Osama’s name flows in our blood: Ex-rapper


In 1995, he found a new outlet for his anger: as rapper Deso Dogg. He said, "My songs were about the time in prison, racism, war."

His music career soared. He went on tour with rappers like DMX and worked on the soundtrack for a German film. But after surviving a car accident, he started questioning his lifestyle and turned to Islam for answers. In 2010, he ended his career as a rapper and turned his focus to fighting the US and the West.

The message on his cellphone's voice mail system makes no secret about his ultimate aim in life. "The martyrdom is the most beautiful," he says in his recording. "Allah is the greatest."

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