Monday, December 28, 2009

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula Claims Failed Airplane Attack, Praises Fort Hood Shooter Major Nidal Hasan

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has issued a statement today claiming the failed airplane attack by Omar al-Farouq "the Nigerian." It also praised the Fort Hood shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan. The statement has already been summarized and analyzed (excellently, as usual) on Jihadica by Vahid Brown. As this is the case and I'm currently on the road, this post is limited to linking to a PDF (downloadable, as always) of the full Arabic statement for those readers who would like to read it in full themselves, without an intermediary (like a journalist). The statement was released by AQAP's media outlet, al-Malahim (Epic Battles, Epics).


The Operation by Al-Mujahid Brother Omar Al-Farooq the Nigerian (Dec. 28)
AQAP Statement

UPDATE [12:55 A.M., Dec. 29]: English translation of the statement:

Response to the American Aggression on Yemen:

Praise be to Allah who says:

And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshiping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone.

And peace and blessing be upon the seal of the Prophets..... To proceed:

With the grace of Allah alone the heroic martyrdom bomber brother Omar Al-Farooq managed to carry out a special operation on an American Airplane, from the Dutch city Amsterdam to the American city Detroit, and this happened during the Christmas holiday, Friday December 25, 2009. He managed to penetrate all devices and modern advanced technology and security checkpoints in international airports bravely without fear of death, relying on Allah and defying the great myth of American and international intelligence, and exposing how fragile they are, bringing their nose to the ground, and making them regret all that they spent on security technology.

The unity of faith and the Islamic brotherhood that prompted the young man from Nigeria , the Mujahid brother Omar al-Farooq to respond directly to the American aggression, the oppressor against the Arabian Peninsula, and that with the grace of Allah through direct coordination with the Mujahideen in the Arabian Peninsula after the brutal bombing using cluster bombs and cruise missiles launched from U.S. warships in the occupied Gulf of Aden on the Yemenite tribes in the Abyan province and the last attack on Shibuya, and killing dozens of Muslim women and children and entire families were also killed, and these operations were coordinated from Yemen, America, Saudi Arabia and a number of neighboring countries.

The Mujahideen in the manufacturing department managed with the grace of Allah to make an advanced IED. The IED has been tested and proven effective and passed through the detector ports. The martyrdom bomber managed with the grace of Allah to reach his target, but due to a technical error the IED did not explode completely, and we will continue on our path until we get what we want, and all worship is devoted to Allah alone.

We call on every Muslim who feels any jealousness for their religious beliefs to remove the polytheists from the Arabian Peninsula, by killing all of the crusaders working in embassies or otherwise, and to declare war against the crusaders in the land of the Prophet Muhammad - peace be upon him - on the ground, sea and air.

And we call on every soldier working in the crusader armies and puppet governments to repent to Allah and follow the example of the heroic Mujahid brother Nidal Hassan, to stand up and to kill all the crusaders by all means available to him supporting the religion of Allah and to make the word of Allah most supreme on earth.

Hence, we say to the American people; as you support your leaders and are standing behind them to kill our women and children, rejoice for what is coming to you, we will come to you with slaughter and we have prepared men who love death as you love life, and with the permission of Allah we will come to you with something you have never experienced before, and as you have killed us, so shall you be killed, and that tomorrow for its seeker is close.

Those who are bent on wrong doing will in time come to know how evil a turn their destinies are bound to take!

O Allah make brother the Mujahid Omar al-Farooq steadfast on the truth, and sent down to him inner peace and patience and persistence. O Allah remove his misery and his problems. O Allah remove him soon from his current situation as he never expected to be removed from. O Allah free him and all the Muslims east and west from prison, without leaving the path of the truth, and let them leave prison steadfast on the truth with Your mercy, O Most merciful. O Allah grant victory to the righteous servants, the Mujahideen, everywhere and defeat falsehood and the people of falsehood. All praise be to the Lord of the Worlds.

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula
Saturday 9/Muharam/1431 H

Pray for your Mujahideen Brothers

Source: (Al-Fair Media)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Statement on the "Massacre of Muslims in Abyan" at the Hands of the Yemeni Government & U.S., by al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula

AQAP senior military commander Abu Hurayrah Qasim al-Raymi (al-Rimi), who was reportedly almost assassinated in a Yemeni military strike last week.

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a regional affiliate of al-Qa'ida Central (AQC), issued a statement today entitled, "The Massacre of Muslims in the Region of Abyan" about recent military strikes by the Yemeni government with the assistance of the United States. Recently, several members of AQAP attended a protest in the area and one told the large assembled crowd that his group sought to fight the Crusaders (the U.S.) and their clients, not the Yemeni people.

"Qa'ida al-Jihad [Base of Struggle] Organization in the Arabian Peninsula"

The statement expresses grief and condolences on the loss of innocent Muslim life at the hands of the Yemeni and U.S. militaries aided by "Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and surrounding countries." It claims that U.S. spy planes, perhaps pilot-less drones, were spotted just before the strikes. AQAP "congratulates the commander of the Crusaders, the American president Barack Obama" as well as the "pharaoh" of Egypt, the autocratic Hosni Mubarak, and the Yemeni president, 'Ali 'Abdullah Saleh.

Abu Sufyan al-'Azdi Sa'id al-Shihri, deputy leader of AQAP and a former inmate at the U.S. military prison of Guantanamo Bay

The statement closes with a series of points about what the attacks reveal:

They show the fallacy of Western claims of concern for democracy and human rights, the two-faced nature of the Saleh regime, which has been shown to be a tool in the hands of the Crusaders. Despite their attempts, the Crusaders and their allies in the Saleh regime have "failed" to severely damage "the mujahideen" [warriors of faith], and AQAP calls upon Yemen's tribes who are discontented with the regime and other citizens to join them in their fight in defense of the honor and dignity of the Muslims, particularly in Yemen. Retaliation for the massacres is promised.

AQAP's amir [leader] Abu Basir Nasir al-Wuhayshi

The Arabic text of the statement is below:

بيان بشأن مجزرة المسلمين بولاية أبين

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله معز الإسلام بنصره، ومذل الشرك بقهره، ومصرف الأمور بأمره، ومستدرج الكافرين بمكره، الذي قدّر الأيام دولاً بعدله، وجعل العاقبة للمتقين بفضله، والصلاة والسلام على من أعلى الله منار الإسلام بسيفه... أما بعد:

فقد قامت خمس مقاتلات أمريكية بغارة وحشية على المسلمين الآمنين من قبائل باكازم في قرية المعجلة منطقة المحفد بولاية أبين، بعد صلاة الفجر يوم الخميس 1/محرم/1431هـ، فقُتل على إثر هذا القصف الوحشي على قرية باكازم ما يقارب الخمسين من النساء والأطفال والرجال، بالتزامن مع حملة عسكرية على قبائل أرحب، بحجة مكافحة الإرهاب (الإسلام)، والقضاء على الطليعة المجاهدة من أبناء قبائل اليمن الأبية.

ونحن أمام هذا المصاب الجلل نعزي أمتنا الإسلامية، وخاصة قبائل باكازم في مصابهم، ونسأل الله أن يتقبل شهداءهم، وأن يرزقهم الصبر والثبات على الدين الحق، وإنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون.

وقد شاهد المسلمون طائرات التجسس الأمريكية تجوب ولايات اليمن قبل المجزرة بعدة أشهر، ولا زالت مستمرة، منتهكة حرمات المسلمين بتواطؤ مع حكومة اليمن العميلة الخائنة بالتجسس، والتصوير، وكشف عوراتهم، وقتل المسلمين الأبرياء الآمنين.

وتمت هذه المجزرة باتفاق وتنسيق يمني، أمريكي، مصري، سعودي، وبتعاون من دول الجوار.

وقد تابع الجميع تهنئة كل من قائد الحملة الصليبية الرئيس الأمريكي أوباما، وفرعون العرب حسني مبارك للرئيس اليمني الأسود العنسي بالمجزرة الوحشية على ولاية أبين ، وإن شاء الله سنوافيكم بتفاصيل أكثر في وقت لاحق.

وأمام هذا الاعتداء الغاشم فإننا نؤكد على الآتي:

1.أن الحرب على بلادنا هي حرب صهيوصليبية حاقدة، وأنها ما زالت مستمرة، تستهدف الإسلام والقضاء على أهله في فلسطين، والعراق، وأفغانستان، والصومال، والشيشان، ووزيرستان وغيرها من بلاد المسلمين.

2.تكشف هذه العملية زيف الديمقراطية الغربية المزعومة، وتشدقهم بحقوق الإنسان وهي تقوم بقتل الأبرياء الآمنين غدراً بالقصف بالطائرات، والإبادة الجماعية.

3.أن هذه المجزرة تبين حجم عمالة الحكومة اليمنية وحكام الجزيرة العربية للحملة الصهيوصليبية، وأنهم أصبحوا أداة بيدها؛ لقتل شعوبنا المسلمة.

4.تخبط وكذب الحكومة اليمنية في تصريحاتها الإعلامية حيال مجزرة أبين، بزعمها أن الغارات يمنية في حين أنها أمريكية باعتراف الأمريكان.

5.استهتار الحكومة اليمنية بدماء المسلمين وكذبها الواضح؛ حيث ادعت أن العملية ليس بها مدنيون، وقد شاهد العالم عبر القنوات الفضائية جثث النساء والأطفال، كما أكد ذلك مدير مديرية (المحفد): "بأن عدد القتلى بلغ تسعة وأربعين من النساء والأطفال والمواطنين".

6.فشل الحملة المشتركة في تحقيق هدفها للقضاء على المجاهدين في جزيرة العرب في أبين، وصنعاء، وأرحب.

7.نُشيد بقبائل أرحب الأبية بوقوفها المشرف في كسر وصد الحملة التي تقدمت على منطقة أرحب, مما أدى إلى ردهم خائبين خاسرين.

8.نُهيب بعلماء ودعاة الأمة أن يقوموا بواجبهم في الصدع بالحق نصرةً لقتلى المسلمين في هذه المجزرة، وأن يبينوا للناس حكم التعاون مع الأمريكان في التعدي على بلاد المسلمين.

9.أننا لن نترك دماء نساء وأطفال المسلمين تمر دون أن نأخذ بثأرهم بإذن الله.

وفي الأخير ندعو كل قبائل اليمن الأبية أهل المدد والنصرة، وشعوب الجزيرة العربية لمواجهة الحملة الصليبية وعملائهم على جزيرة محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم، وذلك بضرب قواعدهم العسكرية، وسفاراتهم الاستخبارية، وأساطيلهم المتواجدة في مياه وأراضي الجزيرة العربية؛ حتى نوقف المجازر المتكررة على بلاد المسلمين.

وسيعلم الذين ظلموا أي منقلب ينقلبون
تنظيم قاعدة الجهاد في جزيرة العرب
الأحد 4 / محرم / 1431هـ

Afghan Taliban Statement on the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Soviet Invasion

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). The statement is run without edits. I have added images not included in the original statement. Hat-tip to Azelin for the heads-up on this statement.

Statement of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan concerning Thirtieth Anniversary of Red Army Invasion

Sunday, 27 December 2009 05:23

December. 27, 1979, a time when the former Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in violation of all international laws, a move that brought the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic(USSR) to its knee .
The Red Army executed Hafizullah Amin, a pawn, in order to replace him with a more loyal pawn, Babrak Karmal.

With the time going by, the Soviet Union troops steadily increased from 80000 to 140000.

At the beginning of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, the (KGB), secret intelligence agency of the of the Red Army assured the Soviet rulers of the takeover and total control of Afghanistan within the period of three months, for they had been under impression that the Mujahideen were with no status and position in Afghanistan and had no favorability among the Afghans and that they were merely encouraged by foreign enticement and efforts.

Three months later, upon meeting with strong resistance from Mujahideen with strengthening their Islamic movement, the Red Army generals suggested a later date, that is, they would take compete control of Afghanistan and bring the country under their domination within one to three years.

"Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: No Victory Except from God"

But with the passage of ten years, the Red Army dream of occupation of Afghanistan and taking full control of the country still did not come true.

According to one of the surveys of the Soviet Union, the death rate of the Russians killed in Afghanistan reached thirteen to fourteen thousands, where as the other sources showed the death rate far more than the one expressed in the Soviet survey.

The Russian invading troops withdrawal, eventually, came as the Red Army was brought to its knee over the 10 years of their occupation in Afghanistan with Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) empire shattering and the ideology of communism being made fun of in old Moscow Kremlin.

By making sacrifice of 1.5 billion Shuhada ( martyrs), the Afghan brave Mujahid nation did not only drive the Red Army out of Afghanistan but also liberated several Asian and European countries from the Russian domination and colonialism; which the world, morally, owes it to Afghan brave Mujahid nation that, in the from of sacrifices and waging Jihad, caused the collapse of the truculent communist power.

"Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires"

Contrarily, the silly Americans backed by their allied crusaders, rather than being grateful to the suffered war-stricken Afghans and returning their favor, invaded Afghanistan under the pretext of fighting terrorism, in consultation with a couple of ungrateful so-called Afghans and believing their enticements and false promises.

The American invaders , too like the former Soviet Union, claimed to wipe out the terrorism in three months time. Deceived by lies and false advice of their Afghan agents, the U.S.forces assured the Pentagon and White house rulers of the Taliban Islamic movement having no favorability among the Afghans, once crushed, the Taliban would be no longer in position make a comeback.

On the contrary, the members of the Islamic movement of Taliban and pro-Islamic movement people are Afghans, the real sons of this nation, the power that has grown up in the environment and milieu of this soil. Over the psst 8 years, the U.S. forces have been unable to wipe out the civil Jihadic power in spite of their exercising any form of barbarism, aggression,torturer and imprisonment.

"Afghanistan: Hell of the Crusaders"

Moreover, the U.S. forces chief, general Mc Chrystal, with all military sources, power and assistance from coalition forces at their disposal, warned the Pentagon rulers of their failure in Afghanistan. President Obama, under the pressure of pro-war generals of Pentagram, ordered 30000 extra troops deployment into Afghanistan. One the other hand, the British lieutenant general Nick Parker now say, " We have lost every kind initiatives against Taliban who with each day passing expends their territory."

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan warns the American rulers and their allies, based on these facts, of U.S forces and allies quick withdrawal before the America faces the same fate befell the Soviet Union and being disintegrated itself .

Now that the U.S., despite having about 100000 troops in Afghanistan, has been unable to win the war against Afghan Mujahideen over the last 8 years, it is unlikely that the America will win the war and maintain their occupation in Afghanistan even if it deploys extra 30000 troops whose soldiers have already lost morale.

Therefore, it is the most sensible thing to leave Afghanistan to Afghans as it is the real home of Afghans who have witnessed the the U.S. real democracy and the nature of their false slogans

Furthermore, we consider it important to remind the America to stop depriving the Afghans of their natural and legal rights by making false slogans and promises tested by Afghans.

If the America is still bent on violation of the legal and human rights and values of the Afghans it should, then, get prepared for the collapse of their crusader empire and disintegration of the united state of America.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula Member's Speech at Abyan Protest in Southern Yemen (Video)

On Monday (Dec. 21), several members of al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) were present at a rally in Abyan of restive residents of southern Yemen who were protesting recent military strikes by the country's central government, led by President 'Ali 'Abdullah Saleh, reportedly with U.S. involvement. One AQAP member, identified by local sources according to the excellent blog of Princeton doctoral student and Yemen expert Gregory Johnsen as Muhammad Salih al-'Awlaqi, told the crowd that his group was opposed to the U.S. and its war against Muslims (in AQAP's view) and was not against the Yemeni people.

The speaker references AQAP's amir [leader], Abu Basir Nasir al-Wuhayshi (sometimes transliterated as "al-Wahayshi"), a former secretary of al-Qa'ida Central (AQC) chief Usama bin Laden. AQAP is a regional ally and affiliate of AQC and is today based in Yemen after its Saudi branch was decimated in a bloody war with Saudi security forces between 2003-2005.

Watch video of the AQAP members speech

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

First Issue of Afghan Taliban's Al-Samoud Magazine of the New Islamic Lunar Year

The forty-third issue, and first issue of the new Islamic lunar year 1431, of the Afghan Taliban's monthly Arabic magazine Al-Samoud (Al-Somood) has been released. "Al-Samoud" translates approximately to the ability to withstand something or "staying power." In context, it can also mean something akin to "resistance." The magazine began as a simple newsletter-type publication with no graphics, but over the past couple of years has developed into a much more refined (design-wise) Internet publication.

The cover story is about "Obama's reinforcements at the time [that is too late]." A number of previously-released Taliban statements are included, such as the one about United States president Barack Obama's "AfPak" strategy. Also check out the always-interesting regular section "Our Martyrs, the Heroes," شهداؤنا الأبطال .

Al-Samoud #43

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Urdu Translation of Ayman al-Zawahiri's "The Morning & the Lantern"

An Urdu-language translation has been released of the recently published The Morning and the Lantern by al-Qa'ida Central (AQC) deputy leader and chief ideologue Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri. The original Arabic monograph was released to jihadi-Salafi web forums on December 16 and was produced by AQC's media outlet, the al-Sahab (The Clouds) Media Foundation. In it, al-Zawahiri dissects the supposedly "Islamic" constitution of Pakistan, as he puts it, in order to show that, as he and other AQC leaders, including AQC leader Usama bin Laden, have argued previously, the country's government and military are apostate institutions that must be fought by "real" Muslims.

The release of the Arabic original and Urdu translation come hot on the heels of the English translation of an important monograph by AQC's rising star, the charismatic popular "mufti" (chief jurist), as one cyber jihadi put it to me recently, and ideologue, Shaykh Abu Yahya al-Libi, entitled Sharpening the Spears to Fight the Government and Army of Pakistan.

Zawahiri..the Morning and the Lamp (Urdu) Dec. 21
Ayman al-Zawahiri

Sunday, December 20, 2009

English Translation: "Idol of National Unity, Dec. 14 Audio Message from al-Qa'ida Central Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF), a shadowy transnational jihadi-Salafi media outlet which produces many translations of media released by al-Qa'ida Central (AQC) and likeminded groups, has released an English translation of the Dec. 14 Arabic audio message, "Idol of National Unity," by AQC's chief ideologue and deputy leader, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri. In the audio message, which was released with a still frame featuring a photograph of al-Zawahiri next to a photograph of al-Aqsa Mosque in disputed Jerusalem, one of Islam's holiest shrines, the AQC leader lambastes Palestinian political parties and (once again) slams the "modern idol" of nationalism.

The GIMF translation was produced remarkably fast, considering that in recent months it has taken them much longer to produce translations.

Zawahiri...Idol of National Unity (English) Dec. 20
Ayman al-Zawahiri, "Idol of National Unity," GIMF English Translation

Saturday, December 19, 2009

English Translation of "Why, Muhammad bin Nayyif?," Audio Message from al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula Leader

"The Martyr, 'Abdullah al-'Asiri" (bottom right) in front of a video still of the late Saudi AQAP leader 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Muqrin, who was killed by Saudi security forces in June 2004.

An English translation of an audio message, "Why, Muhammad bin Nayyif?," from an al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader, Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, has been released as a "gift" for the new Islamic year (based on Islam's lunar calendar). The original was released on September 15. Al-Rubaysh addressed the Saudi prince Muhammad bin Nayyif bin 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Sa'ud, deputy interior minister of the kingdom, who narrowly escaped assassination by a kamikaze bomber, 'Abdullah Hasan 'Asiri, sent by AQAP. 'Asiri was pretending to surrender and enter the kingdom's "rehabilitation" program for former jihadis.

Al-Rubaysh, a Saudi, is a former inmate at the United States prison complex at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He is a member of AQAP's shari'a council and has been in featured in a number of media releases from the organization.

From left: AQAP's Amir, Abu Basir Nasir al-Wuhayshi, 'Abdullah Hassan 'Asiri, the attempted assassin of Prince Muhammad bin Nayyif, and AQAP leader Abu Sufyan al-'Azdi al-Shihri.

AQAP is an affiliate of al-Qa'ida Central (AQC) but is an independent organization. The former's base of support was originally in Saudi Arabia but it was heavily damaged in a war with security forces between 2003 and 2005. Most of AQAP's original leadership cadre was killed in the fighting. The organization regrouped in Yemen under the leadership of Abu Basir Nasir al-Wuhayshi, Abu Hurayrah Qasim al-Raymi, Abu Sufyan al-'Azdi al-Shihri (a former inmate athe U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison), and several other Saudi and Yemeni jihadis.


Why Muhammad Bin Nayyif (English) Dec. 19
Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, "Why, Muhammad bin Nayyif?"

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Palestinian Mujahideen Rename New Media Outlet after Error in Original Naming

Earlier this month, the "Lion's Den of the Mujahideen [Warrior's of Faith] in Palestine"
(مأسدة المجاهدين في فلسطين), announced the founding of a new media wing, Mu'assasat al-Rayyat al-'Ilamiyyah ["Media Banner Foundation," or "Foundation of the Media Banner"] in order to "counter the tyrants" and participate in the "media war." The foundation's well-designed logo was based around the Arabic word for banner (al-Rayyah) with a flag emblazoned with the Muslim testament of faith (shahada) attached to the end of the word. The shahada states, "There is no god but [the One] God, and Muhammad is His Messenger."

In a statement released yesterday (Dec. 16), the "Palestinian Mujahideen" announced a name change in their media foundation. The foundation will now go by the name Mu'assasat Riyah al-'Ilamiyyah [مؤسسة رياح الإعلامية, "Foundation of Information Winds"]. The statement states that the "Palestinian Mujahideen" mistakenly named the new foundation the same name as an already-existing jihadi-Salafi media outlet in the occupied Palestinian Territories, that of Jaysh al-Ummah ["Nation's Army"]. The "Palestinian Mujahideen" apologized for the mistake. They have also changed their new media foundation's logo to:

The Arabic statement can be found below:
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

مأسدة المجاهدين في فلسطين
إسم مؤسستها الإعلامية
[مؤسسة رياح الإعلامية]

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

{وما اعتدينا إنا إذاً لمن الظالمين}

وبعد: فقد أعلنا قبل عدة أيام عن إنشاء مؤسسة إعلامية تتولى مهمة النطق بإسمنا ونشر إصداراتنا على الشبكة العنكبوتية أسميناها بـ (الراية) وما كنا نعلم أن إخواننا المجاهدين في جيش الأمة قد اتخذوا نفس الإسم لمؤسستهم من قبل.

وبعد الإعلان ومن خلال متابعة الردود عليه نقل لنا مراسلنا في المنتديات بياناً لجيش الأمة نُشر على شبكة شموخ الإسلام يُظهر أحقية الجيش بالإسم .
وبناءً عليه فإننا نعتذر لإخواننا عن هذا الخطأ الغير متعمد.

فمعاذ الله أن نجترأ على سلب حاجةً من حاجات المسلمين فضلاً عن المجاهدين ، فإن من مقاصد الشريعة التي نقتال من أجلها رد الحقوق إلى أهلها.

وعلى كل الأحوال فقد أخطأنا بفعلنا المذكور وكل ابن آدم خطاء وخير الخطائين التوابون.
وفي هذا المقام فإننا نذّكر إخواننا في جيش الأمة بحديث رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم الذي يقول فيه (وما زاد الله عبداً بعفوٍ إلا عزا)
وإنطلاقاً من حديثه صلى الله عليه وسلم (تهادوا تحابوا) فإننا نتنازل عن تصميم شعار الراية الذي اعتمدناه لنا ونقدمه كهدية لإخواننا عسى أن يقبولوا عذرنا.

لماذا رياح

1- لأنها جند من جنود الله يسلطها على من يشاء
2- لأنها خلق من خلق الله يسخرها لمن يشاء وينصر بها من يشاء من عباده

3- لأن الله أهلك بها قوم عاد

4- ولأن الله هزم بها الأحزاب 5- ولأن الله نصر بها هوداً عليه السلام
وفي الختام فإننا نسأل الله عز وجل أن يجعلنا كالريح على أعدائه وأن ينصرنا وينصر بنا ، إنه ولي ذلك والقادر عليه.

وآخر دعوانا أن الحمد لله رب العالمين.
سيتم العمل بهذا الإسم إن شاء الله إبتداءً من تاريخ نشر هذا البيان.

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الثلاثاء 28 ذو الحجة 1430 هـ
الموافق 2009/12/15 م

Taliban Spokesman's Comments on 'Recent Brutalities' of the Foreign Forces

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). The statement is run without edits.

Remarks of Z. Mujahid, Spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Regarding the Invaders (sic) Recent Brutalities

Thursday, 17 December 2009

The public of the world, particularly, our country men know that the invading forces usually detain miserable Afghans under various pretexts and then mercilessly torture them. These atrocities have been continuing at the hand of the invaders for the past eight years. Besides these, there are other savageries being committed by the invading forces. Even mass murder has been committed by the cut- throat troops. But the so-called advocates of the human rights and the international community have always turned a blind eye to all these crimes. They have never put out a protest nor issued any word of condemnation, despite that the atrocities have been continuing unabatedly. Here, we present our readers with facts about the following gruesome events:

On October 22, foreign invaders killed two Afghan prisoners and put their dead bodies near Kikorak Shrine in Sabari district. Earlier, the brutal invaders had arrested them in Sara Bagh during a night raid on their houses. One week before this gruesome incident, foreign invaders in Khost, had detained Haji Badshah Khan, a resident of Bak district. They killed him pointblank and put his dead body in a dried river bed near Sara Bagh Bus stop. He had been mercilessly tortured to death by the callous foreign troops. A few days ago, the cut-throat invading forces, detained Nadeem, resident of Ali Sher district and Noor Wazir, resident of Moli area of Sabari district. They were on their way home, riding on motor cycles after doing shopping in Khost Bazaar. The invading American troops signaled them to stop and arrested them forthwith. Then, the brutal soldiers killed them at Khana Kandaw during the night and left their corpses there. They had been tied up with shackles and ropes usually used by American and foreign soldiers. American trained dogs had devoured flesh of their bodies. In Laghman, Kunduz, Zabul and Ghazni provinces, similar brutalities have taken place.

In our view, the cunning and coward enemy suffers material and soul losses every day. They lose dozens of military tanks as a result of face-to-face battles with Mujahideen. Therefore, they vent their revenge on innocent people, to create rift and hatred between Mujahideen and the common people intentionally. But it should be made clear to them, if the enemy resorts to such horrendous actions in order to weaken the morale of the people, so that they would withdraw their support from the Mujahideen., they are wrong. Their inhuman actions will only give rise to creating sensitivities against the invaders and they will face a shameful defeat with the passage of time.

The Afghans have never subjugated by foreign invaders throughout the history nor have they accepted existence of foreign invaders on their soil. They have always struggled in the way of freedom and succeeded, in the long run, in liberating not only their land but lands of other occupied people thanks to their self-less sacrifices.

The people of Khost and human rights entities themselves witnessed the dead bodies of these miserable Afghans. We call on all human right organizations not to remain silent over the massacre of common people any more and conduct a neutral investigation about the killings and live up to the expectation for what they have been established to begin with.

Afghan Taliban Statement on British Strategy in Afghanistan

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). The statement is run without edits.

American Strategy in the Words of [British Prime Minister] Brown

Thursday, 17 December 2009

The other day, British Premier Brown showed up in south Kandahar out of a sudden in a press conference. He told the participants that Britain supported America’s new strategy because it was aimed at weakening the Taliban. He said, the current resistance in Afghanistan would spiral down during the next 18 moths and the Kabul Administration would take over the charge of security in the country.

With surrogate Karzai, the Head of puppet regime in Kabul standing beside him, Mr. Brown opined about his pipe dream and puppet Karzai was moving his head in the affirmative all along. However, both of them brazenly and shamelessly ignored the fact that they went all-out, using war stratagems, tactics and brutalities in the past eight years but availed them nothing. Now what is there being left of the tactics, ploys and bestialities that could be used in the coming 18 months which will give them the victory.

One may ask Mr. Brown, you were not able to bring about stability to just one province of Afghanistan (Helmand) out of 31 provinces of the country during the past few years despite your using all political and economic power? Have you weakened and slowed down the waves of Jihad and patriotism in the province?. Has the Britain been able in the past years through her use of its latest military technology and presence of ten thousand of soldiers to ensure complete control over a vast swath of land except a few districts?

Has the Britain not designed a dummy Helmand at the cost of 80 million to train and familiarize her soldiers with the land of Helmand-- the soil of the patriotic and honor-loving men? A few months ago, nine thousands British soldiers, joined by the same number of American and surrogate Afghan troops, saw the bitter results of their military operations named Sword and the Panther’s claw. They used all their military capability in almost half area of Helmand province, but instead, they got caskets of their troops. They had no achievement except that. Now after the flurry of these devilish machinations that you used in the past what tactics are there left for Brown to talk about, hoping that they would be able to achieve a decisive victory in the coming 18 months?

We believe policies, strategies and roadmaps of the invaders are not acceptable to the Afghan people and to the public of the world. Announcing new strategies, the rulers of the invading countries want to put a clout on their fiasco and disgrace. Some time they announce new strategy; some times pledge to wipe out grafts in the surrogate administration; some time, they give good news of holding conference on Afghanistan in London, Paris, German and other places. Similarly, these callous and cunning politicians make unannounced trips to Afghanistan. The goal behind all these endeavors and shuttle diplomacy is to show to the world that they are still focused on Afghanistan.

But Brown should understand that in the last eight years, the Afghans have tested all strategies, slogans and sympathies of the West and America. A few days ago, dozens of civilians were killed as a result of blind bombardment of American aircrafts in Laghman province. According to another report, the brutal Americans have let loose their trained dogs to bite people during house raids in Khost, Paktika, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni and Kandahar. Later, the miserable Afghans were killed by the cut throat invaders. The Afghan freshly remember these horrendous incidents which ironically display the actual mercy and sympathy of the Americans with the Afghan people. Aptly, the Afghans know how to respond .

Afghan Taliban Statement says Karzai is Only Interested in Protecting United States

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). The statement is run without edits.

Karzai Policy is Tuned to Protect American Interests

Dhu al-Hijjah 25, 1430 A.H, December 12, 2009

In the name of Allah [the One God], the Merciful, the Compassionate:

Like past eight years, the kowtowing gestures by Karzai at the swearing-in ceremony speech, proved once more that he and his working team have no guts to go against interests and orders of America and other invading forces. They willingly prefer aims, and demands of the foreigners to supersede over the interests and values of the Afghans.

Karzai had no word in his next five year plan about the withdrawal of the foreign forces. Even ostensibly, he did not raise a finger to protect national independence and religious values. Contrarily, he was all appreciation for the foreign forces stationed in the country. Even he praised and supported the brutalities perpetrated by the invading forces in the country, urging them to continue their bestialities in the coming five year: the blind bombardments, the raids on people’s houses, and detainment of common innocent and miserable Afghans and packing them into Bagram, Kandahar and other open and secret prisons of America. Lastly, to continue the cultural offensive of Christianity and democracy against the culture and values of the Afghans—the democracy culture which is largely based on nudity.

Karzai repeatedly expressed his words of condolence to the Americans and other countries for the murder of their troops who have been killed during performance of their brutalities in Afghanistan but he did not say a word about the 120,000 Afghans who have been killed by aerial bombardment, and other reprisal operations by the foreign forces. Nor he mentioned the Afghans --- more than one million-- who have suffered as a result of the atrocities of the invading forces in Afghanistan during the past eight years. They are those Afghans who have been tortured in prisons, injured, became handicapped, lost their homes or faced various savageries.

In the eyes of Karzai and his coronies, the blood of the Afghan is cheaper than the blood of the foreigners. However, the Afghan people firmly believe that the Almighty Allah SwT) will take the revenge of the oppressed and miserable Afghans on the murderers.

In this land of the prouds, they will, ultimately, face their retribution like the British and Russian invaders faced it. Their army will be routed, killed wounded and some moribund will flee. Signs of such phase have been appearing. American, British, German, Canadian, Australian and French rulers who have sent their troops to Afghanistan as a part of their Evil Alliance speak of fiasco in Afghanistan. They say, now is the time of exit from the country and further stay in Afghanistan is tantamount to suicide and perdition.

In these conditions of defeat of the invaders, Britain has embarked on a clandestine game, trying to save their lives in Afghanistan and urge other countries, particularly the Americans, not to take any hasty decision about the withdrawal of their troops.

Observers believe, Britain wants to entangle the Americans in Afghanistan, weaken them and put an end to their political and economic domination over the world. Thus the British will remain the only power without immediate rival to expand its empire over the world.

Practical lessons from the past years teach us that Afghans have never been subjugated by ploys, coercions and brutalities of America, NATO and their Allies. The Karzai Administration has not been able to expand and maintain its writ beyond limits of the Arg palace. Now Karzai and his masters should listen that they will not be able to expand their writ in the prevalent conditions while the morale of their foreign masters is the lowest and his funding has been tapering down.

The Afghans are not ready to accept the Kabul Administration as a legitimate administration or be misled by his quasi-pronged policy and shallow words.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban: Obama’s Repeated Strategy Will Bring in Infamy for America

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). The statement is run without edits.

Obama’s Repeated Strategy Will Bring in Infamy for America

Dhu al-Hijjah 25, 1430 A.H, December 12, 2009

In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate:

Negative response by American Allies and Coalition countries to send more troops to Afghanistan, forced Obama to take up the burden himself. It is because a growing number of America’s Allies now believe the Afghan issue has no military solution.

Naming it a new strategy for Afghanistan, Obama is now trying to make it a success. It is his moribund attempt to fix the situation and put a clout on the sagging morale that their troops are suffering from and cover up the ground realities in Afghanistan for some time.

In less than one year that Obama has assumed the helms of affair, he was compelled to frame a new strategy for Afghanistan once again. Their bragging aside, the ground realities in Afghanistan speak otherwise. They have no control over the rural areas which, in our view, this tantamounts to America’s failure and fiasco in this ancient land of the Afghans. Rationally, he should not have repeated his already failed strategy by resorting to troops surge in Afghanistan. Rather, it would have been in the benefit of Washington if they had taken their decision in the light of the realities on ground.

Though, in his speech, while announcing the strategy, Obama admitted that they are not able to bear the burden of the war, and that wars expenditures in Afghanistan and Iraq had exceeded one trillion dollars; he also announced that American troops will start withdrawing from Afghanistan after 18 months. But still, the troops surge in itself is a sign of enmity of America and Obama with the people of Afghanistan.

The public of the world know that Obama and America got only caskets as consequence of their previous strategy for Afghanistan, particularly, during the past six months, not a day has passed in the past months, without death of dozens of invading soldiers. Documentary commentaries and analysis by media reveal that the past six months were some of the gruesome and sanguinary days for the Americans, Britain's and their Allies. During this period, the forces of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan gained more strength and expanded control over vast swathe of land in the country.

Obama wants to continue his already failed strategy in a new shape and manner by sending 30,0000 troops to Afghanistan. Some Allies of America agree with the Afghan people that the domineering arrogance of America must break into smithereens in Afghanistan. The unipolar mastership of America should be buried up in Afghanistan-- the graveyard of empires.

Therefore, America should re-ponder over the fate of former Soviet Union which had sent more troops to Afghanistan than the Americans have sent to the country. Their followers and surrogates were more in number and war-hardened than the America’s but Afghanistan has always proved to be a graveyard of the world’s invaders and colonialists. America should wait this crucial time for similar fate in the country. History always favored this people with the honor of laying the cornerstone of disintegration and fall of empires.

It is clear that Obama and his team want to intensify the war in Afghanistan and achieve their expansions goals in the region through the use of force. However, they should ponder over their atrocities and savageries in the past eight years and what they obtained as a result except that they gave rise to wrath and resentments of the Afghans and created growing sensitivities against the invading forces.

The Afghans are war-hardened people and are on guard against the machinations of the enemy. They have preparations for a good fight with the enemy in every part of the country. We believe that with the help of God (SwT), the new strategy of Obama will face failure and fiasco like the previous one. Not only that. It will accompany great military and historical loss for the Americans. Inshaallah [God willing].

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Monograph by Ayman al-Zawahiri on Pakistan's Constitution, "The Morning and the Lantern"

"O' Jerusalem, I'm Coming," al-Qa'ida Central's chief ideologue Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri over a photograph of al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, one of the holiest shrines to Muslims

Al-Qa'ida Central's (AQC) media outlet, the Al-Sahab (The Clouds) Media Foundation, has released a new monograph by the group's second-in-command and chief ideologue, the Egyptian Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri. Entitled, "The Morning and the Lantern/Lamp," the monograph is a commentary by the AQC leader on the Pakistani constitution. Al-Zawahiri and other AQC leaders, such as Abu Yahya al-Libi, have long argued that both the government and military of Pakistan are apostate institutions because of their alliance with the United States and other "neo-Crusader" states.

Zawahiri...الصبـــــح والقنديــــل (Dec. 16)
Ayman al-Zawahiri, The Morning and the Lantern

Letter to Muslim Women from Ayman al-Zawahiri's Wife

Al-Zawahiri (right) in his eulogy release for the Afghan Taliban military commander Mullah Dadullah, who was assassinated by a U.S. drone in 2007.

Al-Qa'ida Central's (AQC) media wing, the Al-Sahab (The Clouds) Media Foundation, has released a lengthy letter to Muslim women from the wife of its chief ideologue and second-in-command, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Umaymah bint (daughter of) Hasan Ahmad Muhammad Hasan (أميمة حسن أحمد محمد حسن). She writes in the introduction that she has "long wanted to write" AQC's women supporters.

رسالة إلى الأخوات المسلمات
Letter to the Muslim Sisters