Adnan Gulshair el Shukrijumah the son of the late Guyana born Islamic scholar Shaykh Gulshair Shukrijumah has been killed in Pakistan, the country’s military says.
Adnan el Shukrijumah was killed in a raid in north-western Pakistan, near the Afghan border, the military said. Born in Saudi Arabia, Shukrijumah moved to Guyana, then to Trinidad and subsequently to the US when his father, took up teaching posts in these countries. They later moved to Florida. Shaykh Gulshair was widely respected amongst the traditional Muslim community in his native Guyana and during his tenure in Trinidad. He moved to Saudi Arabia to improve his Arabic and and study Islam. Upon completion of his studies Shaykh Gulshair returned to his home region to support the religious needs of his compatriots. He then moved to the USA to provide similar services.
It is reported that in the late 1990s, Adnan was radicalized and became convinced that he had to participate in jihad in place like Chechnya, and left for training camps in Afghanistan. Shaykh Shukrijumah died in Florida in 2004 allegedly as a result of a stroke brought on by his son’s turn to violent extremism.
Adnan was named in a US federal indictment as a conspirator in the case against three men accused of plotting suicide bomb attacks on New York’s subway system in 2009. He is also suspected of having played a role in plotting al-Qaeda attacks in Panama, Norway and the UK.
The US offered a $5m reward for his capture.