Anti-Secular

Ayman al-Zawahiri, September 2015

Date
September 2015
Name of Author
Ayman al-Zawahiri
Body

“[I]f there is fighting between the crusaders, the Safavids, and the secularists, and any group from the Muslims and the mujahideen, including the group of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and those with him, then our only choice is to stand with the Muslim mujahideen, even if they are unjust to us.”Tim Lister, “Al Qaeda leader to ISIS: You’re wrong, but we can work together,” CNN, September 15, 2015, http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/14/middleeast/al-zawahiri-al-qaeda-isis-olive-branch/.

Rhetoric Category
Threat

Abdul Wahid, Chair of HT Britain’s executive committee, May 27, 2015

Author
Date
May 27, 2015
Name of Author
Abdul Wahid
Body

“De-radicalization means making people less Islamic, more Western, more secular.”“Dr Abdul Wahid: Expose and Challenge CTS / Prevent Policy,” YouTube video, 6:00, posted by “Hizb ut Tahrir Britain,” uploaded May 27, 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9AcHspQwr8&feature=youtu.be.

Date

Asim Omar, AQIS video, May 3, 2015

Author
Date
May 3, 2015
Name of Author
Asim Omar
Body

Claiming responsibility for the murder of numerous secular bloggers and professors:
These assassinations are part of a series of operations initiated by the different branches of al-Qaida on the directions of our respected leader Shaykh Ayman al-Zawahiri and it is equally part of our commitment to fulfill the oath of Sheikh Osama [bin Laden].”Ellen Barry, “Al Qaeda Branch Claims Responsibility for Bangladeshi Blogger’s Killing,” New York Times, May 3, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/04/world/asia/bangladesh-al-qaeda-indian-subcontinent-attack-on-bloggers.html.

Abdelmalouk Droukdal, AQIM Leader, July 1, 2008

Name of Author
Abdelmalouk Droukdal
Body

“We sacrifice our souls and blood to defend you [Muslims] and to protect you from the sons of France and the agents of America. Our nation must know that we are in a war against the apostates and their crusader masters.”“An Interview With Abdelmalek Droukdal,” New York Times, July 1, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/world/africa/01transcript-droukdal.html.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al-Qaeda emir, September 3, 2014

Date
September 3, 2014
Name of Author
Ayman al-Zawahiri
Body

In a video release announcing the formation of AQIS:
“Your brothers in Qaedat al-Jihad did not forget you and that they are doing what they can to rescue you from injustice, oppression, persecution, and suffering.”Bill Roggio, “Al Qaeda Opens Branch in the ‘Indian Subcontinent,’” Long War Journal, September 3, 2014, http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/09/al_qaeda_opens_branc.php.

Rhetoric Category

Official Muslim Brotherhood Release, 2001

Date
2001
Name of Author
Muslim Brotherhood
Muslim Brotherhood
Body

“We have a specific task to establish God’s rule on the basis of our faith. This is our true and effective way to escape all our internal and foreign problems, whether political, economic, social or cultural.”Dr. Sayed Mahmoud Al-Qumni, “The Muslim Brotherhood's Initiative as a Reform Program: A Critical Review,” The Brookings Institution, October 2004, 5, http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Events/2004/10/05-islamic-world/cairopaper1.pdf?la=en.

Rhetoric Category

Mustapha Mashour, former General Guide of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, 1981

Date
1981
Name of Author
Mustapha Mashour
Muslim Brotherhood
Body

“Democracy contradicts and wages war on Islam. Whoever calls for democracy means they are raising banners contradicting God’s plan and fighting Islam.”Lorenzo Vidino, The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010), 58.

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