Abu Musab Al Suri, Al-Qaeda Operations Head, Date Undetermined

Abu Musab Al Suri

Regarding Nasar’s Jihadi Training: “I joined a training course which prepared the Muslim Brotherhood’s military branch cadres during the Jihad and revolution against Hafez Assad’s regime. I was 22 years old and that was in the Iraqi army’s Racheed camp in Baghdad in 1980. The trainer was a righteous man from the old guards who pledged allegiance to Sheikh Hassan al Bannah [the founder of the Muslim brotherhood] at 17. He accompanied Sayyid Qutb [the leading ideologue of the jihadist movement], and then spent the rest of his life outside Egypt. I recall that the first thing he said [was] 'Are you Muslim brotherhood members.' We all said 'yes.' Then the trainer said while pointing at his neck 'you will all get slaughtered, do you approve of that?' Then we happily and joyfully said 'we approve Sir.' He then turned to the chalkboard and wrote the title of his very first lecture: 'Terrorism is a duty and assassination is a Sunnah [an action ordained by the Prophet Mohammed].'”Paul Cruickshank, “Abu Musab Al Suri: Architect of the New Al Qaeda,”  Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 30:1–14, 2007, page 2, Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law, http://www.lawandsecurity.org/portals/0/documents/abumusabalsuriarchitectofthenewalqaeda.pdf.

Mustafa bin Abd al-Qadir Setmariam Nasar a.k.a Abu Musab Al Suri