Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Video from Al-Qa'ida Central "Mufti" Abu Yahya al-Libi Urges Muslims to Rescue 'Aafia Siddiqui

A video message from Abu Yahya al-Libi was released today by Al-Qa'ida Central's (AQC; Qaeda, Qaida) media outlet, the Al-Sahab (The Clouds) Media Foundation. He is widely considered by transnational jihadi-takfiris as AQC's mufti or chief religious jurist, since he reportedly received some traditional education in the Islamic religious sciences. The video message is entitled, "'Aafia Siddiqui: Captivity & Subjugation...Where are the Heroes?" In it he speaks about the Pakistani-American scientist who is currently imprisoned for attempting to kill U.S. officers in Afghanistan. She has received vocal support from many jihadi-takfiri and Afghanistan Taliban officials.

The video was released in Arabic and Urdu (voice-over). In it, Abu Yahya urges Muslims to "rescue" Siddiqui and he calls out Pakistan's Muslim religious scholars ('ulama). It includes clips from a two-part Al-Sahab video documenting Abu Yahya's escape from the U.S. military prison in Bagram, Afghanistan in 2005 with three other prisoners: 'Umar al-Faruq, Muhammad Ja'far Jamal al-Qahtani, and 'Abdullah al-Shami.

Abu Yahya last appeared in a video eulogy for Abu 'Umar al-Baghdadi and Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, the two leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) and Al-Qa'ida in the Land of the Two Rivers/Iraq (AQI) who were killed in a U.S.-Iraqi military strike on April 18 or 19. The video eulogy was released on June 15.

The video was released in Arabic and Urdu and may be downloaded via the NON-militant URLs below. The password to unpack the files is: Boe0PliorojGTynf3IHfsdl





Tuesday, December 14, 2010

English Nasheed Dedicated by Cyber Jihadi-takfiri to Sweden Bomber Taymour 'Abd al-Wahhab al-'Abdaly

Artwork that accompanied the nasheed.

A nasheed (themed song) by an active cyber jihadi-takfiri, Asadullah Alshishani ("Lion of God" al-Shishani, "The Chechen"), dedicated to the Stockholm, Sweden kamikaze bomber, Taymour 'Abd al-Wahhab al-'Abdaly (Taimour 'Abdel Wahhab al-Abdaly).

The English nasheed can be downloaded via these NON-militant URLs:

The lyrics are below:

Grab my Gun and my Ammo
Strap my kamarband onto my chest
Get dressed up in my camo
Martyrdom is what I wanted best

Hit them with my rocket laucher
Grab my Gun and my Ammo
Strap my kamarband onto my chest
Get dressed up in my camo
Martyrdom is what I wanted best

Blow their heads right off their shoulders
Grab my Gun and my Ammo
Strap my kamarband onto my chest
Get dressed up in my camo
Martyrdom is what I wanted best

Pack my pick up with explosives
Grab my Gun and my Ammo
Strap my kamarband onto my chest
Get dressed up in my camo
Martyrdom is what I wanted best

Railroad spikes prepared as shrapnel
Grab my Gun and my Ammo
Strap my kamarband onto my chest
Get dressed up in my camo
Martyrdom is what I wanted best

Exploding like a super nova
Grab my Gun and my Ammo
Strap my kamarband onto my chest
Get dressed up in my camo
Martyrdom is what I wanted best

I am not afraid to die
Grab my Gun and my Ammo
Strap my kamarband onto my chest
Get dressed up in my camo
Martyrdom is what I wanted best

We're at war and I'm a soldier
Grab my Gun and my Ammo
Strap my kamarband onto my chest
Get dressed up in my camo
Martyrdom is what I wanted best

For my brothers and my sisters
Grab my Gun and my Ammo
Strap my kamarband onto my chest
Get dressed up in my camo
Martyrdom is what I wanted best

This is revenge for your war crimes
Grab my Gun and my Ammo
Strap my kamarband onto my chest
Get dressed up in my camo
Martyrdom is what I wanted best

The Hoor al Ayn are waiting for me
Grab my Gun and my Ammo
Strap my kamarband onto my chest
Get dressed up in my camo
Martyrdom is what I wanted best

Amber's blue eyes and her blonde hair
Grab my Gun and my Ammo
Strap my kamarband onto my chest
Get dressed up in my camo
Martyrdom is what I wanted best

My words are bullets coming at you
Grab my Gun and my Ammo
Strap my kamarband onto my chest
Get dressed up in my camo
Martyrdom is what I wanted best

Afghanistan Taliban Statement: The Shameful Consequence of the Phony Negotiation

Below is a statement from Afghanistan Taliban run without edits.

The Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan:
The Shameful Consequence Of The Phony Negotiation

Muharram 06, 1432 A.H, Monday, December
13, 2010

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

The Americans and the Britons are most conceited and pleased with their advanced military technology and their armed- to- the- teeth army and their economic strength. One of their main pillars is the existence of their espionage agencies which have been operating in all parts of the world, engaged in the filthy business of disintegrating integral nations, disseminating dissentions and creating rifts among people and giving rise to religious and geographical differences. All people are aware of these anomalies.

These circles of devils left no stone unturned in Afghanistan during the past decade to achieve their goals, trying to play fraternal Afghans ethnicities against each other and thus ensure survival of the invaders and continuation of the occupation in the country. They want to unspin the thread of national unity of the Afghans; flare up lingual, racial and geographical motives while at the same time, weaken the spirit of Jihad and lessen the momentum of resistance against the invaders. But fortunately, during the past decade, their military technology, army, financial incentives and other intrigues faced smashing failure.

Similarly, their intelligence dragnets and other conspiracies also botched up. The fatuous drama of negotiation is one of them. They have started this process with most fanfare for the past two years under various names and titles. They want to blunt the sacred slogan of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan through conspiracies and discredit it in the eyes of the Afghans.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was on its guard against these intrigues of the Americans and their invading Allies. It is determined that it would never show its readiness for negotiation in conditions that the foreign forces are stationing in the country. As it is unveiled, America has a vortex of conspiracies up its sleeve which they concoct under the pretext of negotiation.

The Americans think that even a mere consent of the Islamic Emirate to talks in conditions of the presence of the foreign forces in the country is an achievement in itself which they want to use as a stunt politically and militarily. The recent exposure of the fake Mullah Mohammad Mansur indicates how the Americans and other vested interested are bent on harming the image of the prominent figures of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Observers believe that the exposure of the fake Mullah Akkhtar Mansour is a matter of shame for the Americans and their invading Allies. On the one hand, they engineered such a sophisticated conspiracy but on other hand, they ridiculously lacked adequate information and their knowledge about the would be participant in the negotiation was so much ludicrous that even an ordinary Afghan deceived them for 15 months, taking from them hundreds of thousand of dollars and sterling pounds.

To end, we want to tell the concocters of conspiracies of CIA that the Islamic Emirate is not a foundation, the leaders of which you can buy with money or could deceive with your phony processes and fatuous slogans but their personalities are overwhelming with the Islamic faith and real Afghan spirit. They have a strong resolve to forge ahead with the Jihad and keep on the face-off with the enemy. Either they will lay down their lives or compel the enemy to flee the territory of the Afghans.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Afghanistan Taliban Spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmadi Statement on Richard Holbrooke's Death

"Afghanistan: Producer of Men and Land of Battle...the Islamic Emirate"

Below is a statement from Afghanistan Taliban spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmadi about the Dec. 13, 2010 death of Richard Holbrooke, the United States special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Remarks Of The Spokesman Of The Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan
About The Sudden Death Of Holbrooke

Muharram 07, 1432 A.H, Tuesday, December
14, 2010

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

According to credible news agencies of the world, the American president’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, died in George Washington’s University hospital at the age of 69. He had been suffering from a heart’s disease for the past days.

Appointed on 22nd January 2009, as special envoy for Afghanistan/ Pakistan, Holbrooke was keeping an eye on the Afghan issue. Some times ago, he told reporters that he had been passing through a difficult phase of his life, exerting crippling and sapping pressure on him. He passed out in his exclusive office for Afghanistan and regional affairs on Friday last, following his above-mentioned reveals and his life of toils and fatigues ended after admission into a hospital where he breathed his last yesterday.

The American rulers have not made any remarks about the cause of his sudden death in view of the sensitivity of the issue but rumors have it that this giant of the American politics and diplomacy became ill with a heart disease when his previous fame and credibility came under question after the unremitting failures of the mission of Afghanistan and his facing the difficult task. The protracted Afghan war and the descending trajectory of the Americans’ handling of the warfare in the country had had a lethal dent on Holbrook’s health as a high-ranking American official. He was grappling with a constant psychological stress.

Emergence of this untoward phenomenon as an off-shoot of the Afghan issue is not now a strange thing. The same was the case with the former Soviet Union as the crisis touched its climax. Former Soviet leaders Brezhnev, Konstantin Cherninkove and Vladimir Andropov had heart attacks in a short time distance before the coming to scene of Michael Gorbachove. They relieved themselves of the hard task of the Afghan mission by retreating into the lap of death.

The recent symptoms are indicating that an outbreak of the same epidemic diseases has started in the political and military echelons of America.

A few months ago, an American four stars general, general David Peteraeus, fainted during a senate hearing when he faced tough questions as regards the issue of Afghanistan. The end of Holbrooke, the fate of general Mc Crystal and the defense Secretary Robert Gate’s warning to step down show that the war of Afghanistan is heavily weighing down on the psyche of the American military and political high-ups. Some of them lighten their burden by simply going to the other world and others, while being still alive, choose to avoid shouldering the mission.

The sudden death of a high-ranking American diplomat happens in a time that American strategists under the chair of Obama have been reviewing the issue of Afghanistan for the past few days. They will expectedly announce their decision soon.

We believe Holbrooke’s timely death could have a didactic effect on the American strategists, teaching them many things to learn. In view of the American entanglement in the aggravating swamp of Afghanistan, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan calls on the American powers-that-be to abandon their dream of military domination and colonial sway in Afghanistan. Their formulation of new military strategies will never change the imminent defeat into a victory in the country. Still if they are bent on continuing with the status quo, they will face many unexpected events and imbroglios. Their political and military circles will have to grapple with constant crisis and untoward situations. Nothing more than that, they will achieve.

Qari Yousuf Ahamadi

Spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Afghanistan Taliban Statement: Obama's Night Visit & the Pentagon's Frustration

Below is a statement from Afghanistan Taliban run without edits about U.S. president Barack Obama's visit to the Bagram military base in early December.

The Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan:
Pentagon’s Frustration And Obama’s Expectations During The Night Stopover

Muharram 06, 1432 A.H, Monday, December
13, 2010

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

American president Obama made a 4-hour long stopover at the Bagram air base during a clandestine trip to Afghanistan and fatuously assured himself that the American forces would make advancement in Afghanistan and turn the tide against the Taliban. He said, the Americans forces would achieve the objectives for which they have come here.

American President Obama is making these assertions in a time that the Pentagon in a recent report to the American Congress has said that their current military operations against Taliban and the goal of bolstering the Kabul regime is falling short of its timeframe. Nor there is any vista of hope in the coming days to turn the table.

A number of experts, viewing he recent brief trip of Obama to Afghanistan, have opined that Obama is facing a poor image dilemma as per the popular surveys conducted among the American public as a result of the war in Afghanistan. So he extended the war by committing a troops surge through sending tens of thousands of new troops. Rationally, he should have put an end to the illegitimate Bush's war and ended the legacy of his stubbornness.

The American are witnessing that the war in Afghans is nearing its end with the defeat and historical disgrace of America and that the Taliban are gaining strength with the passage of time, so their resentments against Obama are constantly on the rise.

The people’s disenchantment with Obama came to the open during the recent Americans election which culminated into a smashing defeat to the democrats who belong to Obama’s party.

A French political analyst Bruno Bunfa, in an interview to the media, said that hasty trip of Obama to Afghanistan reflects the jittery of the American president because the war in Afghanistan needs more expenditure while the American people are not ready to carry out the heavy weight of taxes and other financial restraints. He says, the former Soviet Union fought the war in Afghanistan for one decade to achieve their goals but achieved nothing. Obama and the Americans should not continue their policy of repression and coercion and showdown of forces in a country which is known for not have been ever governed through force and oppression.

The Americans and the Kabul regime rulers say that there were technical and security problems that the American president Obama nether held a press conference nor met any official of the Kabul regime, returning home during the stillness of the night. However, analysts believe that Obama had no guts to confront the public of the world and the Afghans and justify the rationale behind the prolongation of the Afghanistan war or at least, talk about a credible strategy about continuation of the occupation of Afghanistan. It is because the surge, the bombardment, the detainment of the officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and the initiation of spurious efforts for peace have all went awry. The conspiracies have failed and the schemes simply boomeranged.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Monday, December 13, 2010

Cyber Jihadi-takfiri Elegy to Stockholm, Sweden Kamikaze Bomber Taymour 'Abdel Wahhab al-Abdaly

Below is a cyber jihadi-takfiri's elegy for "the hero-martyr," Stockholm, Sweden kamikaze (suicide) bomber, Taymour 'Abdel Wahhab al-Abdaly (Taimor 'Abdul Wahhab al-Abdaly.

مرثية الشهاب في رثاء البطل الشهيد تيمور عبد الوهابْ

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

مرثية الشهاب في رثاء البطل الشهيد تيمور عبد الوهابْ

حزن على نفسي عارم اجتاحني لما سمعته بعملية البطل الهمام تيمور عبد الوهاب رحمه الله و تقبله في الشهداء و أعلى منزلته في عليين.

إحساس عريب انتابني و لم يفارقني إلى اللحظة، ما صنعه البطل و الله ملحمة قادمة كان هو أول فصولها، ماقام به البطل كبير كبير،

لا إلــه إلا أنت سبحانك إنا كنا من الظالمين.

إلى روح الحبيب الطاهرة أهدي هذه القصيدة.
عَبْدُ الوَهــّاب يـَا أحبَـابْ

مثلُ سـَنَا القـَمــَرْ

لا يطْرُقُ الأبــْوابْ

كيْماَ يـُضـيئ للبَـشَرْ

يمـُرُ فِي الثقـُوبْ

و يمْـنــَحُ المَسجُـونَ فِي السِّرْدَابْ

منْ نعـْمـَة البصرْ

يخترقُ القـُلـُوبْ

وَ يسلُـبُ الألبَــابْ

عَبْدُ الوَهــّاب يـَا أحبَـابْ

لا أعرِفُـهْ

لـكِنّـَنـي لَمَّــا رَاَيْتُ صـُورَتهْ

أحبَبْـتُـهُ عَشِقْـتُـهُ و طَلعَتَـهْ

ما أجملكْ

ما أروَعَكْ

ما أخجلكْ

يـَا زينةَ الشَّبـَابْ


عَبْدُ الوَهــّاب يا أحبَـابْ

هو اليَقـِينُ و الصـّلاحْ

و دَربُـهُ دَربُ الفلاحْ

للمُسلـمِ المـُرْتَـابْ

أخـَالـُهُ مـثـلَ الشّهَابْ

يُطــَاردُ الأشبَـاحْ

يـُزيـِّنُ ضَفـَائرَ السّحابْ

بنـُورِهِ اللـَّوّاحْ

حتىَّ إذَا انتَـهىَ و رَاحْ

و أيْقَـظَ الأروَاحْ

يبقَى اسمهُ دَومـًا شٍهـَابْ

عَبْدُ الوَهــّاب يـَا أحبَـابْ

حَجَرَةٌ كَريمَـةٌ و جَوْهَرَة

نـَاذرةٌ يَطـْلـُبـُهـَا الطـُّلابْ

يـَاقـُوتـَة مُعـَطـَّرَة

بالمـِسكِ المُستَطـَابْ

أَتَتْهُ الدُنـيـَا سَافـِرَة

بخيلِـهاَ وَ رَجـْلـِهَا

أحْضَانـُهـَا عـِذَابْ

فاختَـارَ عَيشَ الآخِرَة

و ذلـَّلَ الصـِّعـَابْ

لوَحْدِه مَضَى وَ العينُ ظلَّتْ سَاهِرَة

مثلُ أبي ذَرِّ الذِي

يومَ تبوكَ ذلـَّلَ الصـِّعـَابْ

لوَحْدِه مَضىَ خَلفَ الجباَل الساَئرَة

ليـَشهَدَ الضرابْ

و يقطـَعَ الرّقـَابْ

رقابَ الـرّوم الفجَـرَة


عَبْدُ الوَهــّاب يا أحبـابْ

مَحـْظـُوظـَةٌ الأرضُ فيه و السـّمـَاءْ

كلٌّ لهـَا منْ أمرهِ نَصِيبْ

كمثلِ كلّ الشّهــدَاءْ

فالرُّوحُ طـَارَتْ نحْوَهــَا

أعـْنـِي السـّمـَاءْ

في جَوْف طـَيرٍ أخضَرِ

و الأرضُ رَوَّتْ تـُرْبهاَ

من دَمّ طـُهرٍ أحْمَـرِ

و جـَسدُ الحِـبِّ الحبيبْ

لَسَوفَ يـَطويهِ التـُرابْ

نهــَايــَـةٌ جــَمـيلـَـةٌ

كـَلـَوحـَة زَيـْتـِيـّةٍ

فيهـَا الحـَيـَاةُ اختُصِرَتْ

مَرْسُومَة بالطـِّينِ و الدمّـَاء

و اليومَ هـَا قدْ عُلقتْ

عـَلىَ جـِدَار العـِّزِّ وَ الإبـاَءْ

عَبْدُ الوَهــّاب يا أحبَـابْ

إنّـي رَأَيـْتُ خلفهُ

ملْحَمـَةً حُبْـلــَى بـِهـَا الأيــَّامْ

هـُو ابتداءُ فـَصـْلـِهـَا

و هْوَ وقـُودُ حربهـَا

و حَانَ وقتُ وضعـِهاَ

لتنتهِي الأحلامْ

أحلامَ قـَوم زَرَعُـوا

فِي أرضِنـَا الأحزانْ

و اليـومَ آنَ دَورُهُمْ

ليـَحـْصُدُوا الآلامْ

و هذه الملحـَمَـةُ مـَلحـَمةُ الزّمانْ

تمتدُ من بـَاريسْ

عـَاصِمة العـُطـُورْ

ومَوطـنِ بـَاستورْ

فلا تسلْ عَن هـَولهَا

تمرُّ مـِن برلينْ

عـَاصـمَة المَتـَاحفْ

ليَسْتَضـيءَ ليلـُهـاَ

بلهَبِ القـَذائفْ

قـَذائف الإيمانْ

مَوقُوتةٌ مأمُورةٌ أنىَّ تـَشَـاءُ تنفجـِرْ

فِي برِّهـَا أو بحرِهَـا

و أمـّا كُوبَنْهَاجن

حِسـَابـُهـَا عـَسـِيرْ

لا أستطيعُ وَصفهُ

دمَارُهـَا كبيرْ

كلُّ دمَـار تَحْتَـهُ

وبعدَهـَا نعودُ لسْتُوكهُولم

عـَاصِمة الثلـُوجْ

و أجمل المـُرُوجْ

و موطن نوبلْ

فودّعُوا السَّلامْ

قد انتهَى الكلامْ

أورُوبـَا يا أمَّ الكلابْ

تناكَحتْ معَ الذّئـَابْ

فأنجَبَتْ نسلَ الخَرَابْ

لقدْ مضَى زمنُ العِتـَابْ

أقولُ مـَا قالَ مَطرْ

زادَ الحِسـَابُ عنِ الحِسـَابْ

و آنَ تسديدُ الحِسـَابْ

فلتسْتَعِدِّي للعقـَابْ

يا ويلهَـا دُولُ الفُجُورْ

مـِن لعنـَة التيمورْ

و غَضْبَة أصحـَابـِه النـُّمُورْ

عليهـَا تسعَةَ عَشرْ

قَصيدَتي مـُشَفّـرَة

و أحْرُفـِي مُزَمْجِرَة

فلتقرؤوا بينَ السُّطـُورْ

حتىّ تفـُكـُّوا لـُغْزَهـَا

يـَا أمَّة البقـَرْ

أميرُنـَا أبُو عُمرْ

مَضى شهيدًا سيّدَا

مَضَى و خَلَّى عُصبَةً

مـِنْ بـَعـْدِهِ

طـَيـّبـَةً طـاهـرَةً

و كُلّـهُـم لقـدْ عَبرْ

حُدُودَكُم و أرضَكُمْ

لهـُمُ فيـهـَا مُسْتَـقَرْ

حَتى إذا آن الأوانْ


فـِي أرضِكـُمْ

فـِي بـَرّكـُمْ

فـِي بحـْركـُمْ

فـِي جـَوّكـُمْ

مُنجـِزةً لوَعْـدِهٍ

وَ لا مــَفَــرْ

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Insurgency, Governance, & Legitimacy in Somalia: A Reassessment of Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen, its Rhetoric & Divisions

I have a new post at Al-Wasat, a collaborative blog that I am a contributor to. It was started and is run by two colleagues, Andrew Lebovich, a research associate at the New America Foundation, and Aaron Zelin, a research assistant in political science at Brandeis University. My post is entitled, "Insurgency, Governance, & Legitimacy in Somalia: A Reassessment of Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen, its Rhetoric & Divisions." It examines the Somali insurgent group's recruitment, domestic programs and attempts at governance, and its religious-nationalist and transnational militant rhetoric.

The introduction reads:

On November 22 the media wing of the Somali insurgent group Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen (Movement of Warrior-Youth) released its newest video, Message to the Ummah (worldwide Muslim community): And Inspire the Believers, the underlying message of which is to attract new recruits from both inside and outside the Somali diaspora to come and join the group’s insurgency against the weak Transitional Federal Government (TFG). The video, which includes parts in Arabic, English, Swedish, Urdu, Swahili, and Somali is subtitled in English and, equally significantly, Swahili, the lingua franca of East Africa. The group’s media wing, the Al-Kata’ib (Brigades) News Channel, continues to produce a steady stream of highly polished and well-produced propaganda films, as it has done since September of last year. I have written in the past about the evolution of Harakat al-Shabab’s media wing in a guest article posted on Informed Comment. The new video’s intro screens clearly state its purpose: “An Invitation to the Lands of Jihad and Ribat…Clarify your banner, convert it into action, convey the message, and inspire the believers.” Ribat in this usage carries the meaning of guarding or protecting Muslim lands (Somalia) from non-Muslim aggressors (the African Union military force protecting the “apostate” TFG, which relies heavily on external support from the African Union, the United States, and the United Nations for support. The video includes a lot of interesting footage, including a segment with the Qa’qa, the Kenyan “martyred” during an ambush on Ethiopian military forces then occupying Somalia in an operation featured in the March 2009 Harakat al-Shabab video Ambush at Bardale, which was most notable for featuring the American Harakat al-Shabab commander Omar “Abu Mansur al-Amriki” Hammami for the first time without his face covered.

Read the rest of the piece HERE.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Global Islamic Media Front Message Encourages Donations to Support Jihadi-takfiri Media from "Those Who Spend in God's Cause"

The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF), a shadowy transnational jihadi-takfiri media outlet, has issued a new message encouraging Muslims to donate to militant groups entitled "A Message to Those Who Spend in Allah's (the One God) Cause." The GIMF produces many English translations of jihadi-takfiri audio, video, and written releases.

The message is below without edits.

A Message to Those Who Spend in Allah’s Cause

All praise be to Allah, the Lord of all that exists, who has said in His Wise Book:

يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطْفِؤُواْ نُورَ اللّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللّهُ إِلاَّ أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ

“They wish to extinguish Allah's Light with their mouths, but Allah will not allow except that His Light should be perfected, even though the infidels hate it.” (At-Tawbah: 32)

He also said:

ادْعُ إِلِى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَجَادِلْهُم بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ

“Invite to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided.” (An-Nahl: 125)

And may peace and blessing be upon the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad, the son of Abdullah, who said:

“Wage Jihad against the idolators with your wealth, your lives, and your words.” (Ahmed, Abu Dawud)

The influence Jihadi media has had on the enemy and their agents in this vicious attack on Islam and Muslims is now clear to all, due to the efforts made in exposing the lies and plans of the enemies. Due to this, they now lay in wait of the Jihadi media with various plots and plans, gathering all their weapons in order to combat it. They have gathered huge amounts of money, as well as media and technical experts along with the latest technology to combat a foe small in number with limited resources, who rely only upon themselves after Allah for funding. However, all their efforts to have been rendered fruitless, despite the total cooperation give to them by the intelligence agencies all over the world, Arab and non-Arab. Allah foiled their plans in totality. And why not, when the basis of their work was Allah's saying:

ادْعُ إِلِى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَجَادِلْهُم بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ

“Invite to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided.” (An-Nahl: 125)

One of the first priorities of the Jihadi media was to expose the lies of the enemy, as well as to encourage the Muslim Ummah to rise and fulfill the forgotten obligation required by the most vicious Christian Crusade against Islam. Another priority was to ******** Jihadi operations, as we saw that many those which took place in the past, such as in Bosnia, Chechnya, the Afghan Jihad against the Soviets, the Christian slaughter of the Muslims in Indonesia and the events of East Turkistan, were buried and never to be seen, as Jihadi Media as we understand today was close to non-existent. Due to this fact, many enemy crimes remained hidden, as were the victories and heroic deeds of the Mujahideen.

The Global Islamic Media front was one of the vanguards of the media centers which took to this responsibility, working to defend and support Islam in general and the Mujahideen in the various battlefields in specific after America and its allies declared their war against the Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq. Thus, the enemy started to plot against us in hopes of ending this defense and support which was built upon the wails of prisoners and martyrs, in pursuit, while individuals who do not have even the provisions of one day dedicated almost all their time to join the ranks of the Mujahideen against the most vicious Christian crusade history has witnessed.

On this occasion, we would like to request our Muslim brothers all over the world to financially support the advancement of Jihadi media as required by the coming times, which will be no less than previous times. We remind the Muslim masses and the Jihadi supporters in specific that if they were unable to participate in Jihad physically, they still have wealth in their position. If they were not able to send money to the battlefields, that there are still families of the martyrs, prisoners or migrants in Allah's Path. We remind them of this great obligation which Allah has placed over them, in His saying:

انْفِرُوا خِفَافاً وَثِقَالاً وَجَاهِدُوا بِأَمْوَالِكُمْ وَأَنْفُسِكُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ذَلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

“March forth, whether you are light (being healthy, young and wealthy) or heavy (being ill, old and poor), and strive hard with your wealth and your lives in the Cause of Allah. This is better for you, if you but knew.” (At-Tawbah: 41)

Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa salam) said:

“Wage Jihad against the idolators with your wealth, your lives, and your words.” (Ahmed, Abu Dawud)

Imam As-Shawkani in Nail al-Awtar (8/29) said:

“In this verse is a proof for the obligation of waging Jihad against the infidels with one's wealth, one's hands, and one's tongue. The Quran has commanded that one make Jihad with one's body and wealth in various places, and it is apparent that this command is an obligation.”

Sheikh-ul-Islam ibn Taimiyyah said:

“Whoever is unable to make Jihad with their bodies and is able to make Jihad with their wealth, it becomes an obligation. It is an obligation for those who are not in a tight situation to spend in Allah's Cause. Thus, it is an obligation to make Jihad with one's wealth if it is required if there is any excess, even women and children, just like Zakaah. As for when the enemy attacks, there is no room for difference, as defending the religion, lives, and inviolabilities of the Muslims from their harm is an obligation by Ijmaa'.”

It is now well known that Jihadi media is in the forefront of the battle with the forces of global infidelity. This is a fact attested to by many analysts, even the enemy themselves. As the enemy's media which they use to misguide the masses and distort the facts is one of their most important tools in their war against Islam, the Jihadi media which reveals the truth and conveys the true realities of the current situation of the Muslims is also one of the main weapons we have in our Jihad against the enemies of Islam. We fight them with weapons as they fight us with weapons, and we fight them through the media and they fight us through the media. We both have our good and bad days, but our Lord and Protector is Allah, while they have none.

Thus, we emphasize that the Jihadi Media is no less important that Jihad on the battlefield. Today, the news and victories of the Mujahideen from all over the world reaches you, from Somalia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkistan, Palestine and other Muslim lands, all by Allah's Grace, and then the efforts of the brothers who have dedicated all their time and effort to convey the news of the Mujahideen to you, all with limited resources.

With the approach of Muharram, we remind our brothers of the obligation to spend in Allah's Cause to support the Jihadi media. The Mujahideen in many areas, especially Afghanistan, Somalia are at the doorsteps of victory. Come to the defense and support O slaves of Allah! Allah Most High has said,

“لا يَسْتَوِي الْقَاعِدُونَ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ غَيْرُ أُولِي الضَّرَرِ وَالْمُجَاهِدُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ بِأَمْوَالِهِمْ وَأَنْفُسِهِمْ فَضَّلَ اللَّهُ الْمُجَاهِدِينَ بِأَمْوَالِهِمْ وَأَنْفُسِهِمْ عَلَى الْقَاعِدِينَ دَرَجَةً وَكُلّاً وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الْحُسْنَى وَفَضَّلَ اللَّهُ الْمُجَاهِدِينَ عَلَى الْقَاعِدِينَ أَجْراً عَظِيما ً”

“Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit (at home). Unto each, Allah has promised good (Paradise), but Allah has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit (at home) by a huge reward.” (Al-Nisa: 95)

Allah also said:

الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَهَاجَرُوا وَجَاهَدُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ بِأَمْوَالِهِمْ وَأَنْفُسِهِمْ أَعْظَمُ دَرَجَةً عِنْدَ اللَّهِ وَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَائِزُونَ

“Those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism) and emigrated and strove hard and fought in Allah's Cause with their wealth and their lives are far higher in degree with Allah. They are the successful.” (At-Tawbah:20)

Allah also said:

وَمَا لَكُمْ أَلَّا تُنْفِقُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَلِلَّهِ مِيرَاثُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ لَا يَسْتَوِي مِنْكُمْ مَنْ أَنْفَقَ مِنْ قَبْلِ الْفَتْحِ وَقَاتَلَ أُولَئِكَ أَعْظَمُ دَرَجَةً مِنَ الَّذِينَ أَنْفَقُوا مِنْ بَعْدُ وَقَاتَلُوا وَكُلًّا وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الْحُسْنَى وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ (10) مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يُقْرِضُ اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا فَيُضَاعِفَهُ لَهُ وَلَهُ أَجْرٌ كَرِيمٌ

“And what is the matter with you that you spend not in the Cause of Allah? And to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth. Not equal among you are those who spent and fought before the conquering (of Makkah, with those among you who did so later). Such are higher in degree than those who spent and fought afterwards. But to all Allah has promised the best (reward). And Allah is All-Aware of what you do.” (Al-Hadeed:11)

On the authority of Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him:nAllah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa salam) said,

“No person awakens in the morning except that two angels descend upon him. One of them says, 'O Allah replace those who spend,” and the other says “O Allah, do away with that what the misers do not spend.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Also, on the authority of Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him: Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said,

“Charity does not reduce one's wealth.”

In regards to the verse:

{وَأَنْفِقُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَلاَ تُلْقُوا بِأَيْدِيكُمْ إِلَى التَّهْلُكَةِ}

“And spend in the Cause of Allah (i.e. Jihad of all kinds) and do not throw yourselves into destruction (by not spending your wealth in the Cause of Allah), and do good. Truly, Allah loves Al-Muhsinun (the good-doers).” (Al-Baqarah: 195)

Hudhaifah, said, It was revealed in regards to charity.” (Al-Bukhari)

The truly happy are those prefer the Hereafter to this life, and the successful are those who have a share in bringing victory to this religion. Allah says:

وَأَنْفِقُوا مِنْ مَا رَزَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ أَحَدَكُمُ الْمَوْتُ فَيَقُولَ رَبِّ لَوْلَا أَخَّرْتَنِي إِلَى أَجَلٍ قَرِيبٍ فَأَصَّدَّقَ وَأَكُنْ مِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ (10) وَلَنْ يُؤَخِّرَ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِذَا جَاءَ أَجَلُهَا وَاللَّهُ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ (11) ) سورة المنافقون

“And spend (in charity) of that with which We have provided you before death comes to one of you, and he says: "My Lord! If only You would give me respite for a little while (i.e. return to the worldly life), then I should give Sadaqah (i.e. Zakat ) of my wealth, and be among the righteous [i.e. perform Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) and other good deeds]. And Allah grants respite to none when his appointed time (death) comes. And Allah is All-Aware of what you do.” (Al-Munafiqoon: 10-11)

He also says:

هَا أَنْتُمْ هَؤُلَاءِ تُدْعَوْنَ لِتُنْفِقُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَمِنْكُمْ مَنْ يَبْخَلُ وَمَنْ يَبْخَلْ فَإِنَّمَا يَبْخَلُ عَنْ نَفْسِهِ وَاللَّهُ الْغَنِيُّ وَأَنْتُمُ الْفُقَرَاءُ وَإِنْ تَتَوَلَّوْا يَسْتَبْدِلْ قَوْمًا غَيْرَكُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَكُونُوا أَمْثَالَكُمْ

“Behold! You are those who are called to spend in the Cause of Allah, yet among you are some who are niggardly. And whoever is niggardly, it is only at the expense of his ownself. But Allah is Rich (Free of all needs), and you (mankind) are poor. And if you turn away (from Islam and the obedience to Allah), He will exchange you for some other people and they will not be your likes.” (Muhammad: 38)

On the authority of Abdullah b. Masood, may Allah be please with him, who said that the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa salam) be upon him said:

“Who amongst you loves the wealth of his inheritors to his own?” They said, “All of us prefer our own.” He said, “His money is what he gives, and the money of his inheritors is that which he does not.”

So take the initiative my brother Muslim and be from the helpers and supporters of Allah's Cause. Take part in this blessed Jihad. Give a loan to He who when He gives, he does so freely, and who awards with increase. Spend your money and enter a trade with Allah, and be certain of profits, for none lose in a trade with the Most Merciful. Allah says:

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَتْلُونَ كِتَابَ اللَّهِ وَأَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَأَنْفَقُوا مِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ سِرًّا وَعَلَانِيَةً يَرْجُونَ تِجَارَةً لَنْ تَبُورَ. لِيُوَفِّيَهُمْ أُجُورَهُمْ وَيَزِيدَهُمْ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ إِنَّهُ غَفُورٌ شَكُورٌ

“Verily, those who recite the Book of Allah (this Qur'an), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and spend (in charity) out of what We have provided for them, secretly and openly, they hope for a (sure) trade-gain that will never perish. That He may pay them their wages in full, and give them (even) more, out of His Grace. Verily He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Ready to appreciate (good deeds and to recompense).” (Al-Fatir: 29-30)

Be from those who race to Paradise and embrace the beautiful hoors. If you give from your wealth graciously, be certain of a good reward from Allah. Does Allah award goodness with other than goodness? Allah says:

وَسَارِعُوا إِلَى مَغْفِرَةٍ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا السَّمَاوَاتُ وَالْأَرْضُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ (133) الَّذِينَ يُنْفِقُونَ فِي السَّرَّاءِ وَالضَّرَّاءِ وَالْكَاظِمِينَ الْغَيْظَ وَالْعَافِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ وَاللَّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ (134))آل عمران.

“And march forth in the way (which leads to) forgiveness from your Lord, and for Paradise as wide as the heavens and the earth, prepared for Al-Muttaqun. Those who spend (in Allah's Cause) in prosperity and in adversity , who repress anger , and who pardon men; verily, Allah loves Al-Muhsinun (the good-doers).” (Aali Imran: 133-134)

In conclusion, we remind our brothers of the following:

1) All correspondence must be private which will be mentioned here. No questions will be allowed to be posted here.

2) Use all security measures when corresponding.

3) Correspondence will be through the following user name:

الجبهة الإعلامية – مكتب العلاقات”

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula Statement Claims Group Assassinated Houthi Movement's Religious Guide, Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Houthi

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Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP; Qaeda, Qaida) media outlet, the Al-Malahem (Epics, Epic Encounters) Media Foundation released a statement yesterday claiming that a kamikaze bomber it sent, Abu 'Aisha al-San'ani al-Hashemi, was responsible for the death of the elderly religious guide of the Houthi Zaydi movement in the northern Yemeni governorate of Sa'dah in late November. The statement mocks Houthi claims that Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Houthi had died of natural causes, as was reported. If true, AQAP's claim is a significant development in Yemen's current affairs. Hopefully Princeton doctoral candidate and Yemen/AQAP expert Gregory Johnsen will have some detailed analysis soon at Waq al-Waq.

AQAP released a statement on November 28 claiming responsibility for recent bomb attacks on the Houthi movement, whose members they labeled "Rafidah," ("rejectionists"), a derogatory term used by some Sunnis for Shi'i Muslims. The new statement names the kamikaze bomber in the second attack, aimed at Badr al-Din al-Houthi's funeral procession, as Abu 'Abdullah al-San'ani. The nisbahs of both bombers' names notes they were from Yemen's capital city, San'a (Sana'a).

A PDF and Word version of the statement may be downloaded via these NON-militant URLs: