Calling himself Abu Tasnim al-Magribi, a combatant fighting for the Islamic State says he is ready to return to Spain in order to “conquer it.” According to ABC, a Spanish daily, the young man is originally from Ceuta – one of the two cities controlled by Spain on the Mediterranean shore of north Africa. Also known as Kokito Castillejos, the Muslim terrorist was married by proxy to a young Muslim women who, reportedly, asked for a suicide explosive belt as part of her wedding endowment.
The 28-year-old Muslim has shared his exploits in various social media. In one of his most recent appearances on social media, he is seen photographing a smiling boy who holds a head of a decapitated victim for all to see.
According José Gil Garre, an analyst at Intentto Eurogroup, these postings on social media are followed by young people, especially in Spain and Morocco. Some of the openly express a desire to follow in the footsteps of Al-Magribi. Garre, who is an expert on Muslim terror groups, was able to make contact with them and have direct contact with Al-Magribi.
In one of Gil Garre’s conversations with Al-Magribi, Garre asked on June 14 whether Al-Magribi would want to return to Spain or Morocco. Al-Magribi replied, “Yes! I want to return, not to live there but to conquer it.” The young jihadi said that he wants to conquer the whole world, having justified his actions with references to the Koran and Mohammed.
Beheading is permitted
“Islam permits beheading. Allah has permitted and authorized us to decapitate a certain category of individuals, such as apostates and traitors,” said Al-Magribi. He added that he has been wounded while fighting on behalf of the Caliphate in Syria. Al-Magribi said that his wife is aware that he is fighting in Syria alongside her brother. “She has said that she wants to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (a earlier name used by the Islamic State or Caliphate) since, thank Allah, her faith is strong and firm. I married her while she was still in Ceuta in order to avoid rumors that we are strangers to each other. So we are married, and I speak with her frequently and give her money in order to emigrate.”
It was his wife, said Al-Magribi, who asked him for an explosive belt as a wedding gift. When Gil Garre asked whether the belt would be used for a suicide mission, Al-Magribi replied “I trust that Allah will help her. Anyway, we are ready for such an operation since we find ourselves in countries where there is war and treason.”
Some terrorism experts aver that the some of the terrorists fighting for the Caliphate are women, while some women have followed their husbands there. Al-Magribi claims that “Muslim women have come from Germany, France, and other countries” to Syria where the Islamic State holds sway.
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