Islamist terrorists are doing their best to spread their tentacles all over the world. According to intelligence documents obtained by Nordic Monitor, a Turkish Jihadi who was trained in Pakistan by the Tablighi Jamaat later ended up joining Al-Qaeda in Syria in order to try and raise an Ottoman caliphate army. Despite being arrested several times, the Jihadi was always able to escape from Turkey’s prisons.
According to the intelligence documents obtained by Nordic Monitor, Halil Kurtuluş (aka Abu Muhammed Ali), a 45-year-old resident of the Turkish city of Bursa, has been traveling between Turkey and Syria since 2012 to fight alongside Islamist jihadist groups such as Al-Qaeda and its various offshoots.
According to the documents, the Turkish Jihadi was telling his friends about his communications with Al-Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Furthermore, the documents reveal his desire to establish a new Islamist Ottoman caliphate army with the assistance of other Islamist Jihadis fighting in Syria.
According to Halil Kurtuluş’s records, he was apprehended many times, captured trying to cross the Turkish-Syrian border, injured in Jihadist clashes, jailed three times, and eventually granted parole each time so that he could proceed his Jihadi actions.
According to his records, Halil Kurtuluş was apprehended numerous times, captured while attempting to cross the Turkish-Syrian border, injured in Jihadist clashes, jailed three times, and eventually granted parole each time so that he could continue his Jihadi actions.
Kurtuluş was apprehended while attempting to enter Syria illegally, according to a background check conducted by the Turkish gendarmerie. However, despite the fact that Kurtuluş had been in and out of prison on al-Qaeda charges, the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) database did not reveal any information about the Turkish Jihadi.
Kurtuluş worked as a recruiter for the Jihadi organization Ketibet ul-Taliban. He also established a special unit known as the Fedai, which translates to “fighters willing to sacrifice themselves.” Ketibet ul-Taliban ctie-up closely with Islamist terrorist groups such as al-Nusra, Syria’s official branch of al-Qaeda.
A survey done on Kurtuluş’s life shows that during his mandatory military service, he attempted suicide, which is strictly forbidden in Islam. Kurtuluş was totally enamoured by the Tablighi Jamaat teachings in Bursa after his discharge from the military, attending their teaching circles in 1999. In 2012, he crossed the border into Syria illegally. He eventually settled down in the Syrian province of Aleppo.