Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS leader, January 2014

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

“This is a message to America. Beware you protector of the ‘Cross’ that the war by delegation won’t help you in Sha[m], as it didn’t in Iraq, and soon you will be in full confrontation, forced by the Will of Allah, and that the sons of Islam have prepared themselves for that day.”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’