Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Afghanistan "Quetta Shura" Taliban: General Petraeus Should Realize the Realities

Below is a statement from the Afghan Taliban, which refers to itself as the "Islamic Emirate [state] of Afghanistan" (as it did in the 1990s).

General Petraes Should Realize the Realities

August 30, 2010

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

After the nomination of General Petraes, mass media reports said that he was America’s last hope in Afghanistan—ostensibly in view of the fact that he is the most experienced, sophisticated and patriotic general among American generals. But the discretion of God has always gone in this land that whoever of generals – though eminent and experienced may be -- when he steps on the sacred soil of Afghanistan, he becomes incompetent and disgraced forthwith. Finally, he ends up mocking and hating his rulers like McCrystal. Some of them like general Petraes loses the equilibrium of his mind and turns to irrational remarks and fallacies. He thinks, telling whopping lies is a successful tactic to win war. It is equally bizarre that even American Pentagon sometimes reveals facts about the pathetic situation of America in Afghanistan, saying American soldiers in Afghanistan are grappling with depression. They have now been addicted with Modafinil tablets which are taken to boost morale and dispel fear. But even the tablets now do not have efficacy. The soldiers frequently complain of having fear of being attacked and killed all of a sudden. But the American snow monument of hope (general Petraes) claims in media that the situation in Afghanistan is going in the right direction. The morale of soldiers is high and they have made some military advancements in the south of the country.

We do not know what advancement the possessed general wants to point to. The Afghan people and media know that only brutal civilian’s casualties have spiraled up unprecedently following general Petraes appointment. The general is not able to produce proof of any one battle under his command which has ended with victory. Contrarily, during his stewardship, Mujahideen succeeded to extend their influence from north to south, from east to west of the country in a manner not seen before. Furthermore, they have made spectacular land gains.

Ironically, the sagging Petraes speaks of military initiatives in Helmand and Kandahar, however, they have faced routs in these provinces despite operations launched by the Americans, the Britons and their coalition’s members. The operations were so vast in terms of preparedness that one could assume they were going to a full-fledged war with sovereign countries. Still more, the operations were being carried out under the direct command of Obama and British prime minister. But that notwithstanding, they do not have the face to announce the results of the operations and even avoid making comments thereabout.

According to daily Telegraph website, a Russian analyst Egore Penaris has told general Petraes and other American rulers that America is no more able to weaken the current resistance movement in Afghanistan and maintain control over any vast area in the country.

Opposition to the war in Afghanistan has reached its climax in American and other parts of the world. The American economic structure has cracked; unemployment is time high. This and the growing reduction in individual income will not only contribute to American defeat in the war in Afghanistan but will result in disintegration of America - at least into six portions.

Observers say, if general Petraes wants to fulfill his duty to the American army and people in a dignified way, if he wishes to remain a monument of American hope and if he intends to save America from disintegration, he should tell the realities like General McCrystal. He should think about ending the Afghanistan war instead of winning it and should realize the realities.

The general should stop looking at his badges and medals on his chest with conceit to persuade him to give empty hopes to the American people and the world that the Afghan war could still be won.

Conceit may puff a man up but never prop him up.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Role of IEDs in Afghanistan: Interview with Quetta Shura Taliban IED Unit Commander

Below is a statement from the Afghan Taliban, which refers to itself as the "Islamic Emirate [state] of Afghanistan" (as it did in the 1990s).

Al-Emarah (Emara) is one of the Afghan Taliban's media outlets.


The Role of IED's In The Current Conflict

(An Interview with Qari Khairullah Muneeb the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan commander for IED units )

Ramadan 19, 1431 A.H, Monday, August 30, 2010

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Dand district is very closely located to the South of Kandahar city, and some parts of the city come under the administrative control of the Dand district. To the East of Dand lies the district of Pangwai, to the South is the desert, and to the West lays Kandahar Airport.
The proximity of this district to Kandahar city renders this area of vital strategic importance, both in this Jihad and the previous Jihad. The area assumes particular military importance both as an offensive strategic point and a defensive one. Offensively, it serves as a vital “launching point” in any military offensive against Kandahar city, while defensively, it is a natural theatre of operation in defending Kandahar city. It is for these reasons that foreign invaders have always paid particular attention to securing this area, and continue to launch unabated operations to gain control of the area. Despite their immense numbers, the invading forces have failed to seize this area, turning this area into a graveyard for the U.S-NATO invaders forces. Invaders forces and mainstream media outlets admit, that despite their best efforts they continue to suffer heavy casualties, largely due to the placement of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's). In investigating what other tactics the Mujahideen are employing to wreak havoc in the enemy ranks, we report a brief interview with Qari Khairullah Muneeb, the Islamic Emirate’s appointed commander for IED units, in the Dand area.

Alemara: Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuhu

Qari Khairullah Muneeb: Wa ‘alaykum Assalaam wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuhu

Alemara: Dear Mr. Muneeb, could you please introduce yourself?
Qari Khairullah Muneeb: Praise be to God, Lord of all creation. Peace and prayers be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his household, and his companions all together.

“And indeed whosoever takes revenge after he has suffered wrong, for such there is no way (of blame) against them.” (Al-Shura: 41)

My name is Qari Khairullah Muneeb, my colleagues call me Muneeb. I am a resident of the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province, and I am currently serving as a commander of the Islamic Emirate’s for the IED units in the Dand district of Kandahar province.

Alemara: Could you give us some information on your activities and objectives in the Dand district.

Qari Khairullah Muneeb: In my capacity as the head of the IED units in the Dand district, we have formulated a carefully thought out plan to halt any enemy advancement into the district. The various sectors of the district, including Biad, Mia Dost and Ashraaf, have been divided into 37 sections, with 37 Mujahideen Brigades each one responsible for their respective areas. Each of these brigades is required to exercise their utmost vigilance and determination to stop any incursions into our territories.

Alemara: In the past few months that you have been active in the Dand district, what have the Mujahideen achieved? can you please enlighten us on this point?

Qari Khairullah Muneeb: Since our operations in the region began in April, 2010 so far we have recorded at least 91 major IED attacks in the various parts of Dand, which have caused severe distress to the enemy forces. Most of our IED attacks are aimed at the enemy’s armoured vehicles, however we also emplace anti-personnel mines when faced with ground troops. So far these tactics have proved very successful and have caused wide spread dismay in enemy ranks. We have published a brief report of these operations in a calendar format. This calendar, which is easily accessible, provides detailed records of the type attack, the date of attack, and the names of the Mujahideen brigades responsible for the attack.

Alemara: The American invading forces have openly admitted that around two-thirds of their casualties are the result of IED attacks. Similarly, IED attacks play a central role in breaking the enemy’s morale and their will to resist. Have IED's been an important part of your tactics, and do you plan to expand the use of these improvised weapons?

Qari Khairullah Muneeb: Yes, recent military experiments in various parts of the country have shown that IED's, when supplementing ground assault troop manoeuvres, play an important role in defeating the enemy troops. Consequently, the Islamic Emirate has begun to expand its use of IED warfare and in all the major theatres of operations, separate chain of command for IED units have been established. In addition, our Mujahideen are being provided with equipment and training, which enables them to emplace IED's as professionally as possible.

Alemara: Recently, the enemy forces declared a ban on certain chemical material, viewed as important ingredients for IED's, and are rigorously trying to stop the transport of these materials. The enemy claims they have been very successful in thwarting your plans. Have these restrictions impeded your operations?

Qari Khairullah Muneeb: No, Alhamdulillah, the enemy has tried these measures in the past few years, but has failed to impede our ability to prepare and place these devices. This is because we utilise very simple and easily accessible material for our IED's.
This is the special favour of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, that in return for the enemy’s sophisticated technology, He has given us the ability and opportunities that all our Mujahideen are able to easily assemble these mines for emplacement. The fact that, both in Dand and other parts of the country, these IED attacks have multiplied over the past few months, is clear proof that the enemy’s measures have not produced any tangible results. Already in the Dand area we have placed remote-controlled mines in all the different routes available to the enemy, and we have prepared a further 300 hundred mines in case of emergency. This is sufficient proof of the abundance of our resources.

Alemara: In the Jihad against the Soviets, the anti-tank mines employed by the Mujahideen were very powerful. What is the strength of your mines? Are they sufficient to destroy enemy armoured vehicles?

Qari Khairullah Muneeb: Yes, part of our job involves making carefully customised mines able to penetrate the vehicles that we target. In recent times the enemy has increasingly fortified their armoured vehicles but the Mujahideen equalled their challenge by proportionately increasing the strength of their IED's, thus thwarting yet another of the enemy’s plans.

Alemara: If I may ask you this last question; the enemy is always propagating the claim that the IED's placed by the Mujahideen actually do more damage to the Afghan civilians than they do to the coalition enemy forces. What is your response regarding this?

Qari Khairullah Muneeb: As the masses have recognised U.S-NATO invaders forces propaganda of committing the crimes themselves and putting the blame on the Mujahideen. One of the reasons why the Mujahideen enjoy the support and trust of the Afghan people is precisely because we pay great attention to preventing any harm to the ordinary Afghan civilians.
Mujahideen remote-controlled mines are placed with a great care of planning and consideration, and always produce the preconceived results. As for the pressure-plated IED's, the Mujahideen only place them at night, when they have sure intelligence that the enemy is approaching. In those moments, the people are informed well in advance not to venture outside at night until the break of dawn, especially since the enemy might assault their houses.
Alhumdulillah, over the years the civilians have familiarised themselves with Mujahideen tactics and civilian casualties from Mujahideen hands has become non-existent.

Alemara: We thank you once again for sharing your valuable time with us. Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuhu

Qari Khairullah Muneeb: Wa ‘alaykum Assalaam wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuhu

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Islamic State of Iraq: Statement Concerning the Ramadan Wave of the Blessed Expedition of the Prisoner

"God is greater....Islamic State of Iraq"

The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) released a statement yesterday (Aug. 27) concerning the spate of recent attacks it has carried out across the country. The statement, entitled "Statement Concerning the Ramadan Wave of the Blessed Expedition of the Prisoner/Captive," also pinpoints Somalia as an arena of focus for the transnational jihadi-takfiri movement.

The ISI dubbed its series of massive vehicle bombings of foreign embassies and Iraqi government ministries and other buildings between August 2009 and the spring of 2010 the "Expedition/Raid of the Prisoner/Captive," Ghazwat al-Asir (aseer).

Background on the ISI, an umbrella for several of the most violent jihadi-insurgent groups operating in Iraq including Al-Qa'ida in the Land of the Two Rivers/Iraq (AQI), and both leaders can be found in my guest editorial, "The Death of a Caliph: Will the Reported Killings of the Islamic State of Iraq's Two Senior Leaders Spell Out the End of the Self-styled Jihadi State?", on Prof. Juan Cole's Informed Comment blog.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

-|| بيانٌ عن موجة رمضان لغزوة الأسير المباركة ||-

يقول تعالى: {وَلَوْلا دَفْعُ اللَّهِ النَّاسَ بَعْضَهُمْ بِبَعْضٍ لَهُدِّمَتْ صَوَامِعُ وَبِيَعٌ وَصَلَوَاتٌ وَمَسَاجِدُ يُذْكَرُ فِيهَا اسْمُ اللَّهِ كَثِيراً وَلَيَنْصُرَنَّ اللَّهُ مَنْ يَنْصُرُهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَقَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ}[الحج: من الآية40].

الحمد لله ربّ العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على نبينا محمد، وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين.. وبعد:
فمع اكتمال بدر شهر الصّيام والجهاد، وبتوجيه من أمير المؤمنين: الشّيخ أبي بكرٍ البغداديّ حفظه الله، وتخطيطٍ مُسدّدٍ - ولله الحمد والمنّة والفضل - من وزارة الحرب بدولة العراق الإسلاميّة، زحفت كتائب الموحّدين في موجة مزلزلةٍ جديدة من موجات غزوة الأسير المباركة، وبعد عامٍ من انطلاقتها الأولى، لتخبر أمّة الإسلام بأنّ رياح النّصر قد هبّت من جديد في يوم من أيام الله، وأنّ تباشير الفجر قد لاحت بعد ليلٍ كالحٍ ظنّ الكثيرُ ممّن ضعُف بصره وكلّت بصيرته أنه لا نور بعده...

ومع اتّساع مدّ العمليّات المنسّقة التي شملت هذه المرّة معظم مناطق البلاد، وحيثما كان للإسلام من ينصُره من رجال دولته، فقد استُنفرت فيها أغلب تشكيلات وزارة الحرب من مفارز عسكريّة وأمنيّة تتقدّمهم طلائع الاستشهاديّين، سقطت سِراعاً أوهام الخِطط الأمنيّة لسفهاء المشروع الصّفويّ وفُجّار المنطقة الخضراء، مُصابةً في سويداء قلبها، ومعها تلاشت هالتها الإعلاميّة الزائفة والتي حرص الصّليبيّون وآلتهم الدّعائيّة على النّفخ فيها، تغطية للهزيمة المحسومة سلفاً في دوائر القرار عندهم..

وكان من ضمن الأهداف المنتخبة التي طالتها الأيادي المتوضّئة في هذه الموجة؛ مقرّات ومراكز وحواجز أمنيّة للجيش والشرطة المرتدّة، ورؤوساً للردّة والحِرابة تم بفضل الله قطفها في طول البلاد وعرضها، وسيتمّ نشر تفاصيل العمليات بعد حصرها وتوثيقها في بيانات لاحقةٍ إن شاء الله.

فالحمد لله على توفيقه وتسديده، ونسأل الله لإخواننا الاستشهاديّين وغيرهم ممّن شارك في هذه الموجة قبولَ العمل، وأن يجزل لهم الثواب الذي وعد به عباده في هذه الأيام العظيمة من الشهر المبارك، إنّه وليّ ذلك والقادر عليه.

ولا يفوتنا في هذا المقام أن نشدّ على أيدي إخوة التوحيد والجهاد في أرض الصّومال الأبيّة العزيزة، على انطلاق حملتهم الأخيرة التي طال انتظارها لحسم معركة "مقديشو" وقلع ما تبقّى من جذور الحكومة الخبيثة التي زرعها الصّليبيون هناك، ونحسبُ أنّ كتائب الحقّ التي رفعت راية التّوحيد وحشدت أصحاب الوجوه المُضيئة تُطاعنُ في نُحور الكافرين، نُصرةً لدين الله وتحكيما لشرعه، حريٌّ أن ينصرها الله ويمكّن لها في الأرض، حُسنُ الظّنّ بالله، ويومئذ يفرح المؤمنون.

{وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُم فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُم مِّن بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْناً يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئاً وَمَن كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ} [النور: 55]

والله أكبر

{وَلِلَّهِ الْعِزَّةُ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلَكِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ لا يَعْلَمُونَ}
وزارة الإعلام / دولة العراق الإسلامية

المصدر : ( مركز الفجر للإعلام

New Photo of Fort Hood Shooter Major Nidal Malik Hasan Circulates among Cyber Jihadi-Takfiris

A new picture (it is unclear how "new") of Fort Hood shooter/murderer Major Nidal Malik Hasan is being circulated among transnational cyber jihadi-takfiris.

Jama'at al-Tawhid wa'l Jihad in Palestine Condemns "Crimes" of the HAMAS "Government of Gaza"

"Jama'at al-Tawhid wa'l Jihad...Bayt al-Maqdis"

The small transnational jihadi-takfiri group Jama'at al-Tawhid wa'l Jihad fi Bayt al-Maqdis (Group of Absolute Monotheism and Struggle in the Holy House/Jerusalem/Palestine) issued a statement today condemning the "crimes" committed against the "mujahideen" ("those who struggle", in this context "warriors of faith") and Gazan civilians, "innocent Muslims," by the "government of Gaza." The group explicitly condemns HAMAS (Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyyah; Islamic Resistance Movement), saying that it is not enough for the "true" Muslims in Gaza to be abused by the Zionist Israelis and the traitorous Egyptian regime of Hosni Mubarak, they are also abused by a movement, HAMAS, that claims to be fighting for its rights.

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

{أُذِنَ لِلَّذِينَ يُقَاتَلُونَ بِأَنَّهُمْ ظُلِمُوا وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى نَصْرِهِمْ لَقَدِيرٌ * الَّذِينَ أُخْرِجُوا مِن دِيَارِهِمْ بِغَيْرِ حَقٍّ إِلَّا أَن يَقُولُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ وَلَوْلَا دَفْعُ اللَّهِ النَّاسَ بَعْضَهُم بِبَعْضٍ لَّهُدِّمَتْ صَوَامِعُ وَبِيَعٌ وَصَلَوَاتٌ وَمَساجِدُ يُذْكَرُ فِيهَا اسْمُ اللَّهِ كَثِيرًا وَلَيَنصُرَنَّ اللَّهُ مَن يَنصُرُهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَقَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ}

~| بيانٌ إلى الأُمة حَول جرائم حُكومة غـزّة |~

الحمد لله مُعز الإسلام بنصره, ومُذل الشرك بقهره, ومُصرف الأمور بأمره, ومُستدرج الكافرين بمكره, الذي قدر الأيام دولًا بعدله, وجعل العاقبة للمتقين بفضله, والصلاة والسلام على من أعلى الله منار الإسلام بسيفه, أما بعد..

لَم يكفِ المسلمين في غزة حصار اليهود وأعوانهم من جهة, والنظام المصري الخائن من جهة أخرى, بل زِيد على ذلك واقع مرير يمر به الآن أهل التوحيد من أبناء المنهج السلفي في هذا القِطاع, جرّاء الحملات المسعورة التي تشنها عليهم الحكومة المبدلة لشرع الله, المتسلطة على رقاب العباد, مستغلة صمت بعض إخوة المنهج والعقيدة في ربوع المعمورة عن غيّها, وصبر الموحدين في غزة على جرمها، مع أن صمتهم وصبرهم لم يكن إلا تقديمًا للمصالح الشرعية, ودرءًا لمفاسد لا تُحمد عقباها, إلا أننا اليوم نقف لنبين حقيقة ما يجري, عذرًا لأنفسنا أمام الله أولًا, ثم أمام المسلمين ثانيًا عما نراه مُقبلًا في الأفق, جراء هذه الحرب المسعورة وغير المبررة من قبل طُغاة حكومة القِطاع بحق الموحدين, بعد أن وصل بهم غيّهم وظلمهم إلى أن نشروا صور المجاهدين وقاموا بتوزيعها تحت اسم (مطلوبون للعدالة)، في خطوة فاضحة لسلوكهم سبيل طواغيت العرب في مواجهة الموحدين, فضلًا عن الحملات القذرة التي تم خلالها نهب الكثير من عتاد وأسلحة المجاهدين.

فعلى الرغم من التزامنا الصبر وتحمُلنا الأذى لأمد طويل, حيث كنا نُرجح كفة عدم الصدام مع هذه الحكومة المبدلة لشرع الله بأذرعها المختلفة, إلا أن أرباب هذه الحكومة - على ما يبدو - قد فهموا رسائلنا على غير مقاصدها, فضاعفوا من حملاتهم القذرة بحق مجاهدينا, واقتحموا البيوت, وعاثوا فيها فسادًا, وتعدوا على حرماتها ومحارمها, وقاموا بنهب كل ما وجدوه في طريقهم, وزجوا بخيرة إخواننا في أقبية سجونهم, ولا أدل على ذلك من تلك الهجمة السابقة على أحد أحياء المنطقة الشمالية لقطاع غزة، وكذا الهجمات الأخيرة الفاشلة على أحد أحياء المنطقة الشرقية لمدينة خان يونس، وكذا منطقة رفح الشابورة, حين قامت قوات كبيرة من مختلف الأجهزة الأمنية باقتحام مجموعة من منازل المواطنين الأبرياء بصورة وحشية، قاموا خلالها بتكسير الأبواب وتحطيم الممتلكات والأثاث، ووصل بهم الحد للاعتداء على النساء والشيوخ, في صورة أخرى لمجاراتهم لسُبل الطواغيت في مواجهة الموحدين, وهذه المرة كانت تحت ذريعة وجود أمير جماعة التوحيد والجهاد الشيخ أبي الوليد المقدسي حفظه الله هناك - بحسب زعمهم -, ولكنهم انقلبوا خاسرين لم ينالوا شيئًا بفضل الله, وتبع ذلك العديد من الحملات المماثلة في جنوب وشمال قطاع غزة, كل ذلك بغير جريرة اقترفناها إلا أننا صدعنا بالحق في زمن الضلال, ودعونا الناس إلى توحيد ربهم، وكَفرنا بطواغيت الأرض جميعهم، وجعلنا أسمى غاياتنا أن تكون الحاكمية لله جل وعلا، وسلكنا لتحقيق ذلك طريق ذات الشوكة, والسؤال الذي يطرح نفسه:

بأي حق تنتهك أجهزة الأمن حرمات الدماء والبيوت والأعراض؟ أبحق الله أم بحق القانون الوضعي؟
وما الذنْب الذي ارتكبه هؤلاء كي تهاجمهم أجهزة الحكومة بهذه الصورة الهمجية؟
وما الجُرم الذي اقترفه الشيخ أبو الوليد المقدسي كي تتم ملاحقته ومحاولة اعتقاله أو اغتياله حيثما كان؟
ولماذا تُستخدم كل هذه الأساليب المخزية والمشينة بحق النساء والشيوخ وممتلكات الأبرياء دون أي سبب يُعقل؟

إن كانت الذريعة هي كالعادة إتهام الإخوة السلفيين بالتفجيرات الداخلية وعمليات التخريب, فإن الجميع وعلى رأسهم قادة هذه الحكومة يعلمون جيدا بأننا لم نُطلق طلقة واحدة داخل قطاع غزة, وأننا ما خرجنا إلا للجهاد في سبيل الله, وما تصريحاتهم واتهاماتهم لنا بالتفجيرات الداخلية وزعزعة الأمن, إلا أكاذيب يضحكون بها على عقول المساكين, ويغسلون بها عقول أتباعهم في الأجهزة الأمنية بما فيها جهاز القسام, الذي أضحى اليد الطولى لتلك الحكومة في التنكيل بالموحدين, كي يملئوا الفراغ الذي يعانيه أبناؤهم, في ظل حالة السُّبات التي يعيشونها نتيجة المهادنة المخزية مع أعداء الله اليهود, والسهر على حمايتهم من ضربات المجاهدين.

أما نحن؛ فعلى الرغم من كل ما نعانيه ونكابده, إلا أننا سنمضي على طريق ذات الشوكة، طريق نشر التوحيد وأداء واجب الجهاد, لا يضُرنا من خذلنا ولا من عادانا, نبعث لكل الغيورين بما يستنهض هممهم, ويستثير حفيظتهم لحال أمتنا ودعوتنا, ونقول للشباب الصادقين, هذه الجادة؛ فأين السالكون؟! ونعيذكم بالله من الركون إلى الدنيا والإخلاد إلى الأرض, فلا يُقعدنكم الخوف من بطش الطغاة ومكرهم, أو طمع في زخرف الدنيا ونعيمها, وليكن لكم من سِير أعلام الشهداء نصيب, فإنه والله زمن الغربة, فالصدق الصدق مع الله ثم مع النفس, قال تعالى: {فَقَاتِلْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ لاَ تُكَلَّفُ إِلاَّ نَفْسَكَ وَحَرِّضِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَسَى اللّهُ أَن يَكُفَّ بَأْسَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ وَاللّهُ أَشَدُّ بَأْسًا وَأَشَدُّ تَنكِيلًا} [النساء: 84].

وإن كان من رسالة نوجهها إلى أمتنا المسلمة في مشارق الأرض ومغاربها, فإننا نعلمهم أن المواجهة اليوم بين أهل التوحيد وأهل التنديد أضحت أكثر وضوحًا وأشد جلاءً, ولعل الناظر لحال الأمة يكاد يُشفق عليها مما كابدته من ظلم وقهر الأعادي, ناهيك عن خيانة وخداع بني جلدتنا من المنتسبين زورًا لهذه الأمة, فلابد لهذا الواقع المرير من وقفة للأمة تبصر خلالها حقيقة الأمور, وتميز بين من نهب أموالها وخان دينها من أجل نفسه, وبين من باع نفسه وماله من أجل دينه, وهنا نقول إن أهل التوحيد اليوم في غزة في أمسّ الحاجة إلى وقفة جادة من أمتهم لاسيما أهل العلم منهم, فقد اصطف في صف الديمقراطيين دُعاة على أبواب جهنم من أحفاد بلعام، فتبارى خطباء الزور ودُعاة النفاق إلى تزيين الباطل، وإضفاء الشرعية على الطواغيت، بحجج واهية وأعذار قبيحة، فقلبوا الحق باطلًا، وجعلوا الباطل حقًّا, فالنصرة النصرة يا عباد الله، والصدع بالحق يا علماءنا.

إخواننا المسلمين في كل مكان؛ إن ما نعانيه اليوم من استضعاف وابتلاء بتسلط الطغاة علينا من كل حدب وصوب, عبر حملات الملاحقة وسلسلة الأكاذيب والافتراءات بحق دعوتنا؛ لا يمكن أن يكون مَدعاة للقدح أو التشكيك في منهجنا؛ بل هو عين ما مَر به أهل التوحيد على مر العصور, ابتداءً بالأنبياء وأتباعهم، ثم برسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وصحابته، ومرورًا بكل من أخذ على عاتقه حمل أمانة هذا الدين, وكانت سنة الله الماضية أن النصر والتمكين لعباد الله الموحدين لا يأتيان إلا بعد الابتلاء والتمحيص, ليميز الله الخبيث من الطيب, فيتساقط المرجِفون والمخذِّلون, وتَثبت الصفوة القليلة من الصادقين؛ كي يحملوا الأمانة للأجيال اللاحقة، ونصر الله آت آت لا محالة، وما علينا إلا الامتثال لأوامر الله تعالى, والتقرب له سبحانه بالصبر والمصابرة، والإخلاص والتقوى.
{وَلَقَدْ سَبَقَتْ كَلِمَتُنَا لِعِبَادِنَا الْمُرْسَلِينَ * إِنَّهُمْ لَهُمُ الْمَنْصُورُونَ * وَإِنَّ جُنْدَنَا لَهُمُ الْغَالِبُونَ} [الصافات: 171 - 173].

اللهم ارحم ضعفنا، واجبر كسرنا، وتجاوز عنا
ربنا لا تسلط علينا بذنوبنا من لا يخافك ولا يرحمنا
ربنا الطف بعبادك المأسورين وارزقهم الصبر والثبات
ربنا فرج كرب عبادك المطاردين، وخذ عنهم العيون
ربنا لا تجعلنا فتنة للقوم الظالمين، ونجنا برحمتك من القوم الكافرين
وصلّ اللهم وسلم على محمد وآله وصحبه والتابعين
وآخر دعوانا أن الحمد لله رب العالمين

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Jama'at Ansar al-Sunna in Bayt al-Maqdis (Palestine/Jerusalem) Issues Statement Claiming to Have Fired Rounds at Israeli Military Base

Jama'at Ansar al-Sunna Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis (JAS-Palestine; Group of the Sunna's Partisans in the Shadow/Bosom of Jerusalem), a small transnational jihadi-takfiri group operating in the Gaza Strip has issued a statement today claiming to have fired three 60mm rounds at an Israeli military base (Mighan/Meeghan) late yesterday night. The operation, says the statement, was carried out as part of a series of Ramadan attacks by the "knights", the "mujahideen" (warriors of faith; those who strive).

جماعة أنصار السنة أكناف بيت المقدس ،،رجم تجمع لأعداء الله بقذائف الهاون

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

قال تعالى {فَلَمْ تَقْتُلُوهُمْ وَلَـكِنَّ اللّهَ قَتَلَهُمْ وَمَا رَمَيْتَ إِذْ رَمَيْتَ وَلَـكِنَّ اللّهَ رَمَى }الأنفال17

بفضل من الله وتوفيقه تمكن إخوانكم الموحدين في جماعة أنصار السنة أكناف بيت المقدس من رجم تجمع للأليات في محيط موقع ميغن العسكري بثلاث قذائف عيار 60 ملم وذلك في تمام الساعة 11:50من مساء يوم الأربعاء الخامس عشر من شهر رمضان المبارك للعام 1431 هـ
وتم انسحاب المجاهدين بسلام ولله الحمد والمنة

وتأتي هذه العملية المباركة ضمن>> صولة الفرسان في شهر رمضان
ونبشركم بأن العملية مصورة وسيتم نشرها عما قريب

جهادنا مستمر وغاراتنا متواصلة حتى تحكيم شرع الله في أرضه
والله غالب على أمره ولكن أكثر الناس لا يعلمون
والحمد لله رب العالمين

جماعة أنصار السنة - أكناف بيت المقدس
الأربعاء الخامس عشر من رمضان للعام 1431 هـ
الموافق 25 /8/2010 م

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My Third Guest Piece on Prof. Juan Cole's Informed Comment Blog: "From ‘Martyrdom’ Videos to Jihadi Journalism in Somalia" on Al-Shabab's Media

Harakat al-Shabab's "news channel," Al-Kata'ib (Brigades).

I'm excited to write that today I have a third guest editorial on Informed Comment, the widely-read blog of Prof. Juan Cole of the University of Michigan's Department of History, who is a noted expert on the modern Middle East and South Asia, with a specialty in Shi'i Islam. The essay is entitled, "From ‘Martyrdom’ Videos to Jihadi Journalism in Somalia: The Rapid Evolution of Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen’s Multimedia."

Harakat al-Shabab "reporter" closes the video "Mogadishu: Crusaders' Graveyard," which I discuss in my guest piece. He says, "Al-Kata'ib News Channel, from the frontlines of Mogadishu."

It focuses on the surprisingly fast-paced evolution of the media wing of Somalia's largest anti-government insurgent-jihadi group, Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen (Movement of Warrior-Youth; Al-Shabaab) during the past two years. The essay also discusses Harakat al-Shabab's attempt to install the institutions usually associated with nation-states in their effort to establish an Islamic state based on their radical interpretation of Islamic law (Shari'ah).

"Caliphate is Coming"

My first guest editorial, "The Islamic State of Iraq’s Positions on Iraqi National Elections: The Continuing Decline of a Self-styled Jihadi State," can be read HERE.

My second guest editorial, "The Death of a Caliph: Will the Reported Killings of the Islamic State of Iraq's Two Senior Leaders Spell the End of the Self-styled Jihadi State?", can be read HERE.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Islamic State of Iraq Claims Responsibility for Tuesday, Aug. 17 Kamikaze Bombing of Iraqi Army Center in Baghdad

"Islamic State of Iraq...The State of Islam Remains, with God's Permission"

The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) issued a statement yesterday (August 20) claiming responsibility for a kamikaze truck bombing outside of an Iraqi Army center in Baghdad on Tuesday, Aug. 17. The attack killed 61 Iraqi Army recruits. The statement was issued by the ISI's Ministry of Information and distributed online by the Al-Fajr (Dawn) Media Center, a shadowy transnational jihadi-takfiri media network that distributes all media material from the ISI/AQI, Al-Qa'ida Central, and Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

The ISI is an umbrella for Al-Qa'ida in the Land of the Two Rivers/Iraq (AQI) and a number of other, smaller jihadi-takfiri groups operating in the country. Background on the ISI, an umbrella for several of the most violent jihadi-insurgent groups operating in Iraq including Al-Qa'ida in the Land of the Two Rivers/Iraq (AQI), can be found in my guest editorial, "The Death of a Caliph: Will the Reported Killings of the Islamic State of Iraq's Two Senior Leaders Spell Out the End of the Self-styled Jihadi State?", on Prof. Juan Cole's Informed Comment blog.


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

( بيانٌ عن الغزوة المباركة على قِطعان المرتدّين في مركز التطوّع ببغداد )

يقول تعالى: {مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّسُولُ اللَّهِ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاء عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ رُحَمَاء}[الفتح: 29].

الحمد لله ربّ العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على نبينا محمد، وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين.. وبعد:
فالحمد لله الكريم المنّان أن بلَّغنا شهر القرآن، لنُهنئ أمة الإسلام وصفوة الطّائفة المنصورة من المجاهدين في سبيل الله والمرابطين على ثغور العز ومواطن الفخر في ساحات الجهاد شرقا وغربا بشهر الجهاد والصّيام والرباط والقيام، ولئن جاءت هذه التهنئة متأخرة عن وقتها، فإنّ عُذرنا ما نقدّمه بين يديها من غزوة مباركة جديدة في سلسلة الغزوات التي بدأتها وزارة الحرب مع بداية الشّهر الكريم، والتي انطلقت كتائب الموحّدين لتنفيذها ولسان الحال عندهم:

يا رب يا ذا الفضل من فوق السّما
هـذا الصّيـام خالصاً هـذا الظّمــا
وجلادنـا الأعــداء في ظلــم بنــا
فاقصـم كَفـوراً لا يهـاب الأعـظــمَ

ومن ذلك ما يسّره الله في عمليّة باب المعظم الأخيرة ببغداد، حيث انطلق بطلٌ من أبطال دولةِ الإسلام وسليل الصّحابة الأتقياء الكرام، متسلحاً بحزامه الناسف، مستهدفا تجمعاً لقِطعان الرافضة المُشركين وغيرهم من المُرتدّين، ممّن باع دينه بعرضٍ قليلٍ وثمنٍ بخسٍ، ورضي أن يكون مطيّة تُركبُ، ويداً دنيئة تُستخدم في حرب المسلمين أهل السّنة خدمةً للمشروع الصّفوي في البلاد..
وكان الهدف المنتخب هذه المرة - وكما في كلّ مرة- داخل قلب المحميّة الأمنية التي لا يفتأ سفهاء المنطقة الخضراء وقادة أجهزتهم الأمنية الخائبة في الحديث عن قوة تحصينها وشدّة الإجراءات الأمنية فيها، حيث استطاعت مفارز الإسناد الأمنيّة اختراق كلّ الحواجز والوصول إلى منطقة الهدف المُلحقة ببناية وزارة الدفاع ومقرّ قيادة عمليات رصافة بغداد والقيادة المركزية للجيش الوثني في باب المعظّم.
وبعد وصول الأخ منطقة الهدف، ظلّ مرابطاً يترصّد رؤوس الكفر من كبار ضباط الجيش المُشرفين على تنظيم عملية التطوّع، وما أن لاحت له وجوههم الكالحة حتى ابتدرهم أخونا ففجّر حزامه بعد أن انغمس وسط الجمع، وأنكى في أعداء الله نكاية عظيمة، حيث قُتل وأصيب في العملية ما يزيد على مائتي مرتدٍّ محاربٍ لشرع الله ودولة الإسلام على هذه الأرض، بين ضابط وجندي ومتطوّع ولله الحمد والمنّة الفضل.
تقبّل الله بطلنا شهيداً في سبيله وأجزل له العطاء في ثلث الرّحمة من شهر القُرآن، وجعل من عمله سبباً للمغفرة والعتق من النّار، إنّه وليّ ذلك والقادر عليه سبحانه.

والله أكبر
{وَلِلَّهِ الْعِزَّةُ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلَكِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ لا يَعْلَمُونَ}
وزارة الإعلام / دولة العراق الإسلامية

المصدر : مركز الفجر للإعلام

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Brigades of 'Abdullah 'Azzam in the Levant Claims it Placed Kamikaze Bomber on Japanese Tanker Damaged in July 28 Explosion

The Brigades of 'Abdullah 'Azzam (BAA), a transnational jihadi-takfiri group operating in the Levant, has claimed that an explosion on a Japanese tanker, the M Star, owned by Mitsui OSK Lines on July 28 was caused by a kamikaze bomber. In a statement posted late yesterday (Aug. 3), the BAA named the attacker as Ayyub al-Tayshan. A copy of the statement is below.

A branch of the BAA, the Battalions/Brigades of Ziyad Jarrah, operates in southern Lebanon. It is named after one of the September 11, 2001 hijackers who was from Lebanon.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

ENGLISH: Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula Statement Claiming Late June Attack on Yemeni Government Security Office in Port City of Aden

Abu Basir Nasir al-Wuhayshi (Wahayshi), the amir (leader) of Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula

The Ansar al-Mujahideen jihadi-takfiri Internet forum released today an English translation of a a July 6 Arabic language statement from Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) media outlet, the Al-Malahim (Malahem; Epics) Media Foundation. The statement concerns the attack by AQAP in late June on a Yemeni government security office in the southern city of Aden. It was distributed by the Al-Fajr (Dawn) Media Center, a shadowy transnational jihadi-takfiri distribution network and media center that distributes all media material from AQAP, Al-Qa'ida Central (AQC), and Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).


Statement regarding the storming of the political security building in Aden

English Translation released August 1

Praise be to Allah who said: “And whoever takes revenge after being wronged then there is no (blame) upon them. Verily the (blame) is upon those who wrong the people and cause oppression in the land without a right, for them will be a painful punishment”. (Surah Shooraa 41 – 42).

And peace and prayer be upon the Prophet of mercy and epic, may the blessings of Allah be upon him, upon his family, his companions and those who follow him.

And thereafter:

The brigade of the martyr Jameel Al-A'nbaree – May Allah accept him –in the morning of Saturday the 8th of Rajab 1431, which is the 19th of June 2010, stormed the political security building in Aden, killing no less than 24 officers, soldiers and female political security recruits, who raid and violate the sanctity of the homes, arrest and torture every honorable person who wants to lift the oppression and disgrace off his people and Ummah, all of that only to please the American president, and to assiduously continue their oppression of the servants of Allah.

This operation is a response to the unjust oppression inflicted on our people in the Ma'rib district, and which come purposely to degrade the tribes with the excuse of war on terrorism. They then falsely claimed that they had dealt the Mujahideen painful blows, while in truth all we experienced was the killing of women, the destruction of Masaajid , and the targeting of the homes of defenseless people. After that they falsely boasted victory over the Mujahideen without showing the results of their campaign like we do the results of our Aden attack.
The results of the operation were as follows:

  • Death of 15 high ranking officers.
  • Death of 6 female political security recruits.
  • Death of the gate guards.
  • Injury of one of the building's hygiene workers.
  • Burning of all the political security offices including the office of the director and deputy (director).
  • Burning of two vehicles
  • Damaging of 6 vehicles.
  • Booty of Israeli made automatic weapons.

We also announce that everyone in the building was killed. They were finished off one after the other, and if there were other injuries, they were not included in these numbers or the hygiene worker. We also confirm that all the Mujahideen returned safely with booty without suffering any injuries.

We also deny Ali Salih’s claim that the mastermind of the operation was captured. The individual they arrested called "Ghodal" has nothing to do with the operation at all.

And finally we state that the retaliation for what happened in Al-Mu'jalah in terms of the killing of our women and children of Bakaazim tribes will be catastrophic for the enemies of Allah with the permission of Allah the almighty. Wrongdoers will come to know upturning will be upturned.

Qaa'idat Al-Jihad organization in the Arabian Peninsula.

8th of Rajab 1431 A.H.

Source: Al-Fajr Media Center

Afghanistan "Quetta Shura" Taliban Statement: General Petraeus' War Strategy is "Mass Murder"

Below is a statement from the Afghan Taliban, which refers to itself as the "Islamic Emirate [state] of Afghanistan" (as it did in the 1990s).

Gen Petraeus' New War Strategy "Mass Murder"

Sha'ban 16, 1431 A.H, Thursday, July 29, 2010

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

There are speculations that the ousted Gen Mc Chrystal’s successor, Gen Perraeus, who has been chosen by the mutual consent of the White house and Pentagon, would hit the mark in six month’s time, that is, break the Mujahideen resistance across the country and enable the Kabul puppet administration to stand up for itself accelerating part of the troops’ withdrawal process from the country in a way that it may not affect the remaining troops on the ground in Afghanistan.
Gen Petraeus, in his first statement after a month his arrival in Afghanistan, pointed out to his commanders on the ground that his presence in Afghanistan was to ensure the final showdown and decisive operation, but for that, they were left no chances in Afghanistan to achieve their goal.

The sequence of the events, if observed, David Petraeus, after two months of his taking charge of the command in Afghanistan, does not seem to have come up with unique military tactics and extraordinary warfare so as to succeed in restoring the losing morale of the US soldiers in Afghanistan.

Furthermore, the attacks of every type on US invading forces in the country, gunfights, ambushes, IEDs, sniper fires, rocket propelled grenades and other weapons have reached the record levels since Gen Petraeus took the charge of battle in Afghanistan.
According to the Pentagon data, the deaths bring the US soldiers killed in Afghanistan to 150 in June, taking death toll of the US forces to 170 since the beginning of July.

As things stand, Gen Petraeus’ appointment to the post did not only spiral down the progress of the invading forces in the country but also had the US and its allies military bases, barracks, outposts, airbases and military and logistical convoys attacked by Mujahideen several times more than ever.

As a matter of fact, the only accomplishment Gen Petraeus has made so far is civilian casualties (mass murder), which has to be considered his new war strategy and tactics.
Regrettably, some 90 non-combatant defenseless civilians have been martyred in the US invaders’ blind bombardments in Helmand’s Kajak, Paktis’s Zurmat districts and in other parts of the country over the past two weeks.

It appears that Gen Petsaeus will continue working out such war strategies and tactics (civilian casualties or mass murder) in the coming time as the way things are, the US invading forces are no match for Mujahideen in every war front and battle zone throughout the country; furthermore, the US forces have lost morale on the ground which leaves the Gen Petraeus no any alternatives but to resort to carrying out his vicious and wicked war pans and tactics which are only causing further civilian casualties (mass murder) over and over again.

Gen Petraeus has to realize the fact that the civilian casualties will make things worse for the US invading forces and their allies in Afghanistan, and create growing resentment among Afghan masses for the invading forces, turning the ordinary people against the US invaders which will definitely work out in favor of Mujahideen.

The capture and handover of the US soldiers in Logar’s Charkh district on July 24 by ordinary people is a case in point. This shows a clear evidence of the Afghan masses’ strong hatred towards US invaders.
Gen Petraeus is reminded if the civilian casualties continue to increase in such an alarming rate, it is not unlikely that the masses would give a full vent on the likes of Gen Petraes, balancing the accounts, therefore, it is advisable to manly admit the defeat as McChrystal put it bluntly by admitting that Afghan war is unlikely to win over.

To put it another way, further stay for the US and their allies in Afghanistan is the same as digging ones own grave.
There is a worldwide growing concern over the long-delayed Afghan war, the American nation and whole world read the Afghan war as a burden and defeatist signal, which is ,with each day passing, deteriorating rather than progressing, whereas the number of the anti Afghan war people is increasing in the West.

Fearing the downfall, some of the Western countries have set deadlines for their troops’ removal from Afghanistan.
It is high time Gen Petraeus knew full well the ground reality that he has the command of the forces in Afghanistan whose morale has already been down and they have been mentally defeated seeing no power in them to stand the war against the Afghan Mujahideen.

Under the circumstances, Gen Peraeus would reap the reward of his job in Afghanistan in the form of disgrace, blame and defeat. Insha Allah.

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