Islamic supremacists frequently affirm how much they love death. Austrian Muslim teenage girls who recently traveled to Syria for jihad announced: “Death is our goal.” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said: “I’m even longing for death, you vagabond.” A Muslim child preacher recently taunted those he has been taught to hate most: “Oh Zionists, we love death for the sake of Allah, just as much as you love life for the sake of Satan.” Jihad mass murderer Mohamed Merah said that he “loved death more than they loved life.”
Ayman al-Zawahiri’s wife advised Muslim women: “I advise you to raise your children in the cult of jihad and martyrdom and to instil in them a love for religion and death.” And as one jihadist put it, “We love death. You love your life!” And another: “The Americans love Pepsi-Cola, we love death.” That was from Afghan jihadist Maulana Inyadullah.
This idea comes from the Qur’an: Say, “O you who are Jews, if you claim that you are allies of Allah, excluding the people, then wish for death, if you should be truthful.” (62:6)
TRIPOLI, Lebanon: When 28-year-old Charlie Sleiman Haddad showed up at the office of the mukhtar of Tripoli’s neighborhood of Zahrieh George Atieh four months ago to get a passport, the latter did not know that the young man intended to go to Turkey to join ISIS.
Charlie left for Turkey and was never heard from again but Lebanese security forces received information that he had died carrying out a suicide mission in Iraq for ISIS.
Instead of making his story known, the security forces decided to keep it hidden, family members said, to protect Charlie’s two brothers, one of whom is an officer with the Internal Security Forces and another a training cadet at the military school.
An As-Safir report published Thursday reported that Charlie visited Turkey twice, where he received military training from ISIS before he departed for Syria, according to statements given by his brother during interrogations with Army intelligence.
Charlie is the second Lebanese Christian known to have joined ISIS’ ranks. George Nabih Dibeh, 23, who disappeared a few days ago, is suspected of having joined ISIS in Iraq.
In January, Elie Tony al-Warraq, a 22-year-old Christian resident of Tripoli’s impoverished neighborhood of Qibbeh, was one of three people the Lebanese Army announced had been arrested in connection to a twin suicide blast that targeted a cafe in the Jabal Mohsen neighborhood.
Atieh told The Daily Star about the details of what happened from the moment Charlie disappeared to the measures taken by security forces to track the young man.
“The [Haddad] parents are very good people and this case is not worthy of them,” Atieh said.
The two Christian men who joined ISIS had converted to Islam before departing, shocking their families and neighbors….