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    Pac Florida man becomes first american suicide bomber in Syria

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaIlphuEGB4


    abu hurayra the american

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    Seeking Clues in Man’s Arc From Life in Florida to Fatal Blast in Syria

    Friends of Moner Mohammad Abusalha Saw No Indications of Radicalization

    By FRANCES ROBLESJUNE 3, 2014







    VERO BEACH, Fla. — The storefront Islamic center tucked in a nondescript shopping center here has no imam, so the task of leading the small group of men and boys gathered to pray usually falls to the eldest, or the one who knows the Quran the best.
    Moner Mohammad Abusalha was only a teenager, but the honor would sometimes go to him.
    “They would encourage him because he was so enthusiastic,” said Brandon Blanchard, who attended the center and knew Mr. Abusalha for eight years.
    Now Mr. Abusalha’s friends and family are trying to piece together how — and where — that passion for Islam and teaching children about the Quran turned into something more disturbing. Mr. Abusalha, 22, died last week in Syria when he drove a truck loaded with 16 tons of explosives to a mountaintop restaurant where government forces often gathered. It was one of four suicide bombings in Idlib Province that day, in which a total of 37 people died.
    The F.B.I. is also investigating how Mr. Abusalha became radicalized and whether he had connections to other Americans who traveled to Syria. F.B.I. agents have interviewed family members in Florida, and analysts from the bureau are examining whether the Nusra Front, the rebel group Mr. Abusalha joined, played a role in radicalizing him before he left the United States.
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    Moner Mohammad Abusalha died last week in Syria.CreditSeminole State College of Florida, via Associated PressMr. Abusalha was born in West Palm Beach to an American mother and Palestinian father. The parents had lost touch with their son over a year ago and were distraught when they saw his photo in the news on Friday, Taher Husainy, the leader of the community Islamic center, told TCPalm, a local news site.
    The Abusalhas have denied requests for an interview.
    “The father had a feeling — he was afraid of this,” Mr. Husainy was quoted as saying. “But you know when you’re afraid of something, but you hope it won’t happen to you.”
    Mr. Abusalha’s name is pronounced Mo-neer, but his classmates called him Mo. One of four siblings, he spent his middle and high school years in Vero Beach.
    “He loved to play basketball anywhere,” said Ta’Quan McDew, who played with him in middle and high school. “He was really funny and really outgoing. We never discussed religion.”
    The two hung out at his house doing typical adolescent things, such as playing video games. On Facebook, he posted Islamic prayers and sayings alongside selfies he took to show off his biceps. He liked the Miami Heat and Call of Duty.
    His parents emphasized the need for him to get an education, but his attendance in school grew increasingly sporadic. When his parents insisted he stay home to study, he would sneak out to pray instead, Mr. Blanchard said.
    “I thought it was really cool that he would do that,” he said.
    Mr. Abusalha dropped out of Sebastian River High School, and not long afterward his mother enrolled him at St. James Academy, a correspondence school in nearby Fort Pierce. For $150, a high school diploma is earned by completing assignments at home.
    James Mason, the school’s director, remembers meeting Mr. Abusalha, who had been having problems at his school and had clearly been dragged to St. James by his mother. Mr. Mason said he remembered her because she was dressed in traditional Muslim clothing and made a point to call the office and insist that the boy’s surname be spelled with a hyphen. On his two Facebook accounts, Mr. Abusalha spelled it as one word.
    “One way or another, he was going to have a high school diploma,” Mr. Mason said. “His mother was going to make sure he graduated. This way she could control it, because the work is done at home.”
    Mr. Abusalha completed all the coursework in just two months. He graduated in March 2009, earlier than he would have if he had stayed in high school.
    He first enrolled at Keiser University, a private school, but stopped attending by March 2010, according to a school spokeswoman. He later took preparatory classes for an associate degree program for physical therapist assistants at Indian River State College, but he lasted there for only two semesters.
    He then transferred to Seminole State College of Florida in August 2011 to pursue an associate in arts degree. He was enrolled part time during the spring of 2012, but a school spokesman said the last contact with him had been through an adviser halfway through that semester.
    Mr. Abusalha told friends that he was moving to Orlando with his brother. Then he said he was moving again, this time to Jordan. He said he had taken courses to become a nursing assistant, and his father had lined up work for him in Jordan.
    “I just know he was tired of being in the United States and wanted to be in an Arabic-speaking country,” Mr. Blanchard said.
    “He all of a sudden disappeared,” Mr. Husainy told TCPalm. “Then he appeared in Jordan and said he was working at a hospital (as a nurse). After two months or so he disappeared again. Then after six months or something, he sent an email to the parents saying, ‘I’m OK, I’m happy.’ ”
    Mr. Abusalha’s friends believe that he was recruited after he left Florida. “When he left, that was the furthest thing in his mind,” Mr. Blanchard said. “He just wanted to be a good nurse and help people out. None of this was even in his vocabulary. If he did lie, he did a good job, because I certainly did not expect this. He wasn’t supposed to do that. We were supposed to go to college, pray and study the Quran.”
    Veronica Monroy, a friend of Mr. Abusalha’s, said she last heard from him about two years ago. “He deplored any kind of negativity, and was always the first to lend a hand if you needed one. He was religious, but definitely not an extremist,” she said in an email. “He was loving and caring, and I know he came from a strong, loving, supportive home. Nothing hurts more than not being able to have been there for him, to try to stop him, or to at least just say goodbye.”




    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/04/us...dications.html





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    Lololol. How many people did he take with him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugsy View Post
    Lololol. How many people did he take with him?

    It's unknown how many people were killed in the bombing. Opposition rebels with the Nusra Front said Abu-Salha's truck was laden with 16 tons of explosives to tear down the al-Fanar restaurant, a gathering site for Syrian troops. The other suicide attackers targeted nearby army positions.
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    and while i'm at it, here is a few recent internet nerds who migrated with rebels:

    http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/kev...ick-dawes/view

    Kevin Dawes was an American schizophrenic from SomethingAwful who tried to enter Syria, he got deported from Turkey, was homeless for a while, then went back and actually got in to Syria. He was a freelance photojournalist, then began performing unlicensed surgery, and finally released a stream of videos of himself on the frontlines firing a sniper rifle at apartment buildings. Now he's either dead or being tortured in a regime prison.

    http://www.salon.com/2011/10/26/npr_celebrates_crazy_forum_trolls_decision_to_prac tice_unlicensed_medicine_in_libya/

    and even more recent:

    http://syriancrisis.wordpress.com/20...ihad-in-syria/

    A Swedish redditor, anonymousenojk, has gone to Syria to join the al Qaeda faction Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.


    and of course, the infamous Chris Jeon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7hhuVQjzpI
    Last edited by Bukkake Senshi; 7/27/2014 at 1:43 am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukkake Senshi View Post
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