“Kulla e Jetimit” in Prevalla being used for Jihadist Meeting with Imams

Originally posted on Friends of Kosovo:

“Kulla e Jetimit” (Tower of Orphans) in Prevalla, has been the meeting point of a group of imams in Kosovo. Representatives from several organisations including a lecturer from Saudi Arabia and Imams from Macedonia and Albania.  

At these meetings they would hold lectures and training for Jihadists to go and fight in Syria. It has been suspected that the Kosovo Islamic Community (KIC) leader Naim Tërrnava has been linking with representatives of other organisations to recruit fighters to send to Syria. There are also a number of women in this network.

The newspaper Zeri has provided information and files, which they have gathered through investigations dealing with incitement, hatred, discord, organising terrorist groups and terrorist recruitment.

The Police and the Prosecutor’s Office, has the names of 240 suspects, which shows the extent of extremism. The list  also includes the names of imams, who have now taken over the major mosques…

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AFP issues arrest warrants for Australian Islamic State fighters Mohamed Elomar, Khaled Sharrouf, after gruesome beheading photographs published online

Originally posted on Friends of Syria:

Updated Tue 29 Jul 2014, 6:59pm AEST

Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar

PHOTO: (L to R) Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar(Supplied) MAP: Syrian Arab Republic

The Australian Federal Police has issued arrest warrants for the two most prominent Australians fighting for a banned terrorist group in Syria and Iraq, following the publication several days ago of gruesome photos of one of them brandishing severed heads.

There is deepening concern among intelligence agencies about the potential for the bloody Syrian and Iraqi civil wars to spill over onto Australia’s shores, with Attorney-General George Brandis saying the threat presented by returning Islamist fighters is the greatest threat to Australian security in years.

The ABC’s 7.30 program can reveal that the AFP has issued warrants seeking the immediate arrest of Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar for terrorism offences if they return to Australia.

The two Sydney men travelled to Syria and then Iraq late last year and joined…

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Repentant jihadist: They are defile Islam!

Originally posted on Friends of Syria:

A French citizen has confessed to have been recruited for jihad, who has brain washed in France, for whom he fought in Syria and what were the actions of jihadists, who did not understand where they are confused.

It aims to warn candidates what awaits jihad.

“Those people there are defile Islam”. These words are a 20-year-old, whom we decided to call Munir, who had gone to do jihad in Syria.

Once back in Roubaix, his native city, in the north of France, he has agreed to tell the whole story detailing his concerns with his holy war, from recruitment to return home.

His testimony was published in the newspaper “La Voix du Nord”. Through her, the young man wants warn peers, who think to go for jihad, or anyone who is trying persuade.

Everything started in Roubaix. There is recruited by preachers, “without the knowledge of families, the mosques and the state.” “I…

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