New Head of Islamic State is French Muslim

It was never about Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi or Osama Bin Laden or Yaser Arafat, Anwar Awlaki, Khaled Mashal,, Ahmad Umar, Abubakar Shekau, or any other General or Commander in Allah’s army. It’s not about a man or any particular Muslim militia. It is all about Jihad in the cause of Islam.

It is not surprising the next caliph would be French. Or blonde or black or blue-eyed. That is as relevant as the color of their socks. It’s all about the religion of peace. Period.

al-Arabiya, ‘Jalaluddin al-Tunisi successore di al-Baghdadi’

Notizie Geopolitiche – E’ un tunisino di nome Jalaluddin al-Tunisi il successore di Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi alla guida dell’Isis. E’ quanto riporta la tv panaraba al-Arabiya, la quale indica che al-Tunisi, attuale leader del gruppo terroristico in Libia, “è, trai pochi leader rimasti, ad essere il più qualificato a prendere il posto di al-Baghdadi”.

Rough translation thanks to Alexandre:

The new head of Daesch would be a French

After the alleged death of his chief, the self-proclaimed caliph Abu Bakr el-Baghdadi, Daech should soon announce the name of his successor. The latter would be Jalaluddin al-Tunisi, a Frenchman of Tunisian origin. Although the death of Baghdadi was not confirmed by the command of the international coalition, after it was announced by Russia, Iran and the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (OSDH), its succession Would already be ensured. According to the Saudi Arabian news agency Al Arabiya, Mohamed Ben Salem al-Ayouni, said Jalaluddin al-Tunisi – the Tunisian – should be named new caliph of the Islamic state. This news, published the day after the moving tribute to the victims of the attack in Nice, has something particularly troubling. France, which still thinks of the wounds of the numerous attacks that have bloodied it, is at war against a terrorist organization whose future leader would be one of its citizens …

Who is this Jalaluddin al-Tunisi? According to Al Arabiya, he was born in 1982 in the port city of Sousse, in the east of Tunisia. As a teenager, he emigrated to France, where he obtained, after a few years, French nationality. The chain of information does not specify whether it had joined parents or settled on its own. In 2011, he returned to the country following the Tunisian revolution and then went to Syria to participate in the civil war that was beginning to rage there. He joined Daech in 2014, after the death of the commander of Sariyat al-Ghoraba – the battalion of foreigners – to whom he succeeded. He soon became an important figure in the terrorist organization and one of the relatives of the self-proclaimed Caliph. Known as a warlord of a formidable ferocity, Baghdadi appointed him emir of the Islamic State in Libya, after the defeat of the organization in Sirte against the Libyan forces.

While the decision to end Daech in the Middle East has been taken by the international community, as the battle for Mosul in Iraq is over, and Rakka in Syria and Ersal in Lebanon are about to begin, North Africa appears to be the only possible refuge for a failed Islamic State. Thus, the leader of Daech in Libya, become a jihadist haven since the fall of Gaddafi, would be the natural successor of the caliph presumed disappeared. According to Al Arabiya, Jalaluddin al-Tunisi would maintain good relations with other terrorist groups in North Africa and could quickly expand its influence there. It was therefore under the direction of a French citizen that Daech would revive his Middle Eastern ashes and organize, from Libya, his attacks in France and in the world. It is to be feared that such an announcement, if it should take place, will revive the debate on the disqualification of nationality and promote the Community division within a French society which more than ever needs to be united In the face of terrorism.