“Allah may guide you on your way to martyrdom!! #AllahuAkbar Allah will help him who moves in the way of Allah!” (Tweet)ISSyria, Twitter post, August 1, 2015, 4:01 p.m., https://twitter.com/ISSyria15/status/627615071284236289.
“RT @abughamadi The brother achieved martyrdom Allah accept him.” (Tweet)The Cheerful Fighting, Twitter post, July 15, 2015, 11:18 p.m.
“The blood of our martyrs is dear to us anything else in this dunya.” (Tweet)Abdulrahman TN, Twitter post, July 9, 2015, 6:33 a.m., https://twitter.com/TawheedNetwrk/status/619137220793004032.
“May Allah accept this Mujahid [martyr]” (Tweet accompanied by a photo of a young man holding a Quran)Abuqital ibn tauheed, Twitter Post, June 13, 9:46 p.m., accessed June 17, 2015, https://twitter.com/abuqitall24/status/609945022562222080.
“Prepared to fight as a mujahid and afterwards die as a shaheed. #Shahada.”Just Muhajirah, Twitter post, June 8, 2015, 4:42 a.m., https://twitter.com/JustMuhajirah/status/607830021550575616.
“Sumayyaa ibn Khayyaat first shaheeda [female martyr] in islam let's take her as example my dear sisters. I love you for the sake of Allaah.”Ghareeba, Twitter post, June 6, 2015, 5:00 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/607155073014235136.
“May Allaah give us the shahada [martyr] in the month of ramadan ameen!”Ghareeba, Twitter post, June 6, 2015, 6:11 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/607173074098790400.
Conversation with Rahim:
“And remember, ah, that your heart is prepared for two things. One is…as of a victory and the other one being martyr cause…Allah may empower you for one and not with the other, so you have to be prepared for that….If it’s the second one that you are seeking because we must put all our effort, for the objective, for the goal not to just, you know, be succumb to that [sic] but for the goal.”“Criminal Complaint,” U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, June 12, 2015, http://wpri.com/read-criminal-complaint-against-nicholas-rovinski/.
“‘Don't mourn a martyr who smiles.’ - Shaykh Osama Bin Laden رحمه الله”Just Muhajirah, Twitter post, May 31, 2015, 1:54 p.m., https://twitter.com/JustMuhajirah/status/605069827808591873.
“Upgrade your stature Hijra is the starter Die as a martyr Green bird that's another chapter.”Nazia Parveen, “Unmasked, jihadi chief who's a British rapper with an afro: Student revealed as 'senior commander' responsible for recruiting fellow Brits for ISIS,” Daily Mail (London), March 26, 2015, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2997904/Unmasked-jihadi-chief-s-British-rapper-afro-Student-named-senior-commander-responsible-recruiting-fellow-countrymen.html#ixzz3eSUyfmGX.
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
On October 27, 2018, domestic terrorist Robert D. Bowers carried out an anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. He fired on congregants as they gathered for worship, killing 11 people and wounding six others.
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