Sunday, August 04, 2013

Notorious German Rapper-Turned-Jihadi Fighting in Syria

An Al Qaeda-linked, Berlin-born convert to Islam--he went from angry rapping to recording German-language Islamic chants and producing videos extolling 9/11 and suicide bombings--is among the foreign fighters that have flocked to Syria in Islam's name.

The Arab country, which is ruled by a secular regime that is dominated by members of a Shiite offshoot denomination and is backed by non-Arab, Shiite Islamist Iran and its Lebanese Arab Islamist proxy, Hezbollah, has become a magnet for Sunni Islamists seeking to create an Islamic state.

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