In my book Onward Muslim Soldiers I discuss how jihadists move from country to country to fight in the latest jihad. Here is another example: a portion of a jihadist document that appears in Der Spiegel, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist. Spiegel’s heading: “He fought in Tajikistan, Chechnya and Bosnia, sat in Saudi Arabia in prison and died in Kurdistan: Suhail al-Sahil was one of the veterans of the international jihad.”
This is the story of the leader of the mujahedeen in Kurdistan, Suhail al-Sahli from the land of the two holy cities (editor’s note: Saudia Arabia), one of the pure and committed members of the community of faithful. (…)
He was raised by parents of integrity, in the spirit of integrity and faith towards God. God enjoyed showing him the way to jihad. The first jihad battlefield on which he set foot was in Tajikistan. On the way there, he had to overcome many obstacles. He was still young in years when he arrived, (…) but his good heart and faith made him stand out. There was nothing bad about him. He joined the community of Ja’qub al-Bahr, may God accept him! He was injured, losing some of his ability to see. (…) God later had mercy on him, and corrected his sight….
As things began moving ahead in Iraq, (…) he flew to Kurdistan. The mujahedeen there were overjoyed at his arrival (…) because of his wealth of experience in jihad. (…) They unanimously chose him to lead the local Arab troops. During a battle with the Peshmerga fighters (editor’s note: Kurdish troops) and the hypocrites, he stood like a lion (…) and fell as a martyr on the path to God. The scent of musk spread and everyone could smell it and so ended one page in the pages (in a book) of the mujahedeen. (…)