Hisham al-Hashimi

Hisham al-Hashimi (Arabic: هشام الهاشمي‎; 9 May 1973 – 6 July 2020) was an Iraqi historian and researcher in security and strategic affairs and extremist groups, and a specialist on the subject of the Islamic state and its supporters.[2][3][4][5] He also was an advisor to the Iraqi government on counter-terrorism.[6]

Hisham al-Hashimi
هشام الهاشمي
Hisham al-Hashimi - Altaghier TV, Apr 27, 2020.jpg
al-Hashimi in April 2020
Born(1973-05-09)May 9, 1973
Baghdad, Iraq
Died6 July 2020(2020-07-06) (aged 47)
Baghdad, Iraq
Cause of deathShot by unknown gunmen[1]
Resting placeWadi-us-Salaam, Al-Najaf, Iraq
EducationUniversity of Baghdad
OccupationHistorian and researcher in security and strategic affairs

BiographyEdit

Al-Hashimi was born in 1973 in Baghdad. He became a historian[7] and researcher[8] in security[9] and strategic affairs.[10][11][12] He has been a follower of the Iraqi Islamic groups since 1997.[13] He has worked in the field of modern and "jurisprudential" manuscripts, although his academic achievement was Bachelor of Economics and Administration - Statistics Department. He held a scientific degree in Hadith, and had an interest in the history of Al-Dhahabi.[14] He was arrested and sentenced to prison by Saddam Hussein's regime, due to his affiliation with Salafi jihadism, then he was released from prison in 2002.[15] After 2003, he went to work in the press, began writing reports and documents with foreign newspapers and channels, and began writing a blog about the map of armed groups in Iraq.[16][17][18][19][20] On 1 July 2020, he published a report titled "The internal dispute within the Popular Mobilization Forces", his last work before his assassination.[21]

AssassinationEdit

On 6 July 2020, he was seriously wounded outside his home in Zayouna, Baghdad by two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle.[22][23] He died in the nearby Ibn Al-Nafees hospital shortly after arrival.[24]

He was buried at Wadi-us-Salaam, Al-Najaf, Iraq.[25]

AftermathEdit

His death triggered a national uproar in Iraq and among the larger international community,[26][27][28] leading to allegations accusing paramilitary groups such as Kata'ib Hezbollah and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,[1] while the official investigation has not accused any group, and no group has claimed responsibility. However, Al-Hashimi has reportedly received direct death and kidnapping threats from members and commanders within Kata'ib Hezbollah and the Popular Mobilization Forces.[29][30]

WorksEdit

  • Alem Daesh (Book)[31][32]
  • (History of al-Qaeda in Iraq) Book[33][34][35][36]
  • (organization of the Islamic State from within) Book
  • More than 500 articles and research published in Iraqi and Arab newspapers and magazines about extremist groups.[37][38][39]

Places of workEdit

  • Director of the National Security and Counterterrorism Program at the AKD Center for Strategic Studies and Research.
  • Security Adviser to the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Baghdad Conference on Combating Terrorism.
  • Lecturer in combating terrorism in security academies.
  • Visiting Scholar at the Rivers Center for Strategic Studies.
  • Member of the team of advisors of the Committee for the Implementation and Follow-up of National Reconciliation in the Office of the Prime Minister of Iraq.
  • Security Adviser to the Iraqi Journalistic Freedoms Observatory.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Salim, Mustafa; Loveluck, Louisa (6 July 2020). "Leading Iraqi researcher assassinated outside his house in Baghdad". Washington Post.
  2. ^ "IS and al-Qaeda 'will unite': expert". News.com.au.
  3. ^ Corporation, Nalia. "خبير أمني يكشف تفاصيل إلقاء القبض على 5 من أبرز قيادات داعش". Nrttv.com. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  4. ^ "الهاشمي يفجرها: نسبة المشاركة في الانتخابات لم تتجاوز الـ20%". Aynaliraqnews.com. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  5. ^ "هشام الهاشمي : خمسين في المئة من الذين يحق لهم التصويت قاطعوا الانتخابات - SHARQIYA TELEVISION". Alsharqiya.com. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Iraq's new war against Islamic State: Halting the group's budding rural resurgence". Los Angeles Times. March 8, 2019.
  7. ^ "HuffPost Arabi". Huffpostarabi.com.
  8. ^ "فيديو/ الباحث هشام الهاشمي عن عراق ما بعد داعش : الظروف التي أنتجت التنظيم ما تزال حاضرة - البديل العراقي". Albadeeliraq.com.
  9. ^ "هشام الهاشمي - مركز الرافدين للحوار". Alrafidaincfd.com.
  10. ^ "هشام الهاشمي : تنظيم داعش لم يعد قادراً على السيطرة على اي ارض - SHARQIYA TELEVISION". Alsharqiya.com.
  11. ^ "هشام الهاشمي يكشف عن ابرز قيادات داعش في العراق وسوريا". Alghadpress.com.
  12. ^ "الباحث السياسي د:هشام الهاشمي يقيم ندوة عن مستقبل العلاقات الأمريكية العراقية في كربلاء". Non14.net.
  13. ^ "ISIS Replace Injured Leader Baghdadi With Former Physics Teacher". Newsweek.com. 22 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Al Baghdadi 'Not In Charge Of IS After Attack'". News.sky.com.
  15. ^ "هشام الهاشمي: الباحث الذي دفع حياته ثمناً لرأيه". BBC (in Arabic). 8 July 2020.
  16. ^ "هشام الهاشمي: القوات السورية تمكنت من تحرير الخط الحدودي فى "البوكمال"". Aman-doctor.org.
  17. ^ "هشام الهاشمي : غياب للامن في مناطق جنوب غربي كركوك - عواجل برس". Awajelpress.com.
  18. ^ "عملية "تكسير جمجمة داعش" تعيد الحديث عن مصير البغدادي". Skynewsarabia.com. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  19. ^ "هشام الهاشمي….. ‏تقارير مقلقة عن تعطل الكثير من الأجهزة. كاميرات المحطات الفضائية في بغداد والمحافظات، بما فيها إقليم كردستان، ترصد طوابير طويلة من العسكريين في مداخل مراكز الاقتراع، وعند السؤال عن السبب، يقال إن "السيستم متوقف". – وكالة انباء عراقيون". Iraqyoon.net. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  20. ^ "الخبير الاستراتيجي هشام الهاشمي لـ(دجلة): تغريدة الصدر دعوة من قبله للكتل لتشكيل الحكومة القادمة". Dijlah.tv. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  21. ^ "الخلاف الداخلي بهيئة الحشد.. هذه آخر دراسة للهاشمي قبل اغتياله". Al Arabiya (in Arabic). 7 July 2020.
  22. ^ "Iraqi analyst Hisham Al-Hashimi killed in Baghdad after pro-Iran "Hizb-allah" militia threats". Arab News. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  23. ^ "Gunmen kill prominent Iraqi analyst and advisor - officials". Reuters. 6 July 2020.
  24. ^ Karadsheh, Jomana; Damon, Arwa; Alkhshali, Hamdi; Najim, Aqeel (6 July 2020). "Prominent researcher of jihadi groups shot dead in Baghdad". Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  25. ^ "دفن جثمان الخبير الامني "هشام الهاشمي" في النجف". alrassid.org (in Arabic). 7 July 2020.
  26. ^ "US condemns killing of Iraqi expert Husham Al Hashimi". The National. Retrieved 2020-07-12.
  27. ^ "Leading Iraqi security expert shot dead in Baghdad". BBC News. 2020-07-07. Retrieved 2020-07-12.
  28. ^ "UNIraq SRSG Hennis-Plasschaert: shocked by assassination of Dr. Hisham al-Hashimi". Twitter. UNAMI. 8 July 2020. Retrieved 2020-07-12.
  29. ^ "Slain researcher al-Hashemi received death threats from Kata'ib Hezbollah: Activist". Al Arabiya English. July 7, 2020.
  30. ^ "Iraqi Researcher's Death Adds Urgency to Penalizing Iran-Backed Militias With New U.K. "Magnitsky" Law". Just Security. July 7, 2020.
  31. ^ "عالم داعش من النشأة إلى إعلان الخلافة". Goodreads.com.
  32. ^ "عالم داعش؛ تنظيم الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام". Goodreads.com.
  33. ^ "الجيش العراقى يكشف لغز زعيم تنظيم داعش.. وحدة مكافحة الإرهاب: "البغدادى" يعتنق فكر الإخوان.. ولديه 3 أشقاء أحدهم يتولى تأمينه وآخر نصاب.. وكان لاعب كرة قدم مميزا بالسجن وأطلق عليه النزلاء "مارادونا" - اليوم السابع". Youm7.com. 13 June 2015.
  34. ^ "الهاشمي يخالف التوقعات والتسريبات: الفتح أولاً وسائرون ثانياً والنصر ثالثاً في 8 محافظات عدا بغداد ونينوى". Baghdadtoday.news. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  35. ^ Chmaytelli, Maher. "Exclusive: Iraq used Baghdadi aide's phone to capture Islamic State..." Reuters.com. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  36. ^ "المخابرات العراقية: البغدادي متواجد في الصحراء السورية". Anfarabic.com. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  37. ^ "Hisham al Hashimi " Daech contrôle entre 5 et 7 millions de personnes "". Humanite.fr. 16 September 2015.
  38. ^ Hisham al-Hashimi. "Revealed: the Islamic State 'cabinet', from finance minister to suicide bomb deployer". Telegraph.co.uk.
  39. ^ "نقاش عميق في الحلقة الثانية من "حوار رمضاني" بشأن تشخيص ومعالجة الفساد في الدولة". Alghadpress.com. Retrieved 1 October 2018.

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