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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Full Statement From The Caliph

So much for the peace of Ramadan, which began this year on June 28-29, according geographical location and the International Date Line.

 Excerpt from the statement issued by Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi, who holds a PhD in Islamic studies:
...And there is no deed in this virtuous month or in any other month better than jihad in the path of Allah, so take advantage of this opportunity and walk the path of you righteous predecessors. Support the religion of Allah through jihad in the path of Allah. Go forth, O mujahidin in the path of Allah. Terrify the enemies of Allah and seek death in the places where you expect to find it, for the dunyā (worldly life) will come to an end, and the hereafter will last forever.

{So do not weaken and call for peace while you are superior; and Allah is with you and will never deprive you of [the reward of] your deeds. This worldly life is only amusement and diversion} [Muhammad: 35-36]....
Another portions of the statement declares that Rome and all the world will be conquered.  Read the entire statement HERE.

According to the Telegraph (July 1, 2014):
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the ‘Islamic State’ stretching across Iraq and Syria, has vowed to lead the conquest of Rome as he called on Muslims to immigrate to his new land to fight under its banner around the globe.

Baghdadi, who holds a PhD in Islamic studies, said Muslims were being targetted and killed from China to Indonesia. Speaking as the first Caliph, or commander of the Islamic faithful since the dissolution of the Ottoman empire [1924], he called on Muslims to rally to his pan-Islamic state.

“Those who can immigrate to the Islamic State should immigrate, as immigration to the house of Islam is a duty,” he said in an audio recording released on a website used by the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.

“Rush O Muslims to your state. It is your state. Syria is not for Syrians and Iraq is not for Iraqis. The land is for the Muslims, all Muslims.

“This is my advice to you. If you hold to it you will conquer Rome and own the world, if Allah wills.”

Having claimed the title of “caliph”, Baghdadi appealed to “judges and those who have military and managerial and service skills, and doctors and engineers in all fields.”

He also called on jihadi fighters to escalate fighting in the holy month of Ramadan, which began on Sunday [June 29, 2014]. “In this virtuous month or in any other month, there is no deed better than jihad in the path of Allah, so take advantage of this opportunity and walk the path of you righteous predecessors,” he said. “So to arms, to arms, soldiers of the Islamic s, fight, fight.”

In a reflection of the havoc wreaked the past month by the Sunni insurgency led by the group, the United Nations said more than 2,400 people were killed in Iraq in June, making it the deadliest month in the country in years.

Baghdadi’s claims to control vast territority [sic] have yet to be tested by an Iraqi government counter attack. Many Muslim groups dispute his putative caliphate. However some experts fear his rise could transform the appeal of extremist Islam, partly by harassing social media to build a global following....
A worldwide call to jihad has again been issued. How many Muslims will respond? Yearning for the caliphate has long been a recurring desire — even among many "moderate" Muslims.

On the other hand, infighting among Muslims may determine that the attempt to establish a caliphate will not succeed: Qaradawi says declaration of caliphate ‘void under sharia’.

Also see this additional reading, an essay written by a former Muslim who posts at Infidel Bloggers Alliance: The Rise of the Brainless ISIS is Good for Us All.


  1. Wait...wasn't it Ducky who ridiculed you AOW for even suggesting anybody wants a CALIPHATE..? Only a week or so ago. GeeeZ, we all saw this coming, why can't others?

    Bunkerville made me laugh out loud!

    1. No,z, I stated that it isn't necessary to get the vapors or this.

      Let's look back at the initial disastrous invasion of Iraq.
      A minority of Sunni extremist attempted to take control. I like to point out the vegetable market example, vendors weren't allowed to place cucumbers next to tomatoes. Use your imagination for an explanation.
      The Sunni militias got tired of that nonsense, fought back and we assisted them. Remember The Surge?

      Now, the situation stabilized in Sunni areas until we got stupid and started de-Ba'athification, allowing Maliki to run death squads and fire on peaceful protesters. So the Sunnis were very upset.

      Now these ISIS lunatics come along and the Sunni militias reform, join them and move against the Maliki government. This alliance will probably last until Maliki is gone. Then the superior strength moderate militias will force them to take a dixie.

      The caliphate is not a widespread idea and there are too many disparate groups to unite. The youth especially want no part of it. Not going anywhere.

      By the way, why aren't you running a topic on your blog reminding folks that Obama negotiated the destruction of a large chemical weapons dump in Syria and prevented ISIS from gaining access. Oh, too busy pearl clutching?

    2. Duck,
      I stated that it isn't necessary to get the vapors or this.

      Consider this...ISIS: Fighting 'Infidels' Takes Precedence Over Fighting Israel.

      The article mentions the following:

      A video released last week showed members of ISIS parading some of the advanced weaponry it has captured in its blitz conquest of Iraq to Syria, including long-range Scud missiles...

    3. Your vanity is showing a mile, Zsa Zsa, if you think anyone cares what you think and what makes you laugh. Believe me, they don't.

      Not a pearl clutcher

  2. At some point, Iran will enter this frey. It's going to be ugly!

  3. At some point, Iran will enter this frey. It's going to be ugly!

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  5. Bombs away , my friend. Let the good times roll.

  6. Please see this related story:

    London-born student 'tried to smuggle 20,000 euros inside her underwear to fund jihadists fighting in Syria'.

    She looks modern -- and moderate -- in the first photo at the link.

    Her husband had already joined fighters in Syria.

  7. Apparently some Muslims outside ISIS-controlled territory (portions of Iraq and Syria) have pledged and continue to pledge loyalty to the newly-announced caliphate.

  8. LOL! The Caliphate is coming! The Caliphate is coming! ROTFLMAO!


  9. Hi, Ducky. I always like to read what you are saying because your ideas are well thought out and have a degree of precision others' sometimes lack. This is true unless you are making things up, or ignoring the facts, which can happen to the best of us.


    You said, "The caliphate is not a widespread idea and there are too many disparate groups to unite." This is probably a correct statement if you consider that it receives little attention outside of Islam. Former Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, made it a center piece of Iranian policy. Maybe this is a Shiite thing, but that's still more than enough to make the idea more widespread than you would admit. As well as I remember the Shiite are a majority in Iran and Iraq, the very ground seen as hosting a new Caliphate.

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    2. Well. I'd ask you this, Bob. What kind of power sharing could ever take place between Iran and Saudi Arabia? Seems pretty far fetched.
      Then you have to get the Egyptian military to join in. Gets even more complicated.

      What you have now is a bunch of isolated insane groups that these states are supporting, often at odds with each other and to no particular effect.

      My concern would be the movement of Indonesia toward an apparent authoritarian government despite some success moving toward democracy.

      Would Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia who have contained the nutlogs want them back?

      Libya and Egypt going to get along?

      I just don't see the concept as anything legitimate outside the fever dreams of a small group of radicals.

  10. My opinion on Iraqi, it’s clear each Muslim group hates everyone that’s not part of their group,and that includes us... So the Hell with Ramadan, the Hell with them all. We are not and we have not been fighting this war to win it, so I think that we should close the embassy, remove the "advisers" and get the hell out. Another war lost. Let them kill each other off. They can kill each other until HELL freezes over, they're going to anyway, so why not just stand back and watch the show?

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    1. Well, I guess I'm one American you're not "4"! LOL!


  12. AOW,

    I have the video (or one of probably several versions) and yep, the weaponry is nice. Also have the statement from shortly after it was released. Six pages of blather, including the title page. Regarding "conquering Rome", this does not necessarily mean Rome, Italy in the context we understand it - geographically speaking. This thought tossed out is not necessarily directed at the Vatican. It is based in historical sentiment and other conclusions can be drawn.

    "We" definitely have a problem.


    1. The weaponry is "nice"? Is that a technical term?

      What do they have?

    2. The Dooms Day Device, Ducky. The Doomsday Device. Meanwhile, they're secretly putting Sharia Fluoride in the water. That's why all the Urban Elite are solidly pro-Caliphate anti-Semites.

      Damn man, where've you been?


    3. Sharia flouride ... that's the ticket.

      I knew it would involve the water supply.

    4. Duck,
      Speaking of weaponry (from Reuters yesterday):
      Iraq tells U.N. 'terrorist groups' seized former chemical weapons depot

      As for Tammy's comment above, she may be referring to the fact that photos show boxes of weapons with English labels. The weapons have also been publicly paraded on open trailers: missiles and the like.

  13. Let us consider what "Rome" means in the context of Islam:

    The Fall of Rome - A Quranic Prophecy.

    Also see this at Gates of Vienna:

    Will the Third Rome Fall to Islam?

    Tammy may have meant something else in her comment above, but Google-searching "Islam Rome" yields many hits.

  14. Kid,
    There are no moderate muslims.

    You are certainly correct in one sense: Muslims themselves do not, as far as I know, refer to themselves as "moderate."

    The idea of "modern Islam" is a Western construct -- related, in some cases, to wishful thinking.

    Of course, not every Muslim on the planet is actively practicing the Medinan verses; yet, the concept of abrogation of verses needs to be considered by Westerners, who, in general, have little understanding of the complexities of the Koran and the Haditha.

    For a comparison of Meccan (peaceful, earlier) verses and Medinan (violent, later) verses, see the chart HERE.

  15. So much for the peace of Ramadan: [al-Shabab] has vowed to step up attacks during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

    As Robert Spencer noted:

    Most Western analysts would consider that anomalous, because they don’t have any understanding of Islamic theology. In reality, Ramadan is a month for renewing one’s Islamic piety, and jihadists consider their jihad attacks to be expressions of that piety. Thus it is perfectly understandable that they would step up such attacks during Ramadan.

  16. Meanwhile (dated July 8, 2014): 4 Million Israelis -- Half of Country's Population -- In Bomb Shelters.

    So much for Obama's lie that the world today is less violent than it has ever been. Pfffft.

  17. Eimam Rewohnesie said

    Que sera sera! Whatever will be will be.

    I'm going back to bed. Wake me just before they come to chop off my head, please. They'll have to do it over my dead body, of course. I promise to take the cyanide pill I've been saving for just such an occasion the moment I know they're in town.

    Lots of things are worse than death. Living in a communist country, listening to Rock 'n Roll, having sex with a bull dyke, or knuckling under to Sharia Law would be high on the list among them.

    At the rate things are going DEATH looks like the most attractive alternative more and more each day.

  18. The more important question is where is the U.S. military in response to this threat? The answer is that they are absent the field courtesy of the ditherer in chief. We have cancelled orders for our air superiority fighter, we are drawing down our forces to pre-WWII levels, and we have embraced the Muslim Brotherhood, the successors of the Nazis and the very ones that aided and assisted the flight of Nazi war criminals. They are the descendants of the same people who formed two Nazi SS divisions and aided in the genocide of the Jews in the Caucasus. When they say that they want to kill Jews, they have the same intent as Adolf Hitler when he presented his final solution.

    The left falsely believes that they can control these people, but they cannot, and the Muslim holds nearly as much hatred for them as he does for the Jew. He has resolved to one day put the leftist to the sword when he has finished with Israel. On that day, the left will pay for their arrogance and stupidity.

  19. Kid,
    The danger with nominal Muslims -- the term that I use to describe what you mentioned in the first paragraph of your comment above -- is that they can be "revived."

    I personally noticed one such revival in a nominal Muslim when his third child was born. He remained a nominal Muslim (married to a Latina Catholic, BTW) with the births of the two older children, who were girls. But once his son was born, the Muslim of whom I'm speaking in this comment began attending mosque and became very observant in other ways too. I watched the transformation myself; Mohammed (yes, his real name) was my next door neighbor. Later it came to light that one of the persons who frequented his house funded terrorism; the latter Muslim was arrested and convicted.

    The Muslim who was my neighbor -- we were friends -- emigrated permanently to the UAE in 1998. He came back here for one brief visit in 1999 and shared with me some alarming ideas. I wrote about the experience I had; see this.


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