Pro-Islamism

Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, ISIS spokesman, declaring an Islamic caliphate, June 29, 2014

“Here the flag of the Islamic State, the flag of tawhid [monotheism] rises and flutters. Its shade covers land from Aleppo to Diyala. Beneath it, the walls of the tawaghit [tyrants] have been demolished, their flags have fallen, and their borders have been destroyed. Their soldiers are either killed, imprisoned, or defeated. The Muslims are honored. The kuffar [unbelievers]... are disgraced. Ahl Al-Sunna [Sunnis] are masters and are esteemed. The people of bid’ah [forbidden religious innovation]... are humiliated. The hudud [Koranic punishment] are implemented... Crosses and graves are demolished… Jizya [tax for non-Muslims] has been enforced… Courts have been established to resolve disputes and complaints. Evil has been removed.”“ISIS Declares Islamic Caliphate, Appoints Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi As 'Caliph', Declares All Muslims Must Pledge Allegiance To Him,” The Middle East Media Research Institute, June 30, 2014, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8049.htm.

Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, ISIS spokesman, declaring an Islamic caliphate, June 29, 2014

"[K]now that one of the biggest factors that brought about this victory that Allah...has blessed you with is your support of each other, the absence of disagreement, your listening to and obedience of your leaders, and your patience with them. So keep this factor in mind and preserve it. Unite with each other and do not disagree with each other. Accept each other and do not argue with each other. Be very wary of breaking the ranks... And if anyone wants to break the ranks, split his head with bullets and empty its insides, whoever he may be...”“ISIS Declares Islamic Caliphate, Appoints Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi As 'Caliph', Declares All Muslims Must Pledge Allegiance To Him,” The Middle East Media Research Institute, June 30, 2014, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8049.htm.

Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, ISIS spokesman, declaring an Islamic caliphate, June 29, 2014

“By Allah, if you disbelieve in democracy, secularism, nationalism, as well as all the other garbage and ideas from the west, and rush to your religion and creed, then by Allah, you will own the earth, and the east and west will submit to you. This is the promise of Allah to you.”“ISIS Declares Islamic Caliphate, Appoints Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi As 'Caliph', Declares All Muslims Must Pledge Allegiance To Him,” The Middle East Media Research Institute, June 30, 2014, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8049.htm.

Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, ISIS spokesman, declaring an Islamic caliphate, June 29, 2014

“As for you, O soldiers of the Islamic State, then congratulations to you. Congratulations on this clear victory, congratulations on this great triumph. Today the unbelievers are infuriated in such a manner after which there will be no similar infuriation. Many of them almost die from anger and sorrow… Today the hypocrites are degraded. Today the Rafidites [Shiite Muslims], Sahawat [awakening movement], and apostates are humiliated. Today the idols in the east and west are frightened. Today the nations of unbelief in the west are terrified.”“As for you, O soldiers of the Islamic State, then congratulations to you. Congratulations on this clear victory, congratulations on this great triumph. Today the unbelievers are infuriated in such a manner after which there will be no similar infuriation. Many of them almost die from anger and sorrow… Today the hypocrites are degraded. Today the Rafidites [Shiite Muslims], Sahawat [awakening movement], and apostates are humiliated. Today the idols in the east and west are frightened. Today the nations of unbelief in the west are terrified.”“ISIS Declares Islamic Caliphate, Appoints Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi As 'Caliph', Declares All Muslims Must Pledge Allegiance To Him,” The Middle East Media Research Institute, June 30, 2014, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8049.htm.

Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, ISIS spokesman, declaring an Islamic caliphate, June 29, 2014

“The time has come for those generations that were drowning in oceans of disgrace, being nursed on the milk of humiliation, and being ruled by the vilest of all people, after their long slumber in the darkness of neglect—the time has come for them to rise. The time has come for the ummah [community] of Muhammad...to wake up from its sleep, remove the garments of dishonor, and shake off the dust of humiliation and disgrace, for the era of lamenting and moaning has gone, and the dawn of honor has emerged anew. The sun of jihad has risen. The glad tidings of good are shining. Triumph looms on the horizon. The signs of victory have appeared.”

“We spilled rivers of our blood to water the seeds of the caliphate, laid its foundation with our skulls, and built its tower over our corpses. We were patient for years in the face of being killed, imprisoned, having our bones broken and our limbs severed… we took it forcibly at the point of a blade. We brought it back conquered and compelled. We established it in defiance of many. And the people’s necks were violently struck, with bombings, explosions, and destruction...Our caliphate has indeed returned with certainty.”“ISIS Declares Islamic Caliphate, Appoints Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi As 'Caliph', Declares All Muslims Must Pledge Allegiance To Him,” The Middle East Media Research Institute, June 30, 2014, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8049.htm.

ISIS statement, following the seizure of Mosul, June 11, 2014

“Following the recent victories that Allah granted ISIS, and the arrival of additional manpower, funds, weapons and military vehicles of all kinds, your brothers in the Baghdad province—may Allah liberate it—in coordination with other [ISIS] provinces, announce the initiation of a new campaign that we have called ‘the March.’ The heroes of battle and raging lions already carried out the first surge of this campaign when two knights of Islam set out to demolish two strongholds of the Rafidi [Shiite] government and its lackeys from the [Shi’ite] militias…We say to the Safavid [Iranian-controlled] government and its parties, militias and security apparatuses: be aware that tragedies will befall you in the coming days, Allah willing…”“Following Capture of Mosul, ISIS Launches ‘March on Baghdad’ Campaign,” The Middle East Media Research Institute, June 12, 2014, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8021.htm.

Disguised ISIS city charter for Mosul, June 2014

“To those of you who ask, who are you? The answer: We are the soldiers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria . . . who took it upon ourselves to bring back the glory of the Islamic Caliphate and turn back injustice and indignity.”

“Whoever hated us yesterday is safe, unless he rejects, fights or abandons Islam… [Those who oppose their new rulers will be] “killed, crucified or have their hands and feet cut off.”Loveday Morris and Liz Sly, “Iraq disintegrating as insurgents advance toward capital; Kurds seize Kirkuk,” Washington Post, June 13, 2014, http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iraq-disintegrating-as-insurgents-advance-kurds-seize-kirkuk/2014/06/12/22e79e2b-f793-4120-8161-36f17c287e5f_story.html.

ISIS statement, following the seizure of Mosul, June 11, 2014

“Following the recent victories that Allah granted ISIS, and the arrival of additional manpower, funds, weapons and military vehicles of all kinds, your brothers in the Baghdad province—may Allah liberate it—in coordination with other [ISIS] provinces, announce the initiation of a new campaign that we have called ‘the March.’ The heroes of battle and raging lions already carried out the first surge of this campaign when two knights of Islam set out to demolish two strongholds of the Rafidi [Shiite] government and its lackeys from the [Shiite] militias…We say to the Safavid [Iranian-controlled] government and its parties, militias and security apparatuses: be aware that tragedies will befall you in the coming days, Allah willing…”“Following Capture of Mosul, ISIS Launches ‘March on Baghdad’ Campaign,” The Middle East Media Research Institute, June 12, 2014, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8021.htm.

Abu Moussa, ISIS press officer, June 2014

“I say to America that the Islamic State has been established. And we will not stop.  Don’t be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq. We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.”“The Islamic State (Part 1),” VICE News, August 13, 2014, https://news.vice.com/video/the-islamic-state-part-1.

Abu Obida, ISIS Hisbah Patrol leader, June 2014

“We told him: ‘This is your wife. She shouldn’t be on display. Is she a product? Is she your wife, or are you sharing her with people? It doesn’t make sense to share her with people. Aren’t you a Muslim? God ordered women to wear a veil, we didn’t invent that. So, we advise in a nice way, but those who don’t obey will be forced.”“The Islamic State (Part 3),” VICE News, August 13, 2014, https://news.vice.com/video/the-islamic-state-part-3.