What the Extremeists are Saying

Posted: February 19, 2006 in International, Politics

This is really interesting; note the highlighted part in the second paragraph. From Centcom.

On 8 February 2006, “Abu-al-Fidaa” posted on the Islamic Renewal Organization forum links to a six-minute, five-second audio statement issued by the Media Commission of The Mujahidin Shura Council in Iraq [Majlis Shura al-Mujahidin fi al-Iraq].  In the audio message, the unidentified speaker boasted of, “a series of good omens,” including the ongoing conflict in Iraq which has, “ceaselessly persisted for three years.”  He talked of the mujahidin becoming “cognizant” of God’s wishes for them and therefore have “agreed” to “unite and reject division” by forming The Mujahidin Shura Council.  While the speaker urged the Muslim nation to rejoice, he called on mujahidin to join the ranks of jihad in Iraq.           

 The Mujahidin Shura Council was formed on 15 January from six insurgent groups in Iraq including Abu-Mus’ab al-Zarqawi’s al-Qa’ida Organization in the Land of the Two Rivers (The name is reference to the Tigris and Euprates Rivers which flow through the country).  A seventh group joined later.  Since the group’s formation, no statements or audio recordings have been issued under the name of Zarqawi, his associates, or the al-Qa’ida Organization in the Land of the Two Rivers. The Islamic Renewal Organization website is reportedly operated by a Saudi dissident group headed by Dr. Muhammad al-Mas’ari and based in the United Kingdom.       A translation of the audio statement follows:

            “In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

            “Praise be to God, Glorifier of His worshippers the mujahidin.  Degrader of infidelity and the infidels, and Revealer of the faults of the hypocrites.  Prayers and peace be upon the one sent with the sword ahead of Judgment Day as a mercy for mankind. 

            “The Crusaders entered Iraq and the caller called saying, ‘Oh, God’s stallions, ride.’  So, the youth, who have exhausted themselves and the world, including everything in it, jumped up on horseback and rushed forth to God Almighty at this world’s roots where God Almighty’s enemies are, as calves asking for death, with their slogan, ‘I have come quickly to you, my God, so that you may be pleased.’

            “Therefore, the Land of the Two Rivers became the source of good omens for the Muslims throughout the world.  The good omens came one after the other, manifest, and directing the Muslims to the jihad against God Almighty’s enemies where there is no place for him, he who is powerless.

            “Then the first good omen, for how long has Islam remained absent from the congregation of power commanding the earth, when they [I.E. Muslims] are most worthy in being foremost among the powers. This has not been because of a defect in Islam; it is because its people have abandoned it.  God Almighty said, ‘So lose not heart, nor fall into despair: For ye must gain mastery if ye are true in Faith.’ [Koranic verse, Sura 3:139. This verse was also quoted in an audio statement by Zarqawi posted online 9 January 2006]

            “Then the battling and slaughter of God Almighty’s enemies began, and the second good omen — despite the disapproval, belittling, and the wicked smearing by the media — the fighting escalated in entrapping God Almighty’s enemies and ceaselessly persisted for three years.  The need to increase the jihadist operations was another good omen.  The incessant insistence on jihad was the mujahidin’s language of negating that of the infidels, which always belittled the magnitude of jihad in the Land of the Two Rivers.  This is a good omen, and today we bring the Muslims in the corners of the earth; another good omen is in the series of good omens from the land of jihad.  In it lies the clear proof that the mujahidin are cognizant of what God Almighty must decree.  Jihadist groups who are fighting have agreed to fight in the rank most loved by God. The Almighty said, ‘Truly Allah loves those who fight in His Cause in battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure.’ [Koranic verse, Sura 61:4]  Thus the groups holding the rope of God have responded to God’s command to unite and reject division. The Almighty said, ‘And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves.’ [Koranic verse 3:103]

            “God Almighty facilitated for these blessed groups to form a council which they called The Mujahidin Shura Council in Iraq. They pledged in the name of God not to forsake their arms until the Almighty empowers their religion which He had willed or die without it. This group, God willing, will not cease to fight the enemy of God, no matter who it is or where it is. They [the mujahidin] are, with God’s will, God’s armies. They are the vanguards of this nation and the bearer of its sorrows. They are the ones who are working toward empowering God’s faith and its followers. By God, we have not said what we said to flatter ourselves. Far be it from us and from them. It is the actuality of what we have seen in those who have grouped in the name of God Almighty and who have only gathered for that purpose. This council, God willing, is going to be the core around which the groups that are following the right path, who are fighting in the battlefield, will be gathering.  With the will of God Almighty, it will be the motivator of other groups to fight in one united force. It is the invitation that we send out to our mujahidin brothers: Come brothers in faith and rise to the position that pleases God and His prophet, prayers and peace be upon him, and defeats His enemies.

            “The hands are extended to you, and the hearts are wide open to accept you. Rejoice oh nation, for your sons in Iraq have taken the path of pleasing God and are moving forward in it.  Oh, Lord! Bring the hearts of those who gathered in Your cause closer together and let the hearts of those who have not yet joined them come to them. Oh God, Lord of the seven heavens and the supreme Ruler of the supreme throne: this council was the outcome of the injustice of the infidels, the apostates, and their parties and was formed to stop their oppression and their tyranny over them. Venerated is Your Might and glorified is Your Majesty. There is no God but You. Our last supplication is to praise you, oh, Lord of all creation.”
      

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