• May 29, 2023

ISIS Leader Tied to Charlie Hebdo Attack Meets Allah Personally


The ISIS leader who mentored the two brothers behind the Charlie Hebdo murders has himself been killed.  Boubaker el Hakim was killed in Raqqa on November 26 but just recently confirmed.  Hakim was the mentor of  Said and Cherif Kouachi, who were the leaders of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.  The brothers managed to evade authorities for two days before being trapped inside a plant, where they were both killed in the ensuing gun battle.  No word yet an whether Allah was able to scrounge up the 216 virgins for the trio.

From The Blaze:

He was arrested in Syria and sent to France, where he was convicted in 2008 and sentenced to seven years in prison. He was considered at the time to be among the most radicalized of the network of young extremists from the Paris area, which included the brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi.

The Kouachi brothers led police on a two-day manhunt after attacking Charlie Hebdo, then hid out in a printing plant. Police surrounded the building, and the brothers were killed in a shootout after a daylong siege. At the same time, another attacker, Amedy Coulibaly, was taking more hostages in a kosher supermarket in Paris. He was also killed when police raided the store.

The attacks that week on Charlie Hebdo, police and the kosher market killed 17 people.

Released from prison in early 2011, el Hakim is believed to have moved to Tunisia, where he claimed responsibility in 2014 for the assassinations of two political figures. By then, he was high up in Islamic State’s ranks and was believed to play a role in the group’s external operations.