Pot Out, Prophet In: ISIS “Executioner” Used To Be A French Pot-Smoking Clubber
He used to be a pot-smoking clubber. Now he’s smoking a whole different weed and clubbing infidels instead. When it comes to marijuana and Mohammed, one is much more deadly than the other. Can you guess which one? …
Qur’an Sura 48:29, “Mohammed is [Allah’s] apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless
to the unbelievers but merciful to one another.”
France 24 – “As a teen, Salim Benghalem smoked weed and went out clubbing. Now, the Frenchman is an Islamic State (IS) jihadist wanted by Washington, which accuses him of carrying out executions for the extremist group.
The US State Department last week singled him out as one of 10 wanted ‘foreign terrorist fighters’, describing him as ‘a Syria-based French extremist and ISIL member’ — using an alternative name for IS — as well as an executioner.
But this description has left friends and relatives of the 34-year-old, who grew up in Cachan near Paris, baffled.
On condition of anonymity, they acknowledge he is a Muslim who travelled to Syria to pursue ‘an ideal of justice’, but ‘definitely not an executioner.’
Described as a happy, ‘slightly puny’ man, Benghalem is the fourth of seven children. He got on with his family but suddenly, unexpectedly left his hometown in 2012, leaving behind a wife and two young kids.
He waited four days before contacting his relatives, telling them he was in Syria and had joined the Islamic State group, which controls large parts of the war-torn country as well as swathes of Iraq.
He gives regular news via Skype or Viber, calling every 10 to 15 days from Internet cafes near the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. His relatives say they sometimes see armed fighters in the background.
‘He didn’t belong in France. He found himself over there,’ a person close to him said, wishing to remain anonymous, adding that his task in Syria is to hand out fines on behalf of IS …” Read more.
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