Saturday, October 29, 2011

Harakat al-Shabab Statement about Attack on AMISOM Base Inside Mogadishu Today

*For more details about Harakat al-Shabab's attack on the AMISOM base, see my post at AL-WASAT.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

For Immediate Release
The Mogadishu Bloodbath – 80 Ugandan Soldiers Killed

Mogadishu (29/10/2011) – Progressing on from the Dayniile massacre of the Burundian forces to the heart of Mogadishu, the Mujahideen have today stormed an AMISOM compound, killing 80 Ugandan soldiers.

In a fierce battle that lasted over two hours, the Mujahideen have yet again dealt another fatal blow to the African Crusaders. Two martyrdom seekers infiltrated the AMISOM compound - the former metal factory - situated along the Industrial Road, near Mogadishu Stadium, and where divisions of the Ugandan soldiers and TFG militia were based, successfully killing the commander as he addressed the Ugandan forces along with several other soldiers.

Then units from the elite forces of the Mujahideen, deployed there before the operation began, immediately launched a daring raid on the compound, quickly securing the main entrances of the 1km-square military complex. With the access routes to the base cut off by other units of the Mujahideen, the Ugandan forces and TFG militia trapped inside the compound were soon massacred and all military arsenal and ammunitions seized. Some of the Ugandan soldiers who managed to escape the compound were later pursued and killed.

The AMISOM forces habitually hide their losses, but the constant raids on their compounds and the significantly high number of casualties have lifted the veil of secrecy and stand as a true testament to the effectiveness of the Mujahideen’s military strategy. Operations such as these will continue to highlight the weakness of the AU forces and their inability to secure the capital.

Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen has pledged to protect the religion of Islaam from the aggressive Christian Crusade that threatens to obliterate it and will sacrifice everything in the attainment of a global Islamic Caliphate where the laws of Allah are established along the pure, unadulterated, methodology of Prophet Muhammad, May Allah’s peace and blessing be upon him.

We ask Allah accept our martyrs and grant them the highest levels of Jannah.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

My New co-authored Article, "Death of an Ideologue" about the Legacy of Anwar al-'Awlaqi @ Foreign Policy's AFPAK Channel

I have a new article that I co-authored with a colleague and friend in the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University, Bruno-Olivier Bureau, an M.A. candidate who studies transnational Sunni militancy and the modern history of the Middle East. The article, "Death of an Ideologue," discusses the legacy of Anwar al-'Awlaqi (Anwar al-Awlaki, Anwar al-Aulaqi), the late American-Yemeni militant preacher who was killed in a U.S. drone missile strike in Yemen on September 30.

We discuss his place near or possibly in Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula as well as some of his key arguments and role in influencing some young Muslims in North America and Europe in radicalizing.

The introduction reads:

"The killing September 30 in Yemen of the militant American-Yemeni preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, arguably the most recognizable transnational jihadi figure beside Osama bin Laden, deprives the transnational Sunni jihadi movement represented by Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) of its premier ambassador to English speaking and reading audiences around the world. His killing also cuts short his further ascendance as one of the most promising members of Al-Qaeda's missionary vanguard of charismatic ideologues who harness their rhetorical flare and varying degrees of scholarly bona fides to further the goals of AQC and its sister groups. Using his gifts as a rhetorician, al-Awlaki fulfilled a key communicative role between Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which confirmed his death in a statement issued October 10, and the broader AQ movement and potential supporters. Al-Awlaki maneuvered himself into the position of being one of the transnational jihadi movement's key ideologues, the most effective missionary of its self-declared "jihad" among English-speaking audiences."

Read the rest at Foreign Policy's AFPAK Channel.

My New Article at openDemocracy: "Harakat al-Shabab: Between the Battlefield & the Famine"

A member of Harakat al-Shabab's frontline fighting force, the Jaysh al-'Usrah (Army of Difficulty), distributed gifts and humanitarian aid to Somali children at the insurgent refugee camp Al-Yasir in Lower Shabelle.

I have a new article that was just published today at openDemocracy, "Al-Shabab: Between the Battlefield and the Famine," which looks at the current state of the Somali Islamist insurgent movement Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen (Movement of the Warrior-Youth, "Al-Shabaab"). The movement is currently facing military setbacks due to a series of offensives by the 9,000-man African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military force in Mogadishu, the weak Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG), and allied Sufi Islamist militias that call themselves "Ahlu-Sunnah Wal Jamaacah" (People of the Prophetic Tradition). Somalia is also suffering from severe famine, the worst to hit the Horn of Africa in a generation, which has been a public relations disaster for Harakat al-Shabab since it rules most of the southern and central parts of the country, the regions hardest hit by the famine. Insurgent taxation is blamed for worsening the effects of the famine for tens of thousands of Somalis.

The abstract reads:
"Despite its military setbacks and pressures from the famine, Al-Shabab remains a formidable and adaptive force and insurgents continue to control most of central and southern Somalia."

Read the rest at openDemocracy.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Afghanistan Taliban Statement on Gilad Shalit Prisoner Exchange

Below is a statement from the Afghan Taliban's main spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, regarding the prisoner exchange between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Islamist movement HAMAS (Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiyya, "the Islamic Resistance Movement").

Zabihullah Mujahid

دصهیونستي پوځي ګلعاد شالیط د خلاصون په عوض کې دفلسطیني اسیرانو دآزاديدو په اړه
داسلامي امارت اعلامیه
پرون دمصرهیواد په منځګړیتوب دفلسطین داسلامي مقاومت (حماس )او صهیونستي رژیم ځواکونو ترمنځ داسیرانو دتبادلې مراسم ترسره شول .
ګلعاد شالیط اسرائیلي پوځې چې د ۲۰۰۶ کال دجون دمیاشتې په ۲۵ نیټه دفلیسطني مجاهدینو لخوا دیوه وسله وال برید په ترڅ کې نیول شوی او دفلسطین داسلامي مقاومت (حماس) په اسارت کې یې (۵) کاله تیرکړل بالآخره پرون د(۴۷۷) تنو فلسطیني اسیرانو دخلاصون په مقابله کې تبادله شو.
دفلسطین داسلامي مقاومت (حماس) او صهیونستي رژیم ترمنځ دغه تبادله چې دهغې په ترڅ کې به په مجموعي توګه (۱۰۲۷)فلسطیني اسیران خلاصیږي، په حقیقت کې دفلسطیني مسلمان ملت دارادې برلاسي اوداشغالګرو صهیونستانولپاره ترټولو لویه ضربه بلل کیږي ، هغه ضربه چې دصهیونستي رژیم مشر بن یامین نتنیاهو هم هغه داسرائلي رژیم لپاره دهغوئ په تاریخ کې یوترټولو سخت کار بللي .
دغه تبادله ټولو مسلمانو مستضعفو او مظلومو ملتونوته داپيغام ورکوي چي دیرغلګروپه مقابل کې مقاومت داشغال شویو اسلامي هیوادنو لپاره ترټولو غوره ، مشروع او مؤثره وسیله ، او دیني وجیبه بلل کیږي ، هرمحکوم ولس کولای شی چې دهمدغې مشروعې وسیلې او دیني فریضي په توسط خپل سلب کړی شوی حق ترلاسه اوخپلو مشروعو اهدافوته ځان ورسوي ،همدا لامل دی چې دافغانستان اسلامي امارت دیرغلګروامریکایانوله اشغال څخه دخلاصون په غرض دهغوئ په مقابل کې دا سلامي مقاومت په تداوم ټینګارکوي اودغه لاره دخپل اشغال شوي هیواد دآزادي لپاره ترټولو مناسبه لاره بولي .
دافغانستان اسلامي امارت دفلسطین داسلامي مقاومت حماس مشرتابه ،فلسطیني غیرتمنو مجاهدینو اوټول فلسطیني مسلمان ولس ته ددغه ستربریالیتوب تبریکي وايي او له لوي څښتن څخه غواړي چې دفلسطین ټوله اشغال شوې خاوره او دهغې په سرکې دمسلمانانو لومړۍ قبله مسجد اقصی هم په بشپړه توګه داشغالګرو صهیونستانو له اشغال څخه ازاد شي او دغه د اوږدې مو دې اشغال شوی ا و محکوم ولس نور دظالمو دنيواک نه خلاص او په نړۍ کې په يو ه آزاد او خپلوا ک هيواد کې دنورو ازادواولسونوپه څير ژوند وکړي .
دافغانستان اسلامي امارت
۲۰۱۱/۱۰/۱۹ مــ

Statement of Islamic Emirate regarding the release of Palestinian prisoners in exchange for a Zionist soldier, Gilad Schalit

Yesterday the ceremonial occasion commemorating the exchange of prisoners occurred between Islamic Resistance of Palestine (Hamas) and the forces of Zionist regime through Egyptian intermediation.
Gilad Schalit, the Israeli soldier who was captured on 27th June 2006 in an armed attack by Palestinian Mujahideen and who spent the next five years in the captivity of Islamic Resistance of Palestine (Hamas), was finally released yesterday in exchange for the freedom of four hundred and seventy seven (477) Palestinian prisoners.
This exchange between Islamic Resistance of Palestine (Hamas) and the Zionist Regime in which a total of 1027 Palestinian prisoners will be released is in reality the triumph of the will of the Muslim Palestinian nation and can be considered as one of the heaviest blows to the Zionists; a blow which even the head of the Zionist regime, Benyamin Netanyahu considers as the hardest task done by the Israeli administration in its history.
This exchange sends a message to all the oppressed and vulnerable Muslim nations that resistance against invaders is legitimate, effective and the best choice and is also a religious obligation for occupied Islamic countries. Every subjugated nation is able to utilize this lawful tool and religious obligation to attain their usurped rights and achieve their legitimate goals. That is why the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has put emphasis in the continuation of Islamic Resistance against the invading Americans and has chosen this path as the best option for attaining freedom of its lands from occupation.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan would like to extend its felicitation the leader of Islamic Resistance of Palestine Hamas, the gallant Mujahideen of Palestine and to the entire Palestinian Muslim nation. We ask our lord, the most high to free the entire occupied land of Palestine and especially Masjid Al Aqsa, the first Qibla of the Muslims from the hands of the invading Zionists and to give freedom to the oppressed nation from the prolonged occupation at the hands of the ruthless invaders and make it a free and independent country so it can live like the rest of the free people.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
21/11/1432 هـ - 19/10/2011

بيان الإمارةالإسلامية حول الإفراج عن الأسرى الفلسطينيين مقابل إطلاق سراح الجندي الصهيوني جلعاد شالي

تم يوم أمس صفقة تبادل الأسرى بين حركة المقاومة الفلسطينية "حماس" و الحكومة الإسرائيلية الصهيونية بوساطة الدولة مصرية.
"جلعاد شاليط" الجندي الإسرائيلي الذي أسر في 25 من شهر يونيو عام 2006 نتيجة هجوم مسلح من قبل المجاهدين الفلسطينيين، ومكث أسيراً لدى حركة المقاومة "حماس" لمدة (5) سنوات، وأخيرا تم إطلاق سراحه مقابل الإفراج عن (477) أسيراً فلسطينياً.
إن صفقة تبادل الأسرى بين حركة المقاومة الفلسطينية "حماس" و الحكومة الصهيونية، التي سيفرج فيها عن (1027) أسير فلسطيني، تعتبر انتصاراً لإرادة الشعب الفلسطيني المسلم، وضربة كبيرة للصهاينة الغزاة الذي عبر عنها رئيس الحكومة الإسرائيلية "بنيامين نتنياهو" بأنها أصعب قرار تم اتخاذه في تاريخ الكيان الصهيوني.
إن هذه الصفقة تحمل رسالة لجميع الشعوب المسلمة المظلومة والمستضعفة بأن المقاومة ضد الاحتلال تعتبر فريضة دينية وأكثر الوسائل تأثيراً، بحيث يستطيع أي شعب مظلوم محتل أن يسترجع حقوقه المغصوبة ويصل إلى أهدافه المشروعة بهذه الوسيلة القيمة، لذا فإن الإمارة الإسلامية تصرُّ لأجل التخلص من الاحتلال الأمريكي على مواصلة المقاومة الإسلامية ضد المحتلين، و تعتبر هذه المقاومة أمثل سبيل لحرية البلد واستقلاله.
إن إمارة أفغانستان الإسلامية تهنئ رئيس حركة المقاومة الإسلامية الفلسطينية "حماس"، ومجاهديها الأبطال الغيورين، وشعبها المسلم بهذا النصر العظيم، وتسأل المولى جل جلاله أن يحرر جميع أرض فلسطين المحتلة وفي طليعتها مسجد الأقصى "أولى القبلتين" من براثن الاحتلال الصهيوني، وأن ينجي هذا الشعب المضطهد منذ أمد طويل من مخالب الظلمة والمحتلين، ليعيشوا في العالم في دولة مستقلة كباقي الشعوب الحرة.
و السلام

إمارة أفغانستان الإسلامية
21/11/1432 هـ - 19/10/2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

IN PICTURES: Son & Nephew of Anwar al-'Awlaqi Reportedly Killed in U.S. Drone Strike in Yemen

The U.S. government reportedly carried out another drone missile strike in Yemen on Friday (Oct. 14) that killed the 17-year-old son, 'Abd al-Rahman, and nephew of the militant American preacher Anwar al-'Awlaqi (also spelled "Anwar al-Awlaki" and "Anwar al-Aulaqi"). This post includes photographs and cyber posters for the two produced by cyber jihadi-takfiris.

Son of Anwar al-'Awlaqi

Nephew of Anwar al-'Awlaqi:

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Post at Al-Wasat Blog: Harakat al-Shabab Accepts Aid Shipment for Drought Victims from Al-Qa'ida Representative

Harakat al-Shabab spokesman 'Ali Mahamoud Rage (left) and the supposed "Al-Qa'ida" representative, Abu 'Abdullah al-Muhajir, at the insurgent movement's Al-Yasir refugee camp in Lower Shabelle.

The Somali Islamist-insurgent movement Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen received a delivery of humanitarian aid yesterday from "Al-Qa'ida." See my post on this at Al-Wasat. The insurgent movement's official statement about the delivery, released today, is below.


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

حملة الشهيد بن لادن الخيرية لإغاثة المتضررين من الجفاف

الحمدُ لله ربّ العالمين والصّلاة والسّلام على نبيّنا محمّد و على آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد:

وصل اليوم الخميس إلى مخيم آل ياسر بولاية شبيلى السفلى قافلة من المساعدات مقدمة من القيادة العامة لتنظيم القاعدة، وتتكون القافلة الخيرية التي حملت أسم (حملة الشهيد بن لادن الخيرية) من كمية من المواد الغذائية تتنوع بين الأرز والتمر والزيت، و2000 قطعة من الحجاب الشرعي، وثياب مخصصة لـ 10000 طفل من المخيم، و4000 علبة حليب مجفف، و4000 كيلو تمر، و1500 مصحف، و1500 نسخة من كتاب حصن المسلم، وسيارة إسعاف وشحنة من الأدوية مقدمة من القيادة العامة لتنظيم قاعدة الجهاد، بالإضافة إلى مبلغ 17000 دولار تم تحويله إلى العملة المحلية وتوزيعه على المتضررين بالمخيم ليستعينوا به في موسم الزراعة الحالي لدى عودتهم إلى قراهم.

وقد رافق القافلة وفد من قيادة حركة الشباب المجاهدين على رأسهم الشيخ علي محمود راجي المتحدث الرسمي باسم حركة الشباب المجاهدين، وقد شكر الشيخ علي لدى حديثه لوسائل الإعلام القيادة العامة لتنظيم القاعدة وفي مقدمتهم الشيخ الدكتورأيمن الظواهري حفظه الله.
كما قرأ الأخ أبو عبد الله المهاجر بيانا من تنظيم قاعدة الجهاد على أهالي المخيم، نقل في أوله تحية من تنظيم القاعدة إلى أهالي المخيم وأكد على الدور الذي كان يقوم به الشيخ الشهيد أسامة بن لادن تقبله الله في مواساة المسلمين، وشكر الحركة على إهمتامها بمساعدة المتضررين من موجة الجفاف.

اللهم منزل الكتاب مجري السحاب هازم الأحزاب، اهزم الصليبيين ومن حالفهم من المرتدين.
اللهم اجعلهم وعتادهم غنيمة للمسلمين.
اللهم دمّرهم و زلزلهم.
اللهم أنت عضدنا وأنت نصيرنا،اللهم بك نصول وبك نجول وبك نقاتل.

والله أكبر

{وَلِلَّهِ الْعِزَّةُ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلَكِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ لا يَعْلَمُونَ}

مُؤسَّسةُ الكَتائِب للإنتَاج الإعلامِي
حَركةُ الشَّبابِ المُجَاهدِين

الجمعة 16 ذو القعدة 1432 هـ

المصدر : (مركز صدى الجهاد للإعلام)
الجبهة الإعلامية الإسلامية العالمية
رَصدٌ لأخبَار المُجَاهدِين وَ تَحرِيضٌ للمُؤمِنين

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

English Translation of Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula's Martyrdom Statement for Anwar al-'Awlaqi by Global Islamic Media Front

The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF), a shadowy transnational jihadi-takfiri media and translation network, released an English translation today of Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) Arabic martyrdom statement for the militant American Muslim preacher Anwar al-'Awlaqi and his fellow American jihadi, Samir Khan. The original Arabic statement, released yesterday, can be viewed in the previous POST. This translation by the GIMF was produced unusually quickly.


قسم الترجمة واللغات L a n g u a g e and Translation Department

يقدم Presents ترجمة بيان تنظيم القاعدة في جزيرة العرب

A Translation of the Statement of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

دم الشهيد نــور ونــار The Blood of the Martyr is Light and Fire

[ بـيان استشهاد الشيخ أنـور العولقي ورفـاقــه
A Statement about the Martyrdom of Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaqi and His Comrades

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

All praise be to Allah, the Lord of all that exists, and may peace and blessings be upon our Messenger, Muhammad, and his family. To proceed:

We affirm to our Mujahid Ummah which has risen against injustice the martyrdom of the heroic Mujahid, Sheikh Abu Abdur-Rahman Anwar bin Nasir al-Awlaqi.

His martyrdom as well as that of his comrades, Abu Muhsin al-Ma'ribi, Sameer Khan and Salim al-Marwani, may Allah have mercy on them all, was a result of an American airstrike in an area between Ma'rib and Jawf.

By Allah's Grace, the Sheikh and Islamic preacher was killed while he remained firm in the path of Da'wah and Jihad, while both global and local pressure were unable to cause him to retract from it, despite lengthy attempts of seduction and threat, imprisonment and pursuit.

This Islamic preacher is the one who achieved victory, by his beliefs, as remaining firm on beliefs is the true victory. He died upon his beliefs, as we reckon. This is a characteristic of the Muslim Ummah; their leaders do not die on their beds. The honor and the victory of the Ummah is that their leaders and preachers are martyred.

Has any true call or the nation ever lived without sacrifices? If not, then we are an Ummah which never dies! Rather, it is victorious, it lives, and it is persists, because death gives it life!

The Americans assassinated the Islamic preacher, Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaqi and Sameer Khan without any brought proof of allegation, and they presented no evidence according to their own criminal laws of “freedom”.

Where are their calls of freedom, justice, and human rights and freedom which they claim? America was so harmed by them that they contradicted their own principle, which they do daily, on which they claim their country was founded.

America is the one who failed, as they did not abide by their principles, while the Sheikh proved victorious, as he lived according to his beliefs and died upon them.

And thus does America commit acts of injustice and aggression, killing on a daily basis. Indeed they have a dark history in the likes of these crimes, too lengthy to be recorded. They fabricate brazen lies in public, claiming to be the protectors of human rights, freedom and justice.

Their mendacious king makes a public appearance, stating that the death of Sheikh Anwar al-Awlaqi is a victory for the Yemeni people, because the Sheikh, according to him, killed many Yemeni people. But Obama, the yo-yo who changes his religion daily, that he was found confessing to the fact that he killed hundreds of the Sheikh's fellow tribesmen in Ma'jalah and Rafadh, most of them women, children and the elderly, with the blessings and participation of the butcher of Yemen, Ali Saleh.

The Sheikh has proceeded to the Everlasting Gardens, Allah willing, while leaving behind for the Ummah a clear and pure ideology, a distinguished style, and a path of Da'wah and Jihad which the Ummah can adopt in their march towards honor and victory.

Yes, America has killed Sheikh Anwar, may Allah have mercy on him, but they can never kill his ideology. Rather, the martyrdom of the Sheikh is a new and revived life of his ideology and style.

The Sheikh has students which he taught, and students which have benefited from him in various parts of the world. They will march his march, following his tracks, continuing on the straight path, the path of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.

As for American politicians, people have become accustomed to the fact that whenever they kill a leader of Islam, or whenever one of its heroes is martyred, they start to imagine things, saying that they have finished off Islam or the Muslim Ummah, that the Muslim Ummah is now impotent, or on that day they have achieved a great victory by killing such-and-such Muslim.

Indeed it is only their imagination, as they are fighting an entire nation and a magnificent religion. They are fighting the Nation of True Monotheism (Taweed) and Jihad. How on earth can they think to break its resolve?!

These patchy techniques, as well as the injustices of America against the entire world, and its continual support of the Jews and the idol-tyrant rulers, its proxies in various regions, have led Muslim masses to revolt and step into the fields, in outright refusal of the idiotic policies of America, their injustices against the entire world, and their support of their proxy rulers who they have placed over their neck.

By Allah's Grace, America was slapped in Egypt when the revolutionaries refused to meet the U.S. Secretary of State. Then, they were given another slap in Libya, the land of Jihad.

Now, they can only stand and watch the Muslim people of Syria, unable to do anything about the uprising in Yemen, who condemn and object to the ways of America, refusing to accept American interference, all of course except the opposition party, who by Allah's Grace do not represent the majority, nor do they have any strength on the ground.

Our Yemeni revolutionaries! Indeed you left your homes in pursuit of freedom, justice, and in refusal of U.S. interference. You must state your firm decision about these flagrant and shameless transgression of airspace and these continual airstrikes against the best of your people, as well as the helpless from your women, children and the elderly. You must shout in the face of all those who have been appointed by America, just as you now shout in the face of the agent Ali Saleh, as by Allah they are two sides of the same coin. Are our calamities due to anyone other than America and their proxies?

Ali Abdullah Saleh has taken America as a lord besides Allah. It is they who support him and grant him legitimacy, standing by his side for now thirty years!

Our Yemeni revolutionaries! Indeed you must make your liberation from American slavery, the refusal of American plans for the region, and support for the people of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine against American occupation goals of your revolt as well.

Our Yemeni revolutionaries! You have brought on a bright dawn against the proxy agent Ali Abdullah Saleh. You must bring on one more dawn against American interference in the region.

In conclusion, we ask that Allah grants us and you the best of consolation, O tribe of Awaliq, for the assassination of your son, the magnificent, noble, brave and heroic, unjustly killed Sheikh Anwar bin Nasir al-Awlaqi.

While just yesterday, the Mujahid Sheikh, Muhammad bin Umair al-Kalawi al-Awlaqi was killed along with a large number of your women, children and elderly. The regime of Ali Saleh killed the Mujahid Sheikh Zayid ad-Daghari, which is an open sign of them making these defiant and freeborn tribes a target due to their refusal to accept oppression, injustice and ignobility.

O defiant tribes! Indeed the blood of the Sheikh and his comrades will not be spilled in vain! Indeed behind him there are heros which will not turn their eyes to injustice, in soon, Allah willing, they shall exact revenge!

Tell the tribe of Awaliq that the best of consolation are the raves of the proud which cannot be muffled.

We are at war with America, they inflict harms upon us as we do upon them, and the final end is for those who patiently persevere, and it is they who will prove victorious

وَيَقُولُونَ مَتَىٰ هُوَ قُلْ عَسَىٰ أَن يَكُونَ قَرِيبًا “And they say, 'When is that?’ Say, ‘Perhaps it will be soon’.” Al-Qaeda Organization in the Arabian Peninsula Dhul-Qa'dah 11, 1432 Source: Al-Fajr Media Center

--------------------- لا تنسونا من صالح دعائكم Don't Forget Us in Your Sincere Prayers إخوانكم في Your Brothers at قسم اللغات و الترجمة L a n g u a g e and Translation Department الجبهة الإعلامية الإسلامية العالمية Global Islamic Media Front رَصدٌ لأَخبَار المُجاهِدين وَ تَحريضٌ للمُؤمِنين Observing the Mujahideen News and Inciting the Believers

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula Statement Confirms Anwar al-'Awlaqi Killing, Says U.S. Abandoned its Principles for Expediency without Trial

Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a statement today confirming the killing of Anwar al-'Awlaqi (Awlaki, Aulaqi), the radical American-Yemen preacher, in a U.S. drone missile strike on September 30 east of the Yemeni capital San'a (Sana'a). In its statement, AQAP says that the U.S. government did not prove its allegations against al-'Awlaqi and his fellow American militant, Samir Khan, and instead assassinated them without trial, disregarding its own principles for the sake of expediency. Al-'Awlaqi, who is called a " mujahid shaykh" in this context, "warrior leader," will live on, the statement says, through his ideas, which cannot be killed off. His death, AQAP promises, will be avenged. The statement includes a lengthy exhortation to Arabs who are rising up against their autocratic governments in Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. The tribes of Yemen are also urged to avenge the injustice done to them by the dictatorial, U.S.-backed regime of 'Ali 'Abdullah Saleh.

دم الشهيد نور ونار - بيان إستشهاد الشيخ أنور العولقي ورفاقه

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على رسولنا محمد صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم.
أما بعد:-
نؤكد للأمة المجاهدة الثائرة على الظلم , استشهاد الشيخ المجاهد البطل أبي عبد الرحمن أنور بن ناصر العولقي .
وقد كان استشهاده إثر قصف بطائرة أمريكية , هو ورفاقه أبو محسن الماربي وسمير خان وسالم المرواني رحمهم الله جميعا , في منطقة بين مأرب والجوف .
قتل الشيخ الداعية وهو بحمد الله ثابت على طريق الدعوة والجهاد , لم تستطع قوة عالمية أو إقليمية ثنيه عن طريقه , بعد جولات كثيرة من الترغيب والترهيب والسجن والمطاردة .
خرج الداعية فيها منتصرا بعقيدته - والثبات على العقيدة هو الانتصار الحقيقي - ومات على ذلك - كما نحسبه - وذلك شأن أمة المسلمين لا يموت قادتها على الفرش بل مكرمة الأمة وانتصارها؛ استشهاد قادتها ودعاتها.
وهل عاشت دعوة أو أمة بدون تضحيات ؟! إذا فنحن أمة لا تموت؛ بل تنتصر وتعيش وتحيا لأن الموت عندها حياة.
قتل الأمريكان الشيخ الداعية أنور العولقي , وسمير خان , ولم يثبتوا في حقهم تهمة , ولم يقدموا عليهما دليلا في قوانين حريتهم الجائرة .
فأين ما يتشدقون به من حرية وعدالة وحقوق إنسان واحترام الحريات ؟! أضاقت أمريكا بها ذرعا حتى ناقضت -وهي كل يوم تناقض - هذه المبادئ التي تزعم أنها أسست دولتها عليها ؟!
لقد فشلت أمريكا؛ فلم تثبت على مبادئها, وانتصر الشيخ -الذي عاش على عقيدته ومات عليها, وهكذا؛ كل يوم تقتل أمريكا البشر ظلما وعدوانا؛ فتاريخها في هذا أسود وطويل لا حصر له, وتكذب عيانا بيانا؛ أنها راعية لحقوق الإنسان والحرية والعدالة.
ويخرج علينا ملكهم الكذاب , ويقول :- إن قتل الشيخ أنور العولقي هو انتصار لليمنيين لأن الشيخ -حسب زعمه - قتل كثيراً من اليمنيين . وينسى أوباما هذا المتقلب , الذي كل يوم وهو على دين , أنه ضبط معترفا بأنه قتل المئات من قبيلة الشيخ في "المعجلة" وفي منطقة "رفض" وكان معظم القتلى من الأطفال والنساء والشيوخ بمباركة ومشاركة سفاح اليمن علي صالح .
لقد ذهب الشيخ أنور إلى جنات الخلد - بإذن الله - وترك للأمة فكرا نقيا , وأسلوبا متميزا , ودربا في الدعوة والجهاد, لتسير الأمة نحو العزة والنصر .
إن أمريكا قتلت الشيخ أنور - رحمه الله - ولكنها لن تستطيع أن تقتل فكره؛ بل استشهاد الشيخ حياة جديدة ومتجددة لفكره وأسلوبه.
وللشيخ - رحمه الله- تلاميذ علّمهم, وطلابا استفادوا منه في شتى أقطار الأرض , سيسيرون كما سار, ويحذون طريقه, مواصلة للنهج السوي , مقتفين أثر النبي - صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم.
أما الساسة الأمريكان؛ فقد تعود الناس منهم ؛ أنه كلما قتل قائد من القادة , أو استشهد بطل من الأبطال , نفخ الوهم في صدورهم وقالوا : - قضينا على الإسلام, انتهت أمة المسلمين ,عقمت أمة الإسلام , اليوم حققنا انتصارا على فلان بن فلان من المسلمين .
ووهم هؤلاء, فهم يقاتلون أمة بأكملها , ودينا عظيما , يقاتلون أمة التوحيد والجهاد ,وأنى لهم أن يكسروا عزيمتنا .
وأدت هذه الأساليب الخرقاء, والظلم الذي مارسه الأمريكان على العالم, والدعم المتواصل لليهود والحكام الطغاة -الوكلاء عنه - في المنطقة إلى ثورات الشعوب, والخروج إلى الميادين, في رفض قاطع لهذه السياسات الحمقاء, وهذا الظلم الأمريكي للعالم , والدعم للحكام العملاء , الذين سلطوهم على رقاب الشعوب المسلمة .
وبفضل الله صفع الأمريكان في مصر ؛ عندما رفض الثوار مقابلة وزيرة خارجية الأمريكان , وتلقوا صفعة أخرى في ليبيا الجهاد .
وهم الآن متفرجون على الشعب السوري المسلم , وواقفون عاجزون حيال الثورة في اليمن , التي تدين وتستنكر أعمال الأمريكان , وترفض الوصاية عليها من قبل الأمريكان ؛ إلا ما كان من المعارضة , وهم بفضل الله لا يمثلون غالبية ولا قوة لهم على الأرض .
أيها الثوار اليمانيون ..إنكم خرجتم للحرية والعدالة وعدم الوصاية , فيجب أن تقولوا كلمتكم القاطعة لهذا الانتهاك السافر للأجواء , وهذا القصف المتواصل على خيار أبنائكم وضعفاء قومكم من النساء والشيوخ والأطفال , يجب أن تصرخوا في وجه الموكلين من الأمريكان, كما تصرخون في وجه الوكيل علي صالح , فهما والله وجهان لعملة واحدة , وهل مآسينا إلا من الأمريكان وعملائهم ؟ّ!.
فعلي عبد الله صالح اتخذ الأمريكان ربا من دون الله, وهم الذين يدعمونه ويعطونه الشرعية, ويقفون إلى جانبه ثلاثين سنه.
أيها الثوار اليمانيون : إن من الواجب عليكم , أن تجعلوا من أهداف ثورتكم الانعتاق من التبعية للغرب , ورفض مشاريع الأمريكان في المنطقة , ومساندة الشعب العراقي والأفغاني والفلسطيني ضد احتلال الأمريكان.
أيها الثوار اليمانيون : لقد صنعتم فجرا ساطعا ضد العميل علي عبد الله صالح ؛ فيجب أن تصنعوا فجرا آخرا ضد الأمريكان في المنطقة .
وفي الأخير ؛ أحسن الله عزاءنا وعزاءكم أيها العوالق في مقتل ابنكم الشيخ العظيم البطل النبيل الشهم المقتول ظلما أنور بن ناصر العولقي .
وقد قتل بالأمس الشيخ المجاهد محمد عمير الكلوي العولقي , وجمع غفير من نسائكم وأطفالكم وشيوخكم , و قتل نظام علي صالح الشيخ المجاهد زايد الدغاري, في استهداف واضح لهذه القبائل الحرة الأبية ؛التي لا تقبل الضيم ولا ترضى الدنية .
أيها القبائل الأبية :إن دم الشيخ وإخوانه لن يذهب سدى ؛ فوراءه أبطال لا ينامون على ضيم , و يأخذون بالثار قريبا بإذن الله.
قل للعوالق إن أقيم عزاءهم هذي المفاخر ما بها إخفات
ونحن والأمريكان في حرب ينالون منا وننال منهم , والمآل لمن صبر وهو الذي ينتصر .
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تنظيم قاعدة الجهاد في جزيرة العرب
11 ذي القعدة 1432هـ
المصدر: (مركز الفجر للإعلام)


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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Photo Essay on Harakat al-Shabab Leaders, Sourced from Insurgent Media at Al-Wasat

I have a new post, a photo essay of sorts, at Al-Wasat showing some leaders of the Somali Islamist-insurgent movement Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen (Movement of the Warrior-Youth; Al-Shabab, Al-Shabaab). The photographs used were collected solely from insurgent media.

The post can be viewed HERE.