Militant Leader Calls for Muslims to Build State

Ryan Lucas, Yahoo! News, July 1, 2014

The leader of the extremist group that seized much of northern Iraq and Syria called on Muslims worldwide on Tuesday to join the battle and help build an Islamic state in the newly conquered territory.

The 19-minute audiotape from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi came two days after his organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, unilaterally declared the establishment of an Islamic state, or caliphate, in the land it controls. It also proclaimed al-Baghdadi the caliph, and demanded that all Muslims around the world pledge allegiance to him.

In the statement, al-Baghdadi makes clear his global ambition and presented himself as the leader of all Muslims. With his group’s dramatic blitz in the heart of the Middle East, the Iraqi-born al-Baghdadi has made a bid to eclipse even al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri as the jihadi movement’s most influential figure.

He said the Islamic state is a land for all Muslims regardless of nationality, telling them it “will return your dignity, might, rights, and leadership.”

“It is a state where the Arab and non-Arab, the white man and black man, the easterner and westerner are all brothers,” he said–an appeal aimed at broadening his support base beyond the Middle East. “Muslims, rush to your state. Yes, it is your state. Rush, because Syria is not for the Syrians, and Iraq is not for the Iraqis. The earth is Allah’s.”

To help build that state, he appealed to those with practical skills–scholars, judges, doctors, engineers and people with military and administrative expertise–to come “answer the dire need of the Muslims for them.”

He also called on jihadi fighters to escalate fighting in the holy month of Ramadan, which began on Sunday. “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 your righteous predecessors,” he said. “So to arms, to arms, soldiers of the Islamic state, fight, fight.”

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Al-Baghdadi’s group has already been a magnet for jihadi fighters from across the Arab world, the Caucasus and extremists from Europe and some from the United States–drawn by an organization that in a few short years has transformed from just an al-Qaida affiliate in Iraq into a transnational military force that has conquered and held a massive chunk of territory. Al-Qaida’s al-Zawahri ejected al-Baghdadi from the terror network earlier this year.

Over the past year alone, al-Baghdadi’s group–which has changed its name to simply the Islamic State, dropping the reference to Iraq and the Levant–has managed to effectively erase the Syria-Iraq border and lay the foundations of its proto-state. {snip}

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The Islamic State group also held a triumphant parade Monday evening in Raqqa, the largest city it controls in Syria. Fighters drove through the city displaying material apparently captured in neighboring Iraq–U.S.-made Humvees, heavy machineguns, tanks and armored personnel carriers and a flatbed truck carrying what appeared to be a Scud missile.

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  • All Muslims should move back to the future Retardistan?

    Maybe this ISIS isn’t such a bad thing.

    Perhaps there will also be an advantage for us if the jihad crazies actually create a formal state.

    • M.Magog

      Back to Bangy-Dumpy, Trashcanistan, Slimy Arabia,

    • Strider73

      That was my thought as well. The rest of the world could offer all Muslims free transport to “Retardistan” with the promise of instant death if they ever return.

      And with mandatory daylight fasting during Ramadan, any OPFOR commander would love to launch late afternoon attacks against soldiers weakened from hunger & thirst. (Or perhaps soldiers are exempt from the fasting requirement.) I know Muslim footballers at the World Cup were having a hard time dealing with the no-water edict during day games.

  • M.Magog

    “TheCaliphate would be for “the Arab and non-Arab, the white man and black man.” Well, here is an endeavor that is doomed to failure!!!

  • David Ashton

    Show us the projected maps.

    • The proposed caliphate of Retardistan:

      • Einsatzgrenadier

        This is why Islam will always pose a serious threat to global peace and stability. Even if Muslims do establish a caliphate in the Middle East, they will simply use it as a base of operations to achieve their ultimate goal, which is the establishment of a world caliphate.

        Remember what the Koran says:

        “Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.”

        • I get the feeling they’re going to have a hard time punching through Russia and China. They also might not actually want Antarctica.

        • me

          Yes, Islam has been chafing the ass of Western civilization since 1258 A.D.

          • Transpower

            I think the West should quarantine the Islamo-Fascists–stop trading with them completely.

  • IstvanIN

    They want the Iberian peninsula and southern/central Europe up to Vienna. Why can’t they just take fertile, resource rich sub-Saharan Africa and leave us the heck alone? Because our leaders are traitors?

    • Long Live Dixie

      “Up to Vienna”? No, much further than that – England, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden.

    • me

      Like any not White, the sand people want White invention, White innovation, White neighborhoods, White architecture, White art, White culture, and White women. They just don’t want White men—ironically, without White men, you can’t have ANY of it.

      • LHathaway

        Now that white women can be created by use of artificial insemination, they really don’t need white men any longer at all in order to get all of what they want. I suppose that statement covers more than just men of color. It’s debatable whether or not they want white patsy father’s to help pay for the raising of new/enough white women. I suspect they do.

        • me

          AS IF! Like the dusky-hued could ever master cloning, genetics, or gene-splicing! Ha! Ha! Ha! They didn’t even have the wheel until the White man gave it to them. You give them far too much credit…

          • LHathaway

            I always do. . .

  • MekongDelta69

    “Caliphate would be for ‘the Arab and non-Arab, the white man and black man.'”

    Remember that bridge in Brooklyn that’s been on sale forever?
    Well – it still is…

    • Strider73

      I’ll add a beachfront condo in Phoenix to the pot.

  • Sick of it

    “Fighters drove through the city displaying material apparently captured
    in neighboring Iraq–U.S.-made Humvees, heavy machineguns, tanks and
    armored personnel carriers and a flatbed truck carrying what appeared to
    be a Scud missile.”

    It is easy to “capture” that which lies upon the ground unattended.

  • NotTooSwift

    Let’s start a transportation fund to send all of the American America Haters over there.

    BTW, did Barbara Streisand ever leave the US like she promised if Bush were elected President? If not, this is her chance.

    • Lagerstrom

      Did she say that? Funny. These days, people just shoot their mouths off, I really wish that people would shut up most of the time.

  • dd121

    I wish those Arabs would hurry up and run out of oil. Then we don’t have to pretend we give a damn what they do.

    • Sick of it

      We could use other sources of fuel entirely. The Rockefellers started the big oil scam and we continue to accept it as the only way.

  • rightrightright

    The millions of them parasitising England will weigh up how much they love their allah and his path against how much they love their hand-outs, free housing, healthcare, whining and favoured pet status. And stay put.

    • Lagerstrom

      Yep, maybe a ‘gap-year’ in ‘Isisastan’ (or whatever it’s going to be called) digging wells and stoning wayward women, then back to the condo in London.

  • Lagerstrom

    What a lovely ‘inclusive’ fellow!

  • freddy_hills

    Is it just me or does this Islamist radical sound like a flaming leftist?

    • LHathaway

      It’s probably some kind of street theater.

  • De Doc

    Haha! I hope he gets his multicultural paradise. The rest of us can watch this Banana Caliphate implode from within!

  • David Ashton

    There is something “strange” about the role of Saudi Arabia, which is one of TWO elephants in the room when it comes to frank debate about the Middle East.

  • FlaVet

    This might be good news…..since they’re now in uniform and a “state”…they can be attacked and bombed into their paradise. The sooner the better we declare war on their “state”.

  • M.

    I hope they get millions of converted Congolese. They’ll see how that’ll turn out for them.

  • David Ashton

    On July 1 the “Daily Mail” published Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s alleged map of the proposed Caliphate.

    It included all Spain & Portugal renamed Andalus, all Austria, Greece & the Balkans renamed Orobpa, Georgia, Azerbaijan & southern Russia renamed Quoqzaz, Pakistan & Afghanistan renamed Khurasan, Iran and Turkey renamed Kordistan, Arabia renamed Hijaz & Yaman, Syria and Palestine renamed Sham, Egypt & Libya renamed Alkinana, north-west Africa named Mahgreb, and central Africa renamed Habasha. The Muslim nations and communities east of India are not shown on this map, but old Abu was quoted as saying he intended to take Rome too.

    Quite a project!