Taliban fighters, September 28, 2017

In a propaganda video:
“The brave and Mujahid of Afghanistan rejects disbelief, apostasy, democracy, and slavery! Last half century proves that this land was and will be the land of Islam and Jihad.”Bill Roggio, “Taliban fighters promise to ‘play with the skulls’ of dead American soldiers,” Long War Journal, September 28, 2017,

Uthman Badar, HT Australia, March 25, 2017

“The ruling for apostates as such in Islam is clear, that apostates attract capital punishment and we don’t shy away from that.”Stephen Johnson, “’Ex-Muslims Should Be Free from Death Threats’: Malcolm Turnbull Urged to Ban Islamic Extremist Group Hizb ut-Tahrir After Its Leader Called For People Who Had Left the Faith to Be Killed,” Daily Mail (London), March 30, 2017,

Ghareeba, Tweet, June 3, 2015

“O Allah, deal with America and its allies from the Jews, the Crusaders, the Rāfidah, the apostates, and the atheists.”Ghareeba, Twitter post, June 3, 2015, 6:00 a.m.,

Osama bin Laden, Founder of Al-Qaeda, Date Undetermined

“[R]egarding which shared understandings, exactly, is it possible that we agree with the immoral West?  The secular West, which does not practice any religion—this the intellectuals claim we hold things in common with!  What commonalities, if our foundations contradict, rendering useless the shared extremities—if they even exist?  For practically everything valued by the immoral West is condemned under sharia law… the issues most prominent in the West revolve around secularism, homosexuality, sexuality, and atheism. So what shared aspects are we to advance dialogue over in order to make for ‘a better place for us all’?”Raymond Ibrahim, trans., The Al-Qaeda Reader (New York: Doubleday, 2007), 37-38.