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Mustafa Setmariam Nasar – Wikipedia

The strategies derived from Abu Musab’s guidelines to win hearts and minds amongst local Muslim communities include: While some reports have linked him to Abu Musab al-Zarqawiwho later led al-Qaeda’s component of the insurgency in Iraq, his network of contacts was much wider, and included jihadis from Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraqi KurdistanSaudi Arabia, Yemen, Uzbekistan, and elsewhere. But how reliable is the story? Furthermore, it may misleadingly identify contemporary jihadists as simply radicalized elements within, or as by-products of, a broader Salafist phenomenon.

In JuneAl Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was musag to have published Inspire magazine — its first English language publication, [30] sprung from the imagination of Anwar al-Awlaki. There are reasons why jihadist ideologues like abk came to use such vitriolic and harsh words about leading Salafist clerics. In he formed a media and research center in Kabul and in he was allowed to open his own training camp, the al-Ghuraba Camplocated in Kargha, near Kabul.

This website is now defunct, but the author archived it in full circa New York Review of Books. One of the very few Taliban leaders to have left Afghanistan for jihad, he was more aligned with radical foreign jihadis than most of the Taliban leadership. Nasar was captured by Pakistani security forces in and was rendered to Syria, [6] where he was a wanted man. There is little doubt that doctrinaire Salafist influences have profoundly altered the ideological character of the jihadist current since the early s, following decades of Qutbist dominance in militant Islamic rhetoric.


The broader historical record does not refute that logic, but it suggests there was more to it than that. He informed me that some people believe that he is a Takfiri, however, he is not like that but he is somewhat extremist and does not respect the scholars.

Yale University Press, forthcoming. Third, ideological and strategic agreement is insufficient to understand jihadist political alignments.

University of Pennsylvania Press. It began to recirculate on jihadist web forums in Al-Suri viewed the various conflicts emanating from the disputes over Salafist doctrine as a significant security hazard for the jihadist movement, and a considerable threat to the al-suti as a whole: Al-Zarqawi did not swear allegiance to Usama bin Ladin for another five years, and the two men had very different visions of jihad.

Abu Mus`ab al-Suri’s Critique of Hard Line Salafists in the Jihadist Current

He is the author of The Master Plan: From to Nasar adopted Spain as his primary place of residence, even though he traveled extensively and spent much mjsab in Afghanistan. Khadr said he saw Mr.

Rumors about Suri’s status had been flying around online since 23 Dec. Therefore, fighting alongside the Taliban against the Northern Alliance was not a religious duty. He has held Spanish citizenship since the late s following marriage to a Spanish woman.

Despite agreement on the most important strategic question facing jihadis in Afghanistan, they were not allies. While Qutbism had been dominant until the s, doctrinal Salafism and Wahhabite theology had begun to make an impact during Arab participation in the Afghan liberation war during the s.

For access to the unique sources cited in this article, visit www. Media reports have also alleged that one of his associates, the Moroccan Amer Azizi Uthman al-Andalusihad met 11 September organizers Mohamed Atta and Ramzi bin al-Shibh in TarragonaSpain weeks before the attacks, but this seems to be incorrect. And then Abu Musab al-Suri seems to have tried to recruit the young Syrian for a more specialized camp.


To reduce his influence al-Qaeda put up flyers for its brigade in all of its guesthouses, and also banned Abu Musab al-Suri from entering them. They are available at www.

The question is why. Cambridge University Press, Nasar first moved to London inand brought his family along in mid Foundation for Defense of Democracies. People listed in italics have died. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the godfather of the Islamic State, arrived in Afghanistan from his home country of Jordan in late Nasar was enlisted as a military trainer at the camps for Arab volunteer fighters, and he also fought at the frontlines against Soviet Union in Afghanistan and the Communist government in Kabul after the Soviet withdrawal in He settled there with his family in He later recalled in his memoirs how people like him were denounced as politicos and even heretics by the Salafists: We did not understand the issues of Islamic doctrine!!

Alleged militants in the War on Terror who have lived in Spain. The Roots, History, and Experiences. Nasar’s best known work is the page book The Global Islamic Resistance Call Da’wat al-muqawamah al-islamiyyah al-‘alamiyyah which appeared on the Internet in December or January But it is also deeply incomplete. This had been a problem during the first Arab-Afghan experience from the mids to c. Hurst and Columbia University Press,