Tuesday, July 26, 2011

IN PICTURES: Usama bin Laden, the Martyr, As Seen in Jihadi-Takfiri Artwork

This post features examples of transnational jihadi-takfiri cyber artwork dedicated to the late founder of Al-Qa'ida Central, Usama bin Laden, who was killed in a May 2 U.S. military strike on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Usama bin Laden flanked by Mustafa Abu'l Yazid (left), the late general commander of Al-Qa'ida Central in Afghanistan, and Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi, the late founder of Al-Qa'ida in the Land of the Two Rivers/Iraq (AQI). Abu'l Yazid was killed in a U.S. drone strike in May in North Waziristan. Al-Zarqawi was killed in a U.S. airstrike in June 2006 in Iraq.

Usama bin Laden and Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi over a panoramic view of the Old and New Cities of Jerusalem. Also pictured is Ahmad Yusuf Washah, also known as "Abu Hafs," one of the Jund Ansar Allah members killed in a day-long gun battle with HAMAS security forces on August 14, 2009 in and near the Mosque of Ibn Taymiyyah in the Gazan city of Rafah.

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