Orkid Mustaqi

Orkid Mustaqi, also Known as Jusuf, is an Albanian man originally from a village near Lushnja. He lived in Lavello (Potenza) alongside his brother Lusien and their parents. He was employed at the FIAT factory in Melfi, had a residence permit and no criminal record. Although he was not arrested by the Italian authorities, as there was no concrete facts against him for terrorist activity in Italy, Orkid Mustaqi was still deported from Italy due to being a dangerous individual. In fact, both Orkid and Lusien had embarked on a trajectory that was rapidly leading them towards Islamic indoctrination and involvement in terrorism because they had been under the indoctrinating influence of the Chechen Eli Bombataliev, arrested in 2017 on the charge of participating in a terrorist group.
Orkid Mustaqi met Bombataliev in the Al Dawa cultural association of Foggia, where the Chechen had been living. Bombataliev conducted a successful proselytism towards them, as in the intercepted conversations both brothers and the Chechen not only openly expressed their animosity towards Westerners and moderate Muslims, but they also demonstrated a strong admiration for martyrdom, which they shared with Bombataliev. According to the authorities, their relationship went beyond a simple friendship, so much that Orkid’s father cautioned his son regarding his actions, which he knew would undoubtedly raise concerns with the police. For this reason, Orkid Mustaqi was deported on July 5, 2017.