On Wednesday, November 28, Austrian Islamic State (IS/ISIS) fighter Mohamed Mahmoud, known by the alias “Abu Usama al-Gharib,” was announced dead, ending the dark saga of a lifelong ladder-climb to the top of the global jihadi community—and ultimate fall.
Mohamed Mahmoud (AKA Abu Usama al-Ghareeb), an Islamic State (IS) fighter imprisoned by the group for allegedly breaking ranks and sowing sedition, was reportedly killed in a coalition airstrike while in IS detention.
Extremists claimed three acts of sabotage against the “Hypobank,” State Department of Finances, and the Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (BIG) in Salzburg, Austria.
An international network suspected of financing over $2.4 million to al-Qaeda’s (AQ) former Syrian affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra was reportedly dismantled by Italian authorities.
A purported German charity organization, which publicly endorses prominent Western Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda (AQ) recruiters convicted on terrorism charges, is soliciting PayPal donations for “Muslim prisoners.”
A pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadist published a poster threatening a holiday attack in the Austrian capital, Vienna, while another IS supporter warned of the group in Manhattan, New York.
Mohamed Mahmoud (AKA Abu Usama al-Gharib), an Austrian fighter in the Islamic State (IS) who recently shot to death a Syrian soldier in a video released by the IS’ Homs Province, advised lone wolves on killing enemies and taking them hostage.
Austrian fighter Mohamed Mahmoud (AKA Abu Usama al-Gharib) appeared with a German colleague in an Islamic State (IS) video from Tadmur, shooting to death two captive soldiers and calling on Muslims in Austria and Germany to come to IS-held territories or wage lone-wolf attacks at home.
Five websites for various Austria-based businesses have been defaced by the pro-al-Qaeda hacking group “Al-Qaeda Electronic”.
The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) published a document by imprisoned Millatu-Ibrahim leader Mohamed Mahmoud (AKA Abu Usama al-Gharib) regarding Saudi Arabia as a country of "disbelief" and an incident with a German preacher he tried to dispute about the issue.
In a statement attributed to Mohamed Mahmoud (AKA Abu Usama al-Gharib), the Millatu-Ibrahim leader denied a report in an Austrian newspaper that his experience in prison has made him turn his back on jihadi ideology and beg to be extradited to Austria.
A Millatu-Ibrahim member in Austria spoke on the arrest of the group's leader, Mohamed Mahmoud (AKA Abu Usama al-Gharib), asking Muslims not to abandon him and other imprisoned jihadists.
Following the arrest in Turkey of Millatu-Ibrahim leader Mohamed Mahmoud (AKA Abu Usama al-Gharib), a member of the group called upon Muslims to support him and respect his principles.
Millatu-Ibrahim leader Abu Usama al-Gharib (AKA Mohamed Mahmoud) renounced his Austrian citizenship and burned his passport in a video, declaring that he is a mujahid and not a member of such "toxic societies".
Dominik Neubauer, an Austrian citizen kidnapped in Yemen on December 21, 2012, appeared in a video with a gun to his head and pled for the European Union and Austrian and Yemeni governments to pay ransom money to his captives.
Mohamed Mahmoud AKA Abu Usama al-Gharib, an Austrian jihadist, criticized the killing of radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in a German-language video lecture posted on YouTube on November 12, 2011.
The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) released an Arabic-language message attributed to Abu Usama al-Gharib AKA Mohammed Mahmoud, criticizing Hamas for actions it has taken against Salafist Jihadist groups in Gaza.
A German-language jihadist blog posted a message attributed to Abu Usama al-Gharib AKA Mohammed Mahmoud, giving advice to jihadists about settling disputes and focusing on support for jihad.
The Army of Islam [Jeish al-Islam], a jihadist group operating in Gaza, defends a prisoner in Austria against charges of his complicity in the abduction of BBC journalist, Alan Johnston, in a message issued on jihadist forums on January 29, 2009.
Following the expiration of its final deadline regarding captured Austrians, Wolfgang Ebner and Andrea Kloiber, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb issued a statement to jihadist forums today, April 7, 2008, absolving itself of the fate of the captured.