Al-Qaeda Releases Video of US Suicide Bomber in Syria

Yahoo! News, July 26, 2014

Syria’s Al-Qaeda affiliate has released a video of a young US suicide bomber from Florida who blew himself up at an army post in the northwest of the country.

Moner Mohammad Abu Salha, alias Abu Hurayra al-Amriki, was believed to be the first American national to carry out such an attack in Syria’s more than three-year-old war.

Abu Hurayra al-Amriki

Abu Hurayra al-Amriki

“I want to rest in the afterlife, not in this world . . . My heart is not at peace here. Hopefully it will be in heaven,” Abu Hurayra says in broken Arabic in the 17-minute video posted on YouTube on Friday by Al-Nusra Front.

The footage, released via Al-Nusra’s official channel Al-Manara Al-Baydaa, also shows Abu Hurayra saying: “I came to Syria without money to buy a rifle or a pouch.

“God gave me a rifle and a pouch and everything, and . . . (then) he gave me even more,” says the bearded man in his early 20s.

The American jihadist carried out a May 25 truck bomb attack on an army base in Jabal al-Arbaeen area of northwest Syria’s Idlib province.


According to a Facebook page in his name, he was a fan of the Miami Heat basketball team and his favourite artists included Jay Z.

The parents of “the Florida boy” own a grocery store, with his father from Jordan and mother a convert to Islam, US newspapers reported.


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  • MekongDelta69

    Suicide bomber – That’s ALL I wanted to hear.

    • Adolf Verloc

      “Al-Amriki” is “from America,” a type of nom de guerre frequently found among jihadists. The Grand Poobah of the New Caliphate is Al-Baghdadi, “from Baghdad.” Even Saddam Hussein was Saddam Hussein Al-Tikriti, Tikrit being his home town.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Well, at least he voluntarily removed himself from the gene pool.

    • De Doc

      Reality to Abu: “You! Out of the gene pool!”

  • dd121

    And he had such a bright future. It all went up in a flash.

  • Tarczan

    Islam is a human version of a computer virus that causes people to destroy themselves, just like a computer virus destroys a computer.

    • sulbernick

      Islam is an expression of the Muslim soul. Even without Islam they’d still be what they are. You are what you is…

  • propagandaoftruth

    Well, he’s dead.

  • At least he won’t be back.

  • Jo

    Is it good for the cat? YES!

    • NoMosqueHere

      The cat looks nervous, and for good reason!

      • Jo

        This cat is probably celebrating.

  • IstvanIN

    So his mother married an Arab and raised this thing? Good grief. Nice, American lady, but can not say I have much sympathy.

  • Islam–the religion of pieces. Make a muzzie boy happy by giving him a detonate button for his birthday.

  • 2eRep

    One less moron, no loss.

  • TruthBeTold

    I watched a video of ‘heads on sticks’ yesterday. I don’t have the link to the video but the Daily Mail has some blurred photos:

    Google: Heads on sticks: Sick ISIS video emerges showing 50 beheaded Syrian soldiers being impaled on poles and held aloft in Raqqa city

    • sulbernick

      That’s how the Muslim invaders treated Christian captives at the battle for Constantinople in the 16th century. They haven’t changed – but then neither has their belief system.

  • JohnEngelman

    It does not matter whose side he was on. We don’t have friends in that civil war.

  • Billy Clinter

    I wish we could convert thousands more liberals and send them to Syria

  • Who Me?

    Well the idiot blew himself up, good riddance. The article doesn’t say, I hope he was the only casualty, and no American soldiers hurt by his treasonous actions.

    • I recall reading a few years ago that less than half of the suicide bombings attempted result in anyone other than the bomber being killed. By definition, it is impossible to be an “experienced” suicide bomber; one either gets it right the first time – or does not.

      • IstvanIN

        Achmed the Dead Terrorist will agree to that (Jeff Dunham).

  • De Doc

    Go directly to the Eternal Dirt Nap! Do not pass Paradise and do not collect your 72 virgins.

  • I can not imagine wanting to do this.