American ISIS fighter Abdirahmaan Muhumed was fighting for the Islamic State in Syria alongside his high school friend Douglas McAuthur Mccain. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, another former classmate of McCain’s, Troy Kastigar died fighting for al-Shabaab in 2009. McCain and Muhumed died during the same ISIS battle.
Abdirahmaan Muhumed was a father of nine children and grew up in the same Minneapolis suburb as Douglas McCain and Troy Kastigar. The State Department has not yet confirmed the second American ISIS fighter’s death but is “looking into it.” Muhumed’s family was reportedly sent a photo of his body from inside Syria.
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) profiled the Islamic State fighter during a news segment in June. According to research by the local journalists, Abdirahmaan Muhumed was a 29-year-old “Somali-American” who had been married more than one time and had fathered children with multiple women. The same MPR report revealed that the FBI has investigated approximately 15 young men from the same area for possible ISIS connections.
The second American Islamic State fighter to die in Syria posted this message to a reporter from Minnesota Public Radio, on Facebook:
“I give up this worldly life for Allah. Allah loves those who fight for his cause.”
A photo posted with the message depicted Muhumed holding a rifle in one hand and a Koran in the other. FBI investigators believe that about 100 Americans gone to Syria to join ISIS – some government officials put the estimate as high as 300 American passport holders. Al Qaeda-liked group al-Shabaab and other Islamist groups have reportedly has success in attracting “disaffected young men” via recruitment videos posted online.
Twin Cities’ Somalian community leader Abdi Bihi had this to say about Minnesota women being recruited by the Islamic State, “They are brainwashing them to marry them off to jihadists. They call them out to help as nurses, help the wounded – but the real catch is they will be sexually exploited.” Bihi added that all the young Americans will find if they travel to Syria and Iraq is disappointment and maybe even death. “What will not change is the pain and agony and suffering of the parents.”
Abdirahmaan Muhumed Facebook page is full of “selfies” of a smiling young man. The social networking page states that the Islamic State fighter was born in Mogadishu. Listed as his favorite quote is, “Ya Allah.”
Muhamed’s friend Abdinasir Mohamed said that his shift to radicalism was very unpredictable. “It was really had for me to believe because the guy seemed he was busy with his own life, trying to make it. And for him to leave his family and kids, and just go to the other side of the world, that was really surprising to me,” Mohamed added.
What do you think about Abdirahmaan Muhumed, the second American to die fighting with ISIS for an Islamic State? Does the Islamic militant group pose an immediate threat to the United States as Dr. William Forstchen’s new book, Day of Wrath, suggests?
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