Born in Sengal, raised in Nice France and conducting jihad through his videos in Syria……
The ‘super jihadist’ who has recruited 80% of ISIS’s French-speaking militants with propaganda videos comprising rap music, conspiracy theories and Hollywood-style editing
Omar Omsen, also known as Omar Diaby, who was born in Senegal but grew up in Nice, moved to Syria in 2013 and is now seen by his followers as a spiritual leader
- Omar Omsen, or ‘Omar Diaby’, 41, born in Senegal but grew up in Nice
- Moved to Syria in 2013 and is seen by his followers as a spiritual leader
- Leads battalion of jihadists and made film celebrating Charlie Hebdo
- At least 1,700 French citizens have joined ISIS, according to officials
A ‘super jihadist’ has recruited 80% of ISIS’s French-speaking militants with propaganda videos featuring rap music and Hollywood-style editing, according to French authorities.
Omar Omsen, also known as ‘Omar Diaby’, was born in Senegal but grew up in Nice.
The 41-year-old moved to Syria in 2013 and is now seen by his followers as a spiritual leader.
He leads a battalion of French jihadists and and has produced a sickening film celebrating the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attacks of January 2015.
Fouad El Bathy, who saw Omsen while in Syria attempting to rescue his sister, told CNN: ‘All the guys were looking at him like he was god, like it was a sect.’
ISIS propagandists have a history of using of aspects of popular culture, such as rap music, to enhance their videos.
In April, pro-ISIS media group, al-Wa’ad media productions published a clip depicting the fall of the Eiffel Tower using graphics taken from the Call of Duty video game.