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Second American confirmed killed fighting for ISIS in Syria

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/29/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Twenty-nine-year-old father-of-nine dies in same battle as militant rapper jihadi

A father-of-nine from Minneapolis has become the second confirmed American jihadi to die fighting for ISIS in Syria. Twenty-nine-year-old Abdirahmaan Muhumed is believed to have died last week in the same battle as U.S. rapper Douglas McArthur McCain, likewise from Minneapolis.

Neither overtly religious nor politically vocal, Abdirahmaan Muhumed appears to have been radicalized by jihadi rap videos, romanticized notions of revolution and first-hand accounts of the 'fun' of guerrilla war being pumped out online by the Islamic State.

Neither overtly religious nor politically vocal, Abdirahmaan Muhumed appears to have been radicalized by jihadi rap videos, romanticized notions of revolution and first-hand accounts of the "fun" of guerrilla war being pumped out online by the Islamic State.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
8/29/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: Abdirahmaan Muhumed, Islamic State, American, ISIS, Facebook


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Two sources have confirmed Muhumed's identity. A picture of his body had been sent to his family from Syria.

State Department spokesman Jen Psaki says that the U.S. has no independent confirmation of the reports, but added that officials were "looking into it."

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Neither overtly religious nor politically vocal, Muhumed appears to have been radicalized by jihadi rap videos, romanticized notions of revolution and first-hand accounts of the "fun" of guerrilla war being pumped out online by the Islamic State.

The FBI has declined to release their identities, but confirmed that Muhumed, who had been married at least three times, was under investigation. He was later pictured online holding an AK-47 aloft, with his right hand raised and pointing to the sky while standing on a Syrian hillside.

Muhumed and McCain are believed to be the only two known Americans to have been killed fighting for ISIS in the three-year Syria war.

A third U.S. citizen, Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, had earlier died in a suicide bombing against Syrian regime forces in May. Abu-Salha had been acting for the Al Nusra Front, an extremist group with links to Al Qaeda.

Journalist Mukhtar Ibrahim first identified Muhumed in June in a report after communicating with him in brief Facebook exchanges during which Muhumed told of his desire to "bring back the Caliphate."

According to Ibrahim, Muhumed told him that if others consider him a terrorist "he is happy with it."

"Family is not gonna save me frm [sic] hell fire because muslims are getting kill[ed] and if I just sit here i will be ask in the [hereafter]," Muhumed wrote.

"I give up this worldy life for Allah," in a Facebook posting on January 2 Muhumed stated.

The following day he posted an image of himself carrying the Qu'ran in one hand and holding a rifle in the other, with the caption "Shaam" - the Islamic name for Syria.

He went onto state that ISIS is "trying to bring back the Khilaafa" and that "Allah loves those who fight for his cause."

The final turn of the screw came with a photo seen by Ibrahim, posted by Muhumed on May 8, the head of a dead man is held up to the camera, his mouth slightly ajar.

In a following image, his head has is bound with a yellow ribbon from the chin up, his eyes and mouth shut "as if in preparation for burial."

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