Video has been released by Jihadists in Syria purporting to show U.S citizen, Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, getting ready to carry out a suicide bombing. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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He's an Americans preparing to die in Syria.
Video uploaded to a social media website, which can not be indepently verified purports to show U.S citizen, Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, preparing to carry out a suicide bombing.
He's already believed to be behind a bomb attack on May 25 in Syria's Idlib province, carried out on behalf of an al Qaeda affiliate fighting to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SUICIDE BOMBER, MONER MOHAMMAD ABU SALHA, SAYING.
" When I came to Syria, I had nothing, I had no Money to buy a gun and ammunition, now God granted me all of that and much more"
Abu-Salha is believed to be the first American suicide bomber in Syria.
He was born in Florida and grew up in a middle-class neighborhood about 90 minutes south of Orlando.
He is said to be an observant Muslim who liked video games, sports....and Dunkin' Donuts. But now, he says, his life has taken on greater meaning.
SUICIDE BOMBER, MONER MOHAMMAD ABU SALHA, SAYING.
"The most important thing to me is to get God's blessing. God is the best, I love God whether I will go to heaven or not. because God's love is more important than heaven itself"
..and as he prepares, apparently for a suicide mission, Abu Salha says his goal is to "rest in the afterlife".
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