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The confessions of Gabriel, repentant of jihad: “A nurse from Fleury-Mérogis believed in me”

2024-03-02T07:34:14.297Z

Highlights: The confessions of Gabriel, repentant of jihad: “A nurse from Fleury-Mérogis believed in me”. In a confession book, this young man from the south of France, now the father of two children, recounts his recruitment, his stay and his return. In November 2013, Gabriel Saidi (a pseudonym), then aged 16, joined Syria with his older brother and his best friend. Member of a katiba of Jabhat al-Nusra, affiliated with Al-Qaeda, he stayed there for seven months.


In a confession book, this young man from the south of France, now the father of two children, recounts his recruitment, his stay and


In November 2013, Gabriel Saidi

(a pseudonym)

, then aged 16, joined Syria with his older brother and his best friend.

Member of a katiba of Jabhat al-Nusra, affiliated with Al-Qaeda, he stayed there for seven months before realizing his mistake and returning to France.

Sentenced to 4 years in prison including 1 year suspended probation at first instance and on appeal in 2017 and 2018, Gabriel is now completely done with the justice system, even if he obviously remains on file.

In a book co-written with our RTL colleague Thomas Prouteau, Gabriel recounts his journey

(“Me, Gabriel jihadist at 16”, Rue de Seine éditions)

.

That of a child born to a Franco-Moroccan couple, raised in a peripheral district of a large city in the south of France and who, very early on, crossed paths with Hakim

(again a pseudonym)

, a of the most active recruiters of jihadists in France.

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