Navy Officer Joins ISIS: Highly Skilled Sailor Becomes Devout Muslim, Goes Jihad

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“Highly skilled sailor turns from playboy into jihadi.” No poverty, illiteracy, disaffection. What could possible turn a Westernized Muslim to jihad slaughter and hate? Islam.

A Muslim immigrant navy officer who trained at one of Britain’s most prestigious maritime colleges has fled to Syria to join the Islamic State terror group. And his involvement in the jihad war on freedom is discovered quite by chance. How many others are there?

Ali Alosaimi’s high-level skills and exhaustive knowledge of the nation’s shipping fleet represents a terrifying security threat.

“UK navy officer joins ISIS: Defence experts warn of terror attacks on ships as highly skilled sailor turns from playboy into jihadi after watching videos of Assad’s atrocities in Syria,” By Omar Wahid and Mark Nicol and Tahira Yaqoob For The Mail On Sunday, 8 May 2016

Ali Alosaimi’s high-level skills and exhaustive knowledge of the nation’s shipping fleet represented a terrifying security threat after he fled to Syria
His personal details were found among a cache of IS documents
They reveal that before leaving for Syria, Alosaimi lived in South Shields

A navy officer who trained at one of Britain’s most prestigious maritime colleges has fled to Syria to join the Islamic State terror group.

Defence experts warned last night that 28-year-old Ali Alosaimi’s high-level skills and exhaustive knowledge of the nation’s shipping fleet represented a terrifying security threat.

Having already targeted passenger jets, there has long been concern that militants will try to bring terror to the seas by attacking ships and ferries.

‘This suddenly raises the spectre of IS damaging shipping,’ said former Royal Navy chief Admiral Lord West. ‘Someone with his knowledge opens up a whole new area where terrorism can take place.’

Takecare Ali - 16 September 2010   
I took my place among my crew to sail the seas as a capitano smile emoticon
Facebook page of Ali Mohammed Omer Al-Osaimi,  which is probably shortened to Ali Al-Osaimi. 
British saillor joins ISIS
***IMAGE TAKEN FROM HIS FACEBOOK PAGE - LINK VIA MARK NICOL***

Takecare Ali – 16 September 2010 I took my place among my crew to sail the seas as a capitano smile emoticon Facebook page of Ali Mohammed Omer Al-Osaimi, which is probably shortened to Ali Al-Osaimi. British saillor joins ISIS ***IMAGE TAKEN FROM HIS FACEBOOK PAGE – LINK VIA MARK NICOL***

Kuwaiti-born Alosaimi’s personal details were found among a cache of IS documents leaked to The Mail on Sunday. They reveal that before leaving for Syria, Alosaimi lived in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, where he enrolled on a three-year Merchant Navy officer course in 2011. He had previously worked for a state-owned oil tanker company in Kuwait.

If he had pursued his naval career after gaining a Higher National Diploma in nautical science, he could have had access to vessels under charter to the Ministry of Defence. These are used to transport military supplies and other cargoes vital to national security.

Alosaimi studied at South Tyneside College’s Marine School, sharing a flat nearby with a Kuwati friend.

The college declined to comment last night, but part of his course, specifically for deck officers, involved serving on a ship, and he acquired an extensive insight into the UK’s maritime capability that would be invaluable to his future IS commanders.

Deck officers are responsible for the safety of the vessel, planning the ship’s passage, loading and discharging cargo, and all communications.

Gavin Simmonds, director of security at the UK Chamber of Shipping, said: ‘An individual with three years’ experience in this area with the Merchant Navy would be of use to a terror organisation intent upon targeting shipping. The idea of an insider with such knowledge joining the crew of, say, an oil tanker is unnerving.

‘There is a significant environmental risk should there be such a spectacular attempt by terrorists, and this is profoundly worrying. However, we must balance concerns against the ability of an individual to cause such an incident.’

Defence experts warned last night that 28-year-old Ali Alosaimi’s high-level skills and exhaustive knowledge of the nation’s shipping fleet represented a terrifying security threat.

Lord West added: ‘I think the most danger is posed by IS acquiring a Liquid Natural Gas container. These are highly flammable and could cause a very large explosion. Britain and the US have been worried about this for some time.’

The Merchant Navy, which now comprises about 1,500 vessels and 30,000 seamen, performed a key role during the Second World War and Falklands conflict.

While in the UK, Alosaimi posted nearly 100 pictures of himself on Facebook, where he called himself ‘Captain Take Care’. In one selfie, he wears dark aviator sunglasses, aping Tom Cruise from the 1986 film Top Gun. In another, posted in 2010, he wears a navy-style cap and writes: ‘I took my place among my crew to sail the seas as a capitano.’
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