Pro-Violence

Abu Abdul Ilah Ahmed, Head of AQIM Media, April 15, 2013

“We are in an open war with the Algerian regime for twenty years ago, and all its interests are legitimate targets for us.”Casey Britton, “AQIM: Answers to Open Meeting with Sheikh Abu Abdul Ilah Ahmad,” WorldAnalysis.net, April 19, 2013, http://worldanalysis.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=2197.

Abu Abdul Ilah Ahmed, Head of AQIM Media, April 15, 2013

“The liberation of Al-Quds is the project of our Muslim Ummah as a whole and not the project of Qaedat Al-Jihad alone and it is a project of Qaedat Al-Jihad as have been expressed in its literature and speeches of its leaders, but there are many obstacles that prevent us from reaching our brothers in Bayt Al-Maqdis and the environs of Bayt Al-Maqdis. we ask Allah to remove it and facilitate our arrival to beloved Palestine, but the Ummah gathering around its sons the mujahidin in all the fronts can achieve these miracles Allah willing.”Casey Britton, “AQIM: Answers to Open Meeting with Sheikh Abu Abdul Ilah Ahmad,” WorldAnalysis.net, April 19, 2013, http://worldanalysis.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=2197.

Abu Abdul Ilah Ahmed, Head of AQIM Media, April 15, 2013

“[In response to the question, ‘We hear threatening France, when will we hear operations inside France and are their (sic) capabilities to conduct that action on the ground?’] Not everything that known is said (sic), and you will see what will happen Allah willing and repelling assault of aggressive France is an obligation on every Muslim and not Al-Qaeda alone.”Casey Britton, “AQIM: Answers to Open Meeting with Sheikh Abu Abdul Ilah Ahmad,” WorldAnalysis.net, April 19, 2013, http://worldanalysis.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=2197.

Abu Abdul Ilah Ahmed, Head of AQIM Media, April 15, 2013

“The brother Al- Qayrawani on behalf of the official spokesman of the organization in the Great Sahara region, confirmed that the organization have executed the hostage and intelligence officer Philippe Verdon in revenge for the French army crimes, against our people in north Mali, in a telephone call with Nouakchott News Agency.”Casey Britton, “AQIM: Answers to Open Meeting with Sheikh Abu Abdul Ilah Ahmad,” WorldAnalysis.net, April 19, 2013, http://worldanalysis.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=2197.

Mokhtar Belmokhtar, December 2012

“We warn all the countries that are intending to participate in the crusader campaign on our land, even if in the name of peacekeeping, that we will make you taste the heat of death and wounds in your homelands and among your soldiers.”Adam Nossiter, “Militant Says He Is Behind Attack in Niger,” New York Times, May 24, 2013, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/25/world/africa/militant-says-he-is-behind-fatal-niger-attack.html.

Yahya Abu Hammam, Interview with the Nouakchott News Agency, October 2012

"I want to tell the families of the hostages that the choice of war [in Mali] apparently made by Mr Hollande will inevitably mean that he has signed the death warrant of the French hostages. Mr Hollande will bear the sole responsibility." Agence France Presse, “New AQIM chief warns on French hostages,” Modern Ghana (Accra), October 20, 2012, http://www.modernghana.com/news/425209/1/new-aqim-chief-warns-on-french-hostages.html.

Abdelmalouk Droukdal, AQIM Leader, July 1, 2008

“We hope that we got our God’s pleasure, and the confidence of our nation, and that we made terrorized our enemy.”“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

“God says, “And fight them on until there is no more persecution, and religion becomes God’s in its entirety.” (Chapter 8, Verse 39) Our first goal is the arbitration of the Lord of the world’s law, and the achievement of the servitude to God.”“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

“[D]id America leave us any choice with this flagrant aggression? No doubt that the answer is going to be no. Therefore, it became our right and our duty to push away with all our strength this crusade campaign and declare clearly that the American interests are legitimate targets to us.”“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

“We will strive to strike [Americans] whenever we can. And we are sure that America is going to loose (sic) its war against us like it lost it against Afghanistan and Iraq. It’s America that is unfair and that started evil and injustice.”“An Interview With Abdelmalek Droukdal,” New York Times, July 1, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/world/africa/01transcript-droukdal.html.