Pro-Violence

Abdelmalouk Droukdal, AQIM Leader, July 1, 2008

“We believe that our greatest achievement is that the jihad is sill (sic) continuing in the Islamic Maghreb for 16 years. And today it is developing and climbing.”“An Interview With Abdelmalek Droukdal,” New York Times, July 1, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/world/africa/01transcript-droukdal.html.

Abdelmalouk Droukdal, AQIM Leader, July 1, 2008

“Today, we receive a lot of requests from some Muslims who want to do martyrdom operations. In Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia we see Muslim youths who support our matter, they are ready to sacrifice themselves and their money for the sake of supporting Islam. We consider this as one of our greatest achievements.”“An Interview With Abdelmalek Droukdal,” New York Times, July 1, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/world/africa/01transcript-droukdal.html.

AQIM Statement, September 9, 2007

“We swear to God to continue sacrificing our lives until you stop supporting the crusaders in their war, apply the Islamic tenet and stop your war against God’s religion.”“Group with Ties to Al Qaeda Says It Was behind Blasts in Algeria,” New York Times, September 10, 2007, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/10/world/africa/10algeria.html.

Abdelmalouk Droukdal, AQIM Leader, January 2007

“[F]ight the nationals of France and the agents of the crusaders occupying our land.”Craig S. Smith, “Qaeda Affiliate in Algeria Kills 6 as Bombs Strike Police Stations,” New York Times, February 14, 2007, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/14/world/africa/14algeria.html.

Abu Abdul Ilah Ahmed, Head of AQIM Media, Undated

“Today the global security is one and indivisible. So it is upon the American and European nations to choose: either they share security, luxury and good neighborhood with us, or we share war, fear and destruction. ‘Good for good and the first is blessed’ and ‘An eye for an eye and the first is cursed’.”“Words of Wisdom,” Inspire Magazine 11 (2013): 11, https://azelin.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/inspire-magazine-issue-11.pdf. See Aaron Y. Zelin, “al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #11,” Jihadology, May 30, 2013, http://jihadology.net/2013/05/30/al-qaidah-in-the-arabian-peninsulas-al-mala%E1%B8%A5im-media-releases-inspire-magazine-issue-11/.

Al-Shabaab statement on Charlie Hebdo and Kosher deli attacks, January 21, 2015

“We encourage all Muslims, specifically the sons of Tawheed living in Europe, to follow in the footsteps of their brothers… We...thank our brothers, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, who have been—and continue to be—the pioneers of external operations that target the heart of the Crusader enemies…”Feisal Omar, “Somali Islamist militants praise strikes at 'heart of Crusader',” Reuters, January 21, 2015, http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/21/us-somalia-france-attacks-idUSKBN0KU1KC20150121.

Abdiasis Abu Musab, al-Shabaab spokesman for military operations, December 5, 2014

The al-Shabaab car bomb attack on a U.N. truck had “targeted a convoy of foreign mercenaries and their apostate allies.”Feisal Omar, “Al-Shabaab car bomb kills four Somalis in U.N. convoy,” Reuters, December 3, 2014, http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/03/somalia-blast-idUSL6N0TN0L220141203.

Al-Shabaab statement following the death of leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, September 2014

“Avenging the death of our scholars and leaders is a binding obligation on our shoulders that we will never relinquish nor forget no matter how long it takes. By the permission of Allah, you will surely taste the bitter consequences of your actions.”“Al-Shabab names new leader after Godane death in US strike,” BBC News, September 6, 2014, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29093200.

Abulaziz Abu Muscab, military operations Spokesman, 2014

“[Answering the question “Why Target Nairobi’s Westgate Mall?”] It is a place where tourists from around the world come to shop, where diplomats gather,… where Kenya’s decision-makers go to relax and enjoy themselves… a place where there are Jewish and American shops.”A Shabāb Mujahid Bro, “End of Safari,” Inspire Magazine, no. 12 (Spring 2014): 30, https://azelin.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/inspire-magazine-issue-12.pdf. See Aaron Y. Zelin, “al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #12,” Jihadology, March 14, 2014, http://jihadology.net/2014/03/14/al-qaidah-in-the-arabian-peninsulas-al-mala%E1%B8%A5im-media-releases-inspire-magazine-issue-12/.

Al-Shabaab Press Office, 2014

“Kenyans will not appreciate the gravity of the situation without seeing, feeling and experiencing death in all its ghoulish detail.”A Shabāb Mujahid Bro, “End of Safari,” Inspire Magazine, no. 12 (Spring 2014): 30, https://azelin.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/inspire-magazine-issue-12.pdf. See Aaron Y. Zelin, “al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #12,” Jihadology, March 14, 2014, http://jihadology.net/2014/03/14/al-qaidah-in-the-arabian-peninsulas-al-mala%E1%B8%A5im-media-releases-inspire-magazine-issue-12/.