Death-Glorifying

Seifallah Ben Hassine, May 2013

Date
May 2013
Name of Author
Seifallah Ben Hassine
Body

“A message to our heroes who wrote and are writing with their blood and sweat the epics of Islam in the lands of jihad, may Allah give steadfast to your mujahidin and accept your martyrs and release your prisoners from the hands of your enemies and give your families patience and perish your and His enemy.”Louisa Loveluck, “Planting the Seeds of Tunisia’s Ansar Al Sharia,” Foreign Policy, September 27, 2012, http://foreignpolicy.com/2012/09/27/planting-the-seeds-of-tunisias-ansar-al-sharia/.

Rhetoric Category

Muhammad Hafiz Saeed, LeT founder and leader, April 2012

Date
Apr. 2012
Name of Author
Muhammad Hafiz Saeed
Body

“Osama bin Laden was a great person who awakened the Muslim world… Martyrdoms are not losses, but are a matter of pride for Muslims.”Bill Roggio, “‘We Do Jihad,’ Says Lashkar-e-Taiba Emir Hafiz Saeed,” Long War Journal, April 7, 2012, http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/04/we_do_jihad_lashkar.php.

Rhetoric Category

Seifallah Ben Hassine, May 2011

Date
May 2011
Name of Author
Seifallah Ben Hassine
Body

“Let the entire world celebrate the death of one of our Ummah’s leaders since the death and martyrdom of our leaders for the sake of this straight path… is an indication of the truthfulness of our way…This is the allegiance, and that is the promise to Allah—do not regress after the death of your sheikh [i.e., bin Laden], or the deaths of your leaders. Remain steadfast—and die for [the same cause] for which the best among you died.”Thomas Joscelyn, “Ansar Al-Sharia Tunisia Honors Senior Al Qaeda ‘Martyrs,’” Long War Journal, January 30, 2013, http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/01/ansar_al_sharia_tuni_3.php#.

Sirajuddin Haqqani, operational commander of the Haqqani network, 2010

Date
2010
Name of Author
Sirajuddin Haqqani
Body

“We must give sacrifices in the fight against the crusaders. In this fight, whether we are killed, martyred or thrown in jail we are proud of it.”“Excerpts of Interviews with Sirajuddin Haqqani,” Anand Gopal, accessed April 20, 2015, http://anandgopal.com/excerpts-of-interviews-with-sirajuddin-haqqani/.

Rhetoric Category

Qari Bashir Haqqani, Taliban commander, May 21, 2008

Date
May 21, 2008
Name of Author
Qari Bashir Haqqani
Body

“If they leave their bases, we will be waiting for them with improvised explosive devices (IED) and fedayeen (suicide bombers) on every road.”“Interview with a Taliban Commander: ‘What’s Important Is to Kill the Germans,’” Spiegel Online, May 21, 2008, http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/interview-with-a-taliban-commander-what-s-important-is-to-kill-the-germans-a-554545.html.

Rhetoric Category
Threat

Omar Bakri Muhammad, May 2005

Date
May 2005
Name of Author
Omar Bakri Muhammad
Body

“The fact that Americans were attacked was no surprise, what was surprising is that they came under such a devastating attack in their own country. The attacks were really a magnificent operation in every way. They were magnificent terrorists.”Mahan Abedin, “Al-Muhajiroun in the UK: Interview with Omar Bakri Muhammad,” Jamestown Foundation, May 25, 2005, http://www.jamestown.org/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=290&no_cache=1#.VTatGvnF8no.

Threat

Unnamed PIJ leader, 2002

Date
2002
Name of Author
Unnamed PIJ leader, 2002
Body

“The Zionist entity shows us nothing but naked and brutal power, which makes any kind of restraint on our part impossible. We don't have tanks or Apaches or F-16s, but we have the determination to be martyrs.”Muhammad Muslih, “‘They Took Our Land, so Why Shouldn’t I Kill Them?” New York Times, April 26, 2002, http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/26/opinion/26iht-edmus_ed3_.html.

Omar Bakri Muhammad, September 13, 2001

Date
September 13, 2001
Name of Author
Omar Bakri Muhammad
Body

“When I first heard about the September 11, 2001 attacks there was some initial delight about such an attack. I received a phone call and said, ‘Oh, wow, the United States has come under attack.’ It was exciting.”“A Profile of Syrian Jihadist Omar Bakri Muhammad,” Jamestown Foundation, December 21, 2012, http://mlm.jamestown.org/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=40259&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=591#.VU-iktpViko.

Ramadan Shallah, PIJ secretary-general, September 2000

Date
Sep. 2000
Name of Author
Ramadan Shallah
Body

“We have nothing with which to repel killing and thuggery against us except the weapon of martyrdom. It is easy and costs us only our lives.”“Profile: Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” Fox News, February 20, 2003, http://www.foxnews.com/story/2003/02/20/profile-palestinian-islamic-jihad.

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