According to the Copenhagen Post, recruitment for the jihad in Syria has come to Denmark. And the recruiting “poster” of choice for al Queda?
While the internet is awash with Islamists advocating jihad in the Middle East, this week marked the first emergence of video targeting a Danish-speaking audience.
Danish-speaking jihadist Abu Khattab has uploaded a video on YouTube, calling on his “brothers” in Denmark to participate in the Syrian civil war. The video, which appears to have been recorded in Syria, features Khattab next to a masked warrior with a rifle as he speaks of jihad as “the forgotten implication” and encourages Danish Muslims to join him in a holy war.
”We were given everything in Denmark. Our parents paid everything for us, we were given bread and milk for free, but the [the infidels] could not deceive us,” he says in the video. “My dear brothers, jihad is the greatest reward. Your blood will smell sweet. Your imam will appear before you as a luminous bubble. My dear brothers and sisters in Denmark, you should come too. This is the best thing to do, to strengthen the Islamic people and the Islamic state,” Khattab proclaims in the video.
And sure enough, the video was easy to find in a search for “abu khattab”–with search results brought to you by eBay (one of the Gang of Four, of course).
Yes, and one click away, here is the al Quaeda recruiting video, complete with a “featured video” of “Russian girl on bath salts”:
This came as no surprise to those who follow the progress of the jihad on YouTube–the “martyrdom video” (or in Danish “martyrbiografi”) of Danish jihadist Kenneth Sørensen was also posted on YouTube (one of the benefits of a video search monopoly, I guess):
According to the SITE Intelligence group, the video was released on “jihadi forums” (which I guess includes YouTube) the Muhajireen Brigade (Emigrants Brigade), which is allied with the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, announced the death of Danish citizen Kenneth Sørensen. The video was obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence group.
Yes, the jihad will be monetized.