March 21, 2013
Austrian GIMF Founder Arrested (Again)
Reports from Turkey claim that one of the founding members of the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) has been arrested in Turkey while trying to make his way to Syria. Mohammad Mahmoud, also known as "Abu Usama al-Gharib" had previously served four years in a German prison for making threats against US interests in Germany. On his release, he helped form the Milatu Ibrahim group which distributed propaganda in favor of violent jihad.
Apparently, Mahmoud doesn't mind the cornhole thing all that much. Here's a Google translation of a German paper:
The Austrian and Islamist terror suspects Mohamed Mahmoud alias "Abu Usama al-Gharib" was arrested on Tuesday in Turkey. According to information from German security circles of radical Islamic preachers near the provincial Hattay was arrested at the Turkish-Syrian border. Mahmoud was apparently on his way to Syria and was traveling on a forged passport from a north African country.Let's hope he's kept off the streets for a bit longer this time. H/T:@FlorianFlade