Pro-Islamism

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

“So now when we look at the state of the Americans and Europeans, we see that they are in a state of war with us because of their participation in elections that choose governments that wage war against Muslims. They are in a state of war with us because their governments kill our brothers in Palestine, Afghanistan, and Iraq. These governments fight those who want to establish shari‘ah law. Thus we target them because they are disbelievers and because of their war against us. They are in a state of war with us and they are not in a state of covenant since their governments have not seized their aggression against Muslims. We cannot call them ahl adh-dhimma (people of dhimma) because they do not fulfill the requirements of the dhimma status (rights of residence for non-Muslims under sharia law, when jizya tax is paid). Based on what is mentioned above, it is legitimate to target the people of the West and we have no doubts about its legitimacy.” “Q&A with Shaykh Adil al-Abbab,” Inspire Magazine 4 (2010): 21.

Muhanad Badawi, Tweet, February 2015

Twitter post:

“Islamic State steps up #Libya attacks, targets Iran ambassador #BombAttacks #Iranian/Ambassador #IslamicState.”“UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. NADER ELHUZAYEL and MUHAMAD BADAWI,” United States Department of Justice, May 22, 2015, http://www.justice.gov/file/441231/download.

Naim Qassem, Deputy Leader, January 25, 2015

“It is a Zionist attempt to lay the foundation for a new [military] equation in the framework of our struggle with them and achieve by these [January 18, 2015] strikes what they could not achieve in war… But Israel is too weak to be able to draw new steps or new rules… We will continue our jihad and we will be where we should be without [allowing] anything to stand in our way.”Mariam Karouny, “Hezbollah says Israel wants to set 'new rules' with Syria raid,” Reuters, January 25, 2015, http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/25/us-lebanon-hezbollah-idUSKBN0KY0JL20150125.

Abu Jandal, Tweet, January 2015

“@Haliisheikh Allah decended his lions on the filthy french magazines who Insulted our Prophet peace be upon him! Alhamdulilah!”CEP, “ISIS Supporters & Other Extremists Respond to Paris Terror Attack,” Storify, January 2015, https://storify.com/CEP/isis-supporters-respond-to-paris-terror-attack.

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

In a video release announcing the formation of AQIS:
“This entity was not established today, but it is the fruit of a blessed effort for more than two years to gather the mujahideen in the Indian subcontinent into a single entity to be with the main group, Qaedat al-Jihad, from the soldiers of the Islamic Emirate and its triumphant emir, Allah permitting, Emir of the Believers Mullah Muhammad Omar Mujahid.”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.

Usama Mahmoud, November 3, 2014

In an official AQIS statement released via Twitter:
“Also our message to the Mujahidīn of Iraq and Syria is that the elimination of American aggression is concealed in the brotherhood and union of all the Jihadi groups and organizations, reversion towards Allah (swt) and in fighting against this infidel coalition in firm ranks.”Thomas Joscelyn, “Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent Calls for Jihadist Unity against US-led Coalition,” Long War Journal, November 4, 2014, http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/11/al_qaeda_in_the_indi_2.php.

Usama Mahmoud, November 3, 2014

In an official AQIS statement released via Twitter:
“The attack on Iraq and Syria is not against a particular group or organization. Instead it’s an attack on [the] entire Ummah [worldwide community of Muslims] aiming to terminate every Islamic and Jihadi movement which aims to stand against the tyranny and believes in the establishment of Shari’ah.”Thomas Joscelyn, “Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent Calls for Jihadist Unity against US-led Coalition,” Long War Journal, November 4, 2014, http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/11/al_qaeda_in_the_indi_2.php.

Muhanad Badawi, Tweet, November 2014

Twitter post:

“Inshallah [God willing] soon the Islamic state will take over Baghdad ya musilmeen [oh muslims]”“UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. NADER ELHUZAYEL and MUHAMAD BADAWI,” United States Department of Justice, May 22, 2015, http://www.justice.gov/file/441231/download.

Mahmut Kar, HT Turkey media relations head, November 2014

“[Hizb ut-Tahrir] was established in 1960 in Turkey and when we started speaking about the caliphate in 1967 it was the first time the word had been brought back into Turkish public space since 1924. Once the idea of a caliphate was out in the open again, Islamist movements in line with the Muslim Brotherhood started emerging in Turkey.”Pinar Tremblay, “Turks increasingly sympathetic to Islamic State,” Al-Monitor, November 10, 2014, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/11/turkey-growing-support-for-isis-caliphate.html.

Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the IRGC, October 21, 2014

“Exporting the Islamic Revolution to the world, the country's full and sustainable security and its pride and honor are the achievements gained as a result of the blood of our martyrs.”“IRGC Commander: Iran Prevents Expansion of Zionist Regime in Region,” Fars News Agency, October 21, 2014, http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930729001391.