Anti-Religious Minorities

Abu Ubayda Yousif al-Annabi, May 2013

“[Polytheists] are working continuously and cunning at day and night against the Muslims and to corrupt their religion and limiting their freedom in practicing its rituals, all that for oppression and enmity and out of envy from themselves.”“The English Translation of the audio speech for sheikh Abu Ubayda Yousif Al-Annabi Entitled War on Mali,” Fursan Al-Balagh Media Translation Department, May 2013, http://azelin.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/shaykh-abc5ab-ubaydah-yc5absuf-al-anc481bc4ab-22the-war-on-mali22-en.pdf.

Adil al-Abab, Former Chief Religious Cleric, Winter 2010

“We target the [Yemeni] soldiers because they are the ones who are protecting the deviant sect of Ismaili’s who worship a god other than Allah and participate in rituals of disbelief.”“Q&A with Shaykh Adil al-Abbab,” Inspire Magazine 4 (2010): 21.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Leader and Founder of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, November 10, 2005

“In these blessed days, in which the lions of monotheism are fighting against the might of the Crusader infidel and the treachery of the Shiites on the lands of Mesopotamia, and write sagas of pride in times of desperation and displacement. [sic]” David Aaron, In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2008), 228..

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Leader and Founder of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, May 19, 2005

“The legitimacy of these [means] has been established even if [their use] results in the killing of a number of Muslims even if it is known that they are likely to be there at the time, for whatever reason… Admittedly, the killing of a number of Muslims whom it is forbidden to kill is undoubtedly a grave evil; however, it is permissible to commit this evil – indeed, it is even required – in order to ward off a greater evil, namely, the evil of suspending jihad.” David Aaron, In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2008), 228.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Leader and Founder of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, May 19, 2005

“The shedding of Muslim blood…is allowed in order to avoid the greater evil of disrupting jihad.” David Aaron, In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2008), 228.