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      Syria: German Muslim Convert in Propaganda Video

      German Muslim convert exhorts others to join Syrian 'jihad,' once again highlighting growing role of foreign jihadists in Syria.
      By Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar
      First Publish: 11/30/2013, 10:54 PM

      German convert jihadist in Syria
      German convert jihadist in Syria
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      Al Qaeda-associated "Da'ash" organization has released a video in which a young German who converted to Islam 4 years ago urges German Muslims to join the jihad in Syria and establish an Islamic Caliphate system to rule the world.

      The convert is one of thousands of foreign jihadists coming to Syria to join the rebels fighting President Bashar Assad's regime. Just recently a German convert to Islam and former player on the German national soccer team was killed after he joined the fighting in Syria.

      In the Da'ash video German convert "Abu Osama," a name he picked because he "loves Osama bin Laden," speaks in German, exhorting Muslims worldwide to come to Syria and establish a caliphate to impose Islamic law on the entire globe.

      The video can be seen here:

      Abu Osama's words, which mirror the video message of an American convert jihadist who recently called for Islamic global domination, reveal some of the ideological indoctrination being pushed by Al Qaeda in the West.

      He begins saying contemplation about the goal of life and the purpose of Creation led him to Islam, adding "I am a German Muslim, and you too can consider the goal of life and submit to Allah like I did."

      Abu Osama then attacks secular politicians for making human laws rather than following religious law, saying "we kill the heads of the heretics and their followers to spread world justice and to implement the law of Allah."

      His message then gets personal as he says "I am not speaking to the infidels, my words are directed at the Muslims. Are you happy with your life in Germany? Do you go to night clubs and have girlfriends? Get married...and you won't need prostitution. Get married, Allah allowed marrying 4 wives."

      Osama then calls for global jihad, saying "my brothers and sisters, come to...fight in jihad, since jihad is an active commandment on every Muslim. ...Donate money (to jihad)."

      The German convert closes saying "we love death and we will win here."

      While a Geneva peace conference has been called for January 22, prospects are in question as many of the opposition forces refuse to join the talks and Assad refuses to step down as part of a transition in government.

      The Syrian war, now into its third year, has left over 120,000 dead, including 11,000 children. It has also created 2.2 million Syrian refugees, half of which are children whose future prospects are dim due to low school attendance and child labor.