Pro-Islamism

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

“We, by the will of Allah will not back down from the defense of our beloved. We will fight for him, we will instigate, we will bomb and we will assassinate, and may our mothers be bereaved of us if we do not rise in his defense. It is the honor of the best of creation that is at stake and it is not much to set the world on fire for his sake.”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

“The entire Western system is staunchly protecting and promoting the defamation of Muhammad and therefore, it is the entire Western system that is at war with Islam. 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

Nasir al-Wuhayshi, former leader, Summer 2010

“To answer your question on how serious the danger of AQAP is, I say that wherever there are mujahidin, there is danger awaiting the disbelievers. The mujahidin are one body and if one of them is somewhere you would find fear and terror spreading in that place… My advice to my Muslim brothers in the West is to acquire weapons and learn methods of war. They are living in a place where they can cause great harm to the enemy and where they can support the Messenger of Allah.”“Interview with Shaykh Abu Basir: the Head of al-Qa’idah in the Arabian Peninsula,” Inspire Magazine 1 (2010): 14-17.

Nasir al-Wuhayshi, former leader, Summer 2010

“My advice to my Muslim brothers in the West is to acquire weapons and learn methods of war. They are living in a place where they can cause great harm to the enemy and where they can support the Messenger of Allah. The successful means are through explosive devices and sacrificing souls. That is a more pronounced and successful way of defending him and this is a practice started by the Taliban of Pakistan, Nidal Hassan, and ‘Umar al-Faruq, may Allah release them and on this path are men who are coming to you by the will of Allah.

“O Muslims rise up in defense of your Messenger: a man with his knife, a man with his gun, a man with his rifle, a man with his bomb, by learning how to design explosive devices, by burning down forests and buildings, or by running over them with your cars and trucks. The means of harming them are many so seek assistance from Allah and do not be weak and you will find a way. The rights of the Messenger of Allah upon us are great and it is nothing for all of us to die for his sake; may our mothers be bereaved of us if we do not defend him.

“O Muslims you have no excuse in front of Allah except if you fight in defense of his Messenger. If you cannot fight, then you should emigrate from the land where he is being cursed because such a land is awaiting the wrath of Allah. Especially that the Messenger of Allah discouraged living amongst the disbelievers so how about living at ease amongst them when the Messenger of Allah is being attacked and you do nothing to defend him or leave the land where he is being cursed? What will you answer your Lord on the Day of Judgment?”“Interview with Shaykh Abu Basir: the Head of al-Qa’idah in the Arabian Peninsula,” Inspire Magazine 1 (2010): 17.

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

“Whenever the [Muhammad cartoon] affair calms down, someone somewhere in the Western world is sure to flare it up again. From 2005 onwards the cycle of offense is unabated. What the West is failing to realize is that these attacks are also serving as a mobilizing factor for the Muslims and are bringing more and more Muslims to the realization that jihad against the West is the only realistic solution for this problem along with a host of other problems that cannot be cured without fighting in the path of Allah.”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

“[T]here were some completely misguided efforts [in response to cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad] such as those of some of the callers to Islam who paid a visit to Denmark along with young Muslim boys and girls to start a dialogue in order to build bridges of understanding between the Muslims and the people of Denmark! It is not enough to have the intention of doing good. One must do good in the proper way. So what is the proper solution to this growing campaign of defamation?”Anwar al-Awlaki, “May Our Souls Be Sacrificed For You!” Inspire Magazine 1 (2010): 27-28

Nasir al-Wuhayshi, former leader, Summer 2010

“Allah will give us victory against [the Americans] and what America awaits in the coming days is greater and worse than what has passed by the will of Allah:
Allah says: (Say: “Do you await for us except one of the two best things [i.e., martyrdom or victory] while we await for you that Allah will afflict you with punishment from Himself or at our hands? So wait; indeed we, along with you, are waiting) [at-Taubah: 52]”“Interview with Shaykh Abu Basir: the Head of al-Qa’idah in the Arabian Peninsula,” Inspire Magazine 1 (2010): 13-17.

Muhammad Ismail Yusanto, HT Indonesia spokesperson, March 5, 2010

“HTI [HT Indonesia] is clearly concerned with the current condition of the people and their nation that has been struggling with poverty, corruption, moral decadence, injustice, exploitation and ignorance. From HTI’s point of view, the source of the problem is untrustworthy leadership running a bankrupt secular system. Therefore, HTI offers a justifiable, testable and conceptual solution, i.e. Islamic sharia.”Muhammad Ismail Yusanto, “Inaccurate and misleading reports on HTI,” Jakarta Post, March 5, 2010, http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/03/05/inaccurate-and-misleading-reports-hti.html.

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

“We seek to apply the rule of Qur’an and make the word of Allah supreme over all other, and God willing, we will strive to achieve these goals with all what we possess, and we will fight to the last man against whoever stands in our way.”Anwar al-Awlaki, “Message to the American People,” Global Islamic Media Front, accessed January 28, 2015, https://archive.org/details/AwlakiToUsa.

Sirajuddin Haqqani, operational commander of the Haqqani network, 2010

“When we have the direction of Islam with us, we do not need the spoiled and filthy civilization of the West to tell us about women’s education.”“Excerpts of Interviews with Sirajuddin Haqqani,” Anand Gopal, accessed April 20, 2015, http://anandgopal.com/excerpts-of-interviews-with-sirajuddin-haqqani/.