In the farewell letter found out in the rue du Dries hideout in Forest and attributed to Salah Abdeslam, he writes of his determination to follow in the footsteps of his brother Brahim, one of the suicide bombers of the Paris attacks. He explains to his family members his desire to die as a martyr during a future operation.
According to the prosecution, these letters attest to a “certain indoctrination” of the accused. Brahim, his brother, did not commit suicide, but “fight” and is a “hero of Islam”, he wrote to his mother.
He explains that he wants to “fight the enemies of Allah with all my strength, so that they stop bombing our brothers and sisters in Muslim countries”.
Abdeslam says he made the choice to fight to deserve paradise. He ends the letter with these words: “Know that your two children fought for Allah”.
In a letter to his sister, he developed the same argument based on “the usual indoctrination of members of the Islamic State terrorist group”, according to the indictment. There shines in a binary vision of the world, and on the one hand “unconvincing” and on the other, “Muslims are true”.
In a file called “Salah” found out on the cell’s computer in rue du Dries in Forest, investigators found videos recorded in March 2016, including military self-defense training, a report on the massacre of Uyghur Muslims and another about the oppressed Muslims. around the world.