Video Showing German al Qaeda Emerges


A video showing a German member of al Qaeda has been released by the terrorist group's media wing, as Sahab productions. The title of the video in German is "Das Rettungspaket fuer Deutschland", which translates as "The Rescue Package for Germany".

The video, dated October 2008, shows "Hafidh Abu Talha the German", with face concealed. He speaks in German, but the video includes Arabic subtitles.

At first glance the video is similar to those featuring American al Qaeda member Adam Gadahn. However, it also shows "Abu Talha" explaining how to fire an RPG. The way I hear it, Ayman al-Zawahiri once gave America's only indicted traitor an RPG. Gadahn promptly made into a sandwich and washed it down with a glass of goat's milk.

At other points he discusses "autobombe" (car bombs?) and shows a graph showing and an odd mathematical formula showing that al Qaeda is winning in its war against the United States. "New math", I'm guessing.

The voice of Talha sounds oddly feminine. Like that of a young teenager?

Given that the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) is centered in Germany, I can't help but wonder whether this man "Abu Talha" hooked up with al Qaeda through them?

Laura Mansfield has the video and will be offering a translation to subscribers.

Posted by: Rusty at 10:15 AM


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