YOUSSEF FIKRI - "ASSIRAT AL-MOUSTAKIN"
Youssef Fikri was born in 1978 in Safi, about 300 km South West of Rabat, Morocco’s capital, on the Atlantic Ocean. When he grew up he moved to Youssoufia.
Because of his violent behavior Youssef Fikri was wanted by the local Youssoufia police from 1998. He moved for a short time to Casablanca.
Youssef Fikri was the founder of the of the murderous "Assirat al Moustakin" (the Right Path) Islamic group in Casablanca in 1999. The about 30 members group was organized in 5 armed cells aimed to force the Islamic law – Shariâa in Morocco.
In 1999, despite being wanted by the police, Youssef Fikri, with other members of "Assirat al Moustakin": Youssef Addad and Abdelmalek Bouizakarne returned to Youssoufia and was involved in a brutal assassination of a local homosexual named Sabah. After the murder they fled Youssoufia back to Casablanca and rented a room in Tarkaa neighborhood.
In Casablanca Youssef Fikri and Youssef Addad were involved in a second murder of a certain Mohamed who, from their point of view, insulted the Islam and the prophet Muhammad. They beheaded their victim and scattered his body parts in various places in Casablanca.
In the late 2000 Youssef Fikri merged his group into the activity of the “Salafia Jihadia” (see - Salafiya ) based in Casablanca and led by Mohamed Fizazi and included also some Saudi residents in Morocco.
On 09/11/2001 Youssef Fikri attended the scene in Ain Harrouda forest near Casablanca where his uncle Aziz Assadi was brutally murdered by his followers because of his Marxist ideology and his denunciation of The 9/11 attack. All together the "Assirat al Moustakin" under Youssef Fikri leadership committed 6 murders and there is a direct link between the group and the Casablanca Bombings carried out by the followers of the "Assirat al Moustakin".
Youssef Fikri was arrested in Tangier on 07/24/2002 as the result of growing cooperation with the USA and Saudi Arabia security services after The 9/11. He was indicted for over 150 acts of aggression, including few murders, in various places in Morocco.
Youssef Fikri’s trial, alongside other 31 defendants, was open on 07/04/2003 and he was sentenced to death on 07/12/2003. Youssef Fikri’s death sentence was confirmed by the Moroccan Supreme Court on 04/12/2007. Today (08/2007) the death sentence is meanwhile held back.
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