!

You finally made it here after the long wait
You enter the training camp and study the din
You officially join the Mujahidin
You attack the kuffar where they oppress and stand
And the allies too to free the Muslim land
And implement Sharia – that´s our goal
To spread Allah´s word to every home

With you or without you Islam will succeed
Take part in the reward – Make Jihad with me!

Hammami, who hails from the Alabama town of Daphne, has an American mother and a Syrian father. He converted to Islam and embraced the Salafi interpretation of the religion, becoming more and more fundamentalist in his believes and views on world politics.

In 2006 he left the US and traveled to Somalia were he joined up with Al-Shabaab and trained in one of their camps and became a commander of the Mujahiroun Unites, the foreign fighters of Al-Shabaab. Apart from a Al-Jazeera Hammami once gave sitting in front of the camera in the Somali bushland, wearing a military uniform and a scarf wrapped around his head, the American Jihadi also appeared in several propaganda tapes.

„From Somalia and Shishaan, from Iraq and Afghanistan, gonna meet up in the Holy Lands, establishing Allah’s Law on the land“ – Hammami sung in one of the first Nasheeds he produced in Somalia, released in May 2010.

Today´s release of the English rap Nasheeds is not a doubtless proof Hammami is still alive. He could have been killed in March and recorded the songs earlier. This however, I would label as very unlikely, as Al-Shabaab would without a doubt announce Hammami´s martyrdom prior to releasing his old propaganda material.

„Mother Be Steadfast – Your Son is Fighting Jihad“

by Florian Flade

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There is a Hadith, a narrations of the words and deeds of Prophet Muhammad, expressing the status of the mother in Islam:

Once a man came to the Prophet asking him: „O Messenger of Allah! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet said: Your mother. The man said, ‘Then who?‘ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?‘ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again, ‘Then who?‘ The Prophet said: Then your father.“


The young Moroccan-German Islamist seen in the newest propaganda release by the „Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan“ (IMU) is cleary sticking to Prophet´s words to honor the mother. Abu Ibrahim, who´s real name is Yassin C., is directly addressing his mother in Germany, telling her why he could not hold back and joined the militant movement in the Afghanistan-Pakistan tribal area years ago.

„The following words are coming straight from the deepest bottom of my heart“, the 25year-old Islamist asks and further explains why he left his homeland of Germany to live the life of a Mujahed, a holy warrior in Jihad:

„Every time the phone rings, you hasten and run to catch the call…you desire to hear the voice of your son. O Mother, I´m far away, in great distance to you…and in the old days you could not even bear having me not around for one or two days.“

„You have questions, maybe you are shedding tears because you don´t know where your son is. In what mountains he is wandering, in which cave he is spending the night, which tree is providing shadow to him…Mother I miss you, too. I miss being close to you, I miss your warmth. A son misses his mother.“

„Do you think I do not miss you? I long for you, I would like to see you and to hug you. While I´m speaking, I have your image right before my eyes. Mother, in my view, you are the most beautiful human being…No matter where I am, I pray for you.“

„I´m sure you ask yourself why I left you and Daddy, and the others, why I went out. Why I left you? O mother it is for the little, innocent children you see on TV, young and innocent, they are getting bombed by the allies of Evil…They do not differentiate. They bomb whole towns, killing women, children and the elderly.“

„Honorable, beloved mother…how can I sit in my home while the Ummah is humiliated, raped, tortured and killed? How can I sit in my home after I read the letter of Fatima. Fatima of Iraq, her letter out of Abu Ghraib in which she writes she was raped in a single day by nine US soldiers. Other sisters were also raped and became pregnant. In their bodies they have the babies of these animals.“

„Mother, here are the enemies of Islam, your enemies and my enemies. 50 Nations have invaded this country and that´s why I and the Mujahideen raised the weapons against them. We pray to Allah and beg he is turning us into a fear in their hearts and nightmare…Mother don´t be sad, be happy…Maybe I will be granted martyrdom.“

What seems like a funny propaganda piece is in fact a very rare insight look into the mind of a modern Western Jihadi, who left Europe for Waziristan, fighting against Pakistani Forces and Nato troops in Afghanistan.

It is the first time the German militant Yassin C. has ever referred to his family. His parents are still living in Germany, while Yassin´s older brother Mounir joined him in a long journey taking the brothers from Germany to Yemen in 2006 and then to Pakistan in 2008.

The German Jihadi brothers have been featured in several IMU propaganda tapes since Spring 2009, making them the prime propaganda tool for the Uzbek dominated group of foreign militants.
Yassin appears to be the preacher-type, a battlefield Imam giving lectures, fluently reciting the Quran in Arabic. In contrast his brother Mounir is holding back on the talking, instead creating songs („nasheed“) about Jihad in German. One of Mounir C.´s first songs was titled „We Live To Die“.

In the newest IMU video, Mounir´s voice is heard in the end when he sings the song „Mother Be Steadfast“

Example line:

„Mother, while your tears are dripping, the blood is flowing in Chechnya – The Jews and the Christians are here in Khorasan – The Prophet is insulted and the Quran been trampled on – (chorus) Mother be steadfast, your son is fighting Jihad!“