Abu Ibrahim al Hashimi al-Qurayshi Biography, Wiki
Abu Ibrahim al Hashimi al-Qurayshi is appointed as the second caliph of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. He is appointed after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on 27 October 2019. His coming to power was announced by the Amaq News Agency on 31 October 2019. Little is known about him, but his last name, al-Qurayshi, suggests that he, like Baghdadi, claims a lineage to Muhammad, a position that offered legitimacy in some quarters. According to analysts, al-Qurayshi will “be the leader of a frayed organization that has been reduced to scattered sleeper cells”. According to the group, he is a veteran in fighting against western nations.
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Abu Ibrahim al Hashimi al-Qurayshi New ISIS Leader
After the death of Abu Bakar al Baghdadi and the spokesman for the terrorist organization, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, both were killed in US operations in northern Syria over the weekend. The ISIS media made the announcements in an audio recording released on Thursday about the appointment of the new ISIS leader, Abu Ibrahim al Hashimi al-Qurayshi.
If Abû Ibrâhîm was from ‘Irâq, this would be the third time in a row with an ‘Irâqî Amîr/ Muhâjir spokesman duo. Abû Bakr and Abû Muhammad al-Shâmî; Abû Bakr and Abû-l-Hasan al-Jazrâwî; and now Abû Ibrâhîm with Abû Hamza al-Qurashî, the Muhâjir from God knows where.
— Mr. Orange (@Mr0rangetracker) October 31, 2019
Abu Hamza al-Qurayshi, the new ISIL spokesman, made the announcement Thursday in an audio statement distributed by the group’s media arm, al-Furqan, days after a raid by US forces that caused the death of al -Baghdadi.
“The shura council of the Islamic State met immediately after confirming the martyrdom of Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the elders of the holy warriors agreed” a replacement.
It was the first time that ISIS recognized the death of al-Baghdadi, as well as that of another high-ranking figure named Abu Hassan al-Muhajir. President Donald Trump identified al-Muhajir as the “number one replacement” of al-Baghdadi.
Little is known about al-Hashimi, although his last name (al-Qurayshi) suggests that he, like Baghdadi, claims a lineage to the Prophet Muhammad, a position that offered legitimacy in some sectors.
The recording does not offer information about the new leader, whose name was not among those debated in the days after the US raid. He calls on supporters to follow Baghdadi’s directives and threatens Western countries.
New audio from ISIS Leader Released
The seven-minute statement did not provide any other details about the new leader and it was not immediately clear who the name was referring to. ISIL generally identifies its leaders using war names that refer to their tribal affiliation and lineage. Those names often change.
The Pentagon has released footage of the raid in which ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed.
But the message called on the group’s followers to pledge allegiance to the new leader, whose title indicates that he claims descent from the tribe of Prophet Muhammad. Belonging to the Quraysh tribe has been seen as a prerequisite for becoming a caliph – a brief biography of al-Baghdadi posted to online forums in 2014 had traced his lineage to the tribe.
The audio also addressed the United States, saying: “Do not rejoice America. The new chosen one will make you forget the horror you have beholden … and make the achievements of the Baghdadi days taste sweet.”