Abdullah al-Faisal’s Global Jihad

By Raffaello Pantucci, lawfareblog.comDated: April 19, 2020 Editor’s Note: The history of the modern jihadist movement is often the tale of different charismatic preachers and fighters, whose inspiring words and deeds—and whose pettiness and divisions—shaped the movement. RUSI’s Raffaello Pantucci examines the life and times of Abdullah al-Faisal, the storied jihadist preacher whom the United States is trying to extradite. Faisal is a particularly militant jihadist, and his personal history captures the dangers of the movement and its many divisions. Daniel Byman When he was able to preach publicly, Abdullah…