Monday, January 31, 2011

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Statement Praises Demonstrators' Steadfastness, Calls for Vigilence against Plotters





The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (al-Ikhwan al-Muslimoun) has issued a statement today, "Statement from the Muslim Brotherhood concerning the Egyptian People's Continuation of the Blessed Uprising's (Intifada) until January 31, 2011," the country's people for continuing to demonstrate for their rights. It warns against being fooled by false offers that are designed only to bring an end to the demonstrations so the regime of the autocratic president, Hosni Mubarak, can be re-entrenched. What is needed, the statement says, is a radical change in the existing Egyptian political system. The "young men and women" who have participated in the demonstrations are singled out for praise. The statement prays that God protects the Egyptian people against those who are attempting to fool them (the Mubarak regime) and calls for the people's steadfastness and patience.

The Ikhwan issued a statement, signed by its supreme guide Muhammad al-Badi'a, on January 29th calling for a complete change in the Egyptian political system.

It issued a statement supporting the popular demonstrations on January 25th.
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بيان من الإخوان المسلمين بشأن الانتفاضة المباركة المستمرة للشعب المصري حتى يوم الإثنين 31/1/2011م

إن الإخوان المسلمين- وهم في وسط الحركة الشعبية المباركة التي هبَّ الشعب المصري بها للتغيير السلمي للنظام- يعلنون رفضهم التام لتشكيل الحكومة الجديدة التي تعد التفافًا على إرادة الشعب، ويدعون الشعب إلى الاستمرار في فعالياته، وأن يتحرك في مسيرات حاشدة في جميع أنحاء القطر المصري، حتى يترك هذا النظام كله السلطة برئيسه وحزبه ووزرائه وبرلمانه، ويهيبون بالشعب العظيم أن يتحلى بالصبر والمصابرة. وإذا كان النظام لا يزال مصرًّا على عناده ومحاولاته الالتفاف على هذه الانتفاضة المباركة من أجل إجهاضها؛ فلا بد من اليقظة والحذر، وعدم الانخداع بهذه العروض الماكرة، ولا بد أن ندرك جميعًا أننا بهذه العزيمة القوية بإذن الله التي لا يتطرق إليها ضعف ولا وهن وعدم الانصراف حتى تحقيق التغيير الجذري للنظام بكل أركانه وأشخاصه وسياساته؛ هو السبيل الوحيد للوصول إلى كل هذه الأهداف. ويؤكد الإخوان المسلمون على جميع القوى السياسية والوطنية والشباب العظيم والشابَّات العظيمات الذين فجروا هذه الانتفاضة أن يتمسكوا بالوحدة والتناصر والالتحام وتقديم المطالب الشعبية العليا على المطالب والشعارات الخاصة.

كما يقدِّر الإخوان الموقف الجليل للجيش المصري العظيم الذي وقف مع شعبه، باعتباره جزءًا منه ومن بين أبنائه ليحقق له الأمن، ويحافظ على المرافق الحيوية ومؤسسات الدولة والممتلكات العامة والخاصة، وإننا على ثقة أنه سيظل منحازًا إلى الشعب الذي يضفي الشرعية على أي شخص أو برلمان أو وزارة، وأنه لن يستجيب إلى محاولات النظام استخدامه ضد أهله وإخوانه وشعبه، ونحن نثق كل الثقة في رجاله، وأنه لن يكون إلا نصيرًا لشعبه. وقى الله مصر مكر الماكرين وكيد الكائدين، ونصر الله شعبها الصابر العظيم في تحقيق أهدافه.. وسيعلم الذين ظلموا أي منقلب ينقلبون.

الإخوان المسلمون القاهرة 27 من صفر 1432هـ الموافق 31 من يناير 2011م.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

My New Piece at Foreign Policy Magazine's AFPAK Channel on Death of Al-Qa'ida Central's German Spokesman Bekkay Harrach

I have a new article at Foreign Policy magazine's AFPAK Channel, "Al-Qaeda Loses a Key Media Presence," about the confirmed death of Al-Qa'ida Central's (AQC) German spokesman, Bekkay Harrach (بكاي حراش ). The young German of Moroccan descent was reportedly killed leading an attack by members of AQC and two of its key regional allies, Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan (TTP; Taliban Movement of Pakistan) and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), against the United States military base in Bagram, Afghanistan last year. Rumors of his death surfaced last autumn but were never confirmed by the U.S., NATO, or AQC.

"Bekkay Harrach, the German spokesman for Al Qaeda Central (AQC), was confirmed dead in an attack on the U.S. air base at Bagram in a statement released last week by the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU). The German-Moroccan was usually referred to by the jihadi nom de guerre Abu Talha al-Almani (The German). Rumors of his death surfaced last autumn but were never confirmed by either NATO or AQC.

Born to a Moroccan family that immigrated to Germany when he was a child, Harrach starred in several German-language AQC propaganda films and audio tapes. Harrach is believed to have traveled to Afghanistan or Pakistan in 2007 where he eventually joined AQC, and it is suspected (but has not been confirmed) that his travel was facilitated by recruitment networks active in Germany. A relatively large number of Germans, including many of Turkish descent, have traveled to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border regions, and joined in significant numbers two militant Uzbek groups operating in the region, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and an offshoot, the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU)."

Read the rest at AFPAK CHANNEL...
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My previous AFPAK Channel article, "Al-Qaeda's Media Plays Follow the Leader," was published on October 25, 2010 HERE.

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Statement Praises Demonstrators & Army, Calls for Repeal of State of Emergency, & for Formation of Transitional Government

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (al-Ikhwan al-Muslimoun) has issued a statement today signed by its supreme guide, Muhammad al-Badi'a, praising demonstrators for their courage and the Egyptian army for defending the people and the country's institutions and heritage. The statement appeals to Egyptian youth to continue defending the country's heritage, like the Egyptian Museum, and private property. Condolences to the families of the "martyrs" killed in clashes with Egyptian security forces were also issued.

On the political end, the statement calls for:

*The abolition of the state of emergency, which President Hosni Mubarak's government has had in place since coming to power in 1981.

*New national elections that are really democratic and regulated by the law

*Immediate release of all political prisoners

*Formation of a transitional national government by consensus

*Establishment of a fact-finding commission to investigate the use of violence by government security forces against demonstrators

*Maintenance of a peaceful uprising for freedom and democracy

Several days ago the Ikhwan released a statement supporting popular demonstrations that began on January 25.

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بيان من الإخوان المسلمين بشأن الانتفاضة المباركة للشعب المصري "29 يناير 2011م

إن الإخوان المسلمين "وهم جزء أصيل من الشعب المصري الكريم" يتقدمون بخالص التحية والتقدير لشباب مصر وشعبها الحر في طول البلاد وعرضها على انتفاضهتم السلمية المباركة، وعلى الدور الوطني والأداء المشرف في حماية المؤسسات والممتلكات العامة والخاصة.


ويؤكد الإخوان المسلمون الدعوةَ إلى الاستمرار في ذلك، ويتقدمون مع جموع الشعب بالتحية إلى جيش مصر صاحب التاريخ الوطني المُشرِّف الذي يمتلك بالتأكيد رؤيةً إستراتيجيةً للحفاظ على أمن مصر وحماية مكتسبات الشعب وتحقيق مطالبه العادلة.

ويؤكد الإخوان المسلمون أن ما حدث هو ثورة تلقائية سلمية وطنية ترفض الظلم وتطالب بالحرية والإصلاح الشامل، وأن الذين يقومون بتخريب المحال والاعتداء على الممتلكات العامة والخاصة هم شركاء الجهاز الأمني من البلطجية الذين سبق أن استعان بهم الأمن في قمع الشعب وتزوير إردته في الانتخابات.


ويؤكد الإخوان المسلمون أن الشاب الوطني الحر هم الذين تصدوا بأجسادهم لحماية المؤسسات والممتلكات من هذا العدوان الهمجي في ظلِّ غيابٍ كاملٍ لأجهزة الأمن، التي تفرَّغت للبطش بهم، بل وقتلهم، ونسيت مهمتها الأساسية.


ويناشدون شباب الأمةَ الاستمرار في حماية مؤسسات الدولة والممتلكات العامة والخاصة مهما كانت التضحيات.


والإخوان المسلمون إذْ يتقدمون بخالص العزاء لأسر الشهداء، ويدعون الله أن يتقبَّلهم في الشهداء، ويمنُّ بالشفاء العاجل على المصابين؛ فإنهم يعلنون أنهم مع هذا الشعب الكريم حتى تتحقق مطالب الشعب الأساسية التي اتفقت عليها جموع الشعب وسائر القوى الوطنية والشعبية، وعلى رأسها:


1- إلغاء حالة الطوارئ فورًا ودون إبطاء.


2- حل مجلسي الشعب والشورى المزورَينِ، والدعوة إلى انتخابات جديدة تحت إشراف قضائي كامل.


3- الإفراج الفوري عن جميع المعتقلين والمسجونين السياسيين.

4- الإعلان عن تشكيل حكومة وطنية انتقالية من غير الحزب الوطني تتولى إجراء الانتخابات النزيهة ونقل السلطة بشكلٍ سلمي.


5- تشكيل لجنة وطنية للتحقيق وتقصي الحقائق في وقائع استخدام العنف والقتل غير المبرر ضد المتظاهرين، والذي تسبب في عشرات القتلى ومئات الجرحى وآلاف المعتقلين.


ونحن مصرون على الاستمرار في هذه الانتفاضة السلمية حتى تتحقق مطالب الشعب العادلة كاملةً غير منقوصة قبل أن يحصل ما لا نتمناه لوطننا الحبيب، وقد آن لليل أن ينجلي، وللقيد أن ينكسر.. والله نسأل أن يحفظ مصرنا وشعبها من كل مكروهٍ وسوء.

التوقيع
أ د. محمد بديع
المرشد العام للإخوان المسلمين
القاهرة: 25 من صفر 1432هـ الموافق 29 من يناير 20011م

Friday, January 28, 2011

Afghanistan Taliban: The Afghan Jihad is Reason for World's Salvation

Below is a statement from the Afghanistan Taliban. It is run without edits.
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The Afghan Jihad Is The Reason For
The World's Salvation And Especially The Islamic World

Safar 23, 1432 A.H, Friday, January 28, 2011

By Fida’i


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

Allah Almighty creates a reason for everything, whether for the existence or continuation of something or for its non-existence or disappearance. The Almighty is He who causes effects. When He wants to bring something into existence or remove it, He appoints a cause or causes for that. Two decades ago, the world witnessed, with the permission of Allah SwT; the world, and most especially the Islamic peoples, the salvation of the world from the great evil; the evil of the Soviets, who wanted to spread their control over the earth. To achieve this goal they attacked a country which had been crowned more than once with the medal of heroism in breaking tyrants, conquering the haughty and expelling evil transgressors. Their doom was sealed when they chose to attack this country.

To wit, they destroyed themselves! Yes, this great event confused the entire world which did not expect this occurrence, because this country did not have to its credit great discoveries, inventions and technologies. Yet, Allah SwT willed to make the sacrifices of thisproud and zealous people the cause for the liberation of dozens of countries occupied by that tyrant. Additionally, it became a cause for removing their occupation of other Muslim lands, especially those countries neighboring Afghanistan. More important than all of this is that America – which has committed the same crime as the Soviets against this proud and zealous people – was itself saved by virtue of the Jihad of the Afghans – from those misfortunes which were expected to befall it – as if Allah SwT desired for those misfortunes to later befall it at the hands of the Afghans themselves and they therefore decided to stand by the side of Afghan Muslims, not because they loved the Afghans and the Muslims or because they wished them well. Rather, they sought after their own self-interest. It was therefore reasonable for the world to thank the Afghans.

Yet, unfortunately, they were ungrateful for the favor with an ingratitude that never occurs to anyone’s mind! After the defeat of the Russians, who left dragging their tails in shame and failure, some of those countries, which Allah had fated to continue to exist by virtue of the Jihad of the Afghans, toyed with the accomplishments of that great people. Indeed, they had a main role in creating problems and afflictions never before witnessed in the history of the country.

Today, the same tragedy is being replayed, but at the hands of another tyrant. Shaytan has enticed this (tyrant) into attacking that people who were the reason he still existed on the face of the earth, forgetting that favor that deserved thanks and a good turn; and not ingratitude and ungraciousness. Indeed, Allah SwT has here ordained the same fate He ordained for the Soviet attack on Afghanistan, which is the salvation of the world and especially the Islamic world from the grip of a tyrannical transgressor.

America wanted, as did its contemporary Soviet Union, to extend its control effectively over the entire world, and re-make it in its own image. Its wealth and its power seduced it into dreaming this dream but achieving this disgraceful dream was completely unreasonable – it is a morass from which it will be happy to escape half alive!
Thus, we see today that America has retreated from all its goals - and more - for the sake of which it plunged into the unjust war, the certitude of which was a matter on which no two disagreed! Neither has it been able to take hold of the matter they thought they had a grip on from one day to the next, nor to obtain a guarantee for the security of its people! Rather their terror increases day after day and now it (America) wants to retain its self-respect and nothing more – and this is its great victory, but will it be able to do even that? They are like one who has attacked a person unjustly. When that person grabs them and shakes them, they say to him: “leave me alone and I will leave you alone!”

It is impossible for it now to be seduced by its dream of arrogance, aggrandizement and tyranny, or to spread its influence in the lands of others, or extend its control there. Rather its most pressing concern is to preserve what its forefathers gained!

Because of this the entire world and especially the Islamic world is indebted to the Afghan Jihad. Because of this Jihad, the snake has become preoccupied with itself rather than thinking about swallowing them. When Afghanistan has become a thorn in its throat it cannot advance and cannot return back!

The world has been saved from American aggression and barbarism in all fields: political, economic and security. America had wanted to spread its influence in Eurasia, half of which includes the Islamic countries, then extend their political and economic control over them, and take their affairs firmly in hand. If they were able to do that, then no one on the other continents could stand and face them. But Allah desired other than what America desired. If they had been able – Allah forbid – to realize their initial goals then subsequently it would have been very easy to swallow and digest the Islamic world. This was a turn of events for which it waited impatiently and for which sake it spared no expense. But through the grace of Allah first and then through the sacrifices of that proud and zealous people, it was not able to realize its dream. Rather, the entire Islamic Ummah was saved from those plots which those iniquitous hands wove in the world of fantasy.

Among the most prominent gains made by the Afghan Jihad for the Islamic Ummah which can be indicated here is the protection of the Holy Quran from fire and abuse, four months ago at the hands of a lunatic American: that vile minister who intended to burn a copy of the Glorious Quran in revenge for the events of September 11. Yes, what happened there with that idiotic man was not personal or unique to him, rather it was the voice of many of them and evidence was that they did not refrain from committing that crime out of respect for the sacred things of others or for human dignity! Rather, it was to preserve their bravado and prestige by protecting the lives of their soldiers deployed on the field of battle and to be precise; to avoid receiving the combat strikes of the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate! Which they were certain to receive if they did not take that crazy man into their foolish hands! The commander in chief of the NATO Alliance, David Petraeus and others warned of the consequences of that action and stated that it would cause calamities for their soldiers present in Afghanistan. The lunatic minister therefore had to reconsider his plan and back down. He in his turn was more concerned with the defeat of his co-religionists and kinsmen, than in venting his anger against Muslims by burning the Noble Quran as if he considered – if the expression is apt – that the cost of this heinous act would outweigh its benefit. Here we must draw attention to certain points:

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There are no doubt in the Islamic Ummah has many ideological, political and religious parties; and there are undoubtedly in Islamic countries (many) regimes that rule them – and there are more than 50 governments! But neither America or NATO or its commander in chief were troubled and they did not say that (these) regimes and rulers of Islamic countries or their varied and diverse parties and movements would cause problems for America or weaken it if that great crime were committed! For one reason: they had cast Jihad behind their backs!

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Then why do the Americans fear the Mujahideen? What that commander stated means that those different parties and diverse movements in their great number and those governments armed to the teeth with even nuclear weapons(!) did not and will not be considered to constitute a threat to them! There is therefore no need to warn against them! As if they understood well that the Mujahideen were those who would avenge their sacred things. This is a matter that truly conforms to reality and fact. This is the reason behind infidel attacks launched against Jihad and its people over the course of time in all corners of the earth and in all rounds they struggle, and especially in this modern era. They are convinced that Jihad is the apex of the pinnacle of Islam, as was said by that leader of the Mujahideen, Muhammad ibn Abdullah (SAW). Meaning Islam is protected by Jihad only! The enemy is therefore terrified of Jihad and the Mujahideen, and tries with all the capabilities he possesses to mar the image of Jihad and the Mujahideen one way or another.

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The commander’s statement that the burning of the Noble Quran would cause problems for his soldiers in Afghanistan only(!) - although Jihad continues through the grace of Allah SwT in other countries as well – indicates that the occupiers have learned through living in the hills and rugged mountains of Afghanistan over the past nine years; the message that the soldiers of the Islamic Emirate are at the forefront of the legacy of Islam, they are its most honorable and worthy men in the modern age. They are therefore careful of them, and try to deceive them with great deceptions and lay traps for them by other methods. Even though the Emirate does not posses the means and weapons of terror and fright, and weapons that would penetrate to the hearts of the enemy, Allah has placed terror in their hearts; terror because the Mujahideen follow in the steps of the Sayyid al-Mursaleen, (SAW) who said, as narrated by Bukhari in his Sahih:

“I had been given five things which were not given to anyone else before me. Allah made me victorious through awe for the distance of one month’s journey...”.

Today the world witnesses with its own eyes the truth of this Hadith as a palpable reality. America with all the armies and technology in its possession is frightened of a small group that cannot be compare with it in terms of means and equipment in any field or situation!

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The thinking of the occupiers has changed towards the Emirate. They used to assume that officials and leadership of the Emirate took matters simply and naively, and they were merely seekers of religious knowledge, knowing nothing or very little of the politics of the world. It was therefore easy to dupe or play with them! But now, after tasting the bitterness of the war into which they plunged unjustly and aggressively, and after adopting a policy of shock and awe more than once, they understand that those of whom they thought so little are men! These men have stood in their face as an impassable barrier when those who thought they were brave and heroic surrendered. They were singing the praises of our Lord when all tongues were praising America.

In sum, the entire world, but especially the Islamic world and the countries neighboring Afghanistan, must thank Afghanistan for this great and historic accomplishment in helping them strike an enemy which was harming them more than it was harming the Islamic Emirate, and for extending to them aid in establishing an Islamic regime. Because establishing a strong Islamic regime in Afghanistan is to the interest of all. If Afghanistan is the bridge joining the world’s economy to Central Asia, and is indisputably the heart of Asia, then the well-being of the body (depends upon) the well-being of the heart. While the heart is sound, the body enjoys rest and ease. When the heart is fretful and disturbed, then undoubtedly the rest of the parts of the body does not enjoy tranquility and ease.
To conclude, it is worth pointing out that the peoples of the Islamic Ummah played an important role in the past Jihad of the Afghans, and that is still the case today. For this they must undoubtedly be thanked.

Translated From The Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan: Al-Somood Magazine Issue #56

The Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan

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Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb: "To Our People in Tunisia: The Tyrant has Fled but the Infidel, Tyrannical System Remains"

Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has issued a statement about ongoing events in Tunisia entitled, "To Our People in Tunisia: The Tyrant has Fled but the Infidel and Tyrannical System Remains." The group, based in Algeria with a growing branch (or branches) in the northwestern Sahel (Mali, Niger, Mauritania), congratulates the "Tunisian heroes" who have overthrown the country's former authoritarian president, Zayn al-'Abidin bin 'Ali (Zine El-Abidine Ben 'Ali) but warns them to be vigilant. The statement notes that the old system remains and that the United States, France, and other "Crusader" powers remain dedicated to propping up tyrants in the Arab and Muslim worlds. AQIM urges the Tunisian people to complete the overthrow of the old regime and dedicate themselves to an "Islamic system."
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إلى أهلنا في تونس:هرب الطّاغية و منظومة الكفر و الطغيان باقية

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

تنظيم القاعدة ببلاد المغرب الاسلامي

إلى أهلنا في تونس:هرب الطّاغية و منظومة الكفر و الطغيان باقية
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الحمد لله الذي أزال بعدله حكم الطغاة وقصم بقُوّته ظهر العتاة والصّلاة والسّلام على الرحمة المهداة نبينا محمد وآله وصحبه،أمّا بعد:

قال الله تعالى:﴿ لِلَّهِ الْأَمْرُ مِنْ قَبْلُ وَمِنْ بَعْدُ وَيَوْمَئِذٍ يَفْرَحُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَبِنَصْرِ اللَّهِ يَنْصُرُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ﴾ (الروم:4-5) . حيّاكم الله يا أهل تونس رجالا ونساء، شيوخا وشبابا.

حيّى الله أبطال سيدي بوزيد و تالة والقصرين ،حيّى الله شجعان صفاقص و القيروان وبنزرت.

جزى الله خيرا أبناء قفصة ونابل ودوز، وكل حاضرة من حواضر تونس وبادية من بواديها, لله دركم من رجال ،شرّفتم أمّتكم قاطبة ،ورفعتم رؤوسها عاليا, وشفيتم شيئا مما في صدورها , وأعدتم الأمل إلى النفوس اليائسة ،فشكر الله جهدكم وجهادكم, وبارك الله فيكم .

لم تكن ثورتكم انتفاضة عادية، بل كانت زلزالا مدمرا أصاب عرش الطاغية ابن علي فانهدّت أركانه وتداعت جدرانه ﴿ فَخَرَّ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّقْفُ مِنْ فَوْقِهِمْ وَأَتَاهُمُ الْعَذَابُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لا يَشْعُرُونَ﴾، فشمّر المجرم هاربا لا يلوي على شيء في مشهد مشين مهين، مثير للسخرية، وارتجّت لهذه الزلزلة عواصم الكفر شرقا وغربا، فأُعلنت حالة الطوارئ القصوى، ووصل صداها إلى كل العواصم العربية ففزع لها حُكّامها وامتلأت أفئدتهم رعبا .
لقد كان ذلك اليوم عيدا بحق من أسعد وأحلى أعياد المسلمين،فهنيئا لكم، ولنا، ولسائر المسلمين بهذا العيد ،وبهذا النصر الذي بعُد العهد بمثله ،فالحمد لله ,ثم الحمد لله ﴿ وَمَا النَّصْرُ إِلَّا مِنْ عِنْدِ اللَّهِ ﴾(آل عمران: من الآية126).

وإذا كان من حق الأمة أن تفرح بهذا النصر الجزئي، فإنه من واجبها أيضا أن لا تغفل عمّا يُراد بها، و أن تبقى حذرة متيقظة لأن كل المكاسب التي حققتها في هذه الثورة الشعبية بفضل الله أولا، ثم بفضل تضحيات أبنائها هي الآن و مستقبلا معرضة للسطو والسرقة و الالتفاف .

وفيما يخصنا نحن في تنظيم القاعدة ببلاد المغرب الإسلامي ،فإن هذه الأحداث تستدعي منا الملاحظات التالية:

الملاحظة الأولى : لا ينبغي لإخواننا في تونس أن يظنوا أنهم كسبوا المعركة مع الكفر و الطغيان فالمعركة طويلة و لا زالت في بدايتها,والذي كسبوه إنما هو جولة أولى وستليها جولات.

صحيح أن الظالم المرتد الفاسد هرب ، ولكن منظومة العمالة و الردّة والظلم والفساد و الاستبداد باقية في البلاد ،فهي موجودة في دستورها وقوانينها ومؤسساتها ,و موجودة في هذه الوجوه الكالحة من رموز العهد البائد وأعمدته ، فما لم يتنحّ الدين المُبدّل ويحل محلّه الدّين المُنزّل ،وما لم تعد العقيدة المغيبة ,وترجع الشريعة المعطلة ،وتسترد الكرامة المهدورة والحقوق المغصوبة ,فالواجب على المسلمين في تونس أن يبقوا على أهبتهم وأن لا يضعوا أسلحتهم.

الملاحظة الثانية :أن أمريكا و فرنسا و معهم الغرب الكافر لم و لن يقبلوا بأي تغيير حقيقي لا يخدم مصالحهم في تونس، و هم الآن عاكفون يخططون لإيجاد العميل البديل الذي يرضون عنه ، و سيسعون بكل ما أوتوا من قوة و مكر و دهاء لإجهاض هذه الثورة الشعبية و الالتفاف و التحايل عليها.

فلا ينبغي لإخواننا المسلمين في تونس أن يغفلوا عن هذه الحقيقة ،فهؤلاء الصليبيون هم أصل البلاء و رأسه لأنهم هم منّ نصَّب هؤلاء الطغاة في بلادنا،فأمّ الخبائث فرنسا هي من دعّمت الطاغية بن علي حتى آخر لحظة ،و ساندته إلى أقصى حدّ حتى بلغ الأمر أن عرضت عليه خبرتها في مجال القمع .

و فرنسا الصليبية هي التي أيدّت الحكم الطاغوتي للجنرالات المجرمين في الجزائر و هي التي دعمتهم و ساندتهم في ذبح المسلمين و قهرهم حتى يومنا هذا.

و عليه فلسنا نشك لحظة واحدة في أن أمريكا و فرنسا ستلعبان نفس الدور القذر في تونس مستقبلا ما لم تردعهما ضربات المجاهدين و صولات أبناء يوسف بن تاشفين.

الملاحظة الثالثة : ابن علي حكم تونس فملأها جورا ،وأذاق أهلها لباس الجوع والخوف ،وفتح أبواب الخروج من الإسلام وأغلق أبواب الدخول فيه حتى كاد المسلمون أن يصيروا ذمة للنصارى الذين غزوا البلاد تحت غطاء السياحة فأمهله الله سبحانه وأملى له و استدرجه فصدق فيه قوله تبارك و تعالى ﴿سَنَسْتَدْرِجُهُمْ مِنْ حَيْثُ لا يَعْلَمُونَوَأُمْلِي لَهُمْ إِنَّ كَيْدِي مَتِينٌ﴾(الأعراف:182-183).

وكل طاغية من طواغيت المسلمين علا في الأرض كعلو ابن علي، وخرج عن منهج الله كخروجه ،لا بد أن يلقى نفس الجزاء ،الذي هو الخزي والهوان وزوال السلطان.

فعلى كل مجرم من هؤلاء المجرمين أن يفكر من الآن في الوجهة التي سيفر إليها،ولكن إلى أين ؟..

ما لِلعِدى جُنَّةٌ أَوقى مِنَ الهَرَبِ أَينَ المَفَرُّ وَخَيلُ اللَّهِ في الطَّلَبِ
الملاحظة الرابعة: لا أحد يجهل عداوة ابن علي للإسلاميين وقسوته عليهم واضطهاده لهم ؛و كل الناس سمعوا بحربه على الدين :أركانه وشعائره ومقدساته وزيه ومظهره .

وآخر كيد, كاده للإسلام أن منع المسلمين من أداء فريضة الحج ومناسك العمرة متعلقا بأعذار واهية ،فلما افتضح أمره وبان ظلمه وجرمه للعالم، و تبرأ الكفار منه وخذلوه و أسلموه ولم يشفع له ذلك الولاء المطلق الذي أعطاه إياهم ، ولا تلك السنوات الطويلة التي قضاها في خدمتهم ؛آواه في جزيرة رسول الله صلّى الله عليه وسلم من يزعم أنه خادم الحرمين الشريفين وقد كذب ورب الكعبة ،فما هو بخادم لهما ،بل هو مخادع لله ولرسوله ولا يعرف للحرمين حرمة ،ولو كان في قلبه ذرة من الغيرة على دين الله وعلى الحرمين الشريفين ما رضي أن يستضيف على تلك الأرض الطاهرة مجرما أنفت كل دول الكفر أن تستضيفه.

فالويل الويل لمن آوى محدثا... والويل كل الويل لمن خذل المظلوم وكفل الظلوم.
الملاحظة الخامسة: كل الأجهزة الأمنية في الأنظمة العربية خاصة هي أجهزة قمعية وظيفتها حماية الحاكم من رعيته ولذلك لا تتردد في اقتراف أبشع الجرائم أو ارتكاب أشنع المجازر لقمع أي ثورة أو انتفاضة شعبية.

فاليوم في تونس لو يطرح هذا السؤال من يقتل من ؟ فإن الجواب عنه سوف لن يختلف فيه اثنان أو ينتطح فيه عنزان ،لكن البعض في الجزائر لا يحب سماع هذا السؤال ولا يزال يكابر ويعاند ويجادل عن أجهزة إجرامية كانت ولا زالت أشد فتكا وبطشا من الأجهزة التونسية, وجرائمها فاقت جرائم المنظمة السرية الفرنسية.

الملاحظة الأخيرة :رغم أنه من المبكر جدا الحديث عن نجاح الشعب التونسي في إزالة منظومة الطغيان و الكفر ،و رغم أن هروب بن علي لا يعني بالضرورة أن من سيخلفه سيكون أفضل منه إلا أنّ هذه التجربة تصلح أن تكون خطوة تحتذي بها الشعوب الإسلامية فكلها تعيش في شقاء وعناء ونكد تسببت فيه أنظمة مرتدة مستبدة.
وفي هذه التجربة التونسية دليل أيضا على أن هذه الأنظمة لا تزول بالعمل السياسي ولو دام قرونا عديدة .

فيا إخواننا المسلمين في تونس :

ذهب الطاغية و لا زالت منظومة الطغيان و الكفر،و كسبتم معركة و لم تكسبوا الحرب بعد.

و هاهم اليهود و الصليبيون و المرتدون متربصون بكم "وَلَنْ تَرْضَى عَنْكَ الْيَهُودُ وَلا النَّصَارَى حَتَّى تَتَّبِعَ مِلَّتَهُمْ ".

واصلوا معركتكم لإسقاط النظام الطاغوتي ،و الحذر الحذر ...و الاستعداد الاستعداد...و "لا يلدغ المؤمن من جحر مرتين".

عليكم باغتنام الفرصة التاريخية لنشر منهج التوحيد و الجهاد بين الناس ،و أعدوا و استعدوا فالأيام حبلى و الحرب الصليبية على الإسلام و المسلمين لازالت على أشدها، و إخوانكم المجاهدون مستبشرون خيرا بتونس و أهلها و إننا لنأمل إن شاء الله أن يكون لكم دور مهم قادم في نصرة الإسلام و أهله و دعم الجهاد و المشاركة في مقارعة أهل الشرك و الإلحاد ﴿ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُونُوا أَنْصَارَ اللَّهِ كَمَا قَالَ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ لِلْحَوَارِيِّينَ مَنْ أَنْصَارِي إِلَى اللَّهِ قَالَ الْحَوَارِيُّونَ نَحْنُ أَنْصَارُ اللَّهِ فَآمَنَتْ طَائِفَةٌ مِنْ بَنِي إِسْرائيلَ وَكَفَرَتْ طَائِفَةٌ فَأَيَّدْنَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا عَلَى عَدُوِّهِمْ فَأَصْبَحُوا ظَاهِرِينَ﴾.

تَنْظِيمُ القَاعِدَةِ بِبِلاَدِ المَغْرِبِ الإِسْلاَمِيِّ


مؤسّسة الأندلس للإنتاج الإعلامي

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‏الأربعاء‏، 21‏/صفر‏/1432هـ الموافق ل:‏26‏/01‏/11م


المصدر : مركز الفجر للإعلام
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A copy of the statement may be downloaded from these NON-militant URLs:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/6tfpzn

http://www.sendspace.com/file/qg4om1

http://www.sendspace.com/file/8hh09s


Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Fifth Guest Piece on Prof. Juan Cole's Informed Comment Blog: "Hezbollah's Double Standards: Iran, Tunisia, & Popular Protest"

I'm excited to write that today I have a fifth guest piece on Informed Comment, the widely-read blog of Prof. Juan Cole of the University of Michigan's Department of History, who is a noted expert on the modern Middle East and South Asia, with a specialty in Shi'i Islam. The essay is entitled: "Hezbollah's Double Standards: Iran, Tunisia, & Popular Protest." My main point is that Hizbullah (Hezbollah, Hizballah), like all other actors, is usually motivated by self-interest.
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My first guest piece, "The Islamic State of Iraq’s Positions on Iraqi National Elections: The Continuing Decline of a Self-styled Jihadi State," can be read HERE.

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

My third guest piece, "From 'Martyrdom' Videos to Jihadi Journalism in Somalia," can be read HERE.

My fourth guest piece, "HAMAS' Rhetoric as Spoiler," can be read HERE.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Afghanistan Taliban Statement: "Afghan Women & the American Literacy Program"

Below is a statement from the Afghanistan Taliban. It is run without edits.
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The Afghan Women and the American Literacy Program

January 26, 2011

Trent Hickman, a senior American Marines commander in Afghanistan, has said that they want to launch a program which is hoped to easily inculcate the notion of progress and development into the minds of the Afghan women and familiarize them with the American initiatives and values. He said, to achieve this goal, they would use some media outlets, particularly, the New World which will broadcast the program for 30 minutes every day. Every Afghan woman with a pen and a notebook will learn Pashto alphabets while staying at home. Thus, they will become literate.

Talking at an American military base in the centre of Helmand province, the American commander expressed his concern over the lack of measures in the past decade to improve condition of the Afghan women and to raise their literacy level. According to the American commander, they will make this possible now as the American Marines have already distributed thousands of China-make radio sets in Afghan villages and localities. Now the Afghan women are able to tune in to the New World and get literacy education.

As far as the notion of the American Marine commander is concerned, we do not think, the Americans will ever be able to strip the Afghan honorable and religiously-committed environ of its faith and national spirit--still less after the exposure of American debasement and clear defeats at every front, particularly they will fail to get the people in the far-flung localities to compromise on their sense of decency and honor, ostensibly under the name of modernism and progress and instead, foist on them the anti-Islamic culture of America based on nakedness and lewdness.

In the past decade, the Afghans were witness to various accounts of American sympathy and altruism with the Afghan women, children, old men and youths— in the shape of the salvoes of bullets and missiles that the American aircrafts, helicopters and tanks rained down on them! Thousands of Afghan households, women and old men have witnessed the gruesome scenes during which the callous American troops shot their sons, brothers and relatives pointblank on the floor of their houses and before the eyes of their parents or they put the devilish hoods on their heads , before taking them to American open and secret prisons. They will never forget these agonizing scenes. Is it possible for an enemy and a murderer to project himself as a sympathizer all of sudden only by handing out China-make crank radio sets-- still more hoping, the people will come around to believe him as being sincere?

Only last week, a documented report appeared in media with photos showing that how America obliterated a whole village along with orchards and green fields in a one-hour long aerial bombardment, turning it into debris. Was not the village inhabited by Afghan wives, women, old men and children? Could there be any clear proof of American so-called sympathy with Afghan women than this horrendous even?

If America had ever harbored an iota of humanitarian sympathy with the Afghan women, it would have already drawn up plans for the betterment of the Afghan women’s hygienic and economic conditions. The surveys conducted and reports prepared by the world health organizations indicate high mortality rate among Afghan children and women due to lack of health facilities in their respective localities and because of widespread nourishment among them. Every one is aware of the fact that hundreds of thousands of Afghan women and children are suffering from the after- effects of the poisonous weapons used by the Americans. Furthermore, as every one knows, the Americans are not intending to raise literary level of the Afghan women in the true sense of the word, so that they will become literate and solve their day- to- day life and economic problems, nor it is possible that they will attain this goal through the China-make radio sets presumably in a 30- minutes radio show. But the real aim is to eradicate the sense of Islamic decency through pernicious and blasphemous programs and bring them round to become indifferent to their religious and traditional values.

The American commander has to know that this very notion of yours is a failure in its offing because not only the Talib Mujahideen know your open and secret crimes but the common Afghans are aware of them. They are ready to counter America’s every ploy and initiative and want to deal them tit-for-tat-- like in the last week, a tribal chief of Helmand crushed the head of an American general with stones, causing him die instantly, so to say, taught him an exemplary lesson!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Usama bin Laden's Message to the French People



The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF), a shadowy transnational jihadi-takfiri media outlet, has just released an English translation of Al-Qa'ida Central (AQC) leader Usama bin Laden's recent audio message to the French people. The Arabic original was released on January 22 a day after being aired for the first time on Al-Jazeera Arabic.
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The audio message may be downloaded via these NON-militant URLs:

http://depositfiles.com/en/files/bpnbcm05b

http://www.zshare.net/video/8570535484a3d230/

http://www.2shared.com/video/YrqqfYcH/Message-to-the-French-people.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/444487542/umlpf.mp4

http://amonshare.com/swu416pfcdr7/Message-to-the-French-people.mp4.html

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Message from Al-Qa'ida Central's Pakistan Spokesman Ahmad Farouq: "Be Convinced of God's Promise"

"God protect your soldiers, the mujahideen (warriors of faith) in the Caliphate of Pakistan."

Al-Qa'ida Central's Al-Sahab (The Clouds) Media Foundation has just released a new audio lecture from its Pakistan-based spokesman al-Ustadh Ahmad Farouq (Ahmad Farooq). "Al-ustadh" is an Arabic title meaning "professor" but also used as a term of respect. Al-Sahab has periodically released audio messages from Farouq in the past. He is identified by Al-Sahab as "an official of the Al-Qa'ida organization for propagation in Pakistan." The audio message, in Urdu, is entitled "Be Convinced of God's Promise."


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The audio message may be downloaded via these NON-militant URLs:

http://depositfiles.com/en/files/vkc17rczj

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=17YA2W27

http://www.4shared.com/file/fsakcxrP/wead1.html

The password to unpack the file is: BiueOJLdf93JJKkdfd

Islamic State of Iraq Claims Responsibility for Last Week's Bombings in Tikrit & Diyala

The logo of the Islamic State of Iraq (center) on a shield: the black-and-white flag emblazoned with the shahadah, the Muslim testament of faith: "There is no god but the [One] God and Muhammad is His Messanger." This e-poster was part of a series designed by cyber jihadi-takfiris for the "Information Expedition of 'Amr bin al-'As," named after the Arab Muslim general who conquered Egypt in the seventh century C.E. The "expedition" was launched in support of the ISI's campaign against Iraqi Christians.

The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) claimed responsibility for bombings last week in the city of Tikrit and province of Diyala that have killed dozens of people. The Tikrit bombing alone, in the midst of a large group of applicants to the Iraqi police forces, killed 60 people. The statement, entitled "Statement Regarding the Two Blessed Expeditions in Tikrit and Diyala," was issued by the ISI's Ministry of Information and distributed online by the Al-Fajr (The Dawn) Media Foundation. Al-Fajr, a shadowy transnational jihadi-takfiri media outlet, distributes media materials for the ISI, Al-Qa'ida Central (AQC), Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The ISI's justifies the attacks as operations against "traitors" aiding the "apostate" Iraqi government.

The ISI is an umbrella organization that includes as members several of the most violent and radical jihadi-Salafi groups operating in the country, including al-Qa'ida in the Land of the Two Rivers/Iraq (AQI).
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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
( بيانٌ عن غزوتي تكريت وديالى المباركتين )

يقول تعالى: {إِذْ يُوحِي رَبُّكَ إِلَى الْمَلآئِكَةِ أَنِّي مَعَكُمْ فَثَبِّتُواْ الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ سَأُلْقِي فِي قُلُوبِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ الرَّعْبَ فَاضْرِبُواْ فَوْقَ الأَعْنَاقِ وَاضْرِبُواْ مِنْهُمْ كُلَّ بَنَانٍ }[الأنفال: 12].

الحمد لله ربّ العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على نبينا محمد، وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين.. وبعد:
فبعد التوكّل على الله، وضمن سلسلة غزوات التحدّي المباركة التي تستهدف المشروع الصّفوي وأركانه وأنصاره وأتباعه في هذه البلاد، انطلق فتية دولة الإسلام في غزوتين جديدتين مباركتين في ولايتي صلاح الدّين وديالى..

استهدفت الغزوة الأولى في تكريت مركزا لتطوّع مطايا الشرطة المرتدّة، خنجر الغدرٍ الذي سلّته الحكومة الرّافضية في ظهور المجاهدين، وأصحاب الأيادي السّوداء في تغلغل المشروع الصّفوي لهذه الولاية السنّية وتشييع مدنها، وقد انتُدب لهذه المهمّة أسدٌ من أسود الدّولة الإسلاميّة، نحسب أنّه صدق الله في بيعه فبورك في عمله، حيث أدّى انفجار حزامه النّاسف وسط الجمع لمقتلةٍ عظيمة، فهلَك وأصيب في العمليّة ما يقرب من ثلاثمائة مرتدٍّ محاربٍ لشرع الله ودولة الإسلام على هذه الأرض بين ضابطٍ وشرطيٍّ ومتطوّع، ولله الحمد والمنّة الفضل.

أمّا الغزوة الثانية في ولاية ديالى فنفّذها ثلاثة من أبطال الإسلام، استهدف الأخ الأول بسيارته المفخّخة المقرّ الرئيسي لما يسمّى بقوات حماية المنشآت الحيويّة والشّخصيّات المهمّة في مدينة بعقوبة، حيث استطاع الأخ المنفذ اختراق الحواجز الأمنيّة والبوابة الرئيسيّة لمجمع أبنية المقر بعد الاشتباك بسلاحه الشّخصي مع حرس البوّابة، وأدى الانفجار الضخم لتدمير الهيكل الداخلي للبناية بالكامل، ومقتل وإصابة العشرات من عناصر هذه القوّات التابعة لوزارة الداخلية، وفي نفس الوقت كان بطلٌ آخر يترصّد اللجنة الأمنيّة المسئولة عن تسيير وحماية مواكب الشّرك الرّافضية والتي يرأسها نائب رئيس مجلس محافظة ديالى، رأس الكفر المعمّم المدعو صادق الحُسيني، المسئول الأول عن تنفيذ خطة تشييع هذه الولاية العصيّة، فاستطاع الأخ الاستشهادي رصده في منطقة القصيرين وأدى الانفجار لمقتل وإصابة العشرات بينهم إمام الكفر المذكور مع الضابط المسئول عن حماية المواكب في ديالى وهو برتبة عقيد، وبعد أقل من يومٍ على ذلك ورغم الانتشار الأمني الكثيف اقتحم البطلُ الثّالث المقرّ الرئيسي لقيادة شرطة ديالى في مركز مدينة بعقوبة وفجّر سيّارته وسط دوريّات الحماية المجتمعة في بوابة المقرّ ليُنكي فيهم النكايةً العظيمة؛ وجاءت هذه العمليّات في ولاية ديالى بعد أقل من عشرين يوماً على استهداف مقرّ جهاز المخابرات في قلب المنطقة المحصّنة لمدينة بعقوبة، والتي أدت لتدمير جزء من المقرّ وهلاك وجرح العشرات من عناصر هذا الجهاز الخبيث، حيث استُنفرت الأجهزة الأمنيّة الخائبة بعدها تحسباً لهذه الغزوة واستعداداً لتسيير مواكب الشّرك والكفر تحدّياً لله ولرسوله وللمؤمنين، فجاءهم أولياء القويّ العزيز من حيث لم يحتسبوا وقذف الله في قلوبهم الرّعب وانهارت خططهم الأمنيّة على مرأى من الناس ومسمع..

فالحمد لله على توفيقه وتسديده، ونسأل الله لإخواننا الاستشهاديين وغيرهم ممّن شارك في الغزوتين قبولَ العمل، وأن يجزل لهم الثواب الذي وعد به عباده، إنّه وليّ ذلك والقادر عليه.

والله أكبر
{وَلِلَّهِ الْعِزَّةُ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلَكِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ لا يَعْلَمُونَ}

وزارة الإعلام / دولة العراق الإسلامية


المصدر : ( مركز الفجر للإعلام )

Afghanistan Taliban: America, The Bankrupt Power

Below is a statement from the Afghanistan Taliban. It is run without edits.
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The Bankrupt Power

Safar 18
, 1432 A.H, Sunday, January 23, 2011


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


Today America is bankrupt. It can no longer finance and control the world. The richest country of the world is the most debt-ridden country of the world. The super power that once used to give loans to others is today drowned overhead with debts—about $ 14 trillion, which it can’t pay. What a good saying, “As you sow, so shall you reap.” America faced bankruptcy and deficiency because of its negligence and arrogance.


If we look at the past, we can see that when Bill Clinton was vacating office for George Bush in 2000, there was a surplus of $300 billion in the treasury. When Bush turned to spending astronomical amounts both at the military and financial fronts following the 9/11, the surplus became deficit. In the first two years, the surpluses of $300 billion were spent. In the following two years it rose to 600 billion dollars. In the next two years, the debt was $ 900 billion. In 2009, it went up to $1.2 trillion. Today it is nearly $ 1.7 trillion, being unprecedented in the history of America.

This has forced America to borrow more money and to revamp its debilitating economy. It did so, taking heavy debts from Japan, China, Saudi Arabia and other gulf countries. In the first term of Bush, the debt reached $7.6 trillion. But in his second reign, it rose to $ 10.6 trillion. Today it stands at $ 14.02 trillion. More than half of the present debts occurred in the past six years, when Iraq and Afghanistan wars were at their heights. If we spread the debts over the American population, every American has borrowed approximately $45,300.

Regional analysts say, America must spend $1.3 trillion more than its revenues in the current year. Because budget deficit is increasing by $400 billion per day, it brings America to the verge of sinking with the passage of each day.
It means America has to borrow 40 cents of every dollar that she spends. On January 15, the finance secretary said that this was unprecedented in the history of America. The irony is that the two major parties blame each other for the crisis. Congress is compelled to either remove the legal limitation on debt to give free hand to the government to borrow more money, or to bring great cut in expenditure. But whatever step they may take, it will not make any difference. In war times, debts usually increase but not to the extent that the former President Bush was responsible for. He bankrupted the state and left it to Obama in that dilapidated condition.

The trouble is that an interest of $6 trillion dollar is added to the debt of $14 trillion. The actual interest is$ 900 billion but for some reasons it rises to $600 trillion i.e.

A. Since the government can’t pay it back, therefore the interest multiplies.

B. The lenders (states, companies, banks, individuals etc.) raise interest rates.

C. The government has lost its credibility against the lenders and is imposing its self-made regulations.

D. The government keeps the military expenditure and budget both on its high level. Therefore both of the wars are supported by loan.

The Pentagon’s budget is $717 billion for 2011. An additional amount of $200 billion is allocated for war in Afghanistan and Iraq and the so called “War on Terror”.

The Soviet Union is dead now. The Warsaw Pact is buried. So why is she (America) destroying the world? Why did she waste her 6,000 soldiers in vain and $3 trillion over-spending? Why all this?

The war in Afghanistan and Iraq has left behind three main questions unsolved:

1. Would America have lost so much, if Bush had not been made the President?

2. Would America not be in debt to that extent, again if Bush had not been the president?

3. Would America not see the crisis so heavily if he had not been at the helms of affairs?

All the answers could be but only in the negative. Attacks over Afghanistan and Iraq affected the stocks market. Companies were damaged and bankrupted. In 2007-2008, a great regional crisis started. This ushered in financial and commercial deficit-- the immediate affect being on the housing and mortgage sector. The economy melted down, growing debts followed. Dollars were printed without any support, dwindling its value and increasing the inflation and financial deficit. Large companies touched the peak of the crisis, compelling the government to save them from bankruptcy by giving them billions of dollars. It encircled America like a chain and is difficult for her to get rid of.

The former Soviet Union would not transcend to admit that the Afghan war was bringing them to knees. In the same way the America is not ready to accept this bitter reality that the main cause behind the crisis is the Afghan war.

How and when can America get rid of the current $14.02 trillion? The answer is ambiguous. We can say that it is a back- breaking and irreversible crisis, swallowing America day by day. Can’t we say that this hurricane is just like the strong waves of the Red sea, which engulfed the Pharaoh, putting him stayed in their embrace for ever?

The Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Taliban's Successful Administrative Policy (Translated "Al-Somood" Article)

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

Below is a translated article (by a cyber jihadi-takfiri) from issue #55 of the Afghanistan Taliban's monthly Arabic Internet magazine, Al-Somood. "Al-Somood" 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.
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The Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan And Its Successful Administrative Policy

By Ikram Miyundi 25/12/2010

It is patently clear from the experiences of those who preceded us and firmly established from our own observations that the success of Islamic governments, as well as democratic and despotic governments, and the prosperity of religious; educational; governmental and other establishments lies in the superiority of its administrative regime in heeding its important elements (lofty aims, the abilities of its leader, having a righteous entourage around him,etc.). Complete victory in this field requires diligent efforts from those heading it to implement decisions issued; established regulations and fixed principles. Attention must also be paid to the impartiality of the administration through the good selection of personnel who are recruited to work there.

I do not intend to list the components of successful administration or to declare the characteristics of an Islamic Administration. What concerns me here is to shed light on the Islamic Emirate’s policy in the realm of administration and coordination despite the difficult circumstances surrounding it connected to its heavy involvement in the Holy Jihad and the bitter war against the Americans and their partners in their repulsive crimes. I also strive to place before you, as Allah enables me, simple information regarding the order of the Islamic Emirate – or the Taliban regime, as they say, so that perhaps it will benefit the readers of our heroic magazine “al-Somood” to ”heal the breasts of the Believers” and “Nor is that for Allah any great matter”.

The loftiness of the desired objective and the sanctity of the anticipated goal - combined with the firm anchoring of this sanctity within those who belong to this administration after they are made fully aware of it - are together a strong factor in successfully achieving the declared and sought-after goal. It is also the secret behind reviving the spirit of altruism, dedication and sacrifice in the spirit of the staff (members). When they are convinced of the importance of their jobs they will compete in rushing to complete their assigned tasks and exert the utmost of their efforts for the sake of achieving the highest objective and sacred goal, because they will see the laudable results and great benefits behind their activities and above the ceiling of their own invaluable works. As Allah Almightysays in this regard: “They are those who, if We establish them in this land , establish regular prayer and give regular charity, enjoin the right and forbid wrong: with Allah rests the end (and decision) of all affairs.” (al-Hajj: 41).

Moreover, concern must be paid to attracting trustworthy and competent persons, and choosing specialized cadre; contingent upon piety and impartiality. Specialization without piety corrupts an administration and piety without competence weakens it. In the event of a contradiction, the pious one is given preference, because he is like the shepherd whose legs are tied and is unable to benefit the flock or serve the people. But the corrupt one is a ravenous wolf spoiling the earth and harming others. Preventing damage takes priority among wise men and in any event the selection of righteous people is a strong element of successful administration. This is in accordance with the words of the Almighty: “Allah doth command you to render back your Trusts to those to whom they are due”(al-Nisa: 58)and “Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you.” (al-Hujurat: 13).

The capacity of the personality of the leader who directs the people religiously, politically and ideologically is no less important than any of the above. Indeed, it is considered one of the most important elements of successful administration. The leader is the axis around which matters pivot. He employs the community to achieve his goals and directs people to goodness and happiness. He warns them against evil and danger according to his lights. Among the duties of the leader – after trust in and reliance upon his Lord and Creator – is to make a diligent effort in directing the activities of all the employees and volunteers who assist him – in an atmosphere of cooperation – towards the fixed goal. He is also responsible for creating strong feelings among the people to move quiet hearts and slumbering eyes, and energize the human power for self-sacrifice for the sake of achieving high and lofty goals. It is notable that among the qualities of the successful leader are that he is free; male; of sound mind and emotion; with knowledge; vision; strength; courage; wisdom; organizational skills and other qualities mentioned in the books of fiqh and 'aqidah. So seek it where you would expect to find it.

1. After this pleasant introduction, I take you to the subject of this study by saying: In its entire organization, the Islamic Emirate relies on the Book of Allah Almighty and upon the Sunnah of his Messenger (SAW), the Sunnah of the rightly guided Caliphs and the sayings of the Companions, may Allah be pleased with them all. It utilizes the fatwas of the followers and the opinions of mujtahid scholars, may Allah Almighty have mercy on them. The Emirate borrows from the history of bygone nations and its system consists of the components of a successful administration balanced with the sanctity of its goals, the vision of its leader, and the strength of its faith and the qualifications of its workers with regards to piety; devotion; trust; competence, etc.

2. Based on this, the Administrative System of the Islamic Emirate is based upon the principles of the Islamic Caliphate from the era of the rightly guided Caliphs, may Allah be pleased with them, in dividing the country into provinces, appointing pious and righteous governors, guiding workers to piety and justice, encouraging the establishment of a religious and worldly policy, tending to the needs of the people, instructing them in matters of religion and encouraging them to make the utmost effort in promoting virtue and preventing vice. Regulations have been drawn up for the guidance of the Mujahideen fi sabeel Allah. Messages are constantly sent for this purpose to guide them; direct their deeds; illuminate their thoughts and have them follow in the footsteps of the Companions, may Allah be pleased with them. Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, spoke to the people thus, saying ”O people, by Allah I do not send you governors to flog you or take your wealth but I send them to teach you your Religion and the way you should follow (sunnah). If anything other than this is done to anyone, he should refer the matter to me. By Him in whose hand is Umar’s soul, I will provide justice for him.” (History of Islam/Dr. Hasan Ibrahim/part 1, page 455).

Uthman ibn Affan, may Allah be pleased with him, wrote to his governors in the provinces, saying: “Allah has decreed the imams to be shepherds, he did not ask them to be tax collectors. When this Ummah emerged, they were created as shepherds; they were not created as tax collectors. Your imams are on the verge of becoming tax collectors and not shepherds. If that happens, diffidence, fidelity and loyalty will be torn apart. The best course is to look to the affairs of Muslims and what is requested of them. Give to them what is their due and take from them what you ought”.(Previous reference/part 1/page 455).

3. The area of our Muslim country of Afghanistan is approximately 650,000 square kilometers with an estimated population of at least 33 million people. The country is divided into 34 administrative units, each named a province such as Qandahar, Helmand, Herat and Balkh province. Moreover, each province is divided into multiple directorates, big and small such as Marjah in Helmand province, Arghandab in Qandahar province, etc. Each directorate contains beautiful areas and numerous villages. There are a total of 400 provinces, while there are tens of thousands of villages.

4. In each village, there is a faithful leader (appointed) by the Emirate and who is responsible for civilian and military affairs. He has around him from 10 to 50 Mujahideen depending on the prevailing circumstances. A new leader is selected from among them if the previous leader is martyred or is unable to continue to lead for any reason. In case of a disagreement, the matter is elevated to the amirs above them. This battalion – called a front – is ready for combat and to fight against the enemy night and day. They are also recourse to which people raise their complaints, whether among themselves or between them and other villages. If the problems are small, they are referred to notables of the tribe for resolution. If the problems are big, then they are elevated to the senior officials in the directorate for a decision to be made in accordance with pure Shari’ah law.

5. Each directorate has a Governor of known piety among the people. He has a deputy with experience in affairs of the region. Under their command work different committees such as: Committee for Arbitration and Settling Disputes; Committee for Education and Development; a Military Commission to manage war issues, etc. The Governor is the commander of the whole village and area leaders in that directorate, and he is responsible for the application of Allah’s Shari’ah there. The appointment and dismissal of the Governor is in the hands of the Supreme Command after consultation with the provincial Governor and the province-level Military Committee. He works under the command of the provincial Governor and is directly responsible for the directorate.

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Each province of the country is an independent unit with a commander called the Governor. He has a deputy to assist him. The Governor is directly responsible for the Supreme Command of that province and directs its military, civilian, financial and legal affairs. Usually this important post is entrusted to an experienced and capable man; a man of Religion and morality who fears no one in Allah. He is a true and trustworthy, and capable of directing matters. Among his duties is application of Shari’ah laws and statutes; supervision of directorate governors; execution of the war plan; supervision of financial resources and expenditures. Committees with appropriate authorities work with him on the province level, including legal, military and financial committees; an education committee, etc. The appointment and dismissal of the Governor is the responsibility of the Supreme Commander after consultation with the High Shura Council.

7. Above that is the role of the Main Committees with authority at the level of the Islamic Emirate. Each Committee is composed of a number of trustworthy and loyal persons with experience in their assigned occupation. In the current structure of the Emirate, these replace – as circumstances dictate – the old Ministries. They are as follows:

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The Military Committee: This is equivalent of the Ministry of Defense and coordinates military affairs, including preparing young men for sacred Jihad; arming the Mujahideen with weapons, ammunition and equipment; preparing war plans; issuing orders for battles and attacks on enemy bases, dens of lackeys, etc.

B.
Preaching and Guidance Committee: This is composed of the senior scholars and issues fatwas on important matters of fiqh. It also appoints and employs scholars and preachers and provides guidance to the Mujahideen and citizens and gives advice to the commanders and officials.

C.
Ministry of Culture and Information: It broadcasts statements of the Amir-ul-Momineen, may Allah Almighty protect him, as well as the decisions of the Supreme Command, the judgments, statements and decisions of the High Shura Council, and publishes magazines and newspapers in different languages. It publishes news of the Mujahideen and their conquests and refutes the claims of the charlatan enemy; revealing his conspiracies and plots; and refuting his propaganda via important websites on the internet.

D.
The Political Committee: This is equivalent to the Foreign Ministry and is responsible for foreign relations. It makes great efforts to build, expand and develop foreign relations.

E.
Education Committee: This committee builds different kinds of schools, and prepares an educational curriculum and selects well known leaders from the provinces and appoints teachers and the administrative apparatus for the schools; all for the purpose of spreading Islamic and contemporary learning; obliterating illiteracy and fighting ignorance in society and educating the developing generation.

F.
Financial Committee: This undertakes the development of financial resources for the Emirate, organizes the Expenditures Diwan; monitors banks, etc.

G.
Committee for Prisoners and Orphans: This is concerned with affairs of prisoners and orphans; it works strenuously for the release of the prisoners, and to raise their children and the children of the martyrs and helps with the living expenses of their families.

H. Health Committee: This is concerned with treating the wounded and sick Mujahideen, and helps them with their living expenses. It also works to prepare comfortable quarters for them during their convalescence.

I. Committee for Foreign Establishments: This directs them to affected areas and supervises their work and their men up close to ensure that they are not carrying out works that negatively impact our 'aqidah.

8. High Shura Council: This is composed of high-ranking men in the Islamic Emirate. The appointment and removal of its members is carried out by the Amir-ul-Momineen. The duties assigned to the Council include monitoring the situation in Afghanistan; searching for suitable solutions for internal and external problems; guiding the Main Committees at the level of the Islamic Emirate in their work; and issuing statements on international, regional, and internal occasions and drafting regulations and laws in accordance with the Book and the Sunnah.

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he Supreme Command represented by the Supreme Leader; the Amir-ul-Momineen Mullah Mohammad Omar (Mujahid), may Allah Almighty protect him, who is the direct leader of the Holy Jihad. He is the primary caretaker for all of Afghanistan’s military and civilian affairs and, in his capacity as Supreme Leader of the Mujahideen and Amir-ul-Momineen, he is zealous in the application of Allah’s Shari’ah, starting with himself; his household; his family; soldiers and followers; reporting to his flock and all Muslims in the world as is made patently clear in his sermons and speeches. He strives – following those pious leaders who preceded him – to rule with justice by assigning positions to trustworthy people; carefully selecting his entourage; and choosing the loyal and righteous to accompany him. He closely monitors the actions of his men in high positions and advises them to be pious before Allah in public and private, give their people their rights and avoid causing them any harm.

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. His two trusted deputies act to aid him with devotion and piety. They are his helpers in rolling out the carpet of Allah’s heavenly Shari’ah upon the land of the country. They carry out the experienced leader’s decisions with all faithfulness and honesty without adding or subtracting anything. They are responsible for keeping pace with matters of Jihad and putting the responsible agencies in action. They are also responsible for convening the High Shura Council and consultative councils and organizing all affairs of the Islamic Emirate.

The Last Word

The strong faith of the Leader of the Islamic Emirate in Allah the All-Wise and All-Powerful; in the sanctity of his goal; and its deep roots in the hearts of his workers; and the impartiality of the administration in selecting righteous men is a symbol of heroism; and the secret of the success of the Holy Jihad in the country. This is especially represented in the faith of the heroic leader Mullah Mohammad Omar (Mujahid), may Allah give him victory over his enemies, when he said “No, No” to occupation, relying instead upon Allah Almighty and Omnipotent, despite of the greed of the infidels and their attacks upon the defenseless people. Rather he ordered Jihad against them to defend the Religion and honor, uttering the words of his predecessors: Allah is sufficient for us; He is the best disposer of affairs.

There is no doubt that the Mujahideen are the helpers of Allah. If a Mujahid is not a supporter of Allah, then who is? This is especially true in our modern age when they are led by noble scholars and seekers of Shari’ah knowledge and the righteous from among Allah’s servants. As for the desired goal and objective of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan it is to elevate the word of Allah Almighty and establish an Islamic government by every meaning of the word, and to expel the enemies of Allah; the Americans, from the country. It is for Allah to humble to the depths the word of those who are infidels, to justify the truth and prove falsehood false. It is for Allah to give honor to the holy Jihad, Islam and the Muslims and to humiliate idolatry and the idolaters.

And for this, let those aspire who have aspirations.

Translated From The Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan: Al-Somood Magazine Issue #55