Pro-Islamism

Ibrahim al-Banna, Former Head of Media, November 2010

“[T]here is a small band of mujahidin who are putting the nose of America in the dirt even though they do not possess the means that are available to the traitor governments. Dear Muslim hasten to join the ranks of the mujahidin or to form cells to perform operations against the disbelievers in their own land. We are paying back America for only a small portion of what they do to our nation (sic).”Ibrahim al-Banna, “Tawaghit Exposed,” Inspire Magazine 3 (2010): 11.

Ibrahim al-Banna, Former Head of Media, November 2010

“The operation of the explosive packages which was performed by the mujahidin of the Arabian Peninsula against the companies of air freight belonging to the disbelieving nations is our right... It is a response to the continuous support to the usurping Jews who are invading Jerusalem and are blockading Gaza.”Ibrahim al-Banna, “Tawaghit Exposed,” Inspire Magazine 3 (2010): 10.

Samir Khan, Former Senior Media Official, Fall 2010

“We pledge to wage jihad for the rest of our lives until either we implant Islam all over the world or meet our Lord as bearers of Islam.”Samir Khan, “I Am Proud to Be a Traitor to America,” Inspire Magazine 2 (2010): 49.

Samir Khan, Former Senior Media Official, Fall 2010

“After my faith took a 180-degree turn, I knew I could no longer reside in America as a compliant citizen. My beliefs had turned me into a rebel of Washington’s imperialism. My faith and convictions gave me strength to lambast the greatest tyrant of our time. It angered and frustrated them, while it left me in a state of peace and joy… Islam requires its domination and after eighty plus years of living in a post-Caliphate world, I would think that it's about time Muslims came together to tear down the obstacles. The most important of these obstacles today is obviously America.”Samir Khan, “I Am Proud to Be a Traitor to America,” Inspire Magazine 2 (2010): 46-49.

Ibrahim al-Banna, Former Head of Media, Fall 2010

“Jihad is the peak of Islam and the operation that the mujahidin performed on the 11th of September represents a virtuous act. The mujahidin performed their duty against American oppression.”Ibrahim al-Banna, “Obama’s Ploy and the Peak of Islam,” Inspire Magazine 2 (2010): 23.

Said al-Shihri, Former Deputy AQAP Leader, August 2010

“Do not turn your guns against Muslims who have rebelled against the tyrant with their tongues, hands, protests and other acts. Aid them, and use your arms against Israel, which is only kilometers away from you, the lights of which can be seen from the al-Haqd region in the north of the Peninsula. Let those of you who are pilots seek martyrdom in the skies of Palestine. Let those of you in the navy aim your weapons at the Jews there, and attain the honor of martyrdom in the cause of God.”Murad Batal Al-Shishani, “Al-Qaeda’s Sa’id Al-Shihri Seeks to Revolutionize the Saudi Military,” Jamestown Foundation, Terrorism Monitor 8, no. 34 (2010): 3-4.

Mukhtar Robow, Al-Shabab rally in Mogadishu, July 2010

“We tell the Muslim youths and Mujahideen, wherever they are in the Muslim world, to attack, explode, and burn the embassies of Burundi and Uganda.”Mu Li, “Somali Islamist Leader Calls for Uganda, Burundi Embassy Attacks,” People’s Daily, July 6, 2010, http://en.people.cn/90001/90777/90855/7053243.html.

Ahmed Abdi Godane, Audio message, June 24, 2010

"The reality is that democracy is something Allah made unlawful, and someone else cannot make it lawful...If people who are Muslims, who declare the name of Allah, argue that they are real Muslims but forget Allah's message, hang or arrest them, kill them by using ammunition...If people fight ... till everyone is killed, that is much easier than legalising the devil's principles such as constitutions or making a ruler who governs against Allah's laws." (Audio message) Ali Noor, Hussein. "Somali Rebel Leader Urges Fight against Democracy." Reuters, June 24, 2010, http://af.reuters.com/article/idAFJOE65N0TX20100624.

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

“The medicine prescribed by the Messenger of Allah is the execution of those involved. A soul that is so debased, as to enjoy the ridicule of the Messenger of Allah, the mercy to mankind; a soul that is so ungrateful towards its Lord that it defames the Prophet of the religion Allah has chosen for his creation does not deserve life, does not deserve to breathe the air created by Allah and enjoy a life provided by Allah. Their proper abode is Hellfire.”Anwar al-Awlaki, “May Our Souls Be Sacrificed For You!” Inspire Magazine 1 (2010): 27-28

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

“Assassinations, bombings, and acts of arson are all legitimate forms of revenge against a system that relishes the sacrilege of Islam in the name of freedom.”Anwar al-Awlaki, “May Our Souls Be Sacrificed For You!” Inspire Magazine 1 (2010): 27-28