of Global Jihad: The Life of Al-Qaeda Strategist Abu Mus’ab. +. A Terrorist’s Call to Global Jihad: Deciphering Abu Musab al-Suri’s Islamic Jihad Manifesto. Architect of Global Jihad: The Life of Al Qaeda Strategist Abu Mus’ab al-Suri . A Terrorist’s Call to Global Jihad: Deciphering Abu Musab al-Suri’s Islamic Jihad. Drawing on new sources, the authors argue that Abu Musab al Suri (real name Mustafa Setmariam Nasar), now in U.S. custody, is the principle.

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While a useful starting point, the typology provides little guidance in terms of understanding doctrinal disputes and conflicts within the jihadist current itself [5]. Terrorism and Political Violence. Nasar met Osama bin Laden in Peshawar and claims to have been a member of his inner circle and working for bin Laden until sometime aroundwhen Nasar returned to Spain.

From his writings, it becomes apparent that had muusab been born 20 years earlier, al-Suri would have fought equally hard under Marxist or pan-Arab slogans.

He was born and grew up in Aleppo in Syria, and attended four years of university studies there at the University of Aleppo’s Department of mechanical engineering.

Free Press,p. The broader historical record does not refute that logic, but it suggests there was more to it than that.

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

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 movement as a whole:. In Spain, he married his wife Elena Moreno in or 88who converted to Xl-suri. In a seven-page letter from mid, Nasar launched scathing criticism of bin Laden for the disdain al-Qaeda has shown towards the Taliban leadership of Anu, including Mullah Omar.


In SeptemberSpanish magistrate Baltasar Garzon indicted 35 members of the Madrid cell for its role in the 11 September attacks, including Nasar. Obviously, such contemptuous attitudes opened up serious cleavages in the Arab-Afghan diaspora regarding the future course of action, especially with regard to their position on the Taliban. New York Review of Books.

Despite agreement on the most important strategic question facing jihadis in Afghanistan, they were not allies. At the time, that was good enough.

Abu Musab Al-Suri’s Jihad Concept | Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies

While the specific issues al-uri greatly, they all revolved around the general dilemma of how to strike a balance between ideological purity vs. The young Jordanian would not swear allegiance to bin Ladin, but he also would not align with Abu Musab al-Suri. Third, ideological and strategic agreement ao-suri insufficient to understand jihadist political alignments. Cambridge University Press, We should lead them like a herd of cows to perform their duty of jihad.

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.

True enough, but it was also politically convenient. For access to the unique sources cited in this article, visit www. Al-Zarqawi remained his own man.

Robert Fuller, who interrogated Mr. Gopal was kind enough to provide a translation of this document to the author.

Inhe joined the Combatant Vanguard organisation, a radical offshoot of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhoodwhich was at the forefront in the Islamist uprising in Syria against Hafez Assad ‘s government.


Combating Terrorism Center,available at www. Rumors about Suri’s status had been flying around online since 23 Dec. Enhanced interrogation techniques Extraordinary rendition Ghost detainees Waterboarding Destruction of interrogation tapes. Inspired by radio broadcasts from jihadis in northern Lebanon, the year-old Syrian left for Afghanistan in early Nasar’s camp was formally part of Taliban ‘s Ministry of defense, and separate from al-Qaida and bin Laden’s organization, whom he had fallen out with in After weeks of rumours, a well-known contributor to jihadi web forums has confirmed the release from a Syrian prison of Abu Mus’ab al-Suri real name Mustafa Abdul-Qadir Mustafa al-Set Mariamone of the most prominent jihadi ideologues and strategists Shamikh1.

Revising the History of al-Qa`ida’s Original Meeting with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Retrieved 20 January Archived from the original on 14 April Indeed, Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi was irate at the apparent effort to recruit under his nose, and he pushed his chain of ao-suri to respond. This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat Abd al-Hadi explained that the men were affiliated with the Iraqi opposition leader Ahmed A,-suri, who later emerged as a leading voice encouraging the United States to invade Iraq.

Abu Musab al-Suri convinced them to join him instead.