Monday, May 31, 2010

Al-Qa'ida Central Statement Says Group's General Commander in Afghanistan, Egyptian Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, Martyred with Family


In a statement from its "general command", Al-Qa'ida Central (AQC) has reported that its general commander in Afghanistan, the Egyptian Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, has been "martyred. Long a financial manager for AQC, al-Yazid has issued numerous statements in the past on a variety of topics, including a fair number of eulogies for "martyred" AQC leaders and allies, such as the founder of Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Baytullah Mehsud (Baitullah Masood). Most recently he eulogized the late leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq, Abu 'Umar al-Baghdadi and Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, who was also head of Al-Qa'ida in the Land of the Two Rivers/Iraq (AQI). It now seems that one of AQC's surviving leaders will need to eulogize him.

The statement says that al-Yazid was killed, in the "caravan of martyrs" (qafilat al-shuhada'), along with his wife, three of his daughters, and a granddaughter. He was a founding member of AQC, from the Egyptian faction led by the group's chief ideologue and deputy leader, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri. A good biographical sketch of al-Yazid is provided in this article by journalist Howard Altman on The Daily Beast.



The statement, embedded below, though released as a downloadable Word document, is not on the distinctive letterhead of AQC's media wing, the Al-Sahab (The Clouds) Media Foundation. Some AQC statements are not released as downloadable documents and are contained in threads on the handful of major jihadi-takfiri web forums, so the basic formatting of the statement about al-Yazid's death may not be noteworthy. On the other hand, it may possibly suggest the current transitory nature of AQC's media operations, which have not released a major video production in some time.

A number of members of AQC, the Afghan "Quetta Shura" Taliban, and TTP have been killed in unmanned drone strikes launched by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, most recently in South Waziristan on the afternoon of Friday, May 28. Among those killed in drone strikes in the past (not on Friday) were TTP founder Baytullah Mehsud and rising AQC preacher Abu Mansur al-Shami (a Palestinian-Jordanian, Mahmoud Zaydan/Zaidan). The statement makes no mention of how al-Yazid was killed but anonymous U.S. intelligence sources report it was a drone missile strike.
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Martyrdom of Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid (May 31)
Martyrdom of Mustafa Abu al-Yazid

Afghanistan Taliban Photography Magazine, In Fight (Issue #17) Released

The seventeenth issue the Afghan Taliban photography magazine In Fight, which reproduces photographs of the ongoing insurgency in Afghanistan between the United States, NATO, and an ever-expanding Pashtun insurgency, led by the Taliban and several other groups, particularly those headed by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Jalaluddin Haqqani. These type of photographs are not frequently published in most mainstream U.S. media.
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In Fight #17 (May 31)
In Fight #17

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Afghanistan Taliban Spokesman: White Flag of the Mujahideen Raised in Captured Area of Nuristan Province

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.

The statement references a senior Afghan Taliban spokesman.

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Mujahideen White Flag, a Sign of Islamic Purity, Raised in Nooistan (sic)

May 29, 2010

NOORISTAN, May 29 - The recent news from Nooristan says Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, in the wake of operation al-Fath ( The Conquest), seized complete control of the district of Bargamtal, Nooristan on Saturday, May 2010.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of Islamic Emirate, in a telephonic conversation told al-Emiraha website that Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate gained total control of Bargamtal district, a mountainous region and strategically very important regarding location-wise, which has been under Mujahideen siege over the last few days and where there all the enemy's military posts have been captured and overrun sealing off all the escape routes out of this district.

Mujahideen after facing a slight resistance has conquered the district during the large scale operation which has been ongoing for the past few days and have raised their white flag which is a sign of Islamic purity and solidarity in the area.

Zabihullah Mujahid adds that as many as 28 soldiers have been killed and 21 captured with three of the enemy military vehicles captured and two destroyed; besides, Mujahideen seized a sizable number of weapons including heavy and small arms with a large amount of ammo.
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Afghanistan Taliban Spokesman: Heavy Fighting Contiues in Nuristan

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.

The statement is signed in the name of a senior Afghan Taliban spokesman.

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Heavy Fighting Ongoing in Nooristan

May 28, 2010

NOORISTAN, May 28 - As the major countrywide operation al-Fath is successfully in progress, the US-NATO and their local minion army continue to take deadliest losses and severest damages across the country.

There have been fighting between the enemy and Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate near the district center of Bargamtal and surrounding areas over the past four days, in which the military posts of the enemy have been overrun and the government buildings have been badly damaged with 9 soldiers killed.

The enemy's security belt has been broken through and the fighting has reached a decisive point, where the Mujahideen have approached the center and captured four military posts blocking off all the routes to the district center.

Zabihullah Mujahid

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Afghanistan Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Fatuous Media Allegations


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.

The statement is signed in the name of a senior Afghan Taliban spokesman

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Z. Mujahid Remarks about Fatuous Media Reports

May 25, 2010

Some media outlets have published reports of murder of 12 students in Ghazni province in order to pander to the wants and demands of the rulers of the stooge regime. Spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan elucidated the matter for readers as follows:

Firstly, no one has been killed in Ghazni on charge of a student of a school. It is a baseless allegation. However, Mujahideen had detained four spies with espionage equipments including GPS and intelligence documents. A special court interrogated the detainees for 20 days.

They admitted without any coercion that they were spies. So the Islamic court passed an Islamic ruling, sentencing them to death. Similarly, two hireling soldiers were sentenced to death for their having committed murder and other crimes in the area. One of the spies was a man who had graduated from school last year but he then was clandestinely employed as spy by the surrogate regime.

Had the Mujahideen intended to kill students of schools, they would have not allowed any school in areas under their administration but all are witness to the fact that all schools are operating normally in areas under control of the Islamic Emirate. Furthermore, hundreds of university students, teachers, and writers are waging their literary and military Jihad shoulder to shoulder with other students of religious seminaries in the ranks of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Secondly, we urge all media outlets to observe their journalistic code of neutrality while filing reports and should not intentionally tarnish their good name. People know the ground realities and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan maintains good relations with people. So some media outlets who actually work for the vested interests of the puppet rulers and their masters will not be able to affect any rift between the Islamic Emirate and the people of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Taliban: Military Withdrawal is Good for British Interests

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.
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British Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan Good for British Interests

May 25, 2010

A few days after the formation of the coalition government in England, three high-ranking officials of the new government have arrived in Kabul, comprising of Foreign Secretary William Hague, Defense Secretary Liam Fox and International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchel. British Defense Secretary Liam Fox, in an interview with Times daily, said that he wanted an earlier withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan. He said that their main job was to secure British cities.

During the past nine years, America tried to prevent any split from occurring in the ranks of the coalition of the Crusaders or at least prevail on them to remain tightlipped about the ground realities. The aim was to avoid the morale sagging soldiers from plunging further into the abyss of morale aggravation. But the status quo is beyond America’s control. They are not able to keep the public of the world in state of confusion and uncertainty any further. And for that matter, they find it hard to use other countries as a shield in their venture for expansionist goals. Liam Fox repeated his assertion in Kabul, saying the British troops’ surge had reached its climax and that the troop’s casualties were mounting in parallel with the increase in their numbers. He said, Britain is not in a position to play the role of international police in Afghanistan. He added, our focus is to maintain security of British cities and that the British troops had come to Afghanistan for their vital interests. He ruled out British troops dispatch to Kandahar, saying that we should not start every thing from scratch there.

The above assertions by the high-ranking British delegation prove that the British new government like other European countries is reaching a conclusion that the current war in Afghanistan is not in their interest economically by inflicting on them both material and soul losses.

No question, the belligerent policies of former two British prime ministers, Tony Blair and G., Brown goaded and enabled America to invade Afghanistan and Iraq; trample down national independence of both countries; kill and injure hundred of thousands of citizens of the said countries and torture million others who have continuously been grappling with various physical and psychological problems.

We were witness to Tony Blair’s and Brown propaganda drive, mobilizing public opinion in the favor of commencement of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. They contributed to the invasions in the shape of troops and billions of dollars. But these policies and goals were, in the first place, colonialist in nature, so those who started the adventure and prolonged it , all met with a fiasco.

They achieved nothing from their labor in the past nine years. Now their citizens ask them, why have you started the war and lost hundreds of soldiers and billions of dollars to begin with?

We believe, the British new government intention to pull its troops out of Afghanistan is a timely and rationale step, being in the interest of the people of Afghanistan. We urge other countries, not to kill the miserable Afghans and their own troops in addition to squandering their resources for the maintenance of the illegitimate interests of America. They should not tarnish their own and their countries reputation and good name by continuing the war crimes in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Taliban on Britain's Parliamentary Elections


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.
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The War-mongering Politics and the British Parliamentary Elections

May 21, 2010

The results of the recent parliamentary election in Britain showed that the British people do not want their country to be part of the global war-mongering politics, aimed at bringing other countries under their bellies. The ruling Labor Party faced defeat at the elections, forcing Prime Minister Gordon Brown to step down. As such, neither the Labor Party nor the Conservatives achieved a land sliding victory. However, the Labor Party under the leadership of Gordon Brown humiliatingly faced defeat particularly for siding with the USA in its invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.

London unhesitatingly supports the American belligerent policy. In fact, the current war-mongering politics have created a gap between the British people and the Labor Party which expectedly resulted in defeat of the ruling party.

If we have glance at the history of the American invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, we clearly see that the British government has had full participation in every crimes and brutality that the American has been committing in both countries. They have sent thousands of troops to the country to wage the war and are making the second largest contribution in terms of money and logistics. Such brutalities against the people of Afghanistan and Iraq at the hands of the invaders are unforgettable.

Expectedly, the so-called strategic friends of America faced defeat at the polling and showed that the British people are no more ready to allow their rulers to fight for the interests of America in Afghanistan and Iraq and pay in terms of life casualties. Hence, many allies of the crusaders coalitions are now backing away from their commitment to participate in the war, though initially America started the war with their support. They are no more willing to prop up the colonialist war and suffer life losses.

The recent unannounced and covert trip of John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand is a good example. He met with the New Zealandian troops in Afghanistan and heard their grievances. The troops were worried about their life and completely despondent whether they would ever be able to go out of Afghanistan alive and join their families back home.

On his return to New Zealand after a three day visit to the country, he told reporters that waging war in Afghanistan was tantamount to playing with death and devastation. He pledged that he would pull the New Zealandian troops out of Afghanistan as soon as possible.

The defeat of the Labor Party in the recent parliamentary elections —a party which supported initiation and continuation of the American invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq-- shows that the public opposition to the war is steadily growing. They do not want their wealth and troops should become fodder of this war. This is a new development which simultaneously gives momentum to the current resistance in Afghanistan and Iraq, and meanwhile pointing to the fact that the victory is near at hand. Similarly, it portends that the freedom-fighting people in both countries will ultimately obtain their independence which has been snatched from them and will establish an Islamic government on the basis of the aspirations of their people.

Afghanistan Taliban Statement on Reconciliation Talks in the Maldives


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.
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Statement of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Regarding the Maldives Talks

May 21, 2010

Some media outlets have once again published a report about talks between representatives of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and the Kabul surrogate Administration. This is the same previous baseless rumors which are now being repeated anew.
The stand of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is well-known regarding such irresponsible and impracticable negotiations. The Islamic Emirate had clarified its stand concerning the issue in its recent statement. But unfortunately, some media outlets play their subservient role to the invading and tyrant forces by publishing these fatuous rumors, ostensibly in the name of performing journalistic obligation. They have reported that the delegation of the Islamic Emirate has participated in Maldives talks which are against the ground realities.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan believes that in condition of the presence of foreign forces in Afghanistan, all talks, whatsoever, will only prolong the current tragedy in Afghanistan and, therefore, Islamic Emirate categorically rejects reports about participation of the representatives of the Islamic Emirate in the Maldives talks.

Those persons who participated in the Maldives meeting in the name of envoys of the Islamic Emirate, are, in fact, persons who have already surrendered to Karzai Administration and are currently active members of the State organs of the Surrogate Administration or members of puppet State intelligence department. Foreign invaders utilize their former positions and portfolios, to use them as paid recruits. They are members of Karzai administration rather than envoys of the Islamic Emirate. Their participation in such meetings emanates from their economic and political constraints and is never aimed at solving the current issue of Afghanistan.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, while expressing its satisfaction about the results and achievements of the Al-Fatah operations, once again announces that the essential solution of the Afghan issue lies in unconditional and immediate withdrawal of the foreign forces from the country whereas such impractical talks which are only a waste of time, will never serve the purpose.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula's Video Interview with Radical American-Muslim Ideologue Anwar al-'Awlaqi (Awlaki)

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP; Qaeda, Qaida) media outlet, the Al-Malahim (Epics, Epic Encounters) Media Foundation, released its full video interview with the radical American Muslim ideologue Anwar al-'Awlaqi (Awlaki) last night. Clips of the interview were released to various media outlets in April. The subjects discussed center on "today's war" on Muslims by a "Crusader-Zionist" coalition led by the United States. Al-'Awlaqi is a former imam (prayer leader) at the Dar al-Hijrah Mosque in Falls Church, Virginia near my hometown. The mosque has been frequently covered and is just as frequently caricatured in news stories and analysis by some "terrorism experts."



The amir (top leader) of AQAP, Abu Basir Nasir al-Wuhayshi (sometimes transliterated as "al-Wahayshi"), pledged his group's support for him and threatened severe retaliation against the U.S. if he was assassinated, as the presidential administration of Barack Obama has authorized, in an audio message released by Al-Malahim.



The video is embedded below. A transcript is available via my Scribd account HERE.
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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pro-Government Somali Sufi Militia Captures and Executes Two Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen Fighters in Mogadishu

Fighters belonging to the Somali Sufi militia Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca (Ahl al-Sunna wa'l Jama'ah; long name for Sunni Muslims) claim to have captured and executed two members of an increasingly powerful Islamist insurgent group Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen ("Movement of Warrior-Youth;" Al-Shabaab) . An anonymous source in the Sufi militia told Agence France-Presse: "We arrested them overnight after they got lost and apparently mistook our position for one of theirs and we killed them."

In late April, Harakat al-Shabab released a statement via its media outlet, Al-Kata'ib (Brigades) Media that claimed to have inflicted a severe defeat on Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca in Mogadishu, killing a number of its members. In terms of appearance and weaponry, the Sufi militiamen are largely indistinguishable from their main opponents in Harakat al-Shabab.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Islamic Emirate of al-Hind" Calls for Violence against Those Who "Insult" the Prophet Muhammad

Danish newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad

Below is an essay by a cyber jihadi-takfiri claiming to represent the "Islamic emirate (principality) of al-Hind (India)" calling for violence against those who "insult" Islam's central prophet, Muhammad. It is run without edits.
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If they gain dominance over you, they would be to you as enemies and extend against you their hands and their tongues with evil, and they wish you would disbelieve.

This is in response to those who have dedicated a day to insult the Messenger of Allah
. This is the ruling of Islam upon you in this world. And if you die unrepentant, then your punishment in the afterlife will be more severe than what you can imagine. This ruling is upon those who insult the Messenger of Allah directly and those who encourage it and call it “a good idea” or endorse it in any way – which is an insult in itself. These drunken hopheads who were abandoned by their parents have been going around advertising themselves and the creations of their frustrated minds.
1- The Ruling on those who insult the Messenger of Allah with evidences
2- Doubts regarding the application of the ruling
3- Message to Muslims
4- Message to the filth

The Rulings on those who insult the Messenger of Allah :

Abu Dawood (4361) narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas that a blind man had a freed concubine (umm walad) who used to insult the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and say bad things about him. He told her not to do that but she did not stop, and he rebuked her but she did not heed him. One night, when she started to say bad things about the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and insult him, he took a short sword or dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it and killed her. The following morning that was mentioned to the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). He called the people together and said, “I adjure by Allah the man who has done this action and I adjure him by my right over him that he should stand up.” The blind man stood up and said, “O Messenger of Allah, I am the one who did it; she used to insult you and say bad things about you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not give up her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was kind to me. Last night she began to insult you and say bad things about you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her.” Thereupon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Bear witness, there is no blood money due for her.”

(Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 3655)
- The permission of Killing those who insult the Messenger of Allah.

- There is no blood money due for the person who is killed for insulting the Messenger of Allah

- No permission is needed from any Khaleefah or king or Imam in this matter. The blind man killed the woman without informing or seeking the permission of the Messenger of Allah . If this was wrong, the Messenger of Allah would have corrected him for that and said “You should have asked my permission” or something similar to that. The silence of the Messenger of Allah is evidence of permissibility.
Doubts regarding the Application of this ruling:

The Hadd punishment cannot be carried out without the permission of the Imam or the Judge.

Reply : The Above Hadith is proof that the person who kills those who insults the Messenger of Allah does not have to inform the Imam or the judge or seek his permission.
The evidence for this is the blind man did not inform the Messenger of Allah or seek his permission. If this action was wrong, the Messenger of Allah would have pointed out his mistake and corrected him. Instead, the Messenger of Allah only said: “Bear witness, there is no blood money due for her.”

We should forgive them because and show them mercy

Reply
: It is true that the Messenger of Allah would either forgive those who insulted him or punish them. But the Messenger of Allah is dead and nobody in this ummah has the right to forgive those who insult him “on his behalf”. This is the exclusive right of the Messenger of Allah . If it was a personal insult to me, it is up to me to forgive the person or seek an equitable revenge. I have no right to choose on behalf of the Messenger of Allah. Also, the blind man did not forgive the woman even though she gave him two sons like pearls and she was kind to him. He did not forgive the woman on behalf of the Messenger even when the Messenger was alive. How can we forgive those who offend him after he is dead?

Message to Muslims :

This is for those who bow to none except Allah and affirm the Messengership of Muhammad – their love for him is greater than the love of the blind for sight, fish for water and all living beings for life. Indeed, love is not possessed except by the living. I address this message to a mountain of apparently dead hearts - hoping that there are signs of life in at least some of them. No one believes in Allah and the Last Day except those who love Muhammad and Al-Islam more than all of the creation. Defensiveness for the deen is the essence of true Eemaan. The Kuffaar, in their arrogance, have once again exceeded the ethical limits derived from the Fitrah – which all humans possess – and have fallen below the level of dogs and pigs. They had destroyed our Masaajid. They have killed our children. They have violated our women. They have wiped our villages out of existence. But all of this does not come close to their greatest transgression – the selection of a day to insult the Messenger of Allah.

Your Eemaan is confined to “condemnation” and “expression of disappointment” but has failed to move a finger in action. How long will you procrastinate? Will you let this opportunity to demonstrate your love for Muhammad pass? Do you prefer to stand shamefaced on the Day of Judgment – the shame of having failed to take even the smallest step in the defense of the honor of the Messenger ? Or do you wish to smile at the Hawdh al-Kawthar with pride in your eyes and radiance on your face that you were able to annihilate the voices that cried out and the pens that moved to defame the one who awaits you there?

If you come to know about this and wait – even to drink a glass of water – you have waited too long. Rush to the defense of Islam. Rush to the defense of the honor of the Messenger of Allah . Let them taste the fruit of what they have sown. Let them taste the fruit that will make them mutes down to their last generation.

Message to the filth ,

Soldiers of Shaytaan! Take heed! Take heed! We are people who drink blood and we hear your blood is very sweet. You cowards – who have lost on every battlefront – have finally thrown off your veils and exposed your real face. But we knew what you hid in your hearts all along.

We are people willing to die defending the honor of Allah’s Messenger and Al-Islam and then rise up again and then die again and then rise up again and then die again – with smiles on our faces – forever. And how long is ‘forever’!

Repent! Repent! before a Muhammad Bouyeri finds you riding a bike on the street. We are not afraid of the darkest prisons or the worst torture. Our worst fear is facing our Rabb on the Day when a person’s limbs will testify against him. So this fleeting world, with its “laws”, “police”, “courts” and “trials”, looks ridiculously childish to us and is unworthy of our attention. So don’t even think that you can stop us from upholding the rights of the Messenger of Allah . We will not hesitate or show mercy. No! Our heart will not soften for one second to “think twice” or “sympathize” with you. We will, if Allah wills, try our utmost to make sure we are not disgraced on the Day of Judgment.

Your enemy - Zeeshaan

Let the east and the west witness: this is the Ummah of Muhammad and it will not abandon him like the previous nations.

Let the east and the west witness that we are lions and we will hunt down these filthy boars and feast on their bloods.

Oh Allah! I have called to Your path for Your sake and out of Tatayyum for you.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Afghanistan Taliban: Statement Claiming Today's "Martyrdom Operation" in Kabul

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.

The statement is signed in the name of a senior Afghan Taliban spokesman and claims today's massive kamikaze vehicle bombing in Kabul.

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Martyr attack hits heart of Kabul city, Afghan capital

May 18, 2010

KABUL, May 18 - There is recent report that Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate carried out martyr bomb attack on a US-NATO convoy of military vehicles in the heart of Kabul city, about two 2 hours ago, at about 8:am local time, on Tuesday morning, May 18, 2010. Dozens of US-NATO soldiers have been killed or injured in the martyrdom operation. This the breaking news update, get back soon for further details.

Mujahid Isamuddin, residents of Qara Bagh district of Kabul, slammed his vehicle filled with about 750 kg explosives into a convoy of US-NATO troops traveling along Dar-ul-Aman road in Kabul city, targeting a vehicle of a top-level US-NATO official, Zabihillah Mujahid, a spokesman for al-Emarah said in a telephonic conversation from the site.

Zabihullah Mujahid added that 6 of their vehicles had been destroyed in the martyr car bomb attack (VBIED) and scores of NATO soldiers killed but the exact number of death and injury toll is, so for, unclear.

Zabihullah Mujahid

Monday, May 17, 2010

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula's Military Chief Praises and Eulogizes Group's Martyrs in New Audio Message

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP; Qaeda, Qaida) media outlet, the Al-Malahim (Epics) Media Foundation, released a new audio message from its military chief, Qasim al-Raymi (sometimes transliterated as "al-Rimi"), who goes by the nom de guerre Abu Hurayrah al-San'ani ("one from San'a", Yemen's capital). Entitled "Thus, Among them is He Who Has Fulfilled his Vow," the new audio message is dedicated to AQAP's "martyrs," including 'Abdullah Hasan al-'Asiri, the young Saudi who attempted to assassinate the deputy Saudi interior minister, Prince Muhammad bin Nayyif bin 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Sa'ud, in August 2009.

It is the first communiqué from al-Raymi in a number of months. The Yemeni government of President 'Ali 'Abdullah Saleh (Salih) claimed to have killed him in January, but later admitted that it could not provide any evidence to back up its claims.

AQAP is based in Yemen and has a leadership composed of both Yemenis and Saudis.
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IN PICTURES: Sufi Militia Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca Deploys in Mogadishu

Fighters belonging to the Somali Sufi militia Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca (Ahl al-Sunna wa'l Jama'ah; long name for Sunni Muslims) deploy in the contested capital city of Somalia, Mogadishu, where the weak interim transitional government of President Shaykh Sharif Ahmed are faced with an increasingly powerful Islamist insurgency led by Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen ("Movement of Warrior-Youth;" Al-Shabaab) and Hizbul Islam (Islamic Party). President Ahmed's government relies heavily on African Union military forces in the country to protect it from these two insurgent groups.

In late April, Harakat al-Shabab released a statement via its media outlet, Al-Kata'ib (Brigades) Media that claimed to have inflicted a severe defeat on Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca in Mogadishu, killing a number of its members. In terms of appearance and weaponry, the Sufi militiamen are largely indistinguishable from their main opponents in Harakat al-Shabab.




Sunday, May 16, 2010

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula's Leader Endorses American Radical Ideologue Anwar al-'Awlaqi (Awlaki) in New Audio Message


UPDATE (May 17, 2010): A transcript in Arabic is available via my Scribd account.

"Abu Basir Nasir al-Wuhayshi, may God protect him, amir of the Al-Qa'ida Organization in the Arab(ian) Peninsula"

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP; Qaeda, Qaida) media unit, Al-Malahim (Epics), has issued a new audio message from its amir (leader), Abu Basir Nasir al-Wuhayshi (sometimes transliterated as "Wahayshi"), endorsing and pledging support for the American radical jihadi-takfiri ideologue Anwar al-'Awlaqi (Awlaki). Al-Wuhayshi threatens more severe attacks on the United States like those of September 11, 2001 if the U.S. carries out its mission to kill al-'Awlaqi.
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Turkish Jihadi-takfiri Group Taifatel Mansura (Victorious Sect) Will Aid Afghan Taliban in New Military Campaign

Below is a statement from the Turkish transnational jihadi-takfiri group Taifatul Mansura ("Victorious Sect"; Taifetul Mansura), in which the group says it will participate in the Afghanistan Taliban's recently-announced new military campaign. The group is based in Pashtun areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The brief statement is run without edits.
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The statement of military group “Taifatul Mansurah”





Military group “Taifatul Mansurah” has sent its third group to Afganistan to fight against kuffar occupators according “Fath 2010” plan.


Afganistan Islamic Emirate

Military Group “Taifatul Mansurah”


Abu Yasir

15.05.2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Shi'ism is Not Islam, It is Unbelief (Essay)

"Scholars of the Shi'a" shown with the former U.S. viceroy in Iraq, L. Paul Bremer, as an ally of "Crusaders" and "Zionists."

Embedded below is a jihadi-takfiri anti-Shi'i Muslim polemical essay. It follows a familiar pattern used by jihadi-takfiris in their verbal/visual attacks on Shi'is. The author of the essay was not given, though it was posted by a user named "obl lover" ("OBL" standing for "Osama bin Laden.")

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Shi'Ism is Kufr (Qimmah Essay)
Shi'ism is Kufr (Unbelief)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Islamic State of Iraq's New Minister of War, Nasir li'Din Allah Abu Sulayman, Announces New Military Campaign, Addresses Supporters & Enemies


A new statement from Nasir li'Din Allah Abu Sulayman, the new "minister of war" of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), has been issued addressing recent attacks carried out by the group across the country. He calls for steadfastness from supporters around the country, naming areas such as the cities of Baghdad and Mosul and the provinces of Saladin, Diyala, and al-Anbar. Harsh words, unsurprisingly, are directed at the country's Shi'i Muslims, whom Abu Sulayman calls the "descendants of Ibn 'Alqami," after the name of the chief minister (wazir) of the last 'Abbasid caliph whom some Sunnis claim betrayed him to the Mongol leader Hulagu Khan, who was besieging Baghdad. Thus, these Sunnis call Shi'is " 'Alqamiyoun" (those who follow 'Alqami).

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ISI...New Minister of War's Announcement of Military Campaign (May 13)
ISI Statement
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The Public "Gallery" of Martyrs in Kashmir



Jama'at Shari'a in Dagestan Warns against Alcohol, Gambling, Prostitution, & Sorcery under Pain of Severe Punishment

*Below is a statement, in Russian, from the Jama'at Shari'a (Jamaat Shariat; "Shari'a Group"), a Caucasian (Caucasus) Muslim insurgent group allied to the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus in the Russian-ruled republic of Dagestan. It warns against the selling and consumption of alcohol, prostitution, gambling, and sorcery, under pain of severe punishments.
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A warning to those who engage in alcohol selling, gambling, prostitution, and sorcery

Предупреждение торговцам спиртным и наркотиками, владельцам игровых автоматов, саун и гадалкам
13.05.2010 15:07

Это обращение к тем, кто занимается продажей и производством спиртного и наркотиков, хозяевам казино и игровых автоматов, гадалкам и колдунам.

Каждый мусульманин знает, что спиртное и наркотики – харам, азартные игры – харам, колдовство и гадание – ширк и харам, проституция и сутенерство - харам. Все эти деяния, которые запретили Аллах и Его посланник:

«О те, которые уверовали! Воистину, опьяняющие напитки, азартные игры, идолы и гадальные стрелы являются наджасом (скверной) из дел шайтана»

«Воистину, шайтан при помощи опьяняющих напитков и азартных игр хочет посеять между вами вражду и ненависть и отвратить вас от поминания Аллаха и намаза. Неужели вы не прекратите?» (сура «Маидат», аяты 90-91).

Моджахеды Джамаата «Шариат» объявили вам войну и вашему шайтанскому бизнесу, который вы делаете на горе и слезах людей, сеете разврат и умножаете грехи. Вы нарушаете запреты Аллаха и упорствуете в своем грехе, не подчиняясь шариату.

Мы даем вам срок в течение 3 дней прекратить все перечисленное и избавиться от всего этого наджаса, которым вы травите и обманываете людей.

Мы будем сжигать ваши притоны, взрывать места, где вы занимаетесь харамом, уничтожать ваше имущество и обстреливать ваши магазины и казино, взрывать и обстреливать сауны, где занимаются прелюбодеянием, если вы не прекратите.

Мы видим, как эти муртады-милиционеры «крышуют» ваш грязный бизнес и если вы надеетесь, что они вам чем-то помогут, то ждите наказания Аллаха в любой момент.

Те, кто покается и в течение 3 дней уберет спиртное, игровые автоматы и перестанет заниматься колдовством, сутенерством и проституцией, то они в безопасности. Не пытайтесь обмануть нас и делать все это исподтишка, прятаться и хитрить. Мы вас жестоко накажем.

Мы довели до вас и снимаем с себя всякую ответственность за последствия, если вы будете продолжать.

Мы обращаемся к мусульманам Дагестана помочь нам в деле Аллаха и остановить тот разврат, который сеют эти нечестивцы, прикрываясь кафирскими законами и милицией.

Мы обращаемся к людям, чтобы держались подальше от всех этих мест, где совершаются эти грехи, так как в любой момент они могут быть уничтожены вместе с их обитателями.

«Аллаху принадлежит власть над небесами, землей и тем, что на них, и Он способен на всякую вещь.» (сура «Маидат», аят 120).

Аллах свидетель, мы довели до вас.

Просьба к мусульманам Дагестана помочь нам тем, что в ваших силах. Распространяйте это обращение, призывайте нечестивцев покаяться и оставить эти грехи, а если они не слышат, то чините им любые препятствия, не покупайте в магазинах, где спиртное, сжигайте эти места и ломайте их имущество, бейте и наказывайте до тех пор, пока они не прекратят. Сделайте так, чтобы они терпели убытки и жили в страхе до тех пор, пока не оставят заниматься харамом.

Да поможет нам Аллах!

Дагестанский джамаат "Шариат"
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Победа или Рай! Аллаху Акбар!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Afghanistan Taliban Claim Big Victory in Helmand Battle with "Cowardly" U.S. Military

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.

The statement is signed in the name of a senior Afghan Taliban spokesman and refers to the group's "Conquest" campaign, a new offensive.

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Helmand battle : dozens killed, 3 US helicopters shot down amid operation al-Fath

May 11, 2010

HELMAND, May 11 - As many as 55 Americans have been killed and 37 terribly injured with their three Chinook-like helicopters shot down in clashes with Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate in Helmand's Nowzad district through much of Monday, Mujahideen officials said. According to the details, the deadly battle erupted as about hundreds of American cowardly soldiers, airdropped by some 20 helicopters into the different areas of Nowzad district, wanting to
carry out a large scale operation in the area, came under simultaneous attacks by Mujahideen from every directions that caused a daylong face-to-face fighting which started on Monday afternoon (May 10) and continued till late night hours, in which the enemy, after suffering deadliest losses and severest damages, fled the areas carrying the engines of the helicopters shot down by Mujahideen during the fighting along with them, while the wreckage of the struck helicopters including their wings and other parts of the helicopters and the mutilated parts of the bodies of the American soldiers still exist at the sites.

No Mujahids have, by the virtue of Allah's bounty and His mercy, been harmed, while Mujahideen have taken the abondoned arms and ammo.

Jahidic officials say it is the first operation which has been so much perfect and successful since the invasion of US cowardly troops in 2001, and one of the luckiest operations since the operation al-Fath ( The Victory) commenced throughout the country.

Qari Yousuf Ahmadi

Footage of Attack on Swedish Cartoonist Lars Vilks Set to Transnational Jihadi-takfiri Nasheed



A transnational jihadi-takfiri nasheed (themed song) is played over footage of the recent attack on the Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who in 2007 drew Islam's central prophet, Muhammad, as a dog. He has been criticized by many Muslims and threatened by radical ones, including the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI). I written about the use of anasheed (plural of nasheed) HERE.

The video shows a May 11 attack on Vilks during a lecture at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden. In a slide just before a member of the crowd jumps out and headbutts him, breaking his glasses according to news reports, an image of one of the Shi'i Imams can be seen. Given my interest in religious iconography and religio-political iconography, I found this tangentially interesting. The inclusion of this type of nasheed over the footage, as well as the introductory part about an imagined caliphate (unified Muslim state), is what I find most interesting about this video. I say "imagined" because groups such as Hizb ut-Tahrir and transnational militant types envision a caliphate that differs significantly from any historical caliphate. To take but one point, there was never a caliphate that included every single piece of territory where Muslims lived, "from Morocco to Indonesia," as some say. Nor were the historical Muslim states always or even usually ruled in such a pristine, religious and moral way by their temporal rulers, the caliphs.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula's "Abu 'Umar al-Baghdadi Brigade" Claims Attempted Assassination of British Ambassador in Yemen


Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP; Qaeda, Qaida) issued a statement today claiming responsibility for the attempted assassination of Timothy Torlot, Britain's ambassador to Yemen, on April 26 in an upscale area of the Yemeni capital city of Sana'a. The area where a kamikaze bomber, named in the statement as 'Uthman Nu'man al-Salawi, was near the 5-star Movenpick Hotel, which I remember from a brunch during a summer studying Arabic in Yemen three years ago. The statement notes that Britain is "America's closest ally" in its "war in Yemen" and "against Muslims" around the world.

The attack was carried out by a new "detachment/brigade" of AQAP named after the late leader of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), Abu 'Umar al-Baghdadi. The statement includes the name of the "Brigade of Abu 'Umar al-Baghdadi." He was killed in an air strike on April 18 near Tikrit, Iraq along with Abu Hamza al-Muhajir (Abu Ayyub al-Masri), the head of Al-Qa'ida in the Land of the Two Rivers/Iraq (AQI) and "minister of war" of the ISI. Background on al-Baghdadi and al-Muhajir, as well as the ISI, 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. The naming of a special unit or campaign after a "martyred" leader is not rare among transnational jihadi-takfiri groups. Several exist, including the 'Abdullah 'Azzam Brigades in the Levant and its Ziyad Jarrah Brigade in Lebanon. A campaign in Iraq was dubbed the Expedition of Abu Anas al-Shami by the organization headed by Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi in 2005, after a senior leader killed in a U.S. air strike in September 2004.

AQAP recently issued a statement of condolences for al-Baghdadi's and al-Muhajir's deaths.

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AQAP British Ambassador
AQAP

The Traitors of Ahl al-Sunna (Sunni Muslims) in Iraq: Jihadi-takfiri Al-Fajr Media Center's Second Film in a Series



The shadowy transnational jihadi-takfiri Al-Fajr (Dawn) Media Center recently released the second film in a series on Iraq, "The Traitors of Ahl al-Sunna (Sunni Muslims)" that takes aim at Sunni political and tribal leaders in that country. The first film was entitled, "The Killers: Rejectionist-Shi'is (Muslims)," which can be viewed via a previous post HERE.

Among those pictured in the second film's advertising banner are Iraqi Sunni politicians Tariq al-Hashemi (a vice-president) and Mahmoud al-Mashhadani.
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Death of a Bombmaker: Yemeni Abu Dunajah al-San'ani "Martyred" in Afghanistan

Update (May 11 @ 8:15 p.m.): An interview with the late bombmaker has been published by the relatively new jihadi-takfiri media outlet Al-Balagh, viewable via my Scribd account HERE.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
والصلاة والسلام على اشرف المرسلين

قال تعالى: ( فالذين هاجروا و أُخرجوا من ديارهم وأُوذوا في سبيلي وقاتلوا وقتلوا لأكفرنّ عنهم سيئاتهم ولأدخلنّهم جنات تجري من تحتها الأنهار ثوابا من عند الله والله عنده حسن الثّواب) وقال (ولا تحسبن الذّين قُتلوا في سبيل الله أمواتا بل أحياء عند ربّهم يُرزقون)

انا لله وانا اليه راجعون, لا حول لا قوة الا بالله, ان العين تدمع والقلب يحزن ولا نقول الا ما يرضي ربنا واننا لفراقك يا ابا حاتم لمحزونون.

نعلم اخواننا في المنتديات الاسلامية عموما وفي منتدى الفلوجة على وجه الخصوص بان الاخ ابا حاتممحمد نقاء قائد الحملي اليمني (ابو دجانة الصنعاني) قد كان له امس السبت‏، 25‏ جمادى الأولى، 1431 موعد مع قضاء ربه حيث قتل عصر ا متاثرا بجروحه البليغة وذلك اثر انفجار حشوة مشركة كان قد أعدها ليشوي بها لحوم اعداء الله الصليبيين و المرتدين. لقد كان هذا المجاهد العطيم من أحرص الناس على الاثخان في الاعداء, ولقد اشتركت معه على مدى سنوات ثلاث في الكثير من الاعمال والعمليات, فما عرفت الا رجلا شهما شجاعا, واسدا زؤورا لا يهاب الموت. تخصص رحمه الله في علم التفخيخ فاتقنه حتى صار مرجعا لكل الاخوة فيه, وله في هذا المجال ابداعات تميز بها افادت المجاهدين كثيرا, كما عمل على نشر هذا الفن وتعليمه بقية المجاهدين, ولقد ترك بعده والحمد لله عددا من الطلبة النابغين.

كان رحمه الله يعد نفسه للشهادة, حيث كان ينوي تنفيذ عملية استشهادية على الصليبيين في كابل, وكان حريصا على ان يعد المتفجرات بنفسه. وقد رايته يعمل ليل نهار على اعدادها بعناية فائقة , ولكن قدر الله قد عجل له ما كان يتمنى فلقي الشهادة التي كان خريصا عليها نحسبه والله حسيبه ولا نزكزي على الله أحدا.

فالى جنات الخلد يا ابا حاتم واننا على العهد لماضون حتى ننجز ما كنت تتمنى وترفرف رايات الحق في ظل دولة الخلافة او نذوق ما ذاق حمزة بن عبد المطلب لنلحق بالشهداء والصديقين. وآخر دعوانا ان الحمد لله رب العالمين.

كتبه الفقير الى رحمة ربه خادم المجاهدين : القيرواني
امارة افغانستان الاسلامية
الأحد، 26 جمادى الأولى، 1431 الموافق 09 أيار، 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

"Islamic Emirate of India" Calls for Convicted Mumbai Gunman M. Ajmal Amir Kasab to be "Rescued" from Captivity


*Statement from the purported "Islamic Emirate (principality) of al-Hind (India)" calling for recently-convicted Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, 22, to be "rescued." He was sentenced to death for his role in the multiple murders perpetrated in late November 2008 in Mumbai. Kasab is a member of the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e Taiba (Army of the Righteous).
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Obligation of freeing the Mujahid from enemies:

First of all, we need to understand that saving a Muslim Mujahid-prisoner is an obligation upon the Ummah.

Allaah's Messenger said: "Free the prisoner, feed the hungry, and visit the sick." [Sahih al Bukhari #3046]

Imam Malik says: Muslims need to free the prisoners even if that would cost them all their wealth.

Al Nawawi considers that the ruling on freeing the POW is similar to the ruling on the enemy invading a Muslim land. In fact he considers freeing the POW to be more of a priority because the sanctity of the Muslim soul is greater than that of the Muslim land.

Rulings on the captured Mujahid:

  • If a Muslim prisoner is able to escape then it is mandatory on him to do so. If he can escape and capture with him any enemy, take any of their property, or kill among them then he should.
  • If the prisoner is released with conditions that he agrees to then he must fulfill those conditions in order not to end up harming other Muslim prisoners or causing the enemy to think that the Muslims are untrustworthy.
  • The Muslim prisoner is not allowed to marry a Christian or a Jew in the land of disbelief because the children in this case might follow their mother’s religion. And he is not allowed to marry a Muslim because they could force them and their children to apostate or they could be enslaved. The Muslim prisoner should be patient until they return to Muslim land.
A brief look at India and Mujahid Kasab:

Mujahid Ajmal Kasab was captured by the worst Mushriks in human history while he was on the battlefield. They captured him and have decided to kill him very soon because he "waged war against Indian government". The "Indian government" has been at war with Muslims since the day it was born. It massacred between 100,000 - 200,000 Muslims after invading the Muslim state of the Deccan "Nizams". It has systematically tried to convert Muslims into Hindus (who are the worst Mushriks on the planet ever - as far as we know). The Hindus have destroyed the Babri Masjid and not a single finger was raised by the "Indian government" - because all of it took place under its auspices. Then in 2002, the accursed Hindus went about openly massacring thousands of Muslims and raping thousands of Muslimaat under full protection of the government.

According to senior Indian Journalist Khushwant Singh, in all the communal violence that took place in India since "Independence", over 75 percent of the casualties - in terms of lives and property destroyed - were Muslims.

The worshipers of cows and monkeys have fought the Muslims several times, split it into two and aided the enemies of the Mujahideen in Afghanistan. They have helped the Soviet Union and the Northern Alliance against the Mujahideen. They have openly declared themselves to be the allies of America in their war against "terror" (read: "Islam")

Apart from all this, the "crowning achievement" of the worshipers of private parts is the occupation of Kashmir and oppression of its people. The people of Kashmir have been subjected to untold miseries by the Indian army. From 1989 alone, the around 100,000 have been killed and about 10,000 women gang-raped by the worshipers of rats, monkeys and cows.

Mujahid Kasab was a hero who fought against the worst Mushriks on earth we know. He stood firm against the Kuffar and struck terror into their hearts as Allah has commanded:

Let not the unbelievers think that they can get the better (of the godly): they will never frustrate (them). Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly. (8:59-60)


Rescuing Mujahid Kasab:

But it was Allah's Qadr that he would be captured by the enemy. As we have already seen, it is an obligation upon the Muslims to try their utmost rescue the Mujahid who is captured by the Kuffar.

By the permission of Allah, this can be easy. We have seen the Hindu dogs free our prisoners before. The prime example being the operation to rescue Mawlana Mas'ood Azhar. Inshallah, something like this or something similar can be used again to rescue Mujahid Kasab.

I call all Muslims in general, and the leaders of Jihad in particular to try their best to rescue their brother from being killed by the worst Mushrikeen ever.

ﻭالحمد لله
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Islamic Emirate of Al-Hind

The promised victorious companions of `Eesa and Mahdi