Abu Talha al-Amani (Denis Cusper) releases new IS terror rap
(image BZ -Berlin)
Earlier this week, Islamic State jihadist Denis Cuspert previously known as rapper Deso Dogg now known as Abu Talha al-Amani released a chilling rap attack video via al-Hayat media containing threats to his home country of Germany. There were also images of a man in western clothing, strapped with suicide belt pulling the pin in New York City’s Times Square followed by screaming.
Listeners would no doubt recognize the soundtrack having been featured before with Arabic chants to graphic videos of executions including that of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh as he was burnt alive. This time the the voice is in German with English subtitles as the “Joseph Goebbels of IS” (a reference to the Nazi propaganda specialist) warns of horrors to come.
“We want your blood”
After references to western soldiers returning limbless from the battlefield, al-Amani warns of sleeper cells in Germany ready to terrorize the kuffar (non-believers). Images of guns and explosives appear on screen with followers urged to take a big knife and give the neighbour “what he deserves”. AL-Amani who reverted to Islam in prison is no stranger to using a knife himself as a graphic video showed last year with him slitting a man’s throat and displaying a severed head to camera.
The lyrics are fast paced, with some “blink and you may miss it shots” perhaps meant to mimic adrenaline coursing through the veins, fight or flight depending where you stand. There are images of past IS killings, a reminder of what may be in store with the message, “war has just begun. We have smelled blood. … We want your blood, it tastes so wonderful!”
In a powerful reminder of the impact such videos can have, I refer back to an article in the Telegraph in February 2014 that stated, more Muslims are now fighting for the Islamic State than in the British army.
Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.