is-abu-suleyman-al-firansi

Abdelilah Himich heter mannen som dirigerte angrepene på Paris 13. november i fjor og mot Brussel 22 mars i år. Han er marokkansk av opprinnelse, men kulturelt assimilert til Frankrike. Han tjenestegjorde i Fremmedlegionen og var utstasjonert i Afghanistan. Himich er fra den sørfranske byen Lunel, som har avgitt et tyvetall jihadister, til tross for at den bare har 26.000 innbyggere.

Når man leser om Himich karriere forstår man at IS er et europeisk innenrikspolitisk problem: Ideologien har fenget på europeisk jord, blant personer som hadde muligheter til å klare seg. Blant de andre rekruttene til IS i Lunel var sønnen til en jødisk ingeniør. Jihad er en vekkelse.

Den appellerer til unge menn med et machismo-behov. Jihad er en manndomstest.

Michael Weiss beskriver en fascinerende skjebne. Dette fenomenet utryddes ikke med droner.

Himich nom de guerre er Abu Suleyman al-Firansi,. Han steg raskt i gradene etter at han kom til Raqqa. Da de andre kameratene fra Lunel sluttet seg til IS, var al-Firansi emir. Nå tror man han er spionsjef. Ledelsen i IS har den senere tid endret karakter. Irakerne og araberne er blitt drept en etter en av droner. De som overtar er europeere, folk fra Kaukasus og Asia.

ANNONSE

Det gjør dem ikke mindre farlig. Det er klart at al-Firansi kulturelle tilhørighet til Europa gjør ham langt farligere enn en fremmed.

Abu Suleyman’s name gained the attention of Western governments immediately after Paris. During the Bataclan siege, two of the terrorists were overheard by hostages inquiring as to what their instructions were and whether or not to “call Abu Suleyman.” Moreover, analysis of the computers belonging to Ibrahim Al-Barkaoui, one of the ISIS operatives involved in the follow-up bombing of the Brussels airport on March 22, 2016, had uncovered audio files revealing that orders for that attack came directly from Abu Suleyman. He is addressed by his kunya, and it is to him that plans for further attacks, including in France, are submitted for approval. Abu Suleyman had apparently sought to perpetrate a sequel attack on Paris; Brussels was chosen later as more expedient because it would be unexpected by European security services.

..

Although technically Moroccan-born, Abdelilah Himich is, in effect, the first European to occupy such a sensitive covert portfolio since the founding of the terror organization 16 years ago. ISIS, formerly known as al Qaeda in Iraq, has undergone multiple transformations in the demography of its upper cadres.

Det betyr at IS kan komme til å flytte «hjem» hvis eller når kalifatet ødelegges. Hjem til Europa, Frankrike og Sverige, eller Storbritannia.

Vi har sett eksempler. Angrepet på flyplassen i Istanbul i juni, der 45 ble drept og 230 såret, ble utført av folk fra Dagestan, Kirgisistan og Usbekistan.

Flere faktorer bør uroe europeiske myndigheter:

Al-Firansi er ingen taper. Han skaffet seg verdifull kunnskap i Fremmedlegionen. Våpenteknisk og organisatorisk. Ikke minst det siste: Hvordan organisere aksjoner, nettverk, logistikk etc.

During his time as a legionnaire, Himich reportedly thrived in the role and fought with distinction in Afghanistan, serving for six months in the hardscrabble Surobi region, where, months before his enlistment, 10 French soldiers had died in a single ambush that scandalized their country.

Himich’s regiment was the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment, headquartered in Nîmes. It’s one of the largest and more specialized infantry units in the French military, although not quite on a par with the U.S. Navy Seals or the British Special Air Service (SAS), however much Abu Suleyman would later embellish his status as a “commando” and crack marksman. He may have even received national and NATO decoration for his service.

Himich is by no means the only former French soldier to trade the tricolor for the black flag. In January 2015, Britain’s Daily Telegraphreported that there were as many as 10 former French servicemen fighting for the caliphate, including those who had been bona fide special ops. One jihadi reportedly had belonged to the First Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment, France’s equivalent to the SAS, with which it shares the motto, “Who Dares Wins.”

Miljø: Bondingen som oppstår blant kamerater er viktig for rekrutteringen. Byen Lunel utmerker seg. Det kommer an på personligheter, nabolag, en rekke faktorer som gjør at jihadceller oppstår. Det sier seg selv at det er noe spesielt når selv jødiske middelklassesønner blir krigere for IS.

With a sizable and increasingly disaffected Muslim population, and an unemployment rate that hovers at around 20 percent, Lunel has gained a reputation as the “French Molenbeek,” referring to the ghettoized district in central Brussels where several of Abu Suleyman’s Paris massacrists, including the ringleader Abdelhamid Abbaoud and the only surviving (and imprisoned) member of that team, Salah Abdelslam, grew up. It’s an insular community where terrorist recruiters don’t have to work terribly hard to find willing volunteers.

one of whom, Raphael Amar, was the son of a Jewish engineer and also a convert to Islam. Amar, according to TheNew York Times, grew up comfortably in a house with a pool and, well before hearing the siren song of the ISIS nasheed, preferred electric guitar and Led Zeppelin.

Jihadistene finansierte reisen til Syria på samme måte som Anders Behring Breivik: Ved systematisk utnyttelse av kredittkort.

The Lunel network was able to raise enough money for the complicated journey from Europe to Syria using consumer loans, with each member borrowing €10,000 from various credit institutions. (Amedy Coulibaly, the ISIS-inspired jihadi who shot up the Hyperkasher kosher supermarket on the outskirts of Paris on Jan. 9, 2015, used a similar approach to finance his killing spree.)

 Avstanden fra Frankrike til Syria er ikke uoverkommelig. Det er ikke som Afghanistan. Man kan leie en BMW og komme kjørende og deretter selge bilen.

Himich’s migration was as part of a group of nine Lunel jihadis, including his own spouse. They broke up into teams of three, the better to evade detection by French authorities.

“They rented a BMW SUV which, so they claim, they sold for $30,000 upon arrival in Syria,” according to the French daily Libération. The trunk of the vehicle was also apparently stocked with an assortment of low-grade military gear including backpacks, combat knives, and night-vision goggles, although no guns.

På grunn av sin militære bakgrunn steg al-Firansi raskt i gradene. De som fulgte etter fra Lunel møtte en leder.

Himich rose much faster through the ranks than his hold buddies.In August 2014, about a month after the declaration of the caliphate, Raphael Amar, the Jewish convert to Islam, and another of the old Lunel gang would emigrate to Syria and find their old friend, Abdelilah Himich, was a new emir.

Hamza, another member of the old group, is quoted in Libération as saying, “All Lunel guys, including my brothers, were under his command until his calf got wounded by a piece of shrapnel.” But, still, Himich survived and thrived.

3. faktor: Kriminelt miljø

Himich/al-Firansi hadde også en annen bakgrunn som IS setter pris på: Som kriminell. Han tok ulovlig permisjon fra legionen for å gå i familiebegravelse. Senere ble han arrestert på Gare du Nord med masse kokain, og påsto han kun var blitt bedt om gjøre noen en tjeneste: frakte pakken fra Amsterdam til Paris. Himich hadde smakt på varene, viste blodprøver. Han fikk tre år, men satt bare i fem måneder.

Det var etter at han slapp ut at han reiste sørover til hjemtraktene, giftet seg med en fransk konvertitt, fikk barn og begynte å forberede seg på krigen.

Himich soon relocated to Salon de Provence, which lies about 60 miles east of Lunel, on the road to Aix-en-Provence. He seemed to settle there with his young wife, Alexandra, a French convert to Islam. But he often went back to his stomping grounds in Lunel to meet up with old buddies, one of whom, Raphael Amar, was the son of a Jewish engineer and also a convert to Islam.

..

In the relatively brief interval between Himich’s relocation and his departure for Syria, Himich reportedly underwent intense military training in thenearby Cévennes mountains, suggesting he had already decided on his next career choice as a guerrilla insurgent.

Over alle andre faktorer står selvfølgelig motivasjonen, og snakker man om den må man snakke om jihad.

IS’ manndomsideal har appell til tusenvis av unge europeere. Europeiske medier, akademikere og politikere kvier seg for å gå inn i hva det er som får europeiske muslimer til å bli krigere.

De som påtok seg ansvaret for Bataclan på vegne av IS, var tidligere fransk katolske rappere.

terror.Fabien_Clain_960651S1

As a spy chief, Abu Suleyman has kept the company of other now internationally infamous Frenchmen, especially Jean-Michel and Fabien Clain (a.k.a. Omar and Abdelwahid), who have been identified by French authorities as operatives of the terror army. Both are former Catholic rappers now believed to be somewhere in Syria or Iraq, and it was Fabien Clain who first claimed that the Paris attacks were the work of ISIS in an audio messagereleased not long afterward and who had previously scouted the Bataclan theatre—the scene of the grisliest carnage inflicted by a combination of gunfire and suicide bombings—owing to its Jewish ownership and the hosting of pro-Israel events there.

Hvis/Når de kommer hjem kan det blir farligere for mennesker som de anser som fiender, enten det er myndighetene eller jødiske eller islam-kritiske miiljøer. De kan «lese».

Påtrengende

Hvis kalifatet utslettes vil de fortsatt ha drømmen, de vil ha historiene om alle deres døde kamerater og de vil ha kameratskap og kunnskapen om hvordan man fører krig.

Dette tar de med hjem til et Europa som var med å jakte ned deres venner.

Mediene tror at de bekjemper fenomenet IS ved å kalle dem «ekstremister» og i tilfellet Mosul later de som at det finnes en militær løsning.

Europeere og Obamas USA har ikke våget å nærme seg spørsmålet om hva det har som har så sterk tiltrekningskraft, at unge mennesker velger jihad fremfor våre sekulære samfunn.

De risikerer å finne svar som er ubehagelige både for islam og for våre samfunn.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/24/the-french-spymaster-of-isis.html

 

ANNONSE
Liker du det du leser? Vipps noen kroner til Document på 13629