Skip to comments.Syria: U.S. passport found at Al Qaeda base
Posted on 07/23/2013 4:19:10 PM PDT by markomalley
Now wait a minute. We're constantly told that no Muslims in the U.S. -- none -- adhere to Al Qaeda's understanding of Islam, and only greasy Islamophobes think otherwise. So how did Amiir Farouk Ibrahim, no doubt known to all and sundry back home in Pennsylvania as a solid and respectable burgher of serious mien, come to misunderstand his peaceful religion so resoundingly?
"American passport found at al Qaeda base in northern Syria," by Bill Roggio for the Long War Journal, July 23 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
A passport said to belong to an American citizen was found among a number of identification documents belonging to foreign fighters who have been waging jihad with al Qaeda inside Syria. The documents were discovered at a base abandoned by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an al Qaeda affiliate that operates in Syria.
The American passport belongs to Amiir Farouk Ibrahim, who was born in Pennsylvania on Oct. 30, 1980. Ibrahim's passport was issued on March 6, 2012.
Ibrahim also possesses an Egyptian passport, which was issued on Sept. 23, 2012 under the name Amir Farouk Zaki Ibrahim. His Egyptian passport also states that he was born on Oct. 30, 1980 in the United States....
If Ibrahim's identity as an American citizen is confirmed, he would be the second American known to wage jihad in Syria in the ranks of al Qaeda. Eric Harroun, a former US soldier, is in US custody and is charged with fighting alongside the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official affiliate in Syria.
It’s hard to read...is he from Benghazi?
How many weapons did they find from the Al Qaeda weapons deal McCain made last month when he flew to Syria?
Beat me to it.
Pennsylvania Amish Al Qaeda. I would never have thunk!
Betcha he’s a convert. He may have had some Egyptian family connections that encouraged him in this direction, but looking at his face in the passport photo, he looks like any of the middle-class American white guys who have converted to Islam and gone off to attack their country.
how did Amiir Farouk Ibrahim, no doubt known to all and sundry back home in Pennsylvania as a solid and respectable burgher of serious mien, come to misunderstand his peaceful religion so resoundingly?
'Passport! ' barked the cat and stretched out a fat paw. Completely dumbfounded and blind to everything except the twin sparks in the cat's eyes, Poplavsky pulled his passport out of his pocket like a dagger. The cat picked up a pair of spectacles in thick black rims from the table under the mirror, put them on its snout, which made it look even more imposing, and took the passport from Poplavsky's shaking hand.
'I wonder--have I fainted or what? ' thought Poplavsky. From the distance came the sound of Koroviev's blubbering, the hall was filled with the smell of ether, valerian and some other nauseating abomination. 'Which department issued this passport?' asked the cat. There was no answer.
'Department four hundred and twenty,' said the cat to itself, drawing its paw across the passport which it was holding upside-down. ' Well, of course! I know that department, they issue passports to anybody who comes along. I wouldn't have given one to someone like you. Not on any account. One look at your face and I'd have refused! ' The cat had worked itself up into such a temper that it threw the passport to the ground. ' You may not attend the funeral,' went on the cat in an official voice. ' Kindly go home at once.' And it shouted towards the door : ' Azazello! ' At this a small, red-haired man limped into the hall. He had one yellow fang, a wall eye and was wearing a black sweater with a knife stuck into a leather belt. Feeling himself suffocating, Poplavsky stood up and staggered back, clutching his heart.
'See him out, Azazello! ' ordered the cat and went out.
Thanks for pinging me to this thread Jet Jaguar.
Glad it is posted.
“American passport found at al Qaeda base in northern Syria”
By BILL ROGGIO
July 23, 2013
SNIPPET: “SOHR stated that “[t]he documents were found after the ISIS retreated from the town after intense clashes last week with the YPG,” a Kurdish militia tied to the PKK, a Marxist Kurdish terror group based in Syria. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which is referred to by the acronyms ISIS and ISIL, has been battling the YPG for control of a border crossing point and several towns in northern Syria.
“We do not know the fate of the owners of these documents, whether they are dead or alive and still active in Syria,” the SOHR concluded.
Al Qaeda and other jihadist groups often collect travel documents and identification cards of recruits after they join the fight in new countries.”