Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
US Senator John McCain pictured with Simon Elliot a.k.a. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
|Born||Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali Muhammad al-Badri al-Samarrai|
Near, Samarra, Iraq
|Abu Du'a is a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under U.S. Executive Order 13224. He is also listed at the United Nations Security Council 1267/1989 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee.|
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which is a nom de guerre, was born Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al Samarrai near the city of Samarra in Iraq.
On 20 June 2017, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said he was unable to confirm an announcement by the Russian Army that it may have killed al-Baghdadi on 28 May 2017 during an airstrike on the outskirts of Islamic State's de facto capital Raqqa in Syria.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, also known as Abu Du'a, leads the Islamic State terrorist group and has proclaimed himself to be Caliph of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant which is located in western Iraq and north-eastern Syria. On 4 October 2011, the US State Department listed Abu Du'a as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" and announced a reward of up to US$10 million for information leading to his capture or death.
On 29 June 2014, ISIS announced the establishment of a Caliphate, al-Baghdadi was named its Caliph, to be known as Caliph Ibrahim, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was renamed the Islamic State (IS).
John McCain connection
The New York Times has denied the identity of the man pictured with John McCain, stating that "The [false] rumours are based partly on images of a Syrian fighter who resembles Baghdadi, seen in photographs with McCain". However, as Global Research points out, it "freely admits that McCain met with the Free Syrian Army, itself a terrorist organisation responsible for indiscriminate killings, imposition of sharia law, murders, rapes, cannibalism and more."
Simon Elliot claim
In 2014, it was reported that Edward Snowden had claimed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a Jewish actor whose real name is Simon Elliot (Elliot Shimon) who, was recruited by Mossad and trained in espionage and psychological warfare.
- "Russia says it has no proof that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed"
- "Terrorist Designations of Groups Operating in Syria" United States Department of State
- "Terrorist Designation of Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri"
- "ISIS Spokesman Declares Caliphate, Rebrands Group as 'Islamic State'"
- "New York Times FAIL: ‘McCain No Connections To ISIS?!?’"
- "Simon Elliot, aka Al-Baghdadi, son of Jewish parents, Mossad agent"
- "ISIS is run by Simon Elliot, a Mossad Agent"
- "Claim: Pictures show Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is a Mossad agent named Simon Elliot"
- "Inside jobs and Israeli stooges: why is the Muslim world in thrall to conspiracy theories?"