The Ahrar al-Sham (Liberation of Syria) Brigades, a Syrian militant group, announced that the nephew of jihadi ideologue Abu Baseer al-Tartusi was killed during a clash in Idlib.
Abu Zubeir 'Adil al-'Abab, a Shariah official in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), addressed a message to fellow scholar Abu Baseer al-Tartusi concerning his remark that Ansar al-Shariah's suicide bombings against the Yemeni army have no legal basis in Shariah.
Jihadists have followed the Syrian revolution since its inception, discussing ways to help Syrians against the Bashar al-Assad regime, and observing the country as a new arena for jihad.
Tartusi Comments on Global Financial Crisis
Salafist scholar Abu Basir al-Tartusi argues that capitalism is the root cause of the global financial crisis in a message posted to his website and copied to jihadist forums on October 21, 2008.
Abu Basir al-Tartusi AKA Abdul Man’am Mustafa Halima, who resides in London and is of an older generation of Salafist scholars, remarked of U.S. President George W. Bush’s new plan to increase American troops in Iraq for greater security, in a statement issued today, Friday, January 12, 2007, that the president is “gambling”.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s response in the affirmative that the War in Iraq has been a “disaster,” which was aired Saturday, November 18, 2006, in an interview on al-Jazeera’s English-language channel that was subsequently reported by British newspapers, is the subject of a statement recently issued by Sheikh Abu Basir al-Tartusi.
The Islamic Shari’a, or lawful, position in the regard of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his sentencing to death, has been subject to much discussion amongst jihadists who are unaware of whether Hussein is to be considered a martyr or an infidel. Kuwaiti Sheikh Hamed bin Abdullah al-Ali, whose fatwas and position as a leading member of a younger generation of Salafist scholars lend support to al-Qaeda and similar groups, and followers of jihad, had previously issued a ruling in this regard.
Abu Baseer al-Tartusi (Abdul Man’am Mustafa Halima), a Salafist ideologue and Islamic scholar residing in London, composed a document titled: “The Shi’ite and the Palestinian Case,” on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, which was subsequently distributed to the password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated forum, al-Hesbah.