After a first statement made by the Taliban, claiming the suicide bomber who infiltrated the US Forward Operations Base Chapman in East Afghanistan, killing seven American CIA agents and one Jordanian GID agent, was released within the online outlets, AQ has now stepped up and claims the operation in their name. The Taliban issued a statement whereas the bomber was allegedly either an Afghan army officer or wearing such a uniform, but after some media reports and questions of the role of the two Jordanians involved, it seems that one of the Jordanian GID agents was having a higher sympathy for AQ and he undertook this operation. Several Arab media institutions have highlighted the role of the Jordanian GID and the corporation with the Americans, some fear that “AQ is having a new tactic”, that seems to be quite effective and successful, particularly after the attempted attack on a US bound aircraft.
AQ’s ideology is systematic and highly efficient, that may have led to the decision of the alleged bomber, Humam Khalil Muhammad Abu Malal (aka Abu Dujana al-Khorasani) to turn around and become a ‘double agent’. Abu Dujana was highly active within the jihadist forums and appears in several magazines, including the Taliban magazine as-Sumud, where he reinforces his ideological need to undertake military operations and such. Accordingly he has been praised today by Mustafa Abu al-Yazid in a statement published in Arabic by al-Fajr and in English by the GIMF.
Original English GIMF statement copy and pasted:
“Under the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, may Allah bless and honor it, and in an unmatchable act of courage, faith, resolve, reliance upon Allah, longing to meet Him (U), strong urge to please Him, and preference to what Allah has prepared for him; after patience and hardship, creative and innovative planning, and a successful double infiltration of the infidel enemy intelligence of Jordon and America, while war is ruse, the courageous Mujahid, the medical doctor, Abu Dujanah Al-Khurasani, Humam Khaleel Muhammad Abu Mallal, the famous preacher and writer on Jihadi websites on the internet, a Muhajir and Mujahid in Allah’s Cause with his life and wealth, reached the peak of his efforts, and through the perfect kindness and protection of Allah, he set off towards the enemy, never turning his back, seek glad tidings from Allah. He plunged into the midst of the enemy and carried out a martyrdom operation, detonating his creative and perfect explosive belt which was hidden from eyes of those who do not believe in the Last Day, in the midst of American and Jordanian agents in Khost, Afghanistan, at night time on Thursday, Muharram 14, 1431 H (31-12-2009), avenging our good martyrs, as he himself wrote in his will: “In revenge of the commander Baitullah Mehsud, the commanders Abu Salih Al-Somali and Abdullah Saeed Al-Libi and others of our brothers, may Allah have mercy on them
May Allah have mercy on you, our dear Abu Dujanah, and may He raise your ranks in register of the inhabitants of Paradise. By the Lord of the Ka’bah, indeed you have succeeded, our dear Abu Lailah, Allah willing. You were truthful, and you became known. You set an example, and you were truthful in word and deed. You followed the speakers and writers before you. May Allah be pleased with you . Your patience, Jihad, and tolerance of hardships were in Allah’s Cause. Your prayers and insistency was for Allah, and was your solitude and secret conversation. Thus, your reward is with Allah. Allah is your Lord and Protector, and Allah willing, our next meeting will be in Al-Firdaws Al-A’la, our dear beloved brother.
We ask Allah to bless what you left behind and your family.
Indeed your brothers continue on the path you took. They will never be neglectful, and they will never leave fighting the Americans, until they cause even worse destruction in the most amazing of ways. Let the Ummah be congratulated, and let them be proud of your likes.
Allah is the Greatest, and all praise is for Him.
The concerned media center will tell of his story in a suitable media release, by the Help of Allah.
May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and upon his family and companions and all others who follow them in goodness.
The General Command of Al-Qaedah
Muharram 16, 1431
Source: Al-Fajr Media Center
Global Islamic Media Front.”
Prior to that writings of Abu Dujana had been reposted and republished in most jihadist online outlets, congratulating the Islamic umma to this effective and severe blow against the US in Afghanistan. The FOB Chapman is, according to various media reports, used to deploy or control drones that hunt and kill militants in the area. Hence the claim of revenge for killed Taliban leaders and AQ military planers as stated by al-Yazid.
He was supposed to lead the CIA to the whereabouts of high ranking AQ leadership members and was placed in proximity to Ayman al-Zawahiri, who is also a medical doctor.
Jihadist forums also issued a statement of the suicide operation. “Our beloved brother sent a decisive message by this fulfilling this unmatched suicide (or ‘martyrdom’) operation to the enemies of Islam, helping that the ansar al-jihad join their intentions by actions” and such. Of course this statement also incorporated highly ideological symbols and references from various religious sources. The jihadist forum will, however, continue to “support our brothers, the mujahidin by the sword, as we support them with the pen” (or postings in that regard). “we will participate in the battlefield” and so forth.
Having been a Jordanian spy, AQ succeeded in turning him around and perhaps the comprising ideology that incorporates to repent ones sin may have been effective in one way or another. Plenty of sources state on how (according to AQ propaganda) former ministry of police men have “repented” and by committing a suicide operation washed their sins away. Their only sin was mostly simply having worked for a non-Islamic government, working against the Muslims and such.
Forum members were quick to – as mostly – create their own pictures to praise Abu Dujana.
Seems like the Aljazeera screenshot was used to provide the portrait picture of Abu Dujana. On the left we see Baytullah Mehsud and Abdallah Sa’id al-Libi.