Abu Ayyub al-Masri is the «name» of the current coordinator of the semi autonomous groups of Al-Qaida’s foreigner muhaydins in Iraq. Those scarcely are 2 % of the irregular insurgents in Iraq, but they carry out the immense majority of the suicidal assaults.
That one is not a name, but a nickname, which means, «father of Ayyub, the Egyptian». It is very slightly identifying, except in villages and places in the field. And it corresponds with our » Xuan from the Priest» (a possible sacrilegious son), «Carmelina’s son Ricardo» or the most ambiguous yet, «the son of the given birth one».