Germany: widow of gunman and rapper who brought up children in keeping with jihadism arrested

Germany: widow of gunman and rapper who brought up children in keeping with jihadism arrested
Denis Cuspert

Her husband was killed in spring 2015, in an airstrike during the offensive in the town of Kobane.

Widow of ISIS’ (a militant group prohibited in Russia) most famous members was arrested in Hamburg on September 9, reports AFP with reference to the Federal Prosecutor’s Office of Germany’s Karlsruhe.

Citizen of Germany of Tunisian descent Omaima A. who had been living in Syria for about a year is suspected of taking an oath swearing to her allegiance to the ISIS (a militant group prohibited in Russia) and an attempt to recruit new members of jihad.

According to the Federal Prosecutor’s Office, in 2015, Omaima A. and her three children left Germany and got to Syria through Turkey. She got married with Nadir Kh. Initially, the family of five lived in Raqqa, a capital of the self-proclaimed ‘caliphate’. The young woman brought up her children in keeping with jihadism and received financial assistance from the gunmen.

Her husband was killed in spring 2015, in an airstrike during the offensive in the town of Kobane.

Omaima A. was a wife of Denis Cuspert, one of the most famous foreign fighters of the ISIS. Denis Cuspert - a citizen of Germany with ethnic backgrounds from Ghana and a former rapper early known as Deso Dogg - had been identified by the U.S. Department of State as a recruiting agent of the ISIS.

Denis Cuspert was featured in several videos of gunmen, including one that shows him holding a cut off head. According to the U.S. public officials’ reports, he sent threats to the U.S. Former President Barack Obama and other citizens of the United States and Germany. Besides that, he called Muslim people who live in Western countries for jihad.

Just after a year of their mutual life, Omaima A. - While being pregnant with her fourth child - left due to multiple quarrelling with Cuspert and returned to Germany in September, 2016.

In April, 2019, Lebanese correspondent Jenan Mussa received access to the young woman’s cellphone and found pictures of Omaima A. posing along with Denis Cuspert with weapon in his hands in front of a camera.

Soon after, investigation into the young woman was launched in Germany. It ended with her arrest on September 9, 2019.

Denis Cuspert is a German-Ghanian rapper. After his hip-hop career (which was not the most successful) he turned to Islam and became a follower of the Islamic State, set off for Syria and ‘evangelized’ radical Islamism. He was included in the list of the most dangerous terrorists by the U.S. Department of State.

His death was reported in April, 2014, and October, 2015. Officially, his death was announced on January 17, 2018, in a town of Gharanij in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate, after a photo of his dead body had been posted. The death of the terorist was a result of a series of airstrikes by the international coalition under the leadership of the U.S.

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