The spiritual leader of ISIS, Omar Osman has released a propaganda video in honor of the attackers of "Charlie Hebdo" which killed 12 people in Paris in January 2015.
The photo shows Omar Osman sits in front of a laptop with headphones and a mouse. It looks like a normal office worker, but it wasn't. Only camo t-shirt and tent walls billowing around it show that this is no ordinary workplace, and the epicenter of jihadist recruitment in Syria.
For his series of online videos, released under the name "19HH" (a tribute to the 19 perpetrators of the September 11 attacks), the French authorities say he is responsible for the recruitment of about 80% French-speaking jihadists heading to Syria and Iraq. In the video, shot by Hollywood special effects, rap music, religion, and conspiracy theories in an attempt to convince young French Muslims to join the fight.
41-Lenti Omar Osman was born in Senegal but moved to France when I was a child, and grew up in nice. According to French media reports, he converted to Islam within a few months in prison. He moved to Syria in 2013 to lead a team of jihadists.
"They transformirovalsya within a few weeks or even a few days - it's like a bomb explodes ... LIH can be very persuasive," explains a local Imam. "They take fragile people and make them more brittle and then they promise them heaven. They work to alienate and isolate these people."
Radicalization, he says, "like a virus ... When the virus infects many people, it is a pandemic and you can't use the normal pill to cure it. You need more resources."
According to the latest data of the Ministry of interior, the number of French citizens who find themselves in Jihad jumped by 13% over the last 6 months: between may to July this year alone, more than 67 people were involved.
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