Ekhlaas member Jibal Afghanistan (“Mountains of Afghanistan”) writes about a dream he had recently about two leaders of the Arab Jihadis in Chechnya, Muhannad and Abu al-Walid al-Ghamidi. Here’s a translation:
This is what I saw today in a dream about Muhannad, Abu al-Walid al-Ghamidi, and Ekhlaas.
I performed the midday prayer.
Then I prayed the sunna.
Then I retired to bed.
While sleeping, I saw…
I am in Chechnya and the snow is thick and harsh.
I was standing beside commander Abu al-Walid al-Ghamidi.
Commander Abu al-Walid was standing over a snow vehicle that was to be driven by one of the brothers. It was a bomb. I said to commander Abu al-Walid, “Is it a martyrdom operation?” He said, “Yes.” Then the brother left with his vehicle.
I turned around and found commander Muhannad sitting simply on elevated ground.
I then walked with commander Abu al-Walid.
I said to him, “Will commander Muhannad hold a meeting with Ekhlaas and answer questions in an audio format?”
He said, “I beg your pardon?”
I asked him some questions, but regrettably I forgot them.
Can someone interpret what I saw?
Dreams of Jihadi leaders are a frequent topic on Jihadi forums and this one follows the general format. What is unusual is to have it tied to a media event. Ekhlaas recently announced that it was accepting questions for the Jihadi leadership in Chechnya, which they will answer online. So the dream seems to be either incredibly prophetic or a PR stunt. Zawahiri, who also recently conducted an online Q&A, should have hired Jibal to promote his event.