Pakistani Taliban Commander Killed By U.S. Drone; British Islamist Anjem Choudary’s Tribute To Him Reveals Personal Association

A series of tweets and a tribute from leading British Islamist Anjem Choudary have revealed that a Pakistani army surgeon who sought asylum in the UK, worked at a hospital in London, treated jihadis in the UK, and returned in 2014 to join the Pakistan Taliban has been killed.

Dr. Tariq Mirza Ali, who had assumed the pen name Abu Obaidah Al-Islamabadi, joined Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaatul Ahrar (TTPJA) after returning to Pakistan, and began editing the group’s newly launched English-language magazine Ihya-e-Khilafat (“Revival of the Caliphate”), aimed at recruiting jihadi youths from Western countries. Two issues of the magazine were published,

According to Anjem Choudary’s tribute (above), Dr. Tariq Ali was killed March 12 in a U.S. drone attack. The tribute in English is dated March 13, and was published the same day on Anjem Choudary reveals sufficient details that his tributes could be used by British intelligence services to prosecute him in court for promoting jihad…