Abdelhamid Abaaoud, in his late 20s, is being named as the mastermind behind the Paris jihad attacks — he was once a student at one of Brussels’s most prestigious high schools.
Obama, Hillary, Islam’s running dogs in the media and all of the elites have been trafficking in the most pernicious propaganda in order to cover up the motive in this world war on freedom. For years, the left has insisted that jihad is a result of culture, illiteracy, poverty and anything else that they could pull out of their hat. And for years, my colleagues and I have shown that most jihadi attacks in the West are conducted by well-educated, affluent, devout Muslims.
Paris is no different. Well-educated and raised in Belgium, Abdelhamid Abaaoud became a devout Muslim, and in doing so became a devout murderer. That is the trigger.
Abaaoud was also behind the beheading plot on a Paris passenger train last month — thankfully, three American heroes took the jihadi down and saved countless lives. Abaaoud was also linked to a foiled plot to attack a church in Paris in April. The French newspaper Libération also linked him to Sid Ahmed Ghlam, a French student charged with murder, attempted murder and terror offenses.
Abaaoud was first named by police as a wanted jihadi after a gun battle in eastern Belgium in January, during a raid on an Islamic cell.
“Mastermind of Paris rampage linked to thwarted attacks,” By Raphael Satter and John-Thor Dahlburg, TOI, November 16, 2015
Abdelhamid Abaaoud, in his late 20s, was once a student at one of Brussels’s most prestigious high schools
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Once a happy-go-lucky student at one of Brussels’s most prestigious high schools, Saint-Pierre d’Uccle, Abdelhamid Abaaoud morphed into Belgium’s most notorious jihadi, a zealot so devoted to the cause of holy war that he recruited his 13-year-old brother to join him in Syria.
The child of Moroccan immigrants who grew up in the Belgian capital’s scruffy and multiethnic Molenbeek-Saint-Jean neighborhood, the fugitive in his late 20s was identified by French authorities on Monday as the presumed mastermind of the attacks last Friday in Paris that killed 129 people and injured hundreds.
What’s more, one French official told The Associated Press, Abaaoud is believed to have links to earlier terror attacks that were thwarted: one against a Paris-bound high-speed train that was foiled by three young Americans in August, and the other against a church in the French capital’s suburbs.
“All my life, I have seen the blood of Muslims flow,” Abaaoud said in a video made public in 2014. “I pray that Allah will break the backs of those who oppose him, his soldiers and his admirers, and that he will exterminate them.”
Belgian authorities suspect him of also helping to organize and finance a terror cell in the eastern city of Verviers that was broken up in an armed police raid on Jan. 15, in which two of his presumed accomplices were killed.
The following month, Abaaoud was quoted by the Islamic State group’s English-language magazine, Dabiq, as saying that he had secretly returned to Belgium to lead the terror cell and then escaped to Syria in the aftermath of the raid despite having his picture broadcast across the news.
“I was even stopped by an officer who contemplated me so as to compare me to the picture, but he let me go, as he did not see the resemblance!” Abaaoud boasted.