Pro-Violence

Abdelmalouk Droukdal, AQIM Leader, July 1, 2008

“We sacrifice our souls and blood to defend you [Muslims] and to protect you from the sons of France and the agents of America. Our nation must know that we are in a war against the apostates and their crusader masters.”“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

“America or other than America will not frighten us, but we never underestimate the reason. We do strive to make the right plans to face this evil alliance against Islam and the Muslims. America must know that when it gets involved in a war with the sons of Youssouf ibn Tachfine and the grand children of Tarik ibn Ziyad, then the region will turn on fire under America’s feet, if God permits it. We will mobilize the sons of the Islamic Maghreb in order to soak the nose of the Americans in the mud, and put into their account that’s already filled with defeats, another defiance.”“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 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-Shabab 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-Shabab spokesman for military operations, December 5, 2014

The al-Shabab 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-Shabab 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.