Pro-Violence

Statement, May 2015

“The Al-Murabitoun movement pledges its allegiance to the caliph of Muslims Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (IS leader), thereby banishing divisions and dissent within the (Muslim community).”Agence France-Presse, “Belmokhtar's jihadist group in N.Africa vows allegiance to IS,” Yahoo News, May 14, 2015, http://news.yahoo.com/al-qaeda-linked-belmokhtar-group-n-africa-claims-001449854.html.

Zakir Naik, May 2015

“I tell Muslims that every Muslim should be a terrorist. Terrorist means a person who terrorises. When a robber sees a policeman he’s terrified. So for a robber, a policeman is a terrorist. So in this context every Muslim should be a terrorist to the robber...Every Muslim should be a terrorist to each and every anti-social element.”Zakir Naik, “Indian Muslim Cleric Zakir Naik: 9/11 Was Carried Out by George Bush Himself,” Middle East Media Research Institute, July 31, 2008, http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1846.htm.

Hassan al-Madhoun, spokesman for HT in the Gaza Strip, May 2015

“We call on the Muslim armies to direct their weapons toward Israel instead of Muslims in an Arab country.”Hana Salah, “Hamas struggling with emerging Islamist parties,” Al-Monitor, May 28, 2015, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/05/hamas-gaza-support-salafist-groups-islamic-state.html#ixzz3c7SXvGaP.

Muhammed Abdullahi Hassan a.k.a. Mujahid Miski, Tweet, April 23, 2015

“The brothers from the Charlie Hebdo attack did their part. It’s time for brothers in the #US to do their part.” (Tweet) Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz, Randy Kreider, and James Gordon Meek, “The American Terror Recruiter’s Link to Texas Shooting,” ABC News, May 5, 2015, http://abcnews.go.com/US/american-terror-recruiters-link-texas-shooting/story?id=30827653.

Kashmiri Tweep, Tweet, April 22, 2015

“Put down your controllers stop playing call of duty on ps4 go to Islamic State and headshot some real enemies of Islam. You'll enjoy it more”Kashmiri Tweep, Twitter post, April 22, 2015, 2:48 p.m., https://twitter.com/abu_headshots56/status/590950391098974209.

ISIS propaganda video, mid-April 2015

“America thinks it’s safe because of the geographical location. Thus you see it invades the Muslim lands, and it thinks that the army of the Jihad won’t reach in their lands. But the dream of the American to have safety became a mirage. Today there is no safety for any American on the globe. The mujahideen before although they had less resources, attacked New York and bombed the Twin Towers in September Eleven attacks. That blessed incursion was a fatal blow … by Allah’s willing the fear will spread among them again soon … Today, it’s time for payback … the mujahideen are much more stronger and they have more resources. Thus they are able to burn United States again.”Chris Perez, “ISIS threatens another 9/11-style attack on social media,” New York Post, April 13, 2015, http://nypost.com/2015/04/13/isis-threatens-another-911-style-attack-on-social-media/.

Muen al-Kadhimi, Badr Organization deputy leader, April 2, 2015

“To be honest, everywhere we captured [prisoners from Tikrit] we killed them because they were the enemy.”Rod Nordland, “Iraq Forces, Pushing ISIS Out of Tikrit, Give Few Thanks for U.S. Airstrikes,” New York Times, April 2, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/03/world/middleeast/isis-forces-pushed-out-of-tikrit.html.

Statement, April 2015

“We, the Mourabitoun group, announce the martyrdom operation that one of our knights, Ibrahim al-Ansari, undertook at the headquarters of the Nigerian forces.”Tiemoko Diallo and Adama Diarra, “Islamist group claims attack on U.N. peacekeepers in Mali,” Reuters, April 18, 2015, http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/18/us-mali-un-idUSKBN0N90F920150418.

Sevdet Besim, April 2015

In a recorded conversation with a London-based co-conspirator (unedited):

“Lik [sic] I said though I’d love to take out some cops. Intelligence agents.”Emma Younger and Loretta Florance, “Links to terror suspects prompted Victoria Police to use highly secretive order to detain Harun Causevic, court reveals,” Australian Broadcasting Corporation, June 3, 2015, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-03/details-victoria-police-used-protective-detention-order/6519084.

Sevdet Besim, April 2015

In a recorded conversation with a London-based co-conspirator (unedited):

“Not really akhi [brother], all I wanna say that insha’Allah [God willing] I’m ready to fight these dogs on there doorstep. The more equipment im provided with the better but ill still go with jst a knife in my hand. I want to be among those Allah laughs at...”Emma Younger and Loretta Florance, “Links to terror suspects prompted Victoria Police to use highly secretive order to detain Harun Causevic, court reveals,” Australian Broadcasting Corporation, June 3, 2015, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-03/details-victoria-police-used-protective-detention-order/6519084.