Zulfi Hoxha was involved with Daoud Wright, the Muslim who plotted to behead Pamela Geller for the crime of exercising the freedom of speech. And he said: “Liberate yourself from hellfire by killing a kafir.” This bloodthirsty savage grew up on the Jersey Shore and is now an Islamic State commander. His mother says she is very upset, but is that going to be the extent of the law enforcement and media investigation into his background and upbringing? Where did he learn that Infidels should be massacred for violating Sharia blasphemy laws? Where did he learn that killing a non-Muslim would save him from hellfire? Is his local Jersey mosque being investigated, or is all this being waved away with the familiar and empty claim that he was “radicalized on the Internet”?
“The ISIS ‘Senior Commander’ Who Grew Up on the Jersey Shore,” by Ted Greenberg and Brian X. McCrone, NBC Philadelphia, January 18, 2018:
He graduated from Atlantic City High School in 2010. His Albanian immigrant family owned a pizza shop in Margate, New Jersey. He attended a mosque where “he hated people,” according his mother.
Then Zulfi Hoxha went to Syria and became Abu Hamza al-Amriki, an ISIS soldier, according to his mother and court documents in another recent terrorism case involving an American.
“I am upset,” his mother Ltefaji Hoxha told NBC10 at her house in Margate in the first confirmation outside of court filings that the 25-year-old is in Syria fighting for the group also known as the Islamic State. “No good. I’m very upset.”
Hoxha, 25, was identified in filings for the federal case against David “Daoud” Wright, who was convicted last year on terrorism charges and is serving 28 years in prison. The Atlanticfirst identified Hoxha as Abu Hamza al-Amriki.
A terrorist by that nom de guerre made waves in May 2017 when he appeared in an ISIS propaganda video. In that video, he calls on “lone wolf” terrorists to carry out attacks on targets in the United States.
“Liberate yourself from hellfire by killing a kafir,” Abu Hamza al-Amriki said in the video, which showed him in battlefield fatigues and kneeling in front of rocket launchers.
His mother said she last talked to him about a year ago. Hoxha, according to the court documents in the Wright case, joined ISIS in Syria in April 2015. He quickly became a senior commander, the documents said. It is unclear why he was promoted to a commander.
Ltefaji Hoxha said that a year ago he was talking to her, “saying ‘Zulfi is good’ and now he stopped it.” He doesn’t call or talk to her anymore, she said….