Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Cyber Jihadi-Takfiri Reported Killed in Iraq "Martyrdom Operation," Last Will & Testament Issued

A member of the jihadi-takfiri Internet forums using the nom de guerre Abu 'Umar al-Shami has carried out a "martyrdom operation" in "the Land of the Two Rivers"/Iraq, according to a report issued today by the Yaqin (Yaqeen; "Certainty," "Conviction") Media Center. Its report included selections from al-Shami's will and testament (wasiyah). The Arabic term "wasiyah" also has the meaning of "counsel" or "advice" and many "martyrdom" wills include exhortations from the recently deceased to their living colleagues.

The specific attack is not mentioned but a kamikaze (suicide) bomber attacked a cultural center last week, targeting a celebration in the city of Ramadi commemorating the Prophet Muhammad's birthday. Eleven people were killed.

The statement opens by saying that al-Shami "made his body (body parts) brick for the state of glory, the Islamic State of Iraq." In his wasiyah al-Shami urges Muslims to not embrace the system of "unbelief and apostasy," democracy, and instead says that they should work and sacrifice for the founding of an "Islamic" state. He bemoans the current state of the Arab Muslim world and says that the goals of "the mujahideen (warriors of faith)" is not to harm the Muslims but to defend them against the "Crusaders and apostates."

Al-Shami highlights the role of jihadi-takfiri media operatives in advancing the cause of "the jihad" and urges them to continue being steadfast in their work. He closes by thanking by name major jihadi-takfiri leaders (in order):

(1) Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) leaders Abu Bakr al-Husayni al-Qurayshi al-Baghdadi (amir), Abu 'Abdullah al-Hasani al-Qurayshi al-Baghdadi (deputy amir), and the minister of war (al-Nasir li-Din Allah Abu Sulayman). He also thanks the ISI's rank-and-file "soldiers."

(2) Al-Qa'ida Central (AQC) leader Usama bin Laden and "his soldiers"

(3) Afghanistan Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad 'Umar and "his soldiers"

(4) "The Shaykh-Doctor" Ayman al-Zawahiri, AQC's deputy leader and chief ideologue, and Abu Yahya al-Libi, AQC'S "mufti" (chief jurist), as well as "all of our shaykhs [leaders] in Khurasan (Khorasan)." Al-Shami uses the historical name for a large region of eastern Iran and Afghanistan/Central Asia.

(5) "The Amir [leader]" of Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Abu Basir Nasir al-Wihayshi and "his soldiers"

(6) Mukhtar Abu'l Zubayr, the leader of Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen (Movement of Warrior-Youth), the Somali Islamist-insurgent group

(7) "To the Beloved in the Islamic Maghreb and their leader, Abu Mus'ab 'Abd al-Wadoud (Wadud)," the amir of Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)

(8) Al-Shami closes by saying that he "will never forget our loved ones [of the Muslims] in East Turkestan, Chechnya, the Philippines, Bilad al-Sham (the Levant), and every place."

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