Maaz al Selim was born in Takmyr, Takistan. His father Aalam al Selim was killed during a drone bombing conducted by the United States before Maaz could be born. During his childhood Maaz's mother would curse the "غزاة الولايات المتحدة" (US invaders) and raise Maaz to hate the US soldiers who soon after his birth occupied the region he was living in. When he reached the age of 15 he heard of a terrorist group called Al-Takhari Mujahideen who openly hated the US operations in the region and actively acted against them. He split off from his family determined to find this group and join them. He soon did and after he told them his story and his hate for the western world they embraced him in open arms. Shortly after becoming a full member of the group they had the opportunity to move into a bordering country called Chernarus and so they did.