Pro-Islamism

Mukhtar Robow, Audio message, March 2011

“If the so called Kenyan government thinks that we are easy we are telling them that we are not, the world is witness that we were behind the deadly explosions which have taken place in the Ugandan capital Kampala during the final match of the of the so called World Cup.” Nathaniel Horadam, "Profile: Sheikh Mukhtar Robow (Abu Mansur)," Critical Threats, November 14, 2011, http://www.criticalthreats.org/somalia/al-shabaab-leadership/sheikh-mukhtar-robow-abu-mansur-november-14-2011.

Samir Khan, Former Senior Media Official, Spring 2011

“Today [the Egyptian] people have found themselves in a new dilemma. Sure, the enemy may have left the seat of authority, but you now are faced with a complex interconnection between what is democratically acceptable and what is Islamically acceptable... It is the shari‘ah way that will always lead to success in this life and the next no matter the trials.”  Samir Khan, “The Egyptian,”Inspire Magazine 5 (2011): 45-46.

Mohammed Deif, Statement in “The Path of Glory,” an official Hamas booklet marking the group’s 23rd anniversary, December 2010

“The al-Qassam Brigades ... are better prepared to continue on our exclusive path to which there is no alternative, and that is the path of jihad and the fight against the enemies of the Muslim nation and mankind.... We say to our enemies: you are going on the path to extinction (zawal), and Palestine will remain ours including Al-Quds (Jerusalem), Al-Aqsa (mosque), its towns and villages from the (Mediterranean) Sea to the (Jordan) River, from its North to its South. You have no right to even an inch of it.” (Statement in “The Path of Glory,” an official Hamas booklet marking the group’s 23rd anniversary) Jonathan D. Halevi, “Talking to Hamas?- Increasing Expressions of Genocidal Intent by Hamas Leaders Against the Jews,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 3, 2011, http://jcpa.org/article/talking-to-hamas-%E2%80%93-increasing-expressions-of-genocidal-intent-by-hamas-leaders-against-the-jews.

Anwar al-Awlaki, Former Senior AQAP Media Official, Winter 2010

“In the case of the United States, both the government and private citizens should be targeted. America and Americans are the Imam’s of kufr (disbelievers) in this day and age. The American people who vote for war mongering governments are intent on no good. Anyone who inflicts harm on them in any form is doing a favor to the ummah.”Anwar al-Awlaki, “The Ruling on Dispossessing the Disbelievers wealth in Dar al-Harb,” Inspire Magazine 4 (2010): 59.

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

“We target [the Yemeni soldiers] because they are the ones standing against the establishment of khilafah [the Caliphate].”“Q&A with Shaykh Adil al-Abbab,” Inspire Magazine 4 (2010): 21.

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.

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

“It is the mujahidin who are fighting America which is supporting Israel and are fighting their way to get through to Israel, and the ones that are standing in the way of the mujahidin and fighting Israel is the Arab states. Allah has blessed the mujahidin from ahl as-sunnah to strike rockets at variant times at Israel under the instruction of Shaykh Usama.”“Q&A with Shaykh Adil al-Abbab,” Inspire Magazine 4 (2010): 22.

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

“This is why we target the [Yemeni] soldiers of evil... We target them because their eyes are awake guarding the rule that is the reason behind the violation of the rights of Allah and the rights of the creation. They are the eyes that guard the laws that compete with the laws of Allah and go against the rule of Qur'an. They are the ones guarding the places of disbelief such as the parliament... [The rulers of the Arabian Peninsula] are ruling with laws other than shari'ah and accepting the laws of the disbelievers and changing the laws of Allah and therefore they should be fought against along with their soldiers who are defending them and fighting for them.”“Q&A with Shaykh Adil al-Abbab,” Inspire Magazine 4 (2010): 21.

Anwar al-Awlaki, Former Senior AQAP Media Official, Winter 2010

“In the case of the United States, both the government and private citizens should be targeted. America and Americans are the Imam’s of kufr in this day and age. The American people who vote for war mongering governments are intent on no good. Anyone who inflicts harm on them in any form is doing a favor to the ummah.” Anwar al-Awlaki, “The Ruling on Dispossessing the Disbelievers wealth in Dar al-Harb,” Inspire Magazine 4 (2010): 59

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

"The Jews and the Christians have attacked the Muslim nation in order to suppress their identity, uproot them, violate their honor and steal their wealth. When the Muslims stood up to defend themselves, to protect their holy places, and to establish the rule of Allah on land, the armies of tyrants fought against them in the name of the war on terror which is in reality a war on Islam. So can one say that these armies cannot be targeted?""Q&A with Shaykh Adil al-Abbab," Inspire Magazine 4 (2010): 21.