Terrorist groups have now openly adopted slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi as one of their own. Al Qaeda- and ISIS-linked publications are now hoisting up the controversial Islamist activist as a martyr for their causes.
Al Masra, the publication produced by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), put out a new edition this week focusing on Khashoggi’s plight and the supposedly evil Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS).
Acknowledging lengthy lapse in publication due to staff shortages and 'crusader attacks', Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) releases new shorter edition of its Al Masra newspaper with extensive focus on Khashoggi killing & Saudi coalition war in Yemen pic.twitter.com/y38RYeNUEP
— jihadoScope (@JihadoScope) November 28, 2018
This is significant. The #alQaeda newspaper, al-Masra, has today been resurrected after 16-month gap. Leads with #Khashoggi. #Jihadist journalism take is that #Saudi is finding scapegoats to appease America & Crown Prince is a "murderer". Story makes it onto 4 of the 8 pages pic.twitter.com/BLXzqUU0t7
— Elisabeth Kendall (@Dr_E_Kendall) November 28, 2018
Additionally, an ISIS-linked media outfit, Abd al-Faqir Media group, is spreading a propaganda poster depicting MBS smiling while holding a chainsaw in front of a helpless Khashoggi.
ISIS/linked group spreads a poster depicting KSA prince Salman executing Jamal Khashoggi and accuses the international community of hypocritical indignation @StateDept @jrossman12 @MFS001 @jihadi_threat @MossadNews pic.twitter.com/5YDaOti1kP
— Rosanna (@RosannaMrtnz) November 27, 2018
Al Qaeda and ISIS staunchly oppose and have declared war against the Saudi monarchy (under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince MBS), which is currently seeking to put down Islamist uprisings that threaten Riyadh and its neighbors.
To those who have tracked Khashoggi’s Islamist projects, it won’t come as much of a surprise that terrorist groups are now adopting him as one of their own. Mr. Khashoggi, the supposed champion of democracy (as depicted in the legacy media), had two goals in life, as expressed in his Arabic writings. Using the facade of democracy, he sought to fan the flames of Islamist-backed revolutions throughout the Middle East, targeting Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt, among others. He was also committed to Israel’s destruction, praying that it would one day “die by force” at the hands of Hamas, the U.S.-designated terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip.
Jamal Khashoggi hoped Israel would "die by force" at the hands of Hamas. See it for yourself, from one of his translated Arabic writings at the Muslim Brotherhood-aligned Middle East Monitor.https://t.co/4hYAQyRF9n
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) October 18, 2018
Khashoggi was also a lifelong defender of al Qaeda co-founder Abdullah Azzam and remained close with Osama bin Laden right up until the September 11, 2001, attacks.
For those who claim Khashoggi was reformed from Bin Laden days. SEPTEMBER 14, 2018:
Defends Abdullah Azzam, the godfather of global violent jihad.
Azzam was best known as OBL's mentor, an AQ cofounder & publisher of Al Jihad, a terrorist recruitment mag.https://t.co/6Xua4s9MwF
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) October 22, 2018
Al Qaeda and ISIS have now claimed Jamal Khashoggi as their holy martyr. It remains to be seen whether the legacy media will finally come to terms with who the real Khashoggi was. Or will these outlets continue to spread misinformation on behalf of foreign regimes (such as Qatar, Iran, and Turkey) and advance the sycophantic Khashoggi “champion of democracy” narrative?