Follow Us

Follow on Twitter    Follow on Facebook    YouTube Channel    Vimeo Channel    Tumblr    SoundCloud Channel    iPhone App    iPhone App

Nathaniel Greenberg

Guest

The Rise and Fall of Abu ‘Iyadh: Reported Death Leaves Questions Unanswered

[Sayfallah ‘Omer bin Hussayn’s first public appearance as Abū ‘Iyāḍ, at Manouba University, December 2011. Image from Ansar al-Sharia's former Youtube channel]

On 2 July 2015, Mosaïque FM, the largest radio station in Tunisia, reported that Sayfallah ‘Omer bin Hussayn al-Tunisi (al-Tunisi), also known as Abu ‘Iyadh, had been killed in a US led airstrike targeting former Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) commander Mokhtar al-Mokhtar. No sources were attributed to this announcement. But two days later, the New York Times confirmed the information, this time with unnamed sources. Mosaïque FM promptly published the news that the ...

Keep Reading »

Bio

Nathaniel Greenberg

 

Nathaniel Greenberg is Assistant Professor of Arabic at George Mason University and a former Postdoctoral in North African Studies with the Center for Strategic Communication. He is author of The Aesthetic of Revolution in the Film and Literature of Naguib Mahfouz (1952-1967)