Moderate ‘French’ salafist jailed for fighting in Syria

France 24:

Bleak prospects for French Islamist fighter jailed in Syria

Djamel Amer al-Khedoud speaks during an interview with AFP at a detention facility in the Syrian capital Damascus on January 23, 2013. Khedoud, a 50-year-old grandfather moved by television images of Syria's violent conflict, left Marseille in France to join rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Djamel Amer al-Khedoud speaks during an interview with AFP at a detention facility in the Syrian capital Damascus on January 23, 2013. Khedoud, a 50-year-old grandfather moved by television images of Syria’s violent conflict, left Marseille in France to join rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

AFP – Djamel Amer al-Khedoud, a 50-year-old grandfather moved by television images of Syria’s violent conflict, left Marseille in France to join rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

But after arriving in Syria’s neighbour Turkey, a stroke of bad luck landed him in a Damascus jail instead.

Khedoud’s beard is long and white, and he wears a traditional Arab galabiyeh, or robe. He is extremely thin, and says he has spent his whole life doing odd jobs.

At the age of 50, Khedoud believed he had found his true calling, to wage jihad — holy war — in Syria, where the UN says more than 60,000 people have been killed in the 22-month conflict.

The Syrian authorities allowed an AFP journalist to interview Khedoud in a Damascus detention facility, in an apparent bid to disprove anti-regime pan-Arab media claims of restrictions on foreign news outlets in the country.

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H/T Magic Martin and thank you Bear for the translation

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6 Responses to Moderate ‘French’ salafist jailed for fighting in Syria

  1. Richard says:

    Their is no such thing as a moderate salafist.

  2. Eeyore says:

    I thought that was pretty funny as well

  3. Paris Claims says:

    Khedoud’s beard is long and white, and he wears a traditional Arab galabiyeh, or robe. He is extremely thin, and says he has spent his whole life doing odd jobs.

    Code for collecting welfare whist working for cash in hand.

  4. Rita says:

    Keep him over there with his “brethren”. Good riddance, one less parasite at the tit of the French social services. He speaks about his pity for the chiiildren, always the chiiiiildren…I bet he didn’t cry one tear for the little Jewish chiiiiiiildren, massacred by his salafist “brother”:
    http://littlenotesfromparis.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/jewish-children-hunted-down-and-killed.html

  5. EDL Buck says:

    Is a moderate salafist just like being “moderately” fisted?

  6. BL@KBIRD says:

    ” where the UN says more than 60,000 people have been killed”

    Hopefully 60,001 after grampy jihad gets justice. This should shame all Frances young ‘Slums into going to Syria and kill for Jihad and gramps.

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