A Brief Biography of Former Islamic State Spokesman Abu al-Hasan al-Muhajir: Translation and Overview
The world is generally familiar with the figure of Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, who was killed in August 2016 and gave some of the most memorable speeches in the name of the group during the height of its success. In contrast, his successors have generally been shrouded in a veil of obscurity, though with the figure of Abu al-Hasan al-Muhajir, who was spokesman until October 2019 (the month in which Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed), there was a general rumour that he originated from the Arabian Peninsula and there was some information indicating that he was a veteran from the days of al-Qa‘ida in Iraq.
As it happens, a brief biography of Abu al-Hasan al-Muhajir has emerged (thanks to “Mr. Orange” for sharing it with me), which I feature in translation below with annotations in square brackets.