Saturday, February 20, 2010

Southern Thailand: Insurgency, Ethno-religious Nationalism, & Transnational Militancy: Communique from Thai Jihadis

*Below is a communiqué from just over two years ago from a jihadi group operating in southern Thailand in a region called Pattani DarusSalaam located near the border with Malaysia. Separatist movements have a long history in this region, though most are ethnic "nationalists" and not transnational jihadi-takfiris. More recently, some jihadi-takfiri groups have emerged. One of the signatories to the statement, a Shaykh Abu 'Abdullah, is identified as a "migrant" (Muhajir in Arabic), suggesting that he has come from outside the region/country. This suggests a possible transnational nature to the group issuing the statement.

I have changed some of the font colors and spacing. I also added one cyber poster about southern Thailand from my research archive.

Glad Tidings To The Ummah Majlis Shura of Mujahideen
in Pattani DarusSalaam

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Majlis Shura of Mujahideen In Pattani DarusSalaam

Glad tidings to the Ummah

The Official Announcement to all the Muslims

Peace be unto you, and the mercy of Allah and His blessings

Praise is to Allah the Lord of the Truthful, and peace and blessings on the Imaam of the Mujahideen and the Stationed, Muhammad peace be upon him

"Thailand: A New Wound"

To proceed:

The Majlis Shura of Mujahideen who gathered in a meeting in Pattani Darussalam, on 20 Rajab 1429, report and give glad tidings to the Ummah concerning 3 things.

First: The Majlis Ash Shura took an oath to continue worshipping the Almighty Allah and His Messenger peace be upon him, in complete submission, and to continue the blessed Jihad in the way of Allah. And we will strive to keep our intentions intact and to spend all we can to raise the word of Allah on earth and to struggle hard in order to unite the ranks of the Mujahideen in South West Asia, by the will of Allah.

Secondly: The Majlis Shura of the Mujahideen in South West Asia renew their allegiance and obedience to the commander of the Mujahideen Osama Bin Laden, May Allah preserve him and his Mujahid companion Sheikh Aiman Az Zawahiri. And by the will of Allah, we will fight under the flag and banner that he has raised, as long as it is in the obedience of Allah and His Messenger peace be upon him. We do not intend to refute the allegiance or commit any act that refutes it.

Thirdly: The Majlis Ash Shura of the Mujahideen in South West Asia will begin its operation under the name of “Taubah operation” in the month of Muharram 1430H, and this front will go through all matters in secrecy so that it remains, by the will of Allah.

This front will be a great terror for the Tyrants of the South West Asian countries by the will of Allah, so we hope all the Muslims to pray and we hope from them to prepare from now onwards to support this front. That’s why the Majlis Ash Shura of the Mujahideen in South West Asia decided to setup the organization as a preparation for the change after the launch of the front.

Leadership of the Supreme organization Majlis Shura of the Mujahideen:

Amir of Majlis Shura of the Mujahideen
Sheikh Abu Ukasha Al Aarabi, May Allah preserve him

Assistant of the Amir
Sheikh Imam Waqqaas, May Allah preserve him

Senior Commander
Sheikh Abu Obaidah, May Allah preserve him

Assistant Commander
Sheikh Abu Abdullah, May Allah preserve him

We hope from Allah to accept from all of us And victory is all for Allah Allah is the greatest! Allah is the greatest! Allah is the greatest!

Sheikh Abu Abdullah
A migrant and Mujahid in Pattani Darussalam
On behalf of the Senior Commander in the Majlis Shura Al Mujahideen.

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