We reported on Friday about a French bomb-making expert named David Drugeon who was killed recently in Syria. A convert to Islam, he had joined the Khorasan group, an Al Qaeda affiliate, and was active in the Syrian jihad.
Mr. Drugeon’s mother, who is also a convert, recently gave an interview to French television. Many thanks to CB Sashenka for translating this clip, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
- Unraveling the mystery around the ‘French agent’ turned bin Laden cohort
- Father of ‘dead’ French jihadist speaks out
|0:00||I am shocked, I don’t know what to say.|
|0:04||It’s not that, I didn’t raise my son like that.|
|0:08||We had a very good relationship, we were very close.|
|0:16||No it’s not, and being so young, how could he have become such a big boss in such a short time?|
|0:18||It really takes… and me, I don’t believe it, I don’t believe it.|
|0:23||It’s not possible. Contacts (friends) we try to have.|
|0:28||Now it’s not easy.|
|0:31||I know that in the past we could have had something that was going right.|
|0:35||That’s all I know.