Burak Kara, footballer and "jihadist"

Burak Kara, footballer and "jihadist"

Burak Kara patients futbolista 2008 and since then a radical "jihadist" who died last 11 October by forces of el-Assad. Today has published a German newspaper, "The Bild" to which they have followed other publications, calling from hero to Islamist.

Bild newspaper has opened its edition shocking news of a young man who fulfilled the dream of being a footballer and left him to fight for their ideals. Burak Karan was a Turkish footballer who lives in Germany, He was one of the most promising players in the country. Son of Turkish immigrants, Karan, He grew up in Wuppertal, in northern Westphalia, an industrial area to the northwest of Germany. From small already proved worth to play football, demonstrating its quality in several branches of the Bundesliga teams playing, as Bayer Lerverkusen, Hamburg and Hannover 96, Burak put an end to his career 2008 with only 20 years. Karan also played with the Germany U-16 and U-17, He is captain on occasion and sharing a dressing room with players like Kedhira or Boateng.

Burak agreed the lower of Germany with Khedira and Boateng.
Burak agreed the lower of Germany with Khedira and Boateng.

With a great future within reach, Karan, He decided that money and career were not important to him, so said his brother Mustafa. His coach at Hannover 96 Marcus Olm, He also referred to his deep religious beliefs stating that the player was praying five times a day facing Mecca.

were first Internet video on Islamist groups and "Holy war", all he created a strong confusion as his brother said. That sadness for what he saw led him to quit football and gave Islam. His relationship with "jihad" was in his neighborhood where he met with radical Islamists. After met Emrah Erdogan, a German who was arrested this year in Tanzania accused of the terrorist attack on the mall in Nairobi, and Kenya. Karan that time had become radicalized and German secret services had him under surveillance.

The player played in the German lower and had a great future ahead.
The player played in the German lower and had a great future ahead.

In 2013, Karan, He arrived in Syria with his wife and two children. After his death the radical Islamists hung a video on YouTube calling for justice against the Syrian regime. The last image we have of Karan comes from a video uploaded to Youtube eleven days after his death, in which the German, of 26 years, He appeared carrying a Kalashnikov.

Así sacaba la noticia el diario alemán "Bild".
So the news drew the German newspaper “image”.

The news is less surprising, more so the treatment they have given both the German media as some Spanish media. According to reports, Burak Karan has been renamed as "the footballer soldier". Idealizing history, Many media have ignored the meaning of the term "Jihadist", It defines the most violent branches of Islam by the frequent use of terrorism in its claims. Bad if we do in the West heroes that in the past were the perpetrators of terrorist acts which occurred in New York, Madrid and London.

 

Koldo Sandoval

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