France’s Infamous Undead Jihadist Recruiter

NICE, France — They all know him at the snack bar on the outskirts of Nice that Omar Diaby established between prison stints and before he left here for Syria in 2013 to become France’s number one recruiter of jihadists.

Word got out last August that Diaby, the so-called “superjihadiste” also known as Omar Omsen, the prescient PR mastermind who began disseminating pro-jihad and anti-Western-imperialism videos in 2012, well before the rise of ISIS, had been killed. But last week it turned out that Diaby faked his own death—and took to French television to discuss it.