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, See Aaron Y. Zelin, “al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #12,” Jihadology, March 14, 2014,

Al-Shabab 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, See Aaron Y. Zelin, “al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #12,” Jihadology, March 14, 2014,

Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage, July 13, 2013

“We thank the mujahideens that carried out the attack. We are sending a message to Uganda and Burundi, if they do not take out their AMISOM troops from Somalia, blasts will continue and it will happen in Bujumbra too.”“Uganda: Somali militants claim bomb attacks,” Afronline: The Voice of Africa, 13 July 2010,

Bassem Naim, political bureau deputy chief, March 2015

“Iran reconfirmed its support for the resistance during the meeting, thus restoring warmth to the relationship between Hamas and Iran, which had cooled due to regional events.”Adnan Abu Amer, “Hamas hopes to expand regional relations,” Al-Monitor, March 26, 2015,

Mokhtar Belmokhtar, March 2015

“[Claiming responsibility for the shootout attack in Mali’s capital that killed five: This attack was a reprisal attack] against the heathen West which has offended our prophet.”Associated Press, “3 dead, 12 wounded in attack on UN base in Mali,” Fox News, March 8, 2015,

Masked ISIS fighter, February 15, 2015, “A Message Signed with Blood to the Nation of the Cross,” video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya

“O people, recently, you've seen us on the hills of al-Sham and Dabiq's plain, chopping off the heads that have been carrying the cross for a long time, filled with spite against Islam and Muslims. And today, we are on the south of Rome, on the land of Islam, Libya, sending another message… Therefore, we will fight you all together, until the war lays down its burdens and Jesus, peace be upon him, will descend, breaking the cross, killing the swine, and abolishing jizya [non-Muslim tax]. And the sea you've hidden Sheikh Osama bin Laden's body in, we swear to Allah we will mix it with your blood.”“IS Releases Video Showing the Beheading of Kidnapped Egyptian Christians in Libya,” INSITE Blog on Terrorism & Extremism, February 15, 2015,

Masked ISIS Fighter, a.k.a “Jihadi John,” January 31, 2015, in “A Message to the Government of Japan,” video showing the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto

“To the Japanese government: You, like your foolish allies in the Satanic coalition, have yet to understand that we, by Allah's grace, are an Islamic Caliphate with authority and power, an entire army thirsty for your blood… Abe, because of your reckless decision to take part in an unwinnable war, this knife will not only slaughter Kenji, but will also carry on and cause carnage wherever your people are found. So let the nightmare for Japan begin.”“Analysis: The Islamic State Beheads Kenji Goto Jogo,” INSITE Blog on Terrorism & Extremism, February 1, 2015,

Masked ISIS Fighter, January 26, 2015, in “Bombardment of Peaceful Muslims in the City of Mosul,” video showing the beheading of a Kurdish soldier

“This is the fate of anyone who opposes Islam. Know, oh Obama, that we will reach America. Know also that we will cut off your head in the White House and transform America into a Muslim province. And this is my message to France and its sister, Belgium. We advise you that we will come to you with car bombs and explosive charges and we will cut off your heads…

“But as for you, oh Masoud [Kurdistan President Barzani], you dog, we are going to behead you and throw you into the trash bin of history. Know that we are men who fear no one. We will institute the laws of Allah, may he be exalted and praised. This is one of your soldiers' fate, and every time you launch a missile, we will send you back the head of one of your soldiers. You are killing children and bombarding civilians, while claiming that this is forbidden in your constitution."“ISIS Beheads Kurdish Fighter, Threatens to Behead Obama, Kurdistan President Barzani, Detonate Car Bombs In France, Belgium,” MEMRI Jihad & Terrorist Threat Monitor, January 26, 2015,

“Our State is Victorious” ISIS music video released December 10, 2014

“You [enemies of ISIS] are crying out of help and distress, where as we wish to die, with the press of a button, everything blows up, our state is victorious!”

“We set out to battlefield, against kuffar [nonbelievers] and murtaddin [apostates], the enemies of this noble religion, our state is victorious!”

“We do everyone a favor, when we drop bombs on you, your system will collapse, our state is victorious!”

“You believe that you have power (shows clip of Barack Obama,) weapons, and a lot of might, but we will eventually kill you, our state is victorious.”

“Because you worship Shaytan, without sense and concept, you have no chance against our religion, our state is victorious!”“al-Ḥayāt Media Center presents a new nashīd from The Islamic State: ‘Our State Is Victorious’,” Jihadology, December 10, 2014,

Disguised ISIS fighter, October 3, 2014, in “Another Message to America and its Allies” video showing beheading of British citizen Alan Henning

"The blood of David Haines was on your hands David Cameron. Alan Henning will also be slaughtered but his blood is on the hands of the British parliament."

"Obama you have started your aerial bombardment in Sham (Syria), which keeps on striking our people, so it is only right we keep on striking the necks of your people"Gavin Allen, “Full transcript of ISIS video claiming to show beheading of Alan Henning,” Mirror UK, October 3, 2014,