Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS leader, January 2014

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

“So may Allah be with you O people of Sham, and congratulations to you if you have patience, the Lord has taken it upon Himself to care for you, but as for us we can only say to you: Blood O blood, and destruction O destruction.”

“And you sons of the state in Iraq… Be the spear head in fighting the Safawites [Shiites], and be in the front rows, stand up against this Rafidi [Shiite] war, and advance towards Baghdad and the south, burn the Rafida in their backyard…”Aaron Y. Zelin, “al-Furqān Media presents a new audio message from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shām’s Abū Bakr al-Ḥussaynī al-Baghdādī: ‘God Knows and You Do Not Know,’” Jihadology, last modified January 25, 2014, http://jihadology.net/2014/01/19/al-furqan-media-presents-a-new-audio-message-from-the-islamic-state-of-iraq-and-al-shams-abu-bakr-al-%E1%B8%A5ussayni-al-baghdadi-god-knows-and-you-do-not-know.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’ / Caliph Ibrahim’