Anti-Western

Abubakar Shekau, audio message released on YouTube, November 13, 2016

To the West:

“…The war has just begun.”Agence France-Presse, “Boko Haram leader warns Trump ‘war has just begun,’” Yahoo News, November 14, 2016, https://www.yahoo.com/news/boko-haram-leader-warns-trump-war-just-begun-093829678.html.

Ubaydullah Hussain, Date unknown

“[I can understand the 9/11 attacks] given the USA’s war in the Muslim lands of Afghanistan and Iraq.”“Radical Islamist defends alleged threats,” News in English, January 27, 2014, http://www.newsinenglish.no/2014/01/27/islamist-stands-by-his-threats/.

Ahmed Abu Hayyan, HT Britain, June 4, 2015

“[Tony] Blair et al have struggled for decades to articulate an argument to try and divide the world’s Muslims. From ‘Islamists’ versus ‘moderate.’… It is a great disappointment to Blair that Islam, rather than muscular liberalism is taught in Muslim schools and institutions in the Muslim world.”Ahmed Abu Hayyan, “Blair and his damning legacy,” HT Britain, June 4, 2015, http://www.hizb.org.uk/current-affairs/blair-and-his-damning-legacy.

Abubakar Shekau, August 16, 2015

“It is indeed all over the global media of infidels that I am dead or that I am sick and incapacitated and have lost influence in the affairs of religion. Gratitude be to Allah and with his help, I have not disappeared. I am still alive and I am not dead. And I will not die until my time appointed by Allah is up.”Agence France-Presse, “Boko Haram leader Shekau says he is ‘still in charge’,” Yahoo News, August 16, 2015, http://news.yahoo.com/boko-harams-shekau-says-still-alive-still-charge-163016566.html.

Abu Jandal, Tweet, June 22, 2015

“Slowly but surely the hadith is being fulfilled. 70 countries against the IS heading towards final conflict @ Daqbiq.”Abu Jandal, Twitter post, June 22, 2015, 8:03 a.m., https://twitter.com/protocol_siyaam/status/612954026590760960.

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

“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.

HT Britain article, May 13, 2015

“[The concept of extremism] is flawed because it rests on a false premise: the lie that the more Islamic a person is, the more of a potential threat they pose. ‘Deradicalisation’ has therefore come to mean making Muslims less Islamic and more ‘westernised’ or secular, using coercive means.”“Cameron’s latest counter-extremism policy attempts to challenge Islam,” Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, May 13, 2015, http://www.hizb.org.uk/current-affairs/camerons-latest-counter-extremism-policy-attempts-to-challenge-islam.

Statement, May 2015

“The Al-Murabitoun movement pledges its allegiance to the caliph of Muslims Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (IS leader), thereby banishing divisions and dissent within the (Muslim community).”Agence France-Presse, “Belmokhtar's jihadist group in N.Africa vows allegiance to IS,” Yahoo News, May 14, 2015, http://news.yahoo.com/al-qaeda-linked-belmokhtar-group-n-africa-claims-001449854.html.

Hassan al-Madhoun, HT spokesman in the Gaza Strip, May 2015

“The West knows that the return of the caliphate is inevitable, therefore it supports regimes that suppress the nation’s movement, represented by the revolutions in Muslim countries, such as in Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and others. The nation is alive, and there are Western fears of a return to the rule of the Islamic regime as a result of the Arab revolutions. The caliphate ruled Muslims for 1,300 years. Calling for its return is a tenet and is an idea that does not fall outside the framework of Islamic societies.”Hana Salah, “Hamas struggling with emerging Islamist parties,” Al-Monitor, May 28, 2015, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/05/hamas-gaza-support-salafist-groups-islamic-state.html#ixzz3c7SXvGaP.

Abu Firas al-Suri, Nusra Front spokesman, September 27, 2014

On the U.S.-led coalition strikes: “It’s not a war against Nusra Front, it's a war against Islam. These countries have done a despicable act that will put them on the list of those targeted by jihadist forces all over the world.”“Syrian al Qaeda offshoot vows retaliation against U.S.-led airstrikes,” Reuters, September 27, 2014, http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/27/uk-mideast-crisis-nusra-idUKKCN0HM0N820140927.