UK NATIONAL, ABDUL QADIR MUMIN, LEADS ISIS IN SOMALIA
Somali born Abdul Qadir Mumin, age unknown but probably now in his late 50s’, arrived to U.K in 2005/6 and became a visiting speaker at a Mosque in London occasionally attended Mohammed Emwazi, known as Jihadi John. around the time it was attended by Michael Adebolajo, one of the two men jailed for the Woolwich Beheading in 05/2013. It is believed he have done “outreach” work on the streets of south-east London, reaching out to troubled youngsters like Adebolajo.
In 2010, Abdul Qadir Mumin took part in a press conference alongside the ex-Guantanamo Bay prisoner Moazzam Begg for the charity CagePrisoners, which was launching a report criticising Western anti-terror tactics in East Africa.
After the Abbottabad Raid, US killing of Osama Bin Laden in 2011, he declared: “We will continue our holy war until we taste death like our brother Osama, or until we are victorious and rule the entire world.”
Abdul Qadir Mumin is understood to have tried to recruit at local “mafrishes” – meeting places where members of the area’s Somali community would gather to chew the narcotic Ghat leaf.
Following the Woolwich attack Abdul Qadir Mumin was interviewed by the British Security Service MI5. Few months later, by the end of 2013, complaining of harassment by M15. Abdul Qadir left UK for good . He burned his British passport on arrival in Somalia in a ceremony in an al-Shabab controlled teritory , joined the local Al Qaeda affiliated Al Shabab and became one of their “Spiritual” preachers.
Abdul Qadir Mumin has surfaced in an Islamic State propaganda video, distributed through the web at late 04/2016, as the head of a new Islamic State franchise in Somalia.
In the 15-minute broadcast, Abdul Qadir presides over a group of heavily-armed fighters as they raise the black Islamic State flag and perform military drills in a remote Somali mountain area.
Abdul Qadir Mumin is understood to have switched allegiance, in 2015, to the Islamic State, which has been making efforts to co-opt other jihadist movements around the world, including Boko Haram in Nigeria and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Abdul Qadir Mumin is now thought to be holed up in the Galgala hills, a desolate area of keel-shaped mountains and thorny frankincense trees in northern Somalia Puntland region. Mumin’s group believed to have no more than a few hundred fighters at most at present, his faction is said to be offering monthly salaries of up to $400, according to the intelligence website IHS Global Insight.
According to Somali intelligence sources, he also has some powerful co-defectors from al-Shabab, including Mohamed Dulyadin, a Kenyan militant believed to have been responsible for last year’s attack on Kenya’s Garissa University that left 148 dead.
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