By Walid Shoebat
As the DHS tells us that Abdulrahman Al-Harbi is innocent, very interesting discoveries await to be revealed. The Saudi national has a current friendship with someone named Ibrahim al-Ghamdi.
We researched the name Ibrahim Al-Ghamdi from Arabic sources and found links in which one named Ibrahim Al-Ghamdi posted a terrorist training video.
Though a juxtaposition of photos of Al-Harbi’s friend and the one who posted that video may reveal a slight resemblance (and both men are in the same age group), it’s quite likely that we have a case of two different people who share the same name. A distinction between the two men, while important, is somewhat diminished by the fact that Al-Harbi is reported to have a 212 3B designation. It is also important to keep the Al-Ghamdi clan, which has more than just a few glorified terrorists in its ranks – in mind.
As for the Al-Ghamdi who posted the video to his facebook page, it is – in a word – disturbing. It has been uploaded on multiple YouTube accounts and shown on a national television program in Kuwait. It features an interview with a woman named Ahlam Tamimi, conducted by Al-Ghamdi’s famed friend Mohammed Al-Awadi, a popular TV host at Alrai Kuwaiti TV. During that interview, Tamimi explains why the United States had some 200 attempted terror attacks on its soil.
Al-Ghamdi is a very popular figure in Saudi Arabia as well, with over 7000 twitter followers. This is certainly more significant in the Middle East than it is in the west because of how many Arabs are without internet.
In order to provide terror training, Al-Awadi brought in one of the world’s most renowned female terrorists – Ahlam Tamimi – to teach Muslims worldwide how to carefully infiltrate, plan, and select locations in order to carry out terrorist attacks in heavily populated areas to maximize the civilian death toll. Tamimi tours the Arab media now and provides expertise on how Muslims – both male and female – can become killing machines.
Incidentally, Tamimi was released as part of the prisoner exchange involving Gilad Shalit, an Israeli who was held hostage by Hamas.
In what should be the most disturbing interview, Al-Ghamidi’s friend (Al-Awadi) introduced Tamimi not as a subject for an interview of some sort, but as an example to follow for all Muslims.
Al-Awadi: I would like to introduce you as a role model not just for women, but for everyone.
The program aired several segments in which Tamimi wasn’t challenged but honored. Yet, Al-Ghamdi linked to the eighth segment only, during which recruitment, cell breakdown and terror preparedness was covered.
In this segment, Tamimi first teaches Muslims how to best prepare their souls by instructing Muslims how to abandon secular life and worldly things, then how to smuggle terrorists, plant explosives in condensed areas, watch, document statistics, and monitor civilian movements in heavy traffic areas.
Tamimi: I studied all the ideologies of each [terrorist] group in order to decide which one I will join” she told Al-Awadi who supported everything she did.
With my media card I was able to enter back and forth, undetected, to do journalistic interviews in Jerusalem in order to avoid detection by the Zionists (See 9:50)
Al-Awadi: So you get in and out as a journalist? (10:09)
Tamimi: Yes (10:10)
Al-Awadi: Beautiful! (10:11).
Tamimi: I entered a [terrorist] cell. A cell is constructed by having a leader, then there are different groups; each one is divided into itself. (10:54)
Tamimi: …you do not know who the leader is. (11:31)
Al-Awadi: So the Sheikh approved and supervised? (11:51)
Tamimi: Of course, of course. (11:53) First, I scouted places to decide where to carry out Jihadi operations. (12:05 – 12:07) I would wander into Jerusalem to find the best spots to carry out these missions. (12:08-12:11)
First, I would scout stores and major shopping malls… (12:40-12:43) … schools, restaurants… (12:44-12:47)
I would then present my findings to the leader of the cell. (12:48-12:56)
I would do a meticulous count on the numbers of people moving in these areas and study it mathematically. (12:57-13:04)
I would use my wrist watch and count how many were walking in an area within one hour. (13:05-13:11)
So I would make reports that if an operation is conducted in such and such area (13:12-13:14)
…then I would estimate the numbers of casualties; in some cases my number would be 30 Israelis will die and other estimates it would be 50 Israelis that will die. (13:15-13:121)
…so from this time to that time there would be 70 Israelis who entered this spot. (13:22-13:25)
…so during lunch for example, from this time to that time, so many Zionists enter this area. (13:26-13:32)
…the school for example, I would study the morning time when school children would enter. (13:33-13:37)
…of course the second phase would be the Jihadi operation itself. (14:05-14:11)
…I would take the components to be filled up with explosives to Abdullah Barghuti. (14:18-14:20)
…he of course prepares the explosive charges. (14:21-14:22)
…I would choose the device myself, based on products that are most sold amongst the Zionists. (14:23-14:28)
…so I would provide a report, for example, that said the best device is a favorite drink or product. (14:29-14:31)
…so the explosive device is manufactured to look like this product” (14:32-14:37)
…so the product on the outside would appear like something that easily looks like the products in the stores. (14:38-14:41)
…and on the inside, it would be a time bomb. (14:42-14:45)
…of course, I learned how to operate one of these devices. (14:46-14:50)
…my other mission is to accompany suicide martyrs. (15:49-15:50)
Some previously translated clips of Ahlam Tamimi might help westerners understand what and who Al-Ghamdi was promoting. Here are three of them:
Tamimi also spreads her training messages throughout North Africa:
Ibrahim Al-Ghamdi is a Nasheed writer. Nasheed is a reference to Islamic songs and while not all Nasheed are about Jihad, Al-Ghamdi has his share of Jihad Nasheeds. Here is one of the Nasheeds he wrote and sang supporting Jihad in Gaza:
Al-Ghamidi’s favorite, “O Martyr You Mesmerized My Soul” is also a favorite of Muslim terrorists (example here).
In one tweet, Al-Awadi laments that Abdulmalek Abdul Muhsin al-Dawsari, a Saudi national returned to writing secular songs. Al-Dawsari was the first Jihad Nasheed songwriter and the pride of Muslim terrorists worldwide. He wrote what was probably the number one Jihad song that circulates throughout the world of Islamic terrorists – “We will fight our battles with them”:
The lyrics sum up the Muslim terrorist call:
“we’ll fight our battles with them,
we’ll go in multitudes to stop them
and we’ll bring back the taken right
and we’ll push them with all our power
with the cutter weapon of right
we’ll set the land of the free ones free
we will bring back the purity to Jerusalem
after the disgrace and humiliation
and we’ll keep destroying their strong holds
with a huge voice that kept worrying them
and we’ll wipe the disgrace with our hands
and with full force we repel them
we won’t accept any part being occupied
we won’t let an inch for humiliation
the land will revolt and burn them all
there are volcanoes in the land that are boiling”
Al-Ghamdi tweets Al-Awadi and promises to bring him to repentance as if it is from one Nasheed writer to another stating, “Sheikh, his name is Muhsin and I would like to dialogue with him”.
Ibrahim Al-Ghamdi also corresponds with Shaykh Dr. Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni (see tweet Feb 20, 2013), a Saudi Mufti with nothing available in English regarding support for terrorism. Yet, here he is giving a fatwa calling on terrorists in Iraq to attack and kill Americans in Fallhujah, Iraq:
Here he is condemning Usama Bin Laden on Prince Walid Bin Talal’s Rotana… for everything except Jihad against the United States and Russia (49:55):
The Ghamdi clan, on its official website Ghamid.com, displays a lengthy martyrs list entitled, “Ghamdis the Mujahideen”, priding themselves on having given up two of their young men (#3 Ahmed al Ghamdi and #4 Hamza Saleh al Ghamdi) to martyrdom when they destroyed the South Tower in Manhattan on 9/11. This does not even include Saeed al Ghamdi, who was one of the terrorist hijackers on United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in a Pennsylvania field. His Last Will aired on Al Jazeera (yes, the same Al Jazeera that purchased Al Gore’s Current TV):
The Ghamdis who committed murder on 9/11 are listed as “martyrs” and “heroes” with comments like “definitely, sons to be proud of”. The Ghamdi martyrs list is too long to list them all here, but perhaps we can include a few from the al-Qaeda martyrs list of the Muslims fallen in Afghanistan at the hands of the “American Crusaders”; #25 is Abdul-Rahman Ghamdi and #61 is Saeed Ghamdi and #134, Abu Zubayr Ghamdi.
Abdulrahman Al-Harbi, who became a controversial figure when he became the first suspect in the Boston bombing, had an interview with the Dubai TV host Daud Shiryani from MBC in which Shiryani drilled him attempting to find FBI abuses against Muslims:
Al-Harbi was asked about when the FBI interviewed him. Al-Harbi said:
Al-Harbi: Immediately when I first arrived to the hospital… I was interviewed for two hours.
Shiryani: Was it the Boston Police or the FBI?
Al-Harbi: No, it was the FBI.
Al-Harbi: They asked me about the country I was from and of course they were right to be suspicious because I…
Shiryani quickly interrupted Al-Harbi since the interview was intended to be the typical propaganda about FBI harassment and not some confession of some sort.
Shiryani (angrily): I asked you if they interrogated you during or after you were medically examined. Did the FBI get permission from the doctor to question you? (see 2:56)
Al-Harbi: The FBI was on my side. It was the media that began to write about me.
Shiryani: Did the FBI film your home and your belongings and spread all this to the media?
Al-Harbi: Everything was fine until they went to my apartment and then the media began to talk”.
With 200 or so attempted terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, most of which were thwarted, it now becomes easy to understand the origin of these terrorist attacks and where they came from.
Saudi Arab… (fill in the blnank).