Abu Salman al-Faranci

French jihadist “Abu Salman al-Faranci” is a propagandist and recruiter for ISIS. Al-Faranci uses Twitter to propagandize and call on Muslims to make hijrah (migrate) to ISIS-held territory.

On August 5, 2015, al-Faranci tweeted, “One who has forsaken hijra [migration] Allah will punish...”AbuSalman_AlFaranci, Twitter post, August 5, 2015, 7:33 a.m., https://twitter.com/SJazayri/status/628936752548454400. The next day he tweeted, “Stop being hypocrites with yourselves… the brothers of Aqeedah in France I swear to you, you are worth nothing compared to the people of Hijra [migration] and jihad.”AbuSalman_AlFaranci, Twitter post, August 6, 2015, 8:09 p.m., https://twitter.com/SJazayri/status/629489517431517184. On August 12, he wrote, “Don’t ask Too many Questions… Don’t let Satan Dominate… Make your Preparations… Heal your Intention… #Hijrah [migration]_Party”AbuSalman_AlFaranci, Twitter post, August 12, 2015, 1:36 a.m., https://twitter.com/SJazayri/status/631383667131199488.


Translation: “Stop being hypocrites with yourselves… the brothers of Aqeedah in France I swear to you, you are worth nothing compared to the people of Hijra [migration] and jihad.”


Translation: “One who has forsaken hijra [migration] Allah will punish...”

In November 2014, Abu Salman al-Faranci appeared in an ISIS video titled “What Are You Waiting For?”Des combattants français de l’Etat islamique appellent les musulmans à commettre des attentats en France,” MEMRI FR, November 20, 2014, http://www.memri.fr/2014/11/20/des-combattants-francais-de-letat-islamique-appellent-les-musulmans-a-commettre-des-attentats-en-france/. The video—produced by ISIS’s Al-Hayat Media Center—features al-Faranci pressuring his audience to make hijrah to ISIS territory. In cases where hijrah is not possible, al-Faranci urges his viewers to “operate within France,” including by terrorizing French citizens and killing them using weapons, cars, and poison. Al-Faranci says: “[P]oison the water and food of at least one of the enemies of Allah. Kill them and spit in their faces and run over them with your cars. Do whatever you are able to do in order to humiliate them, for they deserve only this.”Des combattants français de l’Etat islamique appellent les musulmans à commettre des attentats en France,” MEMRI FR, November 20, 2014, http://www.memri.fr/2014/11/20/des-combattants-francais-de-letat-islamique-appellent-les-musulmans-a-commettre-des-attentats-en-france/.

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Extremist entity
ISIS
Type(s) of Organization:
Insurgent, territory-controlling, religious, terrorist, violent
Ideologies and Affiliations:
Islamist, jihadist, pan-Islamist, Salafist, takfiri
Position(s):
Foreign fighter, propagandist, recruiter

ISIS is a violent jihadist group based in Iraq and Syria. The group has declared wilayas (provinces) in Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the North Caucasus. ISIS has also waged attacks in Turkey, Lebanon, France, Belgium, Iraq, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Tunisia, and Kuwait.

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