Pop-Singer Turned Militant Tells His Story

Former Kuwaiti pop-singer Hussein al Ahmad was arrested last week by Kuwaiti authorities upon his return from Afghanistan after reports about him attending a militant training camp over there. Al Ahmad confessed to his investigators that he traveled to Afghanistan to join the fighting, but was disappointed to find that most of the militants there were drug users.
"I went there via Iran, to join the jihad and help Muslim brothers there emerge victorious," al Ahmad said. "When I started my military training, I was hit by the drug consumption and the systematic attempts to get young jihadis carry out suicide operations using suicide belts, in order to become martyrs." Al Ahmad said he decided to escape back to Kuwait after he's heard the religious edicts about fighting and the shortest ways to paradise. "I got really scared and I began planning my escape out of Afghanistan."
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