Abu Bakr al-Baghadi, ISIS leader, July 5, 2014

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Abu Bakr al-Baghadi

“[T]ake advantage of this noble month [Ramadan,] O worshipper of Allah! Fight therein! This is the month in which the Prophet commanded armies to fight against the enemies of Allah. The month in which he would wage jihad against the polytheists… And Allah likes us to kill his enemies, and make jihad in his sake.”

“[Y]our brothers the mujahideen, indeed did Allah… give them victories and conquests… And they were firm against the enemies of Allah, and He made them powerful in the land until the declaration of the Caliphate and choice of an imam.  And this is a matter obligatory upon all [M]uslims. It is [the highest level of obligation]! And it must be applied upon the earth entirely.”

“[I]f you are pleased with the promise of Allah, then make jihad in his sake! And call the believers to this, and have patience in the times of doubt. If you knew what was in the jihad, from the [air], [generous blessing], raising in rank, the honor in this life and the next, none of you would stray from the path of jihad!”

“O worshippers of Allah! Apply your religion and act upon it. And fear Allah… If you are given hardship, fear Allah! If you are bestowed with [pre-determined wealth], then fear Allah. And if you are given a life full of blessings fear Allah, and make jihad in his sake.”

 “O Allah, give Islam victory over the disbelief and the disbelievers, and give victory to the mujahideen, in the East of this earth and [its] West.”Aaron Y. Zelin, “al-Furqān Media presents a new video message from the Islamic State’s Abū Bakr al-Ḥussaynī al-Qurayshī al-Baghdādī: “Khuṭbah and Jum’ah Prayer in the Grand Mosque of Mūṣul (Mosul),” Jihadology, last modified July 27, 2014, http://jihadology.net/2014/07/05/al-furqan-media-presents-a-new-video-message-from-the-islamic-states-abu-bakr-al-%E1%B8%A5ussayni-al-qurayshi-al-baghdadi-khu%E1%B9%ADbah-and-jumah-prayer-in-the-grand-mosque-of-mu.


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