June 29, 2010
New al Qaeda in Somalia Video First Posted on YouTube [UPDATE: Hi Zach!]
Al Kataib, the media arm of the Somali branch of al Qaeda (al Shabaab) has released a 10 minute propaganda video in English titled "The African Crusaders".
Interestingly, two original posts -- one at a forum closely linked with al Qaeda and a second one considered al Shabaab's semi-official forum -- both embed the video directly from YouTube. Here is the original YouTube video, which I've also embedded below (while it lasts).
YouTube is owned by Google, a U.S. based corporation. Which means a designated terrorist organization, contrary to federal law, is using our own infrastructure against us.
The post at the al Qaeda website was put up a user calling himself the "Global Islamic Media Front Correspondent" ( الجبهة الإعلامية الإسلامية العالمية الجبهة الإعلامية الإسلامية لعالمية غير متصل ), a reference to GIMF --- the European based jihad support group which handles English and German language propaganda in behalf of al Shabaab.
Here's the person who first uploaded the video. Have fun with that information which I'm sure is useful.
Thanks to Rahm at Terror Free Somalia Foundation for the tip. Be sure to check out his website for all the latest al Shabaab related news.
Update by Stable Hand: Rahm is also on the hit list of Facebook accounts by Revolution Muslim's Taliba al-Quran
The video follows below.
UPDATE: On a second glance at the original thread where the video is posted, guess who shows up offering copies of the YouTube video to fellow al Qaeda supporters? None other than Virginia's own Zach "Abu Talhah al-Amrike" Chesser of Revolution Muslim, the guy who made the South Park threats.
Here's a screenshot.
Not only do our enemies use American companies to spread their propaganda (contrary to US law), their sympathizers live amongst us and do their dirty work too. This is Zach.
UPDATE: Related brilliance from Zach on a forum known to be sympathetic to al Qaeda.
Video still below.