Jim’ale The Jihadi Organ Grinder and his Little Tweeting Monkey

Ilhan Omar and the Jihadi Organ Grinder

On August 25, 2019, Ilhan Omar tweeted a cryptic post stating:

“Somali government and peacekeeping forces, need to protect @Hormuud and the Somali telecom industry as they make enormous contribution to the economy and provide vital services. During my visit to Somalia in 2011, I was surprised by the quick evolution of the technology in Somalia.”

Ilhan Omar Save Hormuud
Image 1: Ilhan Omar’s Hormuud Telecom tweet

What Ilhan Omar omitted in her tweet was the actual reasons why she promoted Hormuud, the identity of the people that facilitated her 2011 and subsequent trips to Somalia, and their agendas. Considering the fact that Omar (known back in Somalia as Elmi) has protected status and carries a non-expiring ‘Do not investigate me with extreme prejudice’ certificate, I decided to shed some light on the main subject of her tweet: the mysterious Somali Telecom Hormuud and its founder, Ahmed Nur Ali Jim’ale—a  cuddly, lovable man with a henna dyed beard and a ceaseless passion for violent jihad.

Who is Ahmed Nur Ali Jim’ale
Ahmed Nur Ali Jim’ale AKA ‘Jim’ale’ is one of the wealthiest Somali businessmen and is the founder of the Al Barakat group of companies. He is also the owner of Hormuud Telecom. Beside his business interests, Jim’ale also happens to be the leading financier of the al-Shabaab, a Somali Salafi jihadi terrorist organization which since 2006 has been responsible for dozens of car and suicide bombings, kidnappings, assassinations, and targeted killing of thousands of innocent Somalis.

In the mid-2000s, Jim’ale gained enough notoriety to get added to US and UN travel bans, assets freeze databases, and targeted arms embargo lists imposed by paragraphs 1, 3, and 7 of Resolution 1844.

Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri
Image 2: Ahmed Nur Ali Jim’ale, the red-bearded jihadi founder of the Somali Hormuud Telecom and the Barakat money transfer companies

Jim’ale is not some small-time Kalashnikov wielding wild-eyed terrorist. He is a well known and respected jihadi leader and in this capacity he served in several executive roles within the Somali Council of Islamic Courts, AKA the ‘Somali Islamic Courts Union’. This was the most radical Somali jihadi Islamist political element, the same one which eventually formed the military group known as al-Shabaab (The Youth). Al-Shabab’s ideology is based on hardcore Salafism and Wahhabism and aggressively promotes the concepts of takfir, the excommunication and killing of apostates or unbelievers. The groups political objective is to create an Islamic state in the Horn of Africa that would include not only Somalia but also Djibouti, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

In 2010, Al-Shabaab was targeted in sanctions by the United Nations Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 concerning Somalia and Eritrea (the “Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Committee”). According to the July 18, 2011 report (S/2011/433 Item # 71), Jim’ale was identified as:

“…Al-Shabaab not only attracts their business by imposing lower rates of taxation in Kismaayo than at ports controlled by the Transitional Federal Government but also actively promotes large scale imports of sugar and exports of charcoal by offering preferential access and tax breaks to Al-Shabaab affiliated businesses. Two of the most prominent figures in the network are businessmen with historical linkages to militant Islamist groups in Somalia: Abukar Omar Adaani and Ahmed Nur Jim’aale.

Jim’ale was also marked as being related to the Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid, another Ilhan Omar idol, who triggered the Battle of Mogadishu:

“Mohamad Warsame is from the same sub-clan as General Mohamed Farrah Aidid, and was once known as being General Aidid’s representative in Bakaara market. Through his presence in Bakaara, he has developed a working relationship with Mr. Jim’ale.”

Jim’ale’s support for Somali Islamic fundamentalist terror goes far beyond a business venture; he is openly aligned with the al-Shabaab and other jihadi Salafi strategy and ideology. In the past, he provided major funding and political support for Hassan Dahir Aweys, who was listed by the Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Committee. Former al-Shabaab Deputy Emir Muktar Robow also collaborated closely with Aweys and Jim’ale in consolidating their leadership role during the early 2010s in al-Shabaab’s political and ideological leadership struggle.

Sample imagery published by the Somali opposition account “ToughStrategy”
Image 3: Sample imagery published by the Somali opposition account “ToughStrategy” about the untouchable Jim’ale, which got him banned from Twitter

In 2007, Jim’ale established a front company in Djibouti for jihadi financing and logistics called the Investors Group (in 2012, it made it onto the UN terror watch list). One of the goals of the group was to destabilize Somaliland through the funding of extremist activities and weapons purchases (an objective which Ilhan Omar supports). The group provided the funding and logistics in smuggling small arms of Qatari and Turkish origin from Eritrea through Djibouti into the 5th region of Ethiopia, where the Salafi jihadi groups received the shipments. 

Transportation equipment used to smuggle weapons and ammunition
Image 4: Transportation equipment used to smuggle weapons and ammunition

In 2009, Jim’ale managed one of the largest Hawala funds in Somalia where he collected zakat (alms for the poor). The majority of the proceedings from this fund were routed to al-Shabaab. In the same year Jim’ale also worked with other like-minded individuals to undermine the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) by not participating in Somali reconciliation efforts. 

The 2009 United Nations Security Council’s Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Somalia identifies Jim’ale as one al-Shabaab’s chief financiers (pages 10-11). It also directly linked his company Hormuud to al-Shabaab.

In 2010, Jim’ale established several mobile-to-mobile money transfer businesses such as ZAAD and offered them to al-Shabaab to make international money transfers more difficult to trace by eliminating the need to show any form of identification at the point of transaction.

Somalia Mobile money Payments a major source of funding for Al-Shabaab
Image 5
: Somali Telecom, money exchanges, and mobile payment platforms owned and controlled by Ahmed Nur Ali Jim’ale are one of the major sources of funding for al-Shabaab

By 2011, Jim’ale was actively supporting al-Shabaab by offering them free cellphone communications, use of company vehicles, food, aid, and political advice. He also organized fundraisers for al-Shabaab through various Somali business groups. This fundraising activity included anonymous Turkish and Qatari donations to Jim’ale’s ‘charitable ventures’ which in turn used Djibouti based financial intermediaries to send that money to al-Shabaab.

Jim’ale is by no means a silent business partner in Hormuud Telecom, rather he is in full control of the company and its donations to al-Shabaab affiliates. These include large lump sum payments in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition to the logistics support, Jim’ale through Hormuud has also provided al-Shabaab with privately paid foreign fighters from countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan. Spokespersons for moderate Somali groups have also warned the Somali people not to use Hormuud Telecom because Hormuud personnel listen-in on all conversations and share the intelligence with al-Shabaab.

In 2016 due to a large amount of progressive political lobbying and after lubricating a lot of palms with tons of ‘grease’, President Obama’s state department and the US treasury finally removed Jim’ale from their registries and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) list.

Sampling of al-Shabab Jihadi Terror Attacks in Mogadishu
Image 6
: The butcher’s bill for one year of Hormuud Telecom funding for al-Shabaab. Some of these massive death figures repeat themselves in 2018

Harmuud, the Little Jihadi Shindig
The following short listing of Hormuud staff members who have transitioned from the corporate world to full-time employment in hands-on jihadist terrorism helps illustrate the tight coupling between Jim’ale, Hormuud Telecom, al-Shabaab, and several associated large scale terror attacks in Somalia:

  1. Khalif Warsame (Khalif Adale): head of NGO affairs of al-Shabaab, was a member of Hormuud telecom executive team. He is married to Nadifo Ali Jim’ale, the sister of the chairman of Hormuud Ahmed-nur Ali Jim’ale. Nadifo currently resides in the UAE.
  2. Dahir Ga’amey (Abdi Al Haq): chief judge of al-Shabaab, was a member of the executive team of Hormuud Telecom and Jim’ale’s Al Barakat group of companies.
  3. Hassan Muhidin Hassan (Bistolo weyneh): was manager of the Hormuud Telecom office in Villa Somalia. He took part in the al-Shabaab operation to assassinate former Somali prime minister by driving the hit team in his car.
  4. Abdiweli Ahmed Diriye: was a top Hormuud Telecom administrative official. He enabled the safe passage of an explosives loaded truck that killed over 500 people in Mogadishu on October 14, 2017.
  5. Mukhtar Haji Mohamud: was a senior representative of Taaj express; a company owned by Hormuud Telecom Albarakat group wired the money that was used to purchase the explosive truck. The money was wired to Italy to Sheikh Hassan, representative of Taaj Express. He is the person who bought the truck that was used during the October 14, 2017 massacre.
  6. Haji Qaaluu Abdi Ad Ali Jim’ale: an executive member of Hormuud Telecom, was the operational coordinator of the October 14, 2017 truck bomb. He is also the nephew of Ahmed-nur Ali Jim’ale and a card carrying member of the Amniyat branch of al-Shabaab.
  7. Basira Abdi (real name Maryan): the woman who carried out the suicide attack that killed Mogadishu mayor Abdurahman Yarisow, graduated from Al Nur school, the school is managed by Hormud Telecom and Al-Barakat group.
  8. Abdikarim Mohamed Kariye: the al-Shabaab head of finance, was the operations manager of Hormuud Telecom, Taaj Express, Alburuuj Construction, Salaam Somali Bank, and Beco Powering, all Hormuud group subsidiaries of the Al-Barakat Group.
  9. Abdihakim Hassan Idow (Hiirane): a former top official of Hormuud Telecom and Salaam Bank Africa–Djibouti, is the head of al-Shabaab logistics in the Horn of Africa.

Hormuud telecom top officials who are also directly affiliated with the al-shabab Jihadi Terrorist organization
Image 7: Sampling of Hormuud Telecom top officials who are also directly affiliated with the al-Shabaab jihadi terrorist organization

So, there you have it. Ilhan Omar, a sitting Minnesota congresswoman, is openly promoting on SM the interests of Hormuud, a known front and funding source of al-Shabaab, a jihadi terrorist organization with the blood of thousands of innocent Somalis on its hands. Considering just how outrageous all of this is, you’ve got to give Omar credit where credit is due: in one year, she managed to acquire the best political kevlar vest money can buy and is now dodging every FARA bullet without even blinking.

A US based muslim Somali Ilhan Omar Supporter promoting al-Shabab terror attacks
Image 8
: What Ilhan Omar’s Somali fellow clan members think about Harmuud and it’s affiliation with al-Shabaab. A US based Muslim Somali Ilhan Omar supporter named Reggie Warsame promoting al-Shabaab terror attacks

So what do we learn from this abridged history of Harmuud’s jihadi links? Perhaps it is that in this post-modern world, we (and our federal three letter agencies) just can’t be judgmental about fluid concepts like treason, murder, and justice. Considering this epiphany, it may not be a bad idea for US treasury and the constituents of Minnesota’s 5th congressional district to chip in and indeed help “protect” the Somali Hormuud Telecom. Because if they don’t, al-Shabaab may run into financial difficulties and have to cut back on their suicide car bomb program. And who wants that?

References and Sourcing
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Domestic Terror 2.0

Can You Spot the Domestic Terrorist

On January 28, 2020, a Twitter post on the DecolonizeThisPlace account called for a violent uprising in New York City. The message was: 

“The streets are ours. The trains our ours. The walls are ours. This moment is ours. How will you and your crew build and fuck shit up for #FTP3 on #J31 (THIS FRIDAY)? Issa mothafuckin’ movement.”

Three days later, on January 31, swarms of flash mobs carrying Palestinian, anarchist, and Antifa flags flooded several NYC MTA stations. The violence that ensued immobilized several transportation hubs in the city and resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to equipment and forced a large mobilization of NYPD and emergency service resources.

Fuck the Police J13
Image 1: The post from the anonymous masked individual calling for a violent intifada in NYC

The video embedded in the original tweet featured three hooded individuals one of whom delivered a lengthy social justice oration and openly called for violent attacks and a wide scale uprising. 

Fuck The Police J13 Video
Video 1: The DecolonzeThisPlace call for a violent uprising in NYC

On January 3, seventeen days before the violence erupted, the same Twitter account published an extensive political manifesto and a how-to guide titled:

“A report and analysis on the recent mass transit and anti-police #FTP (Fuck The Police) actions across the New York area.”

This detailed how-to primer for waging urban warfare in any large US city focused on targeting emergency service personnel and the transportation infrastructure. The following is an abridged version of the document:

I. The global wave of revolutionary uprisings kicked off last year has finally reached the shores of the USA. This Friday, the third #FTP protest took the streets and trains of New York City, the latest demonstration in an emerging movement fighting to win four demands:

  • Free fare on the NYC transit system,
  • No cops on the trains or in the stations,
  • The end of police harassment of street vendors and performers, and
  • Full accessibility for all

This protest was a clear escalation from #FTP2 on November 22nd, and points to the culmination of years of revolutionary intelligence being built in the city, from Occupy to Black Lives Matter. Young people formed an essential contingent of the demonstration, providing spirit, vitality, and determination unburdened by entrenched activist dogma.

II. The bet of #FTP3’s strategy was correct: the police cannot keep up with a diffuse crowd using the subways to flash mob different locations around the city. Diverse crowds of people stormed train stations, hopped turnstiles by the hundreds, chained open emergency doors and destroyed ticket readers. Train cars full of protesters branched off into multiple directions, creating “freedom trains” where people chanted slogans, dialogued with commuters, and graffitied the subways together.

NYPD’s model of policing relies on them having close contact with marches, flooding the streets with police and to keep protesters on the sidewalk, and making violent arrests whenever protests don’t move fast enough. They rely on following the marches through traffic in police vans, and are unable of predicting where marches will exit the subways. When the marches move through the trains, they can surface back up far from police control, and have ample ammount [sic] of time in the streets before the cops are able to catch up. The speed of these protests is an essential advantage over the police, who rely on bureaucratic chains of command and are thus incapable of making decisions on the fly. ‘Freedom Trains’ are both tactically effective and spiritually liberating, and reflect a core principle of the movement: the journey is the destination.

In concrete terms we see leaderless resistance that stays physically moving and outpacing the cops as a viable tactic. What is lacking most in the crowd is experience, but the momentum from the first #FTP march to #FTP3 is quickly building up the confidence of the protesters. Small subversive acts create trust between people who then feel safe doing even more subversive activities later. This lack of trust within the movement has been one of its biggest obstacles, but luckily #FTP3 proves that this trust can be built especially quickly when the justification and know-how behind these acts of subversion are clearly communicated. This is the subtle art of pushing struggles towards their revolutionary horizons. The more people trust each other to face their fears together, the better chance we have at creating a rich and diverse movement.

In comparison with past demonstrations in New York, this march felt much less determined by activist figureheads or non-profit organizations, and we see this as a sign of growing maturity. We’ve learned our lessons from Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street. The few moments where authority figures were able to seize control – in Grand Central Station, in Restoration Plaza – were also the moments where most arrests occurred. The relative absence of leadership, however, comes with an important caveat, familiar to anarchists : it’s on us to self-organize and to take initiative, and we must share the knowledge of how to do so with as many people as possible.

Compared to #FTP2, there were quantitatively more spontaneous acts of resistance, both during and in the lead up to #FTP3. We suspect that this increase in autonomous direct action is directly linked to the propaganda strategy pushed by various groups online, encouraging people to come prepared with things like lasers, paint, bicycle locks, and umbrellas. With a young crowd, we have to open source the unique skill-sets of sabotage and organization we’ve built up over the years. Spreading instructions manuals and infographics massively on social media resulted in diverse and leaderless affinity groups taking up various levels of subversive activity, from using umbrellas to shield protesters disabling ticket machines, to using laser pointers [that permanently blind ] to keep the cops at a safer distance. This made the crowd’s dynamic much less determined by either specialized activist groups or by isolated militants. Also effective was the social media strategy of posting of a continual and ongoing stream of autonomous actions throughout the day before the demonstration, documenting acts of resistance blossoming all across the city.

III. Coming out of this, we offer the following proposals for a two-pronged strategy for the future of the movement.

Diversity of tactics means diversity of content: we need to produce propaganda from many different angles reaching out to as many different kinds of people as possible. The goal is to create an open source database of anarchist knowledge that doesn’t restrict this knowledge to a specialized group of self-proclaimed ‘activists’ or ‘militants’. We need content that’s humorous, angry, sad, informative, inspiring, all working together to create a wide ecosystem of affects and information. If you can’t go to the march, you should meme it. Everyone has a place in the movement, and both our propaganda and our organizing should reflect this.

Find ways to digitally allow people in metropolitan areas to coordinate with each other on a large scale, both in daily life and especially during the protests. This helps people share their reflections and experiences and create an environment where a visible class consciousness can emerge. It also helps people coordinate in mass to be maximally effective in the constantly changing environment of a mass demonstration. While being leaderless is a clear advantage, the movement at this point lacks the architecture that could synchronize protest actions both in the moment, and over an extended period of time.

The end of the protests present the unique opportunity for uncontrollable action to spread. When the march ends, people should hop the train together in a crowd and flash mob unexpected locations spontaneously. The forumla [sic] s simply: exit the train, graffiti the train station, take the streets, build barricades to prevent the cops from chasing, and march to the next station to do it all over again. The success of #FTP3 shows that the cops can be easily outpaced. Urban geography is a weapon, and we can use it against them just as effectively as they use it against us. We must set the tempo of our demonstrations and never let it be determined for us. Our biggest advantage is the capacity to disperse and regroup before the cops can mount an effective response. In the future, this coordination should be facilitated by digital platforms, which would allow crowds of thousands to people to quickly disseminate the locations of targets to flashmob, and the locations of meet-up points for protesters to re-convene.

When we Breath, we Breath Together

Is This for Real?
Of course, this could all be just my take on it but having been in the business of evaluating threat intelligence for a long time, I tend to take seriously any video that features a masked and Kafia clad individual who uses a software voice modulator to mask their identity in a call for a violent and armed intifada, especially, when they have an established track record of delivering the goods.

Amin Husain FTP Composite Amin Husain using epoxy paint to destroy an OMNI terminal
Video 2: R-L Footage from one of the organizer’s phones showing him using epoxy paint to destroy an OMNI payment terminal and several composite clips showing him and others destroying fare card readers and vandalizing MTA rail cars

Regardless of the progressive, apologetic narrative which tries to pass these attacks as a poetic expression of the urban artistic collective, the DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+ calls and actions to blind NYPD officers with high powered green lasers and to destroy and vandalize trains and MTA infrastructure is sabotage in its purest form. In fact, back in the old days, in the 1940s, when IBF/JOD spent more time doing their job and less on political activism, some of these foreign perpetrators would have been promptly arrested as unlawful combatants, court martialed, and most likely executed.

Green Laser Use Against the NYPD
Image 2: High power green lasers used in attempts to blind NYPD police officers during the FTP events on January 31 2020

So in the spirit of “see something, say something”, I decided to throw a little time and computational resources at the problem and shine light on the leadership behind this little intifada.

The Solution Framework
Illustration 1 shows some of the system components and the solution architecture that I’ve used in this project. You can also find more information about similar projects in my posts: Military Romantic Scams – The Theory and Practice, The Fifth Column and the Pro-Iran Movement in the US, and Mechanics of Deception.

The Architecture
Illustration 1: System components and solution architecture

To conduct the video analytics and the data analytics, I’ve utilized the following tools:

The Search Strategy
A combination of AI based video, audio, and big data analytics can help identify individuals and discover complex linkages by efficiently performing massive data searches (the FR for example, can scan 2.7 millions facial images per second) and by breaking down the anonymity that comes with swarming crowds, poor quality imagery, and masked faces. Following this approach, my strategy for uncovering the organizers of the MTA riots was to use several cyber techniques such as device fingerprinting, collect some SIGINT, and perform digital forensics. 

Nitasha Dhillon The Many Faces of an Intelligence Asset
Image 3
: Sample AI based cataloging of one person of interest, Nitasha Dhillon, AKA “Snow Leopard”, AKA “Rosa Luxemburg” a globe trotting New York artist and a co-founder of DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+

Then, to collected all of the footage and video and ran video analytics on it. The widely available social media content of these riots and other related demonstrations allowed me to perform machine learning (ML) on various DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+related objects such as signs, stickers, banners, art, fashion, flags, keywords, and associated people.

DecolonzeThisPlace Art and Artifacts
Image 4: Sample source images used to train ML model to identify art styles affiliated with DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+

The large volume of hand written materials and graffiti specimens produced with markers and spray paint also made it possible to train the ML to identify individual writing styles. This in turn was used to create personal dossiers.

Sample content identified
Image 5: Sample content identified by the AI via writing style and calligraphy matches as belonging to the organizers of the riots

Linking these dossiers to articles of clothing and accessories (like glass frames, wrist bands, rings, tattoos, etc.) helped confirm the presence of the individuals at the site and time of the riots.

Mona Love
Image 6: Sampling of the dossier of Moana Love, a leading member of DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+ collectives and a promoter of suicide bombers and the murder of civilians as the ideal form of ‘resistance’

FTP J31 Training Sets
Image 7
: Sample source images used to train ML model to identify writing styles and calligraphy affiliated with DecolonzeThisPlace

Contracting Art Work for Ilhan Omar
Image 8: Sample art identified by the AI as matching the style generated by DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+ (artwork by Kyle Goen)

The first step in identifying the perps was to capture IP addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses, and then link them to digital content such as documents and images. Some of the document processing steps included the OCR of images (pictures of written text), and the establishment of writing style, authorship, and the creation of chain of transmission trees. Finally, I used various image processing techniques to reconstruct the faces of the anonymous activists by removing occlusion such as hoodies, hats, shades, scarfs, pixilation, and masks from the faces. Once this was done, I used face recognition and other image fusion techniques to positively identify the individuals. Out of the 63 individuals captured on images and video, the system positively identified 58. Positive identification in this context was a match certainty score of ≥90 percent.

I Think It Means What They Think it Means
Examining the targets affiliated with DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+ retrieved about 1.3 GB of documents, video (with sound), and imagery. Many of the documents contained dozens of violent action keywords such as “fight”, “uprising”, “kill”, and “sabotage”. The imagery contained edged weapons, firearms, slingshots, and Molotov cocktails. The internal communications also contained links to where activists could purchase FTP (Fuck The Police) branded combat gear such as tactical helmets, face masks, high powered laser pointers, tactical vests, and swarming friendly shoes.

Fuck The Police Gear
Image 9: Weapons and combat gear produced and sold under the FTP (Fuck The Police) label – retrieved from the storage of Amin Husain, co-founder and leader of DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+

The documents also included a large cache of Arabic language insurgency literature that was translated and used to create some of the derivative content that was distributed by the organizers prior to the events. Some of the publications included best practices on how to defeat the police and security services, which suggests that the authors had structured insurgency training overseas and hands-on sabotage experience.  

A Guide to Becoming Ungovernable
Image 10: “A Guide to Becoming Ungovernable”, one of several how-to combat and sabotage guides published by Amin Husain and widely distributed via a number of messaging, email, and social media platforms

Some of the briefing materials that were distributed included a detailed urban combat manual with details on:

  • How to conduct detailed reconnaissance about a target
  • Pre activity briefings
  • Review of police tactics and their weaknesses
  • Transportation and movement maps
  • Methods to uncover government informants and how to spread false information
  • Tactical attack details and logistics (e.g. stashing bricks and bottles prior to the attack)
  • Backup plans and retread routes
  • A detailed schedule
  • A communication plan
  • Street hand-to-hand combat guides

Several publications were in Arabic and were sourced from Palestinians groups like Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, the PFLP, and Fatah. These manuals contained instructions on how to utilize techniques such as killing with knifes, kidnaping, using burning tires and garbage bins for street barricades, and the most effective techniques for throwing projectiles like bottles, bricks, and stones at the enemy. 

Amin Husain Stab Stab Stab
Image 11: Samples of terror manuals and related imagery used by DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+

The Stab Video
Video 3: “Stab! Stab! Stab! Stab Stab!”, Sample video content distributed by the DecolonzeThisPlace activist network

The Search Results
I expected that search to run for some time but surprisingly, it was complete in about 12 minutes. It turns out that the mysterious masked leadership of the MTA riots was easier to parse than I had expected. The team was made up of the following individuals:

  1. Amin Husain – The leader
  2. Nitasha Dhillon – The artistic director
  3. Marz Saffore – The muscle and interface to a host of other organization such as BLM and other black militant groups
  4. Amar Husain – An organizer and sister of Amin Husain

Marz Saffore Fuck The Police
Image 12: Example of using AI based image reconstruction to remove facial occlusions and image fusion techniques to match an individual using facial features (teeth structure), body geometry, object classifiers (missing ring indentation on finger), reconstruction of synthesized voice, skin color, and hand geometry

The Unholy Trinity
Image 13: The Unholy Trinity: Amin Husain, Nitash Dhillon, and Marz Saffore

From the communications (text, email, telegram, etc.), it became clear that Amin Husain was the official ‘leader’ of the movement (that is how he referred to himself in several communications). He was the one who decided on the time/place/form of the activity. He also controlled the budget and defined the scope and best methods to achieve the maximum impact.

The $$$ Printing Budget
Image 14
: Sampling of the bottomless budget used by DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+ for international travel, accommodations, transportation, and supplies

Husain maintained close electronic communications and meetings with a number of foreign agents overseas informing them about his plans and soliciting their ‘technical’ advice. Some of these contacts included multiple briefings and debriefing calls via Telegram and Skype.

Amin Husain and Yossef Habshe Intel Linkage
Image 15: Amin Husain in 2018 meeting in Copenhagen with Palestinian intelligence services

He was also given access to financial and logistics resources during face-to-face meetings (in Mexico, Denmark, and England) with his Palestinian intelligence handlers.

Samer Tamimi Palastinian Intelligance Services
Image 16: Amin Husain’s handler, Major Sameer Tamimi, from the Palestinian Intelligence Services

Even though individuals like Marz Saffore and Nitash Dhillon are active participants and contributors to the cause, it seems from all material evidence that Amin Husain is the commander of this ‘resistance cell’. So for the sake of brevity, the remaining analysis will focus on him and when relevant will show his linkage to the other members.

Amin Husain Leading the FTP13 Uprising
Image 17: Amin Husain with his deputy Marz Saffore leading the armed struggle against American colonialism and occupation of indigenous people in the US

Amin Husain, The Profile of a Domestic Terrorist
Amin Husain, AKA Amene Husain, Amene, Amin Husen, and Ameme Hussain, was born in 1975 in al-Bireh, a city close to Ramallah in Israel. Husain and his family have a long history of militant acitvisem. In 2016 he spoke at the rally describing his participation in the First Intifada:

“Living 18 years in Palestine, I was fighting in the first uprising, I was throwing rocks, molotov cocktails, the like.”

I was throwing rocks, molotov cocktails, the like
Video 4
: Al-Quds Day 2016 NYC with ‘commander brother’ Husain

Husain Amin Profiles
Image 18: Two SM profiles of Amin Husain, the co-founder and leader of DecolonzeThisPlace and MTL+ 

Amin Husain Back in Ramallah
Image 19: Amin Husain and family back in the old stomping ground of al-Bireh and Ramallah honing the art of stone and Molotov cocktail throwing

Husain’s family immigrated to the US in 1993 and settled in Ohio and New York. In 1998 he graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a degree in Philosophy and Political Science. He attended and graduated from Indiana University Law School (IU) in 2001. In 2004, he received an LLM from Columbia University (Columbia). Husain also studied at the School of the International Center of Photography (where he hooked up with his future collaborator Nitash Dhillon) and in the Whitney Independent Study Program.

Amar Mamoun Husain
Image 20: One apple doesn’t fall far from other apples, Amar Husain, Amin Husain’s little sister.  The secret life of a Brooklyn psychologist, Arab militant activist, and promoter of domestic terrorism

The NGO Assembly Line
Husain is a founding member of NYC Solidarity with Palestine,which describes itself as ‘’seeking to broaden the work being done on Palestine by opening up more expansive spaces of resistances.’’ He is a supporter of New York City Students for Justice in Palestine (NYC SJP).

Husain is also a founding member of Global Ultra Luxury Faction (G.U.L.F.), a direct action wing of Gulf Labor Coalition—a self-organized group of artists, writers, architects, curators, and other cultural workers trying to “ensure worker’s rights are protected when art, labor and global capital intersect.”

Husain is an organizer for DecolonizeThisPlace (DTP) and co-founder of MTL+ he is also one of the leaders of the Abolish ICE movement and the Managing Co-Editor at TIDAL Magazine.

Husain Amin on This Land
Image 21: Nitasha Dhillon, Amin Husain’s domestic partner in action ‘telling ICE what to do’ and some of the SM media content she is promoting via the On_This_Land  Twitter account

Promoting Domestic Terrorism
On February 23, 2017, Husain posted as his Facebook cover photo a hand-drawn poster with the title:

“How to shut down the City.” The center of the poster featured speech bubbles containing words like ‘nails,’ ’tires,’ ‘glass bottles,’ ‘fire,’ ‘bricks,’’ ‘nails,’ ‘tires,’’ ‘glass bottles’ and ‘masks.’

Underneath these speech bubbles was a step-by-step guide, showing a person being head-butted, kicked in the groin, kicked in the face, elbowed in the back, kicked to the ground and then kicked again. Text on the right hand side of the poster urged:

’WALKOUT EVERYWHERE’’, ‘’STRIKE EVERYWHERE’’, “BOYCOTT EVERYWHERE’’, BASH EVERYWHERE’’, ‘’DECOLONIZE EVERYWHERE’’, ‘’SABOTAGE EVERYWHERE.’’

Becoming Ungovernable
Image 22: Sample of the operational guides that were distributed prior the attacks on the MTA subway stations. Note the section titled “HOW TO SHUT DOWN THE CITY”

Publicly Endorsing Terrorism
On July 1, 2016, Husain helped lead a pro-BDS “International Day of Al Quds” rally in Times Square, New York City. The event was hosted by Free Al-Quds and endorsed by a number of anti-Israel organizations including NYC SJP.

In several speeches, Husain promoted BDS and praised it as a tool to blur the distinction “between violence and nonviolence,” which he said “no one should judge each other on.” Husain advocated fighting for “justice in* all* the ways possible — and yes, Jihadis — Jihadis in all the ways possible …”, Husain stated that:

“It is our moment to fight, and don’t let anyone tell you that you need to renounce your brother or sister because they are fighting in a way that is unacceptable.”

Calling for a US Intifada
On October 6, 2015, Husain participated in a rally at the Israeli consulate in New York City. The rally was co-sponsored by NYC SJP—and other America and Israel hating organizations, including NY4Palestine and American Muslims for Palestine (AMP). The rally urged support for a “Day of Rage” in the US.

The so-called “Days of Rage” were created by Hamas as the launching pad of the new Intifada. It featured the murder of Israeli civilians by shootings, stabbings and car rammings. Husain and the protesters at the rally alternately screamed: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free, “Long Live the Intifada! Intifada! Intifada!” and “Settler settler go back home, Palestine is ours alone!”

The same day, NYC SJP posted a “statement of solidarity” with the “Day of Rage” rally that featured the image of a rock-throwing Palestinian (imager was produced by Husain’s collective), with the caption: “Let the Intifada pave the way for People’s war! [sic.]”

Images Taken by Amin Husain
Image 23
: Amin Husain personally participating in the attacks. The metadata in the files show that he was at the place and the time of the riots and that he personally engaged in some of the action.  Some of these attacks show anti-Semitic motives and intent to commit a hate crime

Promoting Criminal Behavior
In an interview dated July 29, 2016, Husain recounted an ‘intervention’ that he masterminded against the Guggenheim Art Museum. Husain said:

‘’we made our own art that named the trustees and placed it on the walls. We had to get into the space undetected and break up into groups, and people put media they’d created themselves on the walls. It was a transgression; it caused harm to the museum and simultaneously allowed everyone to make their own art.’’

Husain and Dhillon and the Gulf Labor Coalition
Image 24: Amin Husain and his domestic partner, Nitasha Dhillon, running the Qatari sponsored GULF Labor Coalition to sabotage the Guggenheim plan to open an extension in Abu-Dhabi

Husain went on to describe another one of his public acts of vandalism:

Another example that emphasizes action more so than art and organizing would be the dropping of a 90 ft. x 45 ft. banner off of the Manhattan bridge that said ‘’Gaza in our hearts/Boycott/Divest/Sanction/Israel” . We bought all of the pieces without credit cards and worked day and night for about 20 days, studying the NYPD and researching laws around federal terrorism charges. Then we did a successful action—and never got caught.’’

Amin Husain and His Little Flags in NYC
Image 25
: The illegal flags of Amin Husain and the NYPD’s consistent inability to find out who is behind these acts

Meeting and Supporting Islamic Jihad Terrorist
Husain worked on a film titled “The Coming Intifada.” On November 15, 2015, images from the production were posted on the film’s Facebook page, that showed Husain meeting with Khader Adnan, a senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). PIJ is dedicated to the violent destruction of Israel and the establishment of a sovereign, Islamic Palestinian state in place of the state of Israel. PIJ does not use social nor information welfare; it concentrates on attacks against Israeli civilians and military forces, sometimes using women and children as suicide bombers.

Like Husain, Adnan was arrested by Israel for “activities that threaten regional security.” A 2007 YouTube video showed Adnan praising and encouraging suicide bombings: “Who among you will carry the next explosive belt? Who among you will fire the next bullets? Who among you will have his body parts blown all over?” Husain cited his meeting with Adnan in an article recounting Husain’s interview by Israeli airport security before he was barred from entering Israel.

Banned from Israel
In 2015, Husain announced on Facebook that he had been “banned from going to Palestine for one year because the Israeli Authorities determined I pose a security threat to the State of Israel.” On December 8, 2016, Husain announced on Facebook that the ban had been rescinded.

Meeting With Convicted Palestinian Terrorist Bassem Tamimi
On January 19, 2017, Husain posted photos from his visit to Bethlehem during which he met with Bassem Tamimi. Bassem Tamimi  is known for exploiting young children as political props in staged confrontations with Israeli soldiers. In 2011, he was jailed for organizing violent rallies and inciting minors to commit violent crimes such as rock-throwing.

Tamimi’s United States visa was revoked in 2016 for his failure to disclose his prior arrest and terror related conviction. Prior to the revocation of his U.S. visa, Tamimi delivered a pro-Arab terrorist presentation to third-graders in Ithaca, New York. The presentation was geared to foster hatred of Israel and Jews. Tamimi concluded it by encouraging [00:11:29] the children to become “freedom fighters for Palestine.”

Bassem Tamimi Visa
Image 26: Bassem Tamim’s revoked US visa

The Gang Back Home
Image 27: Husain’s ‘freedom fighter’ network back home

Glorifying and Calling for Active Terror in the US
On March 10, 2017, Husain posted on Facebook a video of “Palestinian women that led, fought, and sacrificed dearly.” One of the women featured in the video is Leila Khaled.

Khaled was a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and participated in the hijacking of TWA Flight 840 in 1969 and El Al Flight 219 in 1970. Khaled has said that the second intifada failed because it was not violent enough. She advocates for the use of children in terror attacks and compares Zionists to Nazis.

Prep for day of rage
Image 28: Samples of Amin Husain’s published calls for terror attacks against targets in NYC and some other militant literature that includes a guide for “Preparing In Advance for Action” and instructions “If You Are Arrested” and detailed how-to instructions for attack, target selection, target prioritization, and recommended combat techniques (e.g. using Molotov cocktails vs. street barricades).

Amin Husain and Decolonize
Image 29: Sample of Amin Husain’s militant projects in the US. Husain’s terror activity started shortly after he arrived in the US. In 2012, he was one of the organizers of the Occupy Wall Street movement 

On August 3, 2016, Husain posted on Facebook calling Hamas-affiliated terrorist Mohammed Faqih – who murdered Rabbi Michael Mark as he was driving with his family on Route 60 in July 1, 2016 – a “Palestinian resistance fighter.”

Demonizing Israel
Husain, as part of his teaching position with NYC, claimed that ‘’In 1967, there was barely any Jews in Jerusalem and to the extent that there were Jews, they considered themselves Palestinians.’’

On August 5, 2016, Husain shared on Facebook “Important thoughts by Professor Steven Salaita on #BlackLivesMatter endorsement of #BDS,” in which Salaita described Israel as a “normative emblem of racism, inequality, and plutocracy masquerading as the apotheosis of liberal democracy.”

In 2014, The University of Illinois (U of I) withdrew an offer of employment to Salaita after becoming aware of his anti-Semitic tweets. One tweet, posted on June 19, 2014, shortly after Hamas kidnapped three teenage Israeli high school students, read: “You may be too refined to say it, but I’m not: I wish all the f**king West Bank settlers would go missing.” The bodies of abducted boys were found buried in Palestinian-controlled territory on June 30, 2014.

On May 15, 2016, Husain posted on Facebook a graphic featuring a series of maps that presented as “Palestine.” The description under the maps called Israelis “fascist Zionist invading occupiers.” The maps claim that lands once controlled by Britain, Egypt and Jordan as autonomous “Palestinian land,” were purportedly stolen by Israel.

Amin Husain Sample Map Shwing no such place as Israel
Image 30
: Amin Husain and his network distributing maps showing the elimination of the State of Israel

In February 2016, publisher McGraw-Hill Education recalled copies of a college-level textbook that contained the fraudulent maps. In October 2015, the United States cable news network MSNBC apologized for airing a similar series of maps and retracted them.

Demonizing America
In 2012, Husain was a featured speaker at an Occupy Wall Street demonstration on ‘’Al-Quds Day.’’ In his speech, videoed and published by Oppression TV on November 19, 2012, Husain stated:

”I grew up in Palestine, and I was there during the first Palestinian uprising, and I was a member of Fatah and part of the resistance movement. Then I came over here, searching for an American Dream that has never existed.’’

Amin Husain and Stop the Pigs
Image 31: Images circulated by Husain in his calls for attacks against the police

Husain stated on a number of public occasions:

‘’The oppression is here. And it’s ok it say we that live in a police state, that’s repressive, with surveillance on us because of the color of our skin and what we believe in. And we have to put our bodies at risk and that we can’t rely on governments, on NGO’s, on charities.’’

Husain continued:

” Who does the government serve? And who do they protect? We’ve been in the shadows of 911 for too long. We didn’t do it. This did it [gesturing towards the surrounding buildings on Wall Street]. And who owns this? Who controls this? Because I‘ll tell you what. I’m fighting for Palestine by fighting here.”

Amin Husain's Urban Blitz
Image 32
: Sampling of some of the operational documents that detail various procedures such attack target selection, target prioritization, recommended combat techniques (e.g. using Molotov cocktails), pre activity preparation checklists, and a guide on how to resist police interrogation

The Leadership Team
Image 33: Amin Husain with the urban revolt leadership team

In 2019, Amin led the weekly protest at the Whitney Museum in New York called the “Nine Weeks of Art and Action” to protest Warren B. Kanders’ position as the vice-chair of Whitney’s board of directors. At the end of the protest on May 17, 2019, he led the protestors to Kanders’ home. Due to the ongoing harassment and for fear for his and his family’s safety, Kanders eventually resigned from the museum board.

Amin Husain's Attacks on Warren Kanders
Image 34
: Amin Husain organizing the attacks and harassment of Warren Kanders and the board members of other New York city museums

Amin Husain Calling for a Day or Rage Across the US
Image 35: Sampling of reference materials Amin Husain is distributing through his artist collective calling for a “Day or Rage” and an armed uprising across the US

Amin Husain Attacking Jews
Video 5: Amin Husain, Nitasha Dhillon (AKA “Snow Leopard”, AKA “Rosa Luxemburg”), Marz Saffore, and Shellyne Rodriguez (AKA “Shellmicar Cabral”) assaulting a Jewish reporter who is covering one of the BDS events

Amin Husain’s Secret Powers
Husain is no starry-eyed, amateur justice warrior. He is a professionally trained and financed Palestinian terrorist and saboteur. Between 2004-2009 he worked as an attorney for the international law firm King & Spalding LLP, so he knows exactly how to leverage his legal expertise to avoid persecution. His formula so far has been a combination of obfuscating and anonymizing his direct involvement in the activity and the leverage of very powerful network of political supporters in NYC.

It is important to note that beside running the US web of ‘revolutionary’ organizations, he is also deeply involved in other domestic and international armed resistance movements such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Maxican Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN), and the Islamic State Jammu & Kashmir.  

Laurie Arbeiter Iove You so Much
Image 36: Amin Husain’s immediate influence network of US and foreign organizations and leading progressive militant activists such as Laurie Arbeiter (who has been arrested multiple times but somehow managed to walk away each time without any charges)

Amin Husain with the Zapatista National Liberation Army
Image 37: Amin Husain providing strategic and material support to the Zapatista National Liberation Army during his 2019 visit to Mexico. 

TW Collins The Leni Riefenstahl of the Progressive Movement
Image 38: Sampling of the progressive influence network in action and some of its political linkages

From the documents retrieved during this search, it appears that Husain’s ability to walk through walls and magically resist prosecution can be traced to powerful NYC political figures such as Linda Sarsour and Mayor Bill de Blasio. As can be seen from the linkage below, de Balsio receives large portions of his funding and electoral support from NYC Muslim Brotherhood affiliated organizations and socialist groups like PSL and the ANSWER coalition.

de Blasio and his Muslim Brotherhood Network Support
Image 39: New York City mayor de Blasio and his little Muslim brotherhood shindig and bottomless election funding source

When asked why the NYPD failed to identify and persecute the leaders of the MTA riots, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea (who is a former Chief of Detectives and quite familiar with investigative work) just sheepishly defended de Blasio. When asked why de Blasio remained silent for 24 hours before tweeting his “disapproval of the protests”, Shea said:

“I won’t even call that a protest. That was criminal activity… I’ve spoken to the mayor personally. I know he’s spoken publicly about it. I think quite honestly it’s not the mayor. It’s other people, it’s many other people.”

Eventualy, after some public backlash, de Blasio also came around and said that he was “repulsed by the hooliganism”, but he still refused to classify these attacks as illegal or take any enforcement actions against the perpetrators.

The Big Question
What should puzzle everyone about the Amin Husain story is that despite all evidence, he is still the toast of the New York progressive art world and intelligentsia. The New York Times adores him and promotes him as one of the leading urban artists on the scene. He gets unlimited PR and access to New York state resources and museums. Lucrative academic teaching positions just magically fall at his feet. He is an adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute (Pratt), New York University (NYU) and The New School for Social Research (New School) specializing in ‘urban resistance’. Husain also teaches at New York University’s (NYU) Gallatin School of Individualized Study in the Media Culture and Communication Department and has taught at the New School’s Media Studies Department.

His social and professional network is fully aware that he is involved in domestic terrorism and engages in the vilest forms of anti-Semitism, but none of the moral compasses of the New York artistic establishment seems to care. They all just sit silently on the sideline watching and sipping their venti skim triple shot macchiatos, waiting restlessly for the next installment of blood and gore. Not a word of protest nor rebuke. 

NYT Pimping Amin Husain as a Wonderfully Creative Urban Artist
Image 40: The New York Times promoting Amin Husain as a social justice urban artist

This whole domestic intifada also raises some serious questions about the New York City sanctuary practices and the lawlessness that it promotes. From the counter intelligence point of view, it is very unlikely that Amin Husain hasn’t blipped on the NYPD radar. In 2015 he was barred by the Israeli authorities from entering the country on the grounds that he was involved in supporting terrorism. This information was communicated back to Obama’s State department, the department of HLS, and the NYPD but for some reason, Husain—in the style of Agent Smith—manages to dodge all bullets and continues to operate his little ‘resistance cell’ unaffected.

Even the lack of action by the social media police is puzzling. Many of the inflammatory and militant materials Husain and his cell posted in the open on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and websites took place weeks before the January 31 attacks. Yet none of this content was flagged nor blocked. This is despite the fact that it can be identified with the identical stop words and images that would trip any violence filters used by the SM platforms. Additionally, the NYC broadcast media the likes of CBS, CNBC and MSNBC were fully aware of the ongoing preparations for the MTA attacks, as some of the emails and messages from the DecolonizeThisPlace organizers clearly indicate that they counted on favorable MSM coverage.

Considering all of the virtue signaling that the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram do about removing ‘extremist’ speech and the lightning speed in which they de-platform conservative users and content, it’s noteworthy that they allow and even encourage the circulation of these types of anti-American and violent Anti-Semitic materials on their platforms.

Conclusion
In 1809, on the thirty-second anniversary of the Battle of Bennington, Vermont state officials invited John Stark, the American commander of the battle and one of the heroes of Bunker Hill, to deliver a speech. Stark, at that point, was suffering from painful rheumatism and could not travel to Bennington so he responded with a letter. He recalled the men he’d served with in Bunker Hill and Bennington and said:

“I am the enemy of all foreign influence, for all foreign influence is the influence of tyranny. This [the US] is the only chosen spot of liberty—this the only republic on earth.”

He noted that America’s biggest enemies during the Revolutionary War came from within in the form of subversive factions. He wrote that “by having good sentinels at our outposts we were apprised of the danger.” and that without these sentinels, American liberty may have perished without a fight or resistance. Stark continued, “These are my orders now, and will be my last orders to all my volunteers.” He commanded those who were to carry on the responsibility of safeguarding liberty to maintain vigilance, to stay alert, and always maintain sentries. Stark concluded his letter with a toast to as a tribute to his soldiers, Live free or die—Death is not the worst of evils.

From the unchecked spiraling lawlessness and violence of DecolonzeThisPlace and its many affiliated anarchist organizations, it is evident that NYC law enforcement and the DA are unable or unwilling to investigate and prosecute these terror cells. The reasons for this are unclear. It is very unlikely that Husain is a high value US intelligence asset but if he is, then my prediction is that he is another ticking Omar Mateen and so is anyone affiliated with his movement. In the future, if not checked, their violence as art will only escalate and is likely to end up a mass casualty incident.

Fighting domestic radicalization and terrorism can’t be left in the hands of politicians like de Blasio whose financial support base and constituency is made up of a large number of Muslim Brotherhood members and despotic middle eastern interests. 

There are plenty of laws on the books to deal with these acts of terror, hate crimes, hate speech, and destructive foreign influence. We don’t need to legislate new ones, we just need to be consistent in enforcing the existing laws like criminal anarchy. The million dollar question for the DOJ shouldn’t be ‘under what statute should these people be charged?’, but rather ‘why aren’t they being charged in the first place?’ And who exactly are these mysterious “many other people” that are preventing the NYPD from doing its job?

People like Amin Husain, black militant organizations, and the Red-Green Alliance hate everything about America and everything it stands for. The terror methods and tactics they developed and promote have already been adapted by affiliated organizations such as Antifa and BLM (which they control). Due to their political effectiveness it is garneted that moving forward we are going to see a wide-scale adaptation of events like #FTP3 and #J31 in all future ‘progressive’ protests—albeit with more blood, gore, and daring. 

These types of foreign controlled organizations and individuals shouldn’t be here; they should be shutdown, striped of their citizenship and deported. I am certain that INS won’t have any difficulty replacing them with law abiding and productive immigrants that would be grateful to take advantage of what the “only chosen spot of liberty—this the only republic on earth”  has to offer.

To the rest of us, lets heed Stark’s advice: Keep sentinels. Be alert. Be vigilant. Because our history, neighborhoods, and businesses are about to be ‘decolonized’.

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification

Stark, Memoir and Official Correspondence, 312-313
The Canary Mission – Portions of this post are based on the research published by TCM

FTP3 Operations Manual – The DecoloinzeThisPlace Fuck the Police Operations Manual
The Casbah – The DecoloinzeThisPlace urban guerrilla primer
Chinatown Not for Sale – The DecolonizeThisPlace literature on fighting landlords in Chinatown
NYCNot4Sale – DecolonizeThisPlace brochure on the elimination of private housing in NYC
Decolonize This Place – About the organization brochure
Cultures of Accountability – A DecolonizeThisPlace pamphlet for school distribution
Palestine BLM Boycott Arts – A DecolonizeThisPlace ideological liberation guidebook
The War Against The Terror Masters Michael A. Ledeen
See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad Philip Haney

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)
On February 18, 2015, Husain co-wrote an article titled “Against Amnesia: The Cultural Boycott of Israel Matters” in which he claimed that Israel “intentionally targeted homes and the infrastructure of living, such as factories and schools” during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 and accused Israel of “apartheid”, “racism”, “military experimentation on people” and “open-air prisons.” Husain’s article omitted that multiple news sources had exposed Hamas’ calculated exploitation of civilian infrastructure to attack Israel and Hamas’ use of human shields to frustrate Israel’s efforts to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza.

The BDS movement was founded by Omar Barghouti with massive Qatari investment in 2005 as an allegedly “Palestinian-led movement” to challenge “international support for Israeli apartheid and settler-colonialism.”

In 2015, Barghouti was quoted saying that “BDS aims to turn Israel into a pariah state, as South Africa once was, and to isolate its regime of oppression in order to achieve our UN-stipulated rights.” The dominant organization in the BDS Movement is the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Campaign National Committee (BNC), founded by Barghouti in 2007, during the First Palestinian Conference for the Boycott of Israel. The movement has been linked to numerous terrorist organizations and received a public endorsement from Hamas. BDS initiatives include calling on institutions and individuals to divest from Israeli-affiliated companies, promoting academic and cultural boycotts of Israel and anti-Israel rallies and protests.

The movement’s most notable achievement has been the infiltration of university campuses through lobbying for “BDS resolutions.” In these cases, student governments, backed by anti-Israel affiliates, have proposed resolutions on some form of boycott of – or divestment from – Israel and Israeli-affiliated entities. These boycott resolutions, although non-binding, have been passed by student governments on numerous North American campuses. BDS activity is often violent and disruptive. It has been noted that universities that pass BDS resolutions see a marked increase in anti-Semitic and anti-conservative incidents on campus. In 2013, when the student government of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) debated a BDS resolution, reports emerged of violent threats and the spitting on a student wearing a Star of David necklace.

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)
SJP was co-founded in 2001 at the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) by Professors Hatem Bazian and Snehal Shingavi. Bazian served as president of the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) while studying at San Francisco State University (SFSU) and headed the Muslim Students Association (MSA) while earning his M.A. at UC Berkeley. In 2004, while the second intifada was already winding down in Israel, he called for an intifada in the United States. Shingavi, an activist tied to the International Socialist Organization (ISO), has been criticized for using his literature course as a vehicle for promoting anti-Israel propaganda. SJP has grown to become the primary student movement advancing the Palestinian national agenda on North American campuses and is the primary force behind BDS campaigns at most schools.

SJP activists frequently intimidate and harass Jewish and pro-Israel students. SJP members have physically assaulted Jewish students, aggressively disrupted pro-Israel events and vandalized communal property. SJP rallies regularly include hate-speech and chants such as “Long Live The Intifada” and “From the River to the Sea Palestine will be Free” – calls for killing Jews and for the destruction of the Jewish state. SJP chapters frequently run inflammatory campaigns against Israel and the US, including BDS resolutions, rallies, Israel-Apartheid initiatives, propaganda comparing Israel to Nazi Germany, mock checkpoints and “die-ins.” SJP chapters regularly host individuals linked to terrorist activity and speakers who use language considered anti-Semitic by the U.S. State Department.

Calling for the Annihilation of Israel
On October 4, 2015, NYC SJP wrote a statement titled “the BDS Ceiling” that conveyed the organization’s view of BDS’s ultimate purpose – to “confront and defeat Zionism” – with the goal of “the eventual establishment of a single Palestinian national state covering all of historic Palestine.”

The statement concluded that: “SJP… cannot be divorced from a larger, off-campus movement that organizes for the progressive demands of the people, regardless if those demands are related to the university.”  NYC SJP then clarified in its statement on BDS, that the movement “is not only fighting to drop israeli investments, but is fighting to change the content of the Zionist, imperialist education itself, by engaging in a struggle to liberate the university and democratically administer it to serve the oppressed communities from New York City to Palestine.”

On April 26, 2016, NYC SJP tweeted a graphic showing the map of Israel overlaid entirely with the colors of the Palestinian Flag and superimposed with the text “Je Suis One State.” The comment on the graphic read “From the river to the sea Palestine will be free.  ✊ #1948″ .

On March 1, 2015, NYC SJP members Atika Al-Bashir, Dan Cione, Nerdeen Kiswani and Leena Widdi were panel speakers in an event titled: “Revitalizing the One-State Solution.”

Supporting PFLP Terrorists
On October 18, 2015, Husain posted on Facebook an article titled “Israel, the Media and the Anatomy of a Sick Society,” which excused a then-current wave of stabbing attacks against Israelis and claimed that child terrorist Ahmed Manasra (sometimes spelled Mansara) was shot and left to die. That posting followed on a video that Husain shared on October 13, 2015, on Facebook, titled “Jewish Settlers execute 3 school children.” The description under that video claimed: “Another assassination in #Jerusalem… The Palestinian youth was shot in the head and left to bleed to death..”

Ahmed Manasra (sometimes spelled Mansara) was wounded on October 12, 2015, while he and his 15-year-old cousin, Hassan, were engaged in a stabbing spree in Jerusalem, critically wounding a 13-year-old Israeli boy and moderately wounding a 25-year-old man. The Manasras’ stabbing spree was interrupted when police shot Hassan and a passing Israeli motorist hit Ahmed, who was thereupon surrounded by enraged onlookers. Ahmed was not killed but instead taken by Israeli police for treatment at an Israeli hospital. Manasra, who admitted to investigators “I went there to stab Jews,” was later tried and convicted on two counts of attempted murder.

On July 21, 2016, NYC SJP posted on Facebook in support of Bilal Kayed. Kayed is a military operative with the the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), an internationally designated terrorist organization. Kayed was incarcerated for 14 years for terrorist operations committed during the Second Intifada, in 2002.

The PFLP pioneered aircraft hijackings as a high-profile means of drawing attention to their movement, most notably with the capture of an Air France plane in 1976. The hijackers flew the plane to Entebbe, Uganda where they separated nearly 100 Jewish passengers from the others – and threatened to execute one per hour. Israel, however, launched a successful commando raid to rescue the hostages. The PFLP also claimed “credit” for the November 18, 2014 Har Nof synagogue massacre – where PFLP operatives murdered six people in a Jerusalem Synagogue with a gun, axes and a butcher knife, during morning prayers. PFLP Gaza leader, Hani Thawbta, stated: “We declare full responsibility of the PFLP for the execution of this heroic operation…”

Praised by a Terrorist Organization
On January 10, 2017, Husain posted on Facebook a photograph of passenger vehicles moving down an Israeli Highway and two Palestinians standing above. Husain commented: “Two Palestinian youth targeting an Israeli army jeep with rocks today. Resistance is everyday. #decolonizethisplace”

On October 9, 2015, the Progressive Student Labor Front (PSLF) in Gaza – an organization politically linked to the PLFP – issued a statement via the PFLP website showing solidarity with their “comrades,” NYC SJP.

The statement praised NYC SJP for leading “a march through the streets of New York calling for ‘Intifada’ and the liberation of Palestine…” The statement went on to say: ” We urge the development and escalation of BDS campaigns at an international level just as we urge the escalation of resistance in all forms and all means here in Palestine ….” and ended with an affirmation that the PSLF is “proud to call them [NYC SJP]…comrades in the struggle for the liberation of Palestine.”

Condemning Interfaith Dialogue
On January 10, 2016, Husain posted on Facebook an article titled “The Hidden Dangers of Interfaith Discussions on Palestine and Israel” (which has now mysteriously disappeared from the Huffington Post website) condemning the Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI), sponsored by the Shalom Hartman Institute. MLI was founded by Imam Abdullah Antepli, the first Muslim chaplain at Duke University, as an educational program for Muslim Americans to “understand why Jews believe what they believe, how Jews see their history, why Jews are so attached to this contested strip of land (Israel) – and thus to better engage with American Jews.” According to Antepli, MLI aimed “to put mainstream North American Jewry in conversation with their Muslim counterparts.”

In August 2013, Husain signed a statement hosted on the Al-Awda NY website to express “firm opposition to the resumption of bilateral Israeli/Palestinian negotiations under U.S. auspices in Washington DC, today, July 29.”

Beer for my horses – Toby Keith ft. Willie Nelson
Well a man come on the 6 o’clock news
Said somebody’s been shot, somebody’s been abused
Somebody blew up a building, somebody stole a car
Somebody got away, somebody didn’t get too far yeah
They didn’t get too far

Grandpappy told my pappy, back in my day, son
A man had to answer for the wicked that he done
Take all the rope in Texas find a tall oak tree,
Round up all them bad boys hang them high in the street
For all the people to see

That justice is the one thing you should always find
You got to saddle up your boys, you got to draw a hard line
When the gun smoke settles we’ll sing a victory tune
And we’ll all meet back at the local saloon
We’ll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing
Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses

We got too many gangsters doing dirty deeds
Too much corruption, and crime in the streets
It’s time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground
Send ’em all to their maker and he’ll settle ’em down
You can bet he’ll set ’em down

‘Cause justice is the one thing you should always find
You got to saddle up your boys, you got to draw a hard line
When the gun smoke settles we’ll sing a victory tune
We’ll all meet back at the local saloon
And we’ll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing
Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses
Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses

You know justice is the one thing you should always find
You got to saddle up your boys, you got to draw a hard line
When the gun smoke settles we’ll sing a victory tune
And we’ll all meet back at the local saloon
And we’ll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing
Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses
Singing whiskey for my men, beer for my horses

Muslim fraternitati fieri delenda est!

Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

Turkey’s 1914 Worldwide Jihad

Turkey’s 1914 Call for Jihad

Turkey entered World War I on the side of Germany and Austria-Hungary (Central Powers). On November 13, 1914, the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed V Resad declared war on the Allies and called for a worldwide jihad (Holy War) against them. Some western scholars refer to this proclamation as the “Berlin Fatwa” and argue that it was instigated by German Kaiser Wilhelm II’s government with the objective of inciting an Islamic uprising by the Arab population of the Ottoman empire against British and French colonial holdings. The underling rational for this being to syphon allied military and logistics resources from the European theater of operations.

Kaiser Wilhelm II. in Turkish marshal uniform
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: Kaiser Wilhelm II in the uniform of a Turkish field marshal

The argument that Germany was Turkey’s puppet master and that Turkey was just manipulated into making the 1914 holy war proclamation has been around for decades but this argument has a number of weaknesses. For starters, Turkey’s declaration was based on a long historical tradition of such actions. It was also an integral part of their domestic divide-and-conquer and foreign policies. If the 1914 jihad was indeed architected by Germany, it is difficult to explain the large number of Turkish publications that followed it for years and the never ending stream of religious propaganda that supported it. These religious publications aimed at improving soldier morale and cultivating an Ottoman identity and continued throughout the war, even after the effects of the initial jihad proclamation wore off.

In this post, I will argue that In lieu of the German origin theory, it is more plausible that the 1914 Turkish call for jihad should be viewed as a political rather than religious device and be classified as standard Turkish operating procedure designed for imperial pan-Islamic military mobilization.

This form of early political dog whistling is evident through messages as such as:

People of Islam! Whatever your nationality, whatever your language, the Lord has declared all of us brothers and sisters.”

Investigation the origins of the 1914 jihad may seem academic, but it’s not. When filtered through the prism of current international politics and the European refugee crisis, the answers can help illuminate Turkey’s persistent use of jihad language, ideology, and their tacit strategic and tactical support for organization like ISIS, Hamas, and Hezbollah. 

A Sampling of 250 Years of Turkish Calls for Jihad
During the period from the 1770s to 1900s, the Ottoman state issued several official jihad declarations. In 1773, they declared jihad during the war against Russia that led to Russia’s annexation of the northern Black Sea region. This was followed by a 1809 declaration against the Serbian population. In 1829 Turkey declared another jihad against Russia for its support of the Greek revolt and its demand for independence. This call for ‘holy war’ against Russia—which was non-direct belligerent—was justified on the grounds that the ideological Russian support for the Greek cause was a hostile act towards the Islamic faith. Turkey repeated the call for jihad again during the one-month-long Greek-Ottoman war of 1897. In 1914, the jihad declaration targeted the allied powers of Britain, France, and Russia, and their allies. In 1919, the Turkish religious leader Mustafa Kemal and his resistance movement declared another jihad against Greece and then in May 1919, he followed with another call for jihad against the British-controlled government in Istanbul.

Controlling and Fine Tuning the Jihad
Historically, Turkey exercised a high degree of control over the jihad spigot, turning it on and off opportunistically and regulating its flow. Mustafa Aksakal, in his analysis entitled: “The Ottoman Proclamation of Jihad” makes the following observation about this strategy:

Those at the helm of the Ottoman state were well aware of the self-destructive potential built into instrumentalizing Islam. Sultan Abdülhamid ii (r. 1876–1909) sought to use jihad as a diplomatic lever, not as an actual military policy; “the threat of cihad,” as one historian put it, “was more effective than the call itself.” Islam could be the sword that united Muslim Ottomans from the Balkans to Arabia but it could at the same time be the sword that sliced into the Ottoman body politic cutting out Christians and Jews.

In moments of violence against Christians the state rushed to punish the alleged transgressors, often summarily without adequate investigation, in the effort to calm European diplomats and, gradually, European public opinion. Thus the commander on whose watch inter-communal violence broke out in Lebanon in 1860 was put to death alongside two aides. Similarly, about 30 participants were swiftly executed for the gruesome slaying of the German and French consuls by a mob in Salonica in 1876, murders that had been prompted by the conversion of a young Bulgarian woman to Islam and the woman’s subsequent detention and concealment by her relatives. In the ensuing chaos, according to reports, the ringleaders demanding the woman’s release claimed that “the holy war is about to commence.”

When in full jihad mode, the Turkish military distributed pamphlets to army chaplains with stories intended to fortify religious fervor and impart lessons of courage and necessary martyrdom and sacrifice. This jihad propaganda always conflated and mixed religious and secular concepts such as one’s political duty to the motherland with personal religious obligations to Islam. In some of these pamphlets, jihad meant unity, fulfilling sharia law, contributing to the health of the nation, protecting the dignity and glory of the state, building up the empire, bringing aid to the umma (Muslim nation), and defending the homeland from the infidels. In other publications, the focus was on the virtues of the warriors of Islam (Mujahideen) and their romantic affinity with the conquest of the likes of Saladin.

One example of this mixed genre of political and religious propaganda can be found in a fictional booklet about a young Ottoman soldier published in 1910 entitled: “Little Halil”. The book’s plot revolves around Halil who ‘voluntarily’ goes to the recruitment office to join the army. However after an interview with the recruitment officer, Halil is rejected and sent back home when the officer learns that Halil left behind an elderly mother and unmarried sister, and that his father fought many glorious Ottoman campaigns and died in service. Halil refuses to go home and explains that it was his mother who sent him to join the army to fight in the glorious jihad.

The interesting point about the plethora of these publications is that they are written by both the Sultan’s religious authorities and the political commissars from the secular Young Turk Committee of Union and Progress, the same one that in 1908/9 deposed Sultan Abdulhamid II and seized power in a coup in 1913. Suggesting that for the Turkish government—both the old guards and the Young Turks—imperial colonial expansion and anti-western colonial struggles, were framed as a continuous jihad.

The Bipolar Turkish View of Jihad
In Islam (based on the Koranic references), jihad is defined as (1) the internal struggle carried on by the individual believer to fulfill certain divine expectations, and (2) as the mandatory external, violent warfare that must be waged against non-Muslims. The internal, peaceful form is referred to as “greater jihad,” whereas the external, violent form is referred to as “lesser jihad.” Keeping these definitions in mind, it is noteworthy that the Ottoman government’s 1914 declaration of war against Britain, France, and Russia (as well as Serbia and Montenegro) used the term “greater jihad” (cihad-ı ekber). This misnomer suggests either ignorance of classical jihad doctrine on the part of the religious authorities who issued the document or a deliberate act.

To try and solve this puzzle, we must look closer at the official 1914 jihad proclamation. According to several western sources (including Henry Morgenthau, the US ambassador to the Constantinople), the document was first deliberated upon on November 11th and then it was read in public three days later on November 14th. But there seem to have been several other dates for the this proclamation. Gottfried Hagen, who published a collection of 1914 Turkish Islamic pamphlets from a collection at the University of Heidelberg, showed that the first publications of the fatwas ruling on a point of Islamic law actually appeared as early as November 7th, and even possibly earlier on November 3rd. This date coincides with the Ottoman surprise attack against the Russian Black Sea ports on October 29 and the Russian declaration of war on Turkey on November 2nd. 

Gottfried Hagen Islamic Jihad Pamphlets
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: Gottfried Hagen’s Islamic pamphlets referencing the Turkish call for world-wide jihad

Other supporting evidence for the earlier publication date is that during the first week of November, the Istanbul daily newspaper İkdam, already reported that “the declaration of jihad against these states who are the enemies of Islam” had now become a “duty for all Muslims.”

The likely explanation for the use of the term “greater jihad” wasn’t religious ignorance but rather an intentional act that was designed to erase the line between the individual’s jihad and the state’s political war effort. Thus, retrofitting the old and obsolete concept to the new age of total industrial war and consolidating the personal struggle and the state belligerence into one great jihad. This was a new type of call for war, a politicized and secularized political version upgraded for use by a modern quasi-secular state.

This synthetic version of the new form of holy war now became the leading strategy in the service of  imperial objectives (both German and Turkish) and anti-colonial struggles against England and France. The politicization of Islam paradoxically also lead to the inverse process of the Islamicization of politics as is demonstrated by the 1914 jihad against the allies.

Both of these inverse trends lead to the convergence of politics and religion. This new concept of secular holy war, which never before existed in Islam, was now fueled by a German  industrialization of the Turkish war effort and the mandatory national military conscription. This large scale mechanized effort became the main reason for the success of the mass Turkish genocides that followed the 1914 proclamation and became the blueprint for another large scale jihad 15 years later, the one that we now know as the ‘final solution’.

So, it seems that the Turkish jihad is an age old, well lubricated political machine that functioned efficiently long before the Germans got into the picture. If German machinations in the 1914 proclamation played any significant role, it may have been just to try to align it with their colonial objectives.

Morgenthau and the 1914 Proclamation of Holy War
Henry Morgenthau, the US ambassador to Constantinople (and the grandfather of the historian Barbara Tuchman), described in detail the Armenian genocide, the persecution of the Albanians, Jews, and Greeks that followed the 1914 call for jihad. He wrote that “the great massacres and persecutions of the Armenian race”  were to be kept secret in order to complete the annihilation of the Armenians before the Allies could intervene to stop it.

Morgenthau based his opinion that Germany was the architect behind this holy war on several meetings he had with Baron von Wangenheim, the German ambassador to Constantinople. Morgenthau became convinced that Germany’s objective was to unleash millions of Muslims against the English and French worldwide through a steady campaign of assassination and terror and that this ultimately would be the quickest means of forcing England to sue for peace.

Mehmed V Reşâd Red Sultan AKA the Great Assassin
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: The architects and actors of the Turkish jihad against the Armenians. Kaiser Wilhelm II, Sultan Mehmed V Reşâd the “Red Sultan” AKA the “Great Assassin”, Ürgüplü Mustafa Hayri Efendi the “Sheik al-Islam”, and Baron von Wangenheim the German ambassador to Constantinople  

Morgenthau describes one such meeting where Wangenheim explained Germany’s rationale for forcing Turkey into World War I:

“Sitting in his office, puffing away at his big black German cigar, he [Wangenheim] unlolded Germany’s scheme to arouse the whole fanatical Moslem world against the Christians. Germany had planned a real “holy war” as one means of destroying English and French influence in the world.  Turkey herself is not the really important matter, her army is a small one, and we do not expect it to do very much. For the most part it will act on the defensive. But the big thing is the Moslem world. If we can stir the Mohammedans up against the English and Russians, we can force them to make peace.”

The 1915 Turkish Jihad Leadership
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: The 1914 Turkish jihad senior leadership team

The “big thing” that Wangenheim was referring to became obvious on November 14, 1914 when the Sultan Mehmed V Reşâd issued his declaration of war and an appeal for a jihad against the infidels. Soon afterward Ürgüplü Mustafa Hayri Efendi, his Sheik al-lslam (top religious cleric) published a fatwa summoning the whole Muslim world to rise and massacre their Christian oppressors. The fatwa was followed by the statement by the top Turkish military commander, Enver Pasha and then by a few comments by the publication’s director, Halim Sabit. 

he-sheikh-ul-islam-proclaiming-the-holy-war-in-istanbul-after-the-turkish-government
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: The 1914 reading of the jihad fatwa by Ürgüplü Mustafa Hayri Efendi the “Sheik al-Islam”

The Details of the 1914 call for Jihad 
The jihad fatwa was drafted in the form of five linked legal opinions. The document was a collaborative effort endorsed by 29 senior Turkish religious authorities. It was blessed formally by the sultan, accepted by the members of the Ottoman chamber of deputies, and on 11 November presented in a closed pre-publication ceremony to political, military and religious dignitaries such as Talaat Pasha (the leading mastermind of the Armenian Genocide). Then, with great fanfare on Saturday, November 14, it was read out publicly by the custodian of the fatwa (Fatwa Emini), Ali Haydar Efendi, to a large crowd assembled outside the Mosque of Mehmed the Conqueror in the Fatih neighborhood of Istanbul.

Several days later, Ali Haydar Efendi instructed the Ottoman governors to distribute the jihad fatwa and orders were issued to display it in all city shrines. The Mujtahids (a person of religious authority in Islamic law) churned out a plethora of fatwa editorials in a short period of time and the local Ottoman telegraph offices sent copies of these fatwas to every major town in the Ottoman empire. These publications helped the Turkish authorities recruit local militia and strengthen the resistance against the advancing British army. In the meantime, the Ottoman Minister of War, Enver Pasha, dispatched Süleyman Askerî, the director of the Ottoman National Society of Defense responsible for the execution of the document’s strategy to Iraq and other major cities with orders to create a universal local resistance movement.

A day before the official declaration of the global jihad, meetings were attended by all leading mujtahids of the shrine cities of the Ottoman empire. One such meeting in Najaf Iraq was attended by an audience of > 40,000 worshipers, local sheikhs, and tribal leaders. The Mujtahids told the crowds in fiery Arabic language that they must actively participate in the jihad and promised those who would die in the process direct entry to paradise. Following the initial presentations, the Ottoman sub-governor of Baghdad organized a jihadi militia force of 5,000-6,000 men to be followed later by a new army of volunteer reinforcements.

The 1915 Turkish Fatwa calling for Jihad
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: The 1914 Turkish Fatwa calling for worldwide jihad against the infidels. The left side contains the 5 sub-fatwas that form the master fatwa. The right side contains the verbiage of the proclamation

The Language of the Jihad Fatwa
The following is the translation of the 1914 jihad fatwa:

“O brothers of the Religion! The time has come when you should know that the great Holy War has become a most imperative duty, and you ought to begin it and not to lose a single moment of the
time, for the time is very short, and the life of Islam is on the verge of being swept away as by a flood. And let every one of you choose one of these kinds of war, each one according to his condition and the manner of his life and the geographical and intellectual conditions of his country.

… “It is necessary to consider well, differentiating and distinguishing between the enemy from these peoples, and the one who is not an enemy, and the decrees of the Islamic law in this respect must be the guide for you to follow, and this honored verse is to be placed before you as a direction, and it is the saying of the Most High:

They wished you to become infidels as they are infidels and that ye should be like them. Therefore, take no friends from among them until they flee their country in the path of Allah.

And if they turn back, take them and kill them wherever you find them, and do not take from them any friend or helper except those who are allied with one of your peoples by covenant between you and them, or those who come to you, their hearts forbidding them either to fight you or to fight their own people; if Allah pleased, he would have made them rule over you, and they would have fought you; but if they depart from you, and do not fight against you and offer you peace.

Allah doth desire to enter into confidence with you, and to preserve the confidence of their people, as often as they return to sedition they shall be subverted therein, and if they do not depart from you and offer you peace and restrain their hands, take them and kill them where-so-ever ye find them. Over these we have granted you manifest power.”

The Jihad Proclamation
Once this proclamation was sent out, local religious leaders read it as a legally binding order to the congregations in every mosque; the newspapers printed it; and it was distributed outside the Ottoman empire to countries which had large Muslim populations like India, China, Persia, Egypt, Algiers,Tripoli, Morocco, etc. In all these locations the assembled multitudes were ‘strongly’ encouraged to obey the mandate.

1914 The Illustrated London News reported that Turkey had declared a “holy war” against the Allies
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A 1915 cartoon showing Turkey’s Sultan, Abdul Hamid, praising Kaiser Wilhelm II (who seems to be doing all of the work for Turkey) slaughtering scores of Ottoman Christians and brandishing a sword dripping with blood

Morgenthau observed that the Turkish newspaper Ikdam, published in Constantinople and which up to that point primarily focused on spreading anti-Allies propaganda, now changed its tone and was inciting the masses to wage holy war with articles like:

“The deeds of our enemies, have brought down the wrath of God. A gleam of hope has appeared. All Mohammedans, young and old, men, women, and children, must fulfill their duty so that the gleam may not fade away, but give light to us forever. How many great things can be accomplished by the arms of vigorous men, by the aid of others, of women and children! The time for action has come.

We shall all have to fight with all our strength, with all our soul, with teeth and nails, with all the sinews of our bodies and of our spirits. If we do it, the deliverance of the subjected Mohammedan kingdoms is assured. Then, if God so wills, we shall march unashamed by the side of our friends who send their greetings to the Crescent. Allah is our aid and the Prophet is our support.” The Sultan’s proclamation was an official public document, and dealt with the proposed Holy War only in a general way, but about this same time a secret pamphlet appeared which gave instructions to the faithful in more specific terms. This paper was not read in the mosques; it was distributed stealthily in all Mohammedan countries-India, Egypt, Morocco, Syria,

Oh, Moslems! Ye who are smitten with happiness and are on the verge of sacrificing your life and your goods for the cause of right, and of braving perils, gather now around the Imperial throne, obey the commands of the Almighty, who, in the Koran, promises us bliss in this and in the next world; embrace ye the foot of the Caliph’s throne and know ye that the state is at war with Russia, England, France, and their Allies, and that these are the enemies of Islam. The Chief of the believers, the Caliph, invites you all as Moslems to join in the Holy War!”

The Secret Pamphlet  
Following the proclamation of jihad by leading Muslim cleric Ürgüplü Mustafa Hayri Efendi, the fatwa was then followed by a detailed pamphlet in Arabic written by Sheikh Shawish, who was described by British Intelligence as “an incredibly venomous opponent due to his unreasonable fanaticism, his overwhelming egoism, and his malignant perversion and disregard of truth”. The document was distributed outside of Constantinople and provided detailed ‘how to’ instructions for waging the upcoming war. In April 1915, the American consulate in Cairo managed to obtain a copy of the the pamphlet, Ambassador Morgenthau had it translated and analyzed. In his memoirs, Morgenthau described it as:

“This paper was not read in the mosques [in Constantinople]; it was distributed stealthily in all Mohammedan countries–India, Egypt, Morocco, Syria, and many others; and it was significantly printed in Arabic, the language of the Koran. It was a lengthy document–the English translation contains 10,000 words–full of quotations from the Koran, and its style was frenzied in its appeal to racial and religious hatred. It described a detailed plan of operations for the assassination and extermination of all Christians–except those of German nationality.” 

Kill them the best way you can Turkish 1915 How To Jihad Guide
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: Translation of sample of 4 pages by the US consulate in Cairo of the “Kill them the best way you can”, the 1915 Turkish pamphlet describing how to wage the jihad

The pamphlet called for a war against Christians and Jews in Muslim lands worldwide and included instructions for starvation, mass expulsions, massacres, and the confiscation of property. The pamphlet provided the ideological justification for acts of murder as well as a detailed plan of execution. The following excerpt illustrates some of the messaging:

And let every individual of the Muslims in whatever place they may be, take upon him an oath to kill at least three of four of the ruling infidels, enemies of Allah, and enemies of the religion.”

“You will find that you are forbidden to have friendship with the Jews and the Christians, you will find that you are denied to have social intercourse with those who deride your religion…”

It is necessary that they should know from today that the Holy War has become a sacred duty and that the blood of the infidels

They must know that the killing of the infidels who rule over the Islamic lands has become a sacred duty, whether it be secretly or openly, as the great Koran declares in its words: (Take them and kill them whenever you come across them, and we have given you a manifest power over them by revelation.)

To whoever kills even one single infidel of those who rule over Islamic lands, either secretly or openly, there is a reward like a reward from all the living ones of the Islamic world.”

Turkish Theaft of Armenian Property
Image 8: Letter from the US consulate in Turkey describing the 1915 proclamation calling for the confiscation of property and mass expulsion of the Armenian citizens of Turkey

1915 Turkish Armenian Death Proclamation
Image 9: The actual Turkish government proclamation of the confiscation of all Armenian property prior to their deportation to concentration camps. This identical strategy and tactics were used 15 years later by the Germans against the Jews in Europe. It is worth noting that as a teenager, George Soros used to hand deliver similar deportation and properly confiscation notices to the Jews of Budapest on behalf of his father Tivadar. Tivadar Soros was a ranking civil servant in the pro-German Hungarian administration and worked closely with SS commander Kurt Becher.

The execution plan for carrying out this holy war included these phases:

  1. “There shall be a “heart war”–every follower of the Prophet, that is, shall constantly nourish in his spirit a hatred of the infidel; a “speech war”–with tongue and pen every Moslem shall spread this same hatred wherever Mohammedans live; and a war of deed-fighting and killing the infidel wherever he shows his head. This latter conflict, says the pamphlet, is the “true war.”
  2. There is to be a “little holy war” and a “great holy war”; the first describes the battle which every Mohammedan is to wage in his community against his Christian neighbors, and the second is the great world struggle which united Islam, in India, Arabia, Turkey, Mrica, and other countries is to wage against the infidel oppressors.”

Armenian Genocide by Turkish Muslims
Image 10: 1915-1923 – Images showing the results of the jihad against the some of the Christian groups and minorities of the Ottoman Empire

In addition to the ideological justification and strategic phased plan for the violence to come, the document also provided the following tactical instructions on how to ‘properly’ assassinate the infidels:

  1. First–Wage individual war with knifes, daggers, and other cutting and sharp killing instruments. Following the examples of “one of the faithful made against Peter Galy, the infidel English governor, like the slaying of the English chief of police in India, and like the killing of one of the officials arriving in Mecca by Abi Busir (may God he pleased with him).”
  2. Second–Form killing bands and go forth and kill as many Christians as they can find. These bands should be organized and operated in secret. “It is hoped that the Islamic world of to-day will profit very greatly from such secret bands.”
  3. Third–Organize and coordinate campaigns by trained armies to handle large scale exterminations.

Armenian Children Victims of Genocide
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: Images of Armenian children starved and murdered by Turkish forces. Source: photo collection of Armin Wegner and John Elder

Auction Of Souls
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: Ravished Armenia, the story of Aurora Mardiganian, one of the Armenian survivors of the Turkish genocide. The movie details some of the actions of the jihad including: crucifixion of young girls, wide scale rape, murder, and the sex slavery of tens of thousands of Christian Arminian women

To highlight the extent of this premeditated and systematic extermination campaign, let me point out that prior to the the 1914 jihad, there were close to 2 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire but by 1923 when the massacres ended, over 1.5 million of Turkey’s Armenians were dead. It is poignant that even today it is still illegal in Turkey to talk about what happened to Armenians and Greeks during World War I.

Contemporary Turkish Calls for Jihad
On October 25, 2019, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the Friday prayers at the Great Çamlıca Mosque in Istanbul. He was accompanied by Istanbul’s governor Ali Yerlikaya, mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu, Istanbul’s chief of police Mustafa Çalışkan and the head of the Istanbul branch of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Bayram Şenocak. After the prayers, the hafiz of the mosque recited the Koranic Verse Al-Fath, which means “victory, triumph, conquest”. Then, Erdogan took the microphone and recited a part of the verse first in Arabic and then in Turkish. He told the crowd:

Our God commands us to be violent towards the kuffar (infidels). Who are we? The ummah [nation] of Mohammed. So [God] also commands us to be merciful to each other. So we will be merciful to each other. And we will be violent to the kuffar. Like in Syria.”

Erdogan then referred to another Koranic verse, As-Saff-13, in Arabic:

Inshallah, God has promised us in Syria: ‘Nasrun minallahi ve fethun karib ve beşşiril mu’minin.’ [‘Victory from Allah and an imminent conquest; and give good tidings to the believers’]. We see it is happening right now. With the permission of Allah, we will see it even more… I will meet some presidents of foreign countries [Russian and Iranian] at the Dolmabahce Palace today. I ask for your permission now to go there.”

The congregants then cheered Erdogan on, shouting “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is great).

Turkish president Erdogan call for Jihad
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: October 2019, Turkish president Erdogan delivering the jihad proclamation “Our God commands us to be violent towards the kuffar (infidels).”

What in 1915 started as a cynical German exercise in realpolitik reflecting their belief that they could leverage the Turkish call for holy war, ended up unleashing a worldwide jihad Jin that resulted in the murder of millions of people in the Armenian Genocide, the Assyrian Genocide and of the Greek Genocide, with the consequence that we are still paying the butcher’s bill 100 years later.

Replaying the moves on the 1914 Turkish German chess game suggests that instead of Turkey being manipulated by Germany to enter the war, Turkey in fact manipulated Germany to provide it with training, economic and military support, and a diplomatic umbrella so it could cleanse its empire once and for all from unwanted ethnic elements like the Armenians, Greeks, Jews, and other minorities. And in the process created the prototype of the modern political jihad.

After the war and under British supervision, Turkey quickly recovered while Germany took the full brunt of allied retribution. The net-net result for Turkey’s holy war was a smaller imperial territory, but a homogeneous one and plentiful western post war support for modernization. In World War II, they again played both sides and only joined the war in February 1945 on the allied side, when the allied victory was guaranteed.

Not surprisingly, since 1914, Turkey continues to repeat the same jihad gambit over and over again. In the 1970s, they used their membership in NATO as a shield to invade Cypress and annex parts of it. In the 1990s, they helped Saddam Hussein break the oil embargo by being one of his largest black market customers. During the Arab spring, they blackmailed Europe to gain full EU membership by flooding it with refugees. In 2010, they waged a jihad against Israel. In recent years, they tried to extort the US by holding hostage the US nuclear weapons and demanding a leadership role in post-Gaddafi Libya. The latest Turkish game of playing everyone against each other, which mirrors the Turkish German league of 1914, is their close military and economic alliance with Iran and Russia; this includes joint military exercises and the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system. Turkey also continues to purchase Iranian oil despite US sanctions on these transactions. In 2018 and 2019, they again launched another formal jihad against the Kurds and invaded Syria.

Turkish Jihad 2019
Image 13: Turkish government publications calling for worldwide jihad against Israel

Anti-Christian, Jewish billboards in Turkey’s central Konya province
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: October 21, 2019: Turkish government sponsored jihad posters in wide public circulation. Central Konya province Turkey: Billboards feature Koranic Verse (5:51) admonishing Muslims not to befriend Jews And Christians. “…Do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.’’

To all of you post-modernists who still think that the current Turkish or other calls for jihad only apply to ‘radicalized extremist’ or that they are just bygone byzantine ideas that have no bearing on your hip urban lifestyle, think again. You may want to put down the NYT literary section for a minute and take a few minutes to actually read the 1914 jihad proclamation and the ‘how to kill infidels’ guide in its entirety (the full text is at the bottom of this post). You are in for a big surprise. These fatwas and proclamation of holy war that were published by Turkey in 1914 are identical in language, content, and methods to the ones issued just recently by the likes of Ayman al‑Zawahiri, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and Abu Musab al‑Zarqawi.

Jihad Language and Relevance
The next time a Muslim Brotherhood operative like Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Keith Ellison, or the Turkish president Erdogan talks about waging jihad, rest assured they are not using a figure of speech or metaphor. Today’s most violent Islamic groups such as ISIS, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and Hezbollah use the same religious text and fatwas and operational templates. They are talking about doing to you and your family exactly what they have done to millions of minorities during WWI and they are counting on the fact that now, just as then, they will get away with murder.

The fact is that the Turkish recipe for waging jihad has not changed in the past 300 years. It continues to use the same mixture of political and religious elements to be served today to perpetuate attacks against the west including those used on 9/11.  Despite the MSM working overtime in an attempt to rehabilitate Turkey and whitewash it as a moderate western country, it is not. Turkey and its axis of influence is no more extremist nor radicalized than the one that executed the latest Armenian and Greek genocides. They are just doing their job in the best way they know using an age old proven formula for playing one power against another, targeting minorities, and killing the infidels via the same traditional 1914 methods that include:

  1. Personal terror action using lone wolf targeted attacks
  2. Bands of murderers like in the 9/11 style international terror cell operations
  3. Large organized armies such as in ISIS/ISIL and their ability to wage a wide scale war

Ilhan Omar and Erdoğan 2017
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: 2017 Ilhan Omar and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan chilin at the UN. Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood (via Qatari) are a major funders and logistics supporters of Ilhan Omar’s election campaign and worldwide political activity

The Modern Jihad Against Christians
Image 16: Contemporary sampling of jihadi murder (with the full support of Turkish intelligence) against various Christian groups and other minorities in the Middle East

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification
To our Great Detriment”: Ignoring What Extremists Say About Jihad – Stephen Collins Coughlin
Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story – Henry Morgenthau Sr.
Jihad And Islam in World War I – Edited by Erik-Jan Zürcher
A Universal Proclamation To All The People Of Slam – Published by the Ottoman National Society of Defense The Seat of the Caliphate 1333 (1915 AD)
A Peace To End All Peace – David Fromkin

Chapter 24 of Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story – The murder of a nation

Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Turkey 1919-1929
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: Records of the Department of State Relating to the WWI Turkish jihad against the Christians, Jews, and other minorities

Ikdam Newspaper
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The front page of the November 4, 1918 Turkish newspaper Ikdam reads: “Their [the jihad leadership] response to eliminate the Armenian problem was to attempt the elimination of the Armenians themselves”


The 1915 jihad pamphlet
Due to its vile and violent language and most likely in order not to ‘offend’ Turkey (a NATO member) and other middle eastern allies, the 1915 jihad pamphlet remained hidden in the State department archives for nearly 50 years and was only declassified on March 21, 1961. This lengthy composition is a comprehensive religious legal document that cites multiple Koranic, Hadith, and Sunna sources (see text in quotes and parenthesis). The following English translation was produced by the American Agency consulate in Cairo Egypt.


IN
THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MERCIFUL, THE COMPASSIONATE

Praise be to him who ordained brotherhood between all the believers by his saying (the believers are brothers) and grace and peace be upon our Lord and our Beloved Mohammed who said (No one of you believes until he loves his brother as he loves himself) and then, Oh Company of the House of Faith and Oh Moslems from whatsoever people you may be and in whatever language you may speak, Allah (Let Him be praised be and exalted) has made us and you brothers and has revealed that to us by His saying (Oh ye who have believed, fear Allah a true fear and do not die except as true Moslems) and be bound together by the covenant of Allah all of you and do not be separated, and remember the Grace of Allah upon you when you were enemies and he made friendship between you and joined you together as brothers by His grace, when you were on the verge of the pit of fire and he delivered you from it; in like manner Allah reveals to you his verses the ye may be converted.

Allah enjoined upon you four things in these honored verses and informed you of four things. He commanded you the fear of Allah, and the being bound by the covenant of Allah. And that ye avoid the causes of separation and difference, and that ye remember His grace towards you. And he informed you of the hatred and enmity which existed among you before Islam, and that He after it had graciously bestowed upon you grace and love and friendship, and that He by His grace joined you together as brothers. And there is no doubt that we the Muslims believe this precious verse and give credence to its contents, for without doubt we ought to hold the doctrines that all the Muslims from all peoples and nations are brothers, and as this brotherhood has been knitted between peoples as also between individuals of these peoples, every one of whom is to be reckoned as a true brother from other nations as he suffers in the affliction of his brother from his own mother and father or from his own tribe which shelters him.

It is the duty of every people of the people dignified by the religion of Islam that their sympathies towards others of the Islamic peoples should be the same as their sympathies towards their own people and families, and it is incumbent upon their individuals and their communities to strive and put forth every effort to deliver any people of the peoples of Islam and any nation of the nations which believe in the Unity of Allah if they have fallen into the grasp of the infidels who are idolaters, and of the oppressive enemies.

Yea, it is an important duty of all the Muslims that they should despise all difficulties and exert their utmost power to help those of them who have fallen under the rule of the infidels and to deliver them from oppression with all their power and whoever violates this duty is guilty of a great iniquity and whoever denies it deserves from Allah painful punishment in hell continually. And this is the case if the hostility falls upon a people of a tribe of the Moslem communities, and how will it be if the oppressive infidels should, by their enmities, attack the center of the Caliphate, and if they erect enmity toward the Caliph and apostle of Allah (May Allah be gracious to him and give him peace!), and if they spread from their mouths hatred toward him, although he is the great example to all Muslims spread abroad on the face of the earth, and the one who descends from them like the descent of the spirit from the flesh! There can be no doubt that it is an imperative duty in the case upon all the people of the Faith in this case that they should vie with one another in striving for his victory, and for defending the whiteness of Islam with all the power that can be put forth.

Therefore, every Muslim without exception must be considered as a soldier, and therefore it is an imperative necessity that everyone who is able to bear arms should learn the military duties, and be ready for the Holy War in case of need. And these duties are incumbent upon all individuals, and communities, and peoples; for they are called to that and responsible for it in accordance with the saying of the Most High (And oppose to them all that you can command of forces.). For this speech includes all of them.

And it is the duty of every Muslim whatsoever his race and birthplace the he should be ready to rise up for the purpose and expend the utmost effort to accomplish it, considering that this message is addressed to him personally. For the Muslim world had arrived at a condition in which it is not fitting that anyone should consider his personal advantage of bodily repose or any private consideration, but it is the duty of every Muslim that he should leave his own amusement and part with his own pleasure and that he should cast all worldly business behind his back and that he should occupy himself completely with the deliverance of his religion and his nation from the wiles of the enemies.

It is the duty of the whole Muslim world today to gather all its resources at one point and interrupt every work temporarily except the work of the rescue of the religion of Allah and Holy War in the path of Allah. A very holy office is presented today to every people of the peoples of Islam, the inspired Holy War.

THE STAGE OF DEGRADATION TO WHICH THE WORLD OF ISLAM HAS ARRIVED

O people of Faith, and O beloved Muslims, and O true brothers, consider, though it be but for a little, the condition of the Islamic world. For if you consider this little, you will weep long. You see before you an important matter. You see a bewildering condition which causes the tear to fall and prolongs the thought and causes the fire of grief to blaze. You see the great country of India which contains hundreds of millions of Muslims has fallen on account of the divisions and the weakness of religion into the grasp of the enemies of Allah, the infidel English. You see forth millions of Muslims of Java shackled in the fetters of captivity of and of affliction under the rule of the Dutch, although these infidels are much fewer than they in number and they are not much more elevated than they in their civilization and knowledge. You see Morocco and Algeria and Tunis and Egypt and the Sudan groaning from the extremity of suffering in the grasp of the enemies of Allah and of His Apostle.

You see vast Siberia and the great Turkestan and Khiva and Bakhara and the Caucasian and the Crimea and Kosan and Kaderhan and Kosakastan, their Muslim peoples who believe in the unity of Allah ground under the conquering power of the oppressors who are of the enemies of the religion. You behold the Land of Dairan in preparation for division and you even see the center of the Caliphate which has not ceased since long ages to combat the enemies of the religion breast to breast, has become the target for oppression and violence by means which its enemies renew every day in new form.

And, in brief, you see that the enemies of the religion, and especially the English, the Russians and the French have gone to great lengths in the oppression of the Islamic world and the invasion of its rights, and in injuring it to a degree that cannot be enumerated and that passes all limits, by which they desire to destroy Islam and the Muslims from the face of the earth. But let them beware! They will not be able to accomplish their purpose whatever tyranny and obstinacy they may put forth and in whatever numbers they may appear, and with whatever implements.

The Most High (may His name be praised!) will perfect His light and will manifest His religion and will cause a word to Islam which is the highest according as the precious Koran has said in His saying (“They desire to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah is perfecting His light in spite of the abhorrence of the infidels. It is He who sent His apostles with guidance and the religion of the truth that He might make it manifest over all religion in spite of the abhorrence of the idolaters.”)

We hold perfectly to this doctrine and we are determined that Islam shall be elevated greatly whatever happens, but it is the duty of the Muslims that they should exert their utmost effort in this path also for the Pride of all creatures (May Allah be gracious to Him and give Him peace!) along with Allah’s bestowal on Him of dazzling miracles fought the greatest fight for the elevation of the dignity of the revealed religion, until His honored companion assisted in the digging of the ditch by His noble self in the day of the confederates, and He alone clearly manifested himself to the infidel world in the day when he was in Mecca.

Then he invited the idolaters to the true religion when the word of the Most High descended upon Him from heaven in the verse (Expound what you are commanded.). And after the Hegira he fought for several years more than fifty times between campaigns and bands, and his successors, the followers of the Right Way adopted his noble example and they spent the days of their Caliphate to the utmost of their ability of lift up the

work for truth, and in a word, the generation in which the word of Islam was manifest above all religions and the Muslims were rulers over the rest of the nations that was the generation in which the fighters of the Holy War of the Muslims assailed with all violence and fought in Allah a true fight for the elevation of His Word and the defence of His Law.

And therefore Allah firmly established them in the land and caused their word to be the highest, and the words of those who denied the Faith to be the lowest. But when possessions and their own selves became dear to them, and they turned aside to rest, and were immersed in the temporary pleasures, there settled upon them a malaria, and they began to sink down from the height of their glory and misfortunes increased greatly among them until they turned the edges of their sword which they were using on the necks of their enemies against the chests of their brothers in the religion as if there did not remain upon the face of the earth an infidel to fight or an oppressor to be pushed away, until they gave up their weapons to the enemies as the weakest of women do. And they forgot what Allah commanded them in His holy book in His word: (and oppose in them all the force that you are able) and they magnified every weakness and were terrified by the illusory power of the infidels.

When this befell, the Muslims began to pass from misfortune to misfortune and the Islamic world began to tumble down in the pit of degradation and to go backward from one distress to another until its moon set and its lights were put out on every side and until the Muslims became the most humiliated captive in the hands of the blamed infidels.

The Muslims labored and toiled wearily and bore hardness of life that they might gain something with which to satisfy their needs, and the oppressive conquerors of the Christians subdued them and robbed them of that which was in their hands of the means of living. And they spend this booty in the West upon the churches and upon the priests and places of shame and iniquity, in short, the Muslims work and the infidels eat, the Muslims are hungry and suffer, and the infidels are satiated and live in luxury. The Islamic world sinks down and goes backward, and the Christian world progresses and is exalted; and the sum of it all is, that the Muslim is enslaved and the infidel is the grand ruler. This is the sum of the humiliation and the bitterness in which the Muslims live since they left the plan of their great book and turned aside from the way of the Holy War which their honored prophet prescribed to them, and in which his successors followed in other times and in other climates.

And now, O people of Islam, and O beloved brothers, is it not enough what has come upon us of shame, rise up, awake, this weakness and this subjection has reached its limit, and this humiliation and this belittling has arrived at its end. The bonds of the Islamic world have been out and His word has been spread abroad. The Muslims have awakened under the feet of shame. Their honor has been reduced and their nobility has been put to shame, and their places of worship are in ruins, and bells and crosses have been placed on their minarets.

Today the Holy War has Become a Sacred Duty for Every Muslim.

Arise, awake, and know that today the Holy War has become a sacred duty for all the people of the Faith. And it is enjoined upon all the peoples of Islam who are spread abroad upon the face of the whole earth that they should unite among themselves and hasten to run for the deliverance of their native lands from the hands of the infidels, and that they should hasten to use every means and every plan for this purpose. The host of the Islamic Caliphate is prepared today for the Holy War, and thousands of Muslims who surge to and from on the borders and the sides of it delight in praising and in reciting the Tekbir and they are expecting the raising of the flag of the Holy War.

Know then that the Holy War has today become an especial duty for all Muslims and the time has come when every means must be used for the deliverance of the native land of Islam from the power of the oppressive infidels.

It is necessary to form secret and public unions in the land of Islam

The time has come when every people of the peoples of Islam should form secret and public unions and stand up in the face of the enemies who rule over them, proclaiming the Holy War against them that they may preserve their native lands from the extremity of extermination and that they may obtain the grace of independence, and they should know that afterwards there will not come to them an opportunity in which it will be possible to do this.

It is necessary that they should know from today that the Holy War has become a sacred duty and that the blood of the infidels in the Islamic lands may be shed with impunity (except those who enjoy the protection of the Muslim power and those to whom it has given security and those who are confederate with it).

They must know that the killing of the infidels who rule over the Islamic lands has become a sacred duty, whether it be secretly or openly, as the great Koran declares in its words: (Take them and kill them whenever you come across them, and we have given you a manifest power over them by revelation.)

To whoever kills even one single infidel of those who rule over Islamic lands, either secretly or openly, there is a reward like a reward from all the living ones of the Islamic world.

And let every individual of the Muslims in whatever place they may be, take upon him an oath to kill at least three of four of the ruling infidels, enemies of Allah, and enemies of the religion. He must take upon him this oath before Allah Most High, expecting his reward from Allah alone, and let the Muslim be confident, if there be to him no other good deed than this, nevertheless he will prosper in the day of judgment and we ask the Most High to extend the People of the Faith by the favor of their Lord.

O people of the Faith, and O brothers, we are suffering greatly because of your afflictions, we the company of Islam in the world of the Caliphate, Dar ul Khalifat, are greatly grieved because of your subjection to a small number the infidels and your obedience to them without opposition. Yes, the enemy is powerful, but that does not form a pretext for you which can be allowed. Remember the raid of Badr, one man, and the rest of the prophetic raids for the power of the infidels appeared greater than the power of those fighting the Holy War, but the Prophet (May Allah be gracious to Him and given Him peace!) and his honored companions did not attach any importance to that apparent strength and did not consider it, but they acted in accordance with the word of the Most High. (Those who believe, fight in the way of Allah, and those who are infidels fight in the way of the demon. Then fight the friends of the devil, for the force of the devil is weakness.) And they were reciting this verse with perfect faith.

You know that the Muslims who live in the boundaries of the world of the Caliphate have fought the Holy War against the enemies in these last years at another time, and that they still are bearing arms expecting the Jihad, all of them from the youth who does not show his beard to the old man whose head is crowned with white hair. You know that our brothers the Sinnoussiya in Africa are fighting the Jihad against a nation of the strong nations of Europe, that they have been pushing them back from their native land for years, that these are the times of the arising of Islam. Yes, this generation is the generation of the Jihad. This is the day of the exaltation of the word of Allah.

In truth, if you do not rightly esteem all this, and if you do not awake from the state of carelessness, and if fear and timidity causes you to draw from arising to deliver your native lands, and you remain given over to the infidels who rule over your native lands, dread lest the wrath of Allah should light upon you and Allah should take away what remains of the light of faith in our hearts. Dread lest Allah (Let His name be praised and exalted) should cause you to be of those concerning whom he has informed us in his saying.

Why do you not fight in the path of Allah since those who are the weakest both of men and of women and of children say (“Our Lord take us out from this village whose people are oppressive and send to us from before Thee a defender, and make to us from before Thee a helper.”) Have you not remarked those to whom it was said (“Refrain you hands and offer prayer and bring alms, and when the battle was written upon them, behold a company of them dreaded men like the dread of Allah, or even a greater dread and they said, “Our Lord, why was battle written upon us unless our end to eternity is near.” Say, the enjoyment of the world is little, and the last day is the true good to him who is pious, and do not darken the lamp when death shall overtake you although you may be in strong towers.)

O brothers, beware of that which shall overtake you if you do not rightly regard all this, and do not arise for the deliverance of your native lands at the proclamation of a Holy War in A proper manner against the enemies of religion who have robbed you of your independence and who have trodden under foot your rights. Yes, beware of what shall overtake you, for he who believes in Allah and the last day neither the mind nor the sacred law nor the precious Koran permits him to be in any way whatever given over in subjection to the enemies of Allah and His Apostle or a friend of them or conforming to their commands. And it is easy to judge that one who is in this condition is weak in faith in spite of his prayers and his fasting.

Yes, and he who is in the condition is not allowed to call himself a believer if we regard the meaning of the saying of the Most High (You shall not find a people who believe in Allah and the last day who spare from the service of Allah and of His Apostle even their fathers and their children and their brothers or their relatives. They have written in their hearts the faith and they have themselves by a Spirit from Him. And He causes them to enter into a paradise from under which flow rivers eternal, and in it Allah is gracious to them, and the host of Allah is gracious to them, and the host of Allah they are who shall prosper.)

And we see that you have understood from this precious verse the judgment of those who make friendships with the infidels. A you have understood who are the party of Allah and who are those who it is expected will be in this world and in the last day the prosperous one, it is not possible that we, when we read this verse, should not be sorrowful and pity the condition of those who make friendships with infidels who trust in them.

These will say, “We do not love the infidels and do not incline toward them.” But we say to them, “If we accept that as it appears what will you say when you are asked why you continue under the rule of these infidels and consenting to their governments.” Would that I knew what excuse will avail you in the last breath better than his who knows the unseen world and the Testimony. Believe that there is no excuse for you that will heal the breast o will be a cause for escape in the day of dread. If there is in your heart a grain of faith and if you are in any doubt in regard to this, hear the word of the Most High.

(O you have believed do not take the Jews and the Christians as friends. They are friends to one another and he of you who becomes a friend to them is of them and Allah does not guide the people of oppressors.) And the saying of the Most High, (O true believers, take not such of those to whom the Scriptures were delivered before you, or of the infidels, for your friends, who make laughing stock and a jest of your religion, but fear Allah if ye be true believers). O brothers have you considered carefully these precious verses? Look and meditate, you will find them as if they were sent down in you by inspiration.

You will find that you are forbidden to have friendship with the Jews and the Christians, you will find that you are denied to have social intercourse with those who deride your religion so that Allah Most High has said that he who makes friends of the Jews and the Christian, let him become of them, and there is no doubt that the command and the prohibition in the verse points to this duty, as the saying of Allah Most High guides to it: (And if they believed in Allah and the Prophet and in what has been sent down to him they would not have made friends of them, but many of them are impious.)

If we carefully consider this verse how can we assent to the faith of those who do not desire what constitutes a part of the trust, the withdrawal from the friendship of the infidels and the lordship of the enemies, and do not strive for the release from their hands and do not arise to drive them out from their native lands, even if we hesitate to say that they are not believers (14) without doubt we may not hesitate to say that they are impious, and near to infidelity, for the Most High has clearly named them impious. O brothers, think and see and deliver yourselves from this difficult time while the bow of hope is still:(O you who believe, do not make friends of your fathers and brothers if they have sought the friendship of infidelity against faith, and whoever of you makes friends of them, they are oppressors.) See, O brothers, the strictness of the prohibition in this verse which you must believe from your whole heart.

And if you do not melt with dread before the strictness of it, and if you do not give the importance that due to its contents, then know that your hearts over which the ideas of the infidels have increased in influence have become steeped by that in hardness which has no end. And if there is doubt lest the Creator of all creatures and the Ruler of the day of retribution should apportion to you that you are unjust if you remain in this condition.

O brothers, seize the opportunity and strive to deliver yourselves before it pass, and read the following verses with all carefulness and consideration: (They who take the infidels as friends, rather than the believers, do they desire from them strength? All strength belongs unto Allah.)

O you who believe, do not take the infidels for as friends rather than believers. Do you wish that Allah should place over you a revealed ruler? It may be that your perseverance in the friendship of the infidels, and your slowness in driving them out of the land of Islam grown out of your fear of the passing away of the repose and pleasure which you falsely think are found in your country, or the glory and honor which you imagine for yourselves in your native lands, but be perfectly assured this your condition is in truth shame and disgrace and that is has no other meaning than delight in captivity and submission to servitude, for the glory belongs to Allah and to the party of Allah. And in any case, you must know truly that this your sitting down in this condition is greatly abhorred of God the Most High.

And if you shall continue ensnared in the meshes (ukn) of delusion and dazzled by the violence of cowardice, then know that there is before you nothing else but that the word of punishment should be verified against you by the Lord of Lords and that the afflictions of torture will begin to be poured upon your heads, and that this outpouring will increase day by day. And it will in a gradually increasing measure and you are not conscious of it.

Beware lest you be of those in whom carelessness has thrown a veil over their eyes and their ears, and they do not see and they do not hear. Allah, Allah is in yourselves! Do not be confirming by your works and your negligence the word of the Most High: (Allah has decreed a dullness upon their hearts and upon their hearing and upon their sight, and there is for them great torture.) And we will conclude our discourse by citing the following verses: (Let not the believers take the infidels as friends rather than the believers, and he who does that is not of Allah in anything, on the contrary you should abstain from them completely, and Allah himself warn you, and to Allah belongs the victory.).

Continue to look at the strictness of the prohibition in this honored verse, and remember that in it the Most High has clearly expounded that he who makes friends of the infidel is not of Allah in anything. Now go your way thinking, and if there be in your hear the with of a grain of faith (and it absolutely exists) no doubt that there will open before you a wide road to the Holy War. And your consciences and your faith will reveal to you the obligation to the Holy War, and call you to begin the work.

And if you desire to be established in your faith, and not to be driven out from the assembly of the Mohammedan nation, then answer this call immediately, and fight in the path of Allah with your substance and with yourselves, and know that there is not possibility of deliverance today or tomorrow or after that from the divine warning, which refuses all exception in His word: (You must abstain from them completely.)

For the world of infidelity today is in a condition of weakness and retrogression, especially the English, the French and the Russians, who are most oppressive to the Islamic world and the most covetous of its lands, and the most persecuting to its people. Or these infidels are busy now with themselves and think about the matter of their life and possessions. Therefore it is the most imperative duty of the Islamic kingdoms whose geographical position aids them that they should proclaim the war absolutely in the face of the oppressive rulers. Seeing that the condition greatly aids the Muslims who are in the lands of India and Java and egyuupt and Morocco and Tunis and Algeria and Caucasia and Khiva and Bokhara an Turkestan and Iran to drive out the Infidels who have obtained rule over their lands and to gain deliverance from captivity. But if this opportunity passes them by or if they neglect it, no-one but Allah knows there will come to them a like opportunity.

Therefore it is the duty of those who truly profess Islam in those countries that they should proclaim the war immediately, and that they should drive out those weak ones, of those who are corrupt, who have sucked the life of the Islamic world, and have expended its treasures and dispersed all its good things. And let every one of us be confident that if the Islamic peoples in its Holy War is sufficient for driving out all infidels and casting them out of all its lands.

And let us be firmly confident that if the Islamic peoples unite in taking up weapons in the face of those enemies who have no connection with the countries of Islam, except by the most brittle of causes, you shall scatter them without delay hither and thither and disperse them completely. And let us be confident that if the united war is proclaimed, the Islamic peoples are enough to drive out these infidels who have seized the rule in their countries and to take the trenches and fortresses and weapons and essentials of war which they possess in these countries.

Then will they be driven out by their own power and killed by their own weapons without necessity of any other expense. Believe O Muslims, and if you do not believe, then the great Lord who is all-powerful has sworn to you that the situation of the Dutch in Java and the situation of the Italians in Tripoli and the situation of the Russians in Iran and Bokhara and Caucasia; the situation of all these governments in these lands is greatly weakened.

It is necessary that we know this truly and believe it, for the evidence which point to it are more than can be mentioned, and there is nothing back (above it) of it in the establishment of the true knowledge except inspiration. And it has been decreed, as you know, and you must believe and resolve and unite and determine, for in every kingdom of the Islamic kingdoms there are five hundred thousand or six hundred thousand at least of native Muslims, and it is not a strange thing that Allah Most High should prosper them to purify their lands from these infidels. Indeed there is no doubt if they are resolved and patient, that He whose name is praised will extend to them an unchangeable good fortune, and it is sufficient for this blessed movement that there should lead in it a company of those whose faith is strong and whose resolves are sound and whose command is intelligent and who have taken the protection of Allah as their support.

THE RIGHTS OF THE MUSLIMS

From this time on it must be the purpose of the Islamic peoples and their target at which they aim, to release the Islamic kingdoms and the native lands of Islam from the infidels who have usurped the rule over them. There can be absolutely no partnership in the native lands of Islam, for the rule of Infidels over Muslims is not lawful, and it is not allowable that the Muslims should be judged by a non-Muslim at any time whatever, and he cannot be patient under the rule of infidels, and the honor of the Muslims is that they should not be subjects to others, and it is their glory that they should have lordship, and that they should always be allowed by others.

This is what Islam requires. And Islam will be completed and perfected in the Muslim if he knows it and practices it. Since we are in a day when war has risen with the infidels who have usurped the rule over the Islamic kingdoms and who do not cease to put to shame Islam in enmity and who wish evil against it, it is the duty of Muslims that they should not comply with the commands issued by them, that they should buy nothing of their goods, since compliance with their commands is compliance with their rule, and we have before shown the strictness of the prohibitions of this and the abhorrence of it. And since the buying of any of their goods, though it be but a little, is reckoned as assistance to infidelity and an assistance to the victory of infidelity, and Allah (May His glory be exalted!) says (Give no help to iniquity and enmity.)

And in summary, dealings with these people in any respect whatever, even giving taxes to them, and customs, is considered as a help to infidelity and contributing to its victory, and this no Muslim will assent to, meaning except the land-tax, it is an important necessity that Muslims should not be bound by it, for they cannot endure this land-tax which implies a meaning of humiliation and shame: for the Muslim who accepts the land-tax imposed upon him on the part of the infidels is impious, crazy, and degrades the honor of Islam – ignorant of the height of the Faith.

So he must dread the decree of evil against him and the loss of the protection of Allah Most High. The sacred law, which is the attachment of Mohammedans, has decreed that they should lay aside a portion of the alms which are due for the local necessities and the local war, and they should send the rest to the center of the Caliphate to be placed in the treasury and to be expended by the Caliph for the elevation of the word of Allah.

Therefore we have seen fit to direct to all the people of the Faith the following proclamations concerning the following matters:

  • That the buying of anything although it be a trifle from the infidels who have usurped the rule over the Islamic kingdoms and who continually manifest enmity to the Muslims is absolutely interdicted.
  • Compliance with the commands issued by the infidels who have usurped the rule over the Islamic kingdoms and who are openly hostile to the Muslims, is absolutely interdicted.
  • That the giving of the taxes to the infidels who have usurped the rule over the Islamic countries and who are hostile to the assembly of the Muslims, is absolutely interdicted.
  • The duty of sending the lawful amount of pious gifts to the center of the Caliphate is enjoined.

Otherwise the condition of the Muslims which has been spoken of above does not harmonize in any way whatever with the spirit of Islam. And in truth the question of the Islamic kingdoms, for which infidels employ the name of colonies is exceedingly difficult. For it is not correct to describe kingdoms as the Dar-ul-Islam (World of Islam), since the designation Dar-ul- Islam does not fit it because of its lack of any bond with the seat of the Caliphate, and because of its being under the rule of the infidels.

Neither is it correct to describe it as Dar-ul-Harb (The World of War), for all its inhabitants are Muslims. Therefore the prayers of the assembly are not true prayer in it, according to the traditions which have been delivered concerning them. But whoever of their peoples is satisfied with this condition, he is absolutely impious, as may be understood from the verses Mentioned above. And it is more fitting that these countries should be called the World of Impiety (Dar-ul-Fesak) than that it should be called Dar-ul-Islam or Dar-ul-Harb.

But let the Muslims wake up. Is it not necessary that they should arouse themselves from the slumber of carelessness, must we not repent to Allah and return to Him seeking forgiveness for his political crime of which we have become guilty? And we should hasten to the deliverance of all the Islamic kingdoms from the hands of the infidels.

Yes, the time for that has come, and it is incumbent upon us, the company of the Islamic peoples, that we should rise up as he rising up of one man, in one of his hands the sword and in the other the gun, and in is pocket balls of fire and annihilating missiles and in his heart the light of the Faith, and that we lift our voices to the utmost, saying –India for the Muslim Indians, Java for the Muslim Javanese, Algeria for the Algerians among the Muslims, Morocco for the Moroccans, Tunis for the Muslim Tunisans, Egypt for the Muslim Egyptians, Iran for the Muslim Iranians, Turan for the Muslim Tureks, Bokhara for the Bokharians, Caucasus for the Caucasians, and the Ottoman kingdoms for the Muslim Turks and Arabs.

Such must be the aim of all Muslims from now-on, and they must strive for this end and fight with their goods and their selves for this end, seeing that the Holy War is a duty laid down for this object. And we hope that the native land of Islam will be saved after this from being called the World of Impiety, and that it may be closely bound to the seat of the Caliphate, and it may rightly be called the Dar-ul-Islam in all the meaning of that name; and that likewise may be of those whose faces are white in the last day between the hands of the All-Knowing and All-Wise, and that we may escape from the reproach of the honored Prophet (May Allah be gracious to Him and give Him peace!)

THE KINDS OF HOLY WAR

Oh brothers, it has before been said that the Holy War is a duty enjoined upon us and that the hosts of the Caliph are in universal conflict; and know that the Holy War like the prohibition against denial should be of three kinds.

  • The heart-war — and that is the lowest form of the war. And it is that the Muslim should believe in his heart that the infidels are enemies to him and to his religion, and that he should desire their disappearance and the destruction of their power.

    And no Muslim can be imagined who is not under obligation to this degree of the war. Verily all the people of the Faith are under obligation to this amount without any question whatever, in whatever place they may be and in whatsoever condition they may be found. And that those concerning whom the exception made in the verse presented in the saying of the Most High holds good (You should abstain from them completely) to these it is permitted that they should be satisfied with this degree of the heart-war. Otherwise it is not lawful today for any of the Muslims to content himself with the heart-war while we remain in this condition. The contentment of the people of the Faith today with the heart-war, has no other meaning than that impiety, as has been established, and therefore let no one deceive with false interpretation.

  • The war of speech, and that may be with the tongue and the pen, and that in the condition of some of the Islamic kingdoms before this date. This applies in times like those of the Muslims of Caucasia which were before in a condition which did not admit of there being under obligations to do more than the war of speech, because their condition did not aid them to do more than this. And if there do not exist an excuse which permits contentment with the heart-war, the war of speech is strictly enjoined upon all Muslims, and it is the duty of the masters of the pen to dissipate the darkness of the infidels and of infidelity with their pens, and the people of eloquence with their tongues; and the war of speech today is a duty decreed on the Islamic world in its entirety. Not one is excepted from it, not even the Muslims who dwell in the interior of the land of Russia. But this kind of war is strictly enjoined upon all of them.
  • The true war — and it is fighting and killing in very deed as it is known to every Muslim.

    (a) The little Jihad is the local Jihad which some of the Islamic peoples are compelled to proclaim against their enemies of he infidels without needing to call to their assistance any other Islamic peoples.

    For example, the war of the Sennousiya against the Government of Italy. But all Muslims ought to aid their brothers in the little Jihad materially or spiritually as much as they are able, and if it is permitted to any people of the Muslims that they should not take part materially in the little Jihad for any hindrance whatever, it is not lawful to them to refrain entirely from helping, but they must certainly help although it be only spiritually. And since this is so, the proclamation of the Egyptian government which it issued in the Ottoman- Balkan war, and in the war of Italy, in subjection to the commandment of the English infidels must be reckoned as a gross crime against Islam, and therefore our Egyptian brothers did not give heed to this decree of their government, and did not consider themselves bound to obey it, but they helped the World of the Caliphate with material and spiritual assistance through both of these two wars. The little Jihad may be proclaimed alone from the presence of the local Muslim chiefs, but it is in accordance with the Islamic political code of morals that it should also be presented to the center of the Caliphate, as the late Sheikh Waday presented to the seat of the Caliphate his proclamation of the war against the French.

    (b) The Great Jihad It is the war which the Islamic world unitedly wages against the lords of infidelity from the enemies of Islam. And since the proclamation of the Jihad is one of the rights of the Caliph, it is strictly enjoined upon every one of all the people of the Faith who are scattered over the face of the earth to whom this invitation comes, that he should take part in it by deed. And an example of this is the Jihad which the Caliph has proclaimed today. And this is also named the Holy Jihad.

MARTYRDOM

To those who participate by deed in the Jihad, whether it be the little of the great, there is great reward. And if they die they are without doubt martyrs. And we ask you, O God, the All-Powerful, that the nation of Mohammed (May God be gracious to Him and give him peace!) may know by Thy power the greatness of the reward of martyrdom and that their hearts may be inspired with the degree of its merit and of its greatness, O God! Amen.

FORMS OF THE JIHAD

The Jihad may be of three forms:

  1. Personal Jihad — First the individual Jihad, and it consists of the individual personal deed, and it may be by the use of cutting, killing instruments like the Jihad of the late Wurdanee who killed with his “musdis” Peter Galy Pasha the infidel, the English governor, and like the slaying of the chief of the English Police in India by one of our brothers there, and like the killing of one of the officials arriving from Mecca by Abi Busir (May Allah be pleased with him) in the age of the Prophet (May Allah be gracious to Him and give Him peace!) and in like manner a similar thing took place when the Prophet (May Allah be gracious to Him and give Him peace!) commanded Abdullah the son of Atik that he and four of his companions should go to kill Abi Rafi, the chief of the Jews of Khaibar, well-known for his enmity to Islam, and they went against him by night in the fortress in which he had taken refuge, and killed him. And the killing of Asir the son of Razim, of the chiefs of the Jews, by Abdullah the son of Rahet and his companions was of this kind.

    O Lord, what is incumbent upon the Muslims today also, if there be found in the Islamic world those who fight like this fight? What will be the event if there shall go out from them some of the deliverers, and kill one of those who belong to the Triple Entente of the infidels who are known by their hostility to Islam, and so purify the face of the earth from his existence. O Allah, O our Lord, be a helper to us and cause the spirit to the jihad to live in our souls!

  2. The Jihad by Bands — It may be described as a Jihad by bands known in our time by the name of Brigands, and it is know that the formation of bands or brigands was well known and notorious in Islam and the benefit of these bands was magnified in consideration of the fact that the power of Islam was weak and the power of its enemies great. And it is enough for you that the Prophet (May Allah Most High be gracious to Him and give Him peace!) began the Jihad by bands when permission was given to him for killing in the word of the Most High (Fight in the path of Allah with those who fight against you), and He (May Allah be gracious to Him and give Him peace!) was sending bands, when it was necessary, composed of private soldiers of those who were fighting the Jihad under the guidance of he leaders of good repute to combat some of the enemy. And He took great pains to choose the leaders of a band from those who were distinguished by their military endowments. And those who He sent (May Allah be gracious to Him and give Him peace!) increased in this way to more than fifty bands.

    And among the first of them was the band of Tomzah the son of Abdoul Mutlib, and the band of Obeidan the son of Harith, and the band of Sa’ad abi Wakas, and among the most distinguished of them was Abdullah the son of Hajesh, and the band of Zeid the son of Haritha and the band of abi Muslima, and the band of Asim the son of Thabit, and the band of Mundhir the son of Omir, and the band of Abdurrahman the son of ‘Auf, and the band of Ali the son of Abi Talib. Andtehn it was the duty of the Muslims to take advantage of the formation of bands when it was necessary; and the greatest benefit is to be expected from them now, and especially in the lands of Causasia and Turkestan and in Java and Hindustan, although the continual annihilation of the commerce of the enemy is more profitable than the formation of bands.

    The formation of bands in our time is of different kinds, and the most profitable of them is that which makes use of secret formations, and it is hoped that the Islamic world of today will profit very greatly from secret bands, and therefore it is in the degree of duty to him who wishes to participate in the Jihad that he should take council with people of experience in the formation of secret bands and gain profitable information of this kind. And these formations may take the oath of excess in which the Prophet (May Allah be gracious to Him and Him peace!) participated before sending them out originally.

  3. The Jihad by Campaigns — and the meaning of it is War upon well known principles, but the leadership is either for the Caliph alone, or for a Muslim Emir whom he shall appoint from before him. The Pride of all creatures (May Allah be gracious to Him and give Him peace!) was leading the host in many of he campaigns Himself, as took place in the campaign of Badri and in the campaign of Abdul-Ahad and others; or the leadership may be by means of an appointed deputy as befell in the Ottoman-Balkan war, where the deputy of the Caliph was the leader of the host. O brothers of the religion! The time has come when you should know that the great Holy War has become a most imperative duty, and you ought to begin it and not to lose a single moment of the time, for the time is very short, and the life of Islam is on the verge of being swept away as by a flood.

And let every one of you choose one of these kinds of war, each one according to his condition and the manner of his life and the geographical and intellectual conditions of his country. Now the time has come for action indeed, and you know that the center of the Caliphate cannot send out hosts in every direction, for that is impossible, and therefore it is imposed upon you that you should perfect the necessary formations even thought it may be by the introduction of some foreign elements when it is necessary.

and you should begin the matter of the Jihad by yourselves on the condition of the observance of The Islamic was customs continually, and you may refer to the center of the Caliphate also when it is necessary, for counsel in certain political questions, and among the things to which you must give heed is that it is absolutely unlawful to oppose any of the peoples of other religions between whom and the Muslims there is a covenant, or those who have not manifested hostility to the seat of the Caliphate of those who have entered under the protection of the Muslims and their guaranty.

For the high precepts of Islam decree the prevention of hostility against these classes of those who differ from us in religion, and because it is not the purpose of the Holy War in which we are engaged to fight all the nations of infidelity. But it purposes the duty of fighting those who have usurped the rule over the Islamic kingdoms without any right, and who have shown hostility to the Caliphate; therefore we repeat the saying in this respect, and we say, “It is necessary to consider well, differentiating and distinguishing between the enemy from these peoples, and the one who is not an enemy, and the decrees of the Islamic law in this respect must be the guide for you to follow,” and this honored verse is to be placed before you as a direction, and it is the saying of the Most High:

“(The wished you to become infidels as they are infidels and that ye should be like them. Therefore, take no friends from among them until they fly their country in the path of Allah. And if they turn back, take them and kill them wherever you find them, and do not take from them any friend or helper except those who are allied with one of your peoples by covenant between you and them, or those who come to you, their hearts forbidding them either to fight you or to fight their own people; if Allah pleased, he would have made them rule over you, and they would have fought you; but if they depart from you, and do not fight against you and offer you peace, Allah doth desire to enter into confidence with you, and to preserve the confidence of their people, as often as they return to sedition they shall be subverted therein, and if they do not depart from you and offer you peace and restrain their hands, take them and kill them where-so-ever ye find them. Over these we have granted you manifest power.)”

And let us conclude this address of ours by citing the following verse; and it is the saying of Him (let Him be praised and exalted!)

(O you who have believed, if there be among you those who deny their religion, Allah will bring a people whom He loves and who loves Him, humble toward the believers, proud toward the infidels. They fight in the path of Allah, and they fear no blame from anyone. This is the favor of Allah. He accords it to whom He will, and Allah is generous toward them.)

God and His Apostle are your friends, and those who believe, who offer prayer, and who present pious gifts, and who prostrate themselves in devotion, and who are friends of Allah and His Apostle, and who believe; for the party of Allah are the victorious ones!

Praised be your Lord, the Lord of Glory above all that can be described, and peace be to His messengers, and praise be to Allah, the Lord of all creatures.

FINIS

Sampling Statistics of 2019 Jihad Related Death
Sampling of the last 30 days of jihadi attacks world-wide. The total for 2019 is 12,288 killed and 15,277 injured. The site TheReligionofPeace.com is a the source for these figures and also contains attack stats that go back to 2001.

Date

Country

City

Killed

Injured

Details

2019.12.18

Pakistan

Lower Dir

2

0

Militants attack a polio vaccination drive, killing two guards.

2019.12.17

Chad

Kaiga

14

18

Fourteen residents of a peaceful fishing village are murdered by Boko Haram.

2019.12.17

Kenya

Fafi

2

0

Two construction workers are killed by al-Shabaab.

2019.12.17

Afghanistan

Alisher

10

18

Three women and two children are among ten bus passengers purged by the Taliban.

2019.12.17

Afghanistan

Shiberghan

1

5

A mine planted by ‘insurgents’ kills a passerby.

2019.12.17

Iraq

Saida

1

1

Terrorists shoot at a couple, killing the husband and wounding the wife.

2019.12.16

Syria

Idlib

3

20

An attack by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham leaves three dead.

2019.12.16

Iraq

Abi Saida

1

0

A farmer is aerated by ISIS explosives.

2019.12.15

Iraq

Kirkuk

2

0

Two Iraqis lose their lives to ISIS gunmen.

2019.12.15

Iraq

Ayadiya

2

0

Two civilian lives are claimed by ISIS explosives.

2019.12.15

Iraq

Maqdadiyah

6

4

In attack by the Islamic State leaves six dead.

2019.12.15

DRC

Kamango

10

9

Ten innocents are shot and hacked to death by ADF Islamists.

2019.12.15

Afghanistan

Herat

3

0

Religious extremists kill three local cops in a shooting attack.

2019.12.14

Nigeria

Fuhe

19

0

Boko Haram kill nineteen in clashes related to attacks on villages.

2019.12.14

Afghanistan

Qara Bagh

23

1

A Taliban infiltrator machine-guns two-dozen sleeping Afghan soldiers.

2019.12.14

Indonesia

Salubanga

1

0

Islamic extremists open fire on a rival mosque, killing a guard.

2019.12.14

DRC

Beni

22

11

Thirteen women are among twenty-two farmers brutally slain by ADF.

2019.12.13

Iraq

Baqubah

2

3

Muslim terrorists lay out two civilians with a hail of shrapnel.

2019.12.13

Yemen

Sirwa

22

30

Ansar Allah fire rockets into a rival mosque, killing twenty-two.

2019.12.13

DRC

Beni

6

0

A pregnant woman is among a half-dozen murdered by ADF Islamists.

2019.12.13

Pakistan

Tank

2

4

Fundamentalists machine-gun two local soldiers.

2019.12.13

Afghanistan

Jaghatu

10

6

Four women and a child are among ten exterminated by roadside bombers.

2019.12.13

Iraq

Fallujah

643

0

A mass grave is found containing the tortured remains of over six-hundred Sunni men and boys executed by Shia militia in June, 2016.

2019.12.12

Yemen

Masaqira

5

24

A woman is among five villagers murdered after refusing to join a Shiite militia group.

2019.12.12

Nigeria

Magumeri

15

0

Boko Haram pump anti-aircraft fire into a small town, taking down fifteen.

2019.12.12

Iraq

Samarra

7

3

A Shahid suicide bomber takes out seven Shiites.

2019.12.12

Afghanistan

Shahr-e-Safa

7

0

A Taliban protégé in police uniform shoots seven unsuspecting officers to death.

2019.12.12

Iraq

Samarra

4

0

A second suicide bomber strikes the site of an earlier one, killing four first responders.

2019.12.12

Yemen

Abyan

2

3

Ansar Allah is suspected of an attack that leaves two dead.

2019.12.12

Iraq

Shirqat

3

0

Mujahideen bombers take out three children on their way to school.

2019.12.11

Afghanistan

Taraqen

4

6

Four worshippers are left dead after a shooting at a mosque.

2019.12.11

Afghanistan

Parwan

2

73

A woman and one other civilian are blown to bits by suicide bombers.

2019.12.11

Iraq

Yarmouk

1

0

A civilian is shot to death by suspected ISIS.

2019.12.11

Pakistan

Mingora

1

0

A secular-leaning politician is shot to death by radicals.

2019.12.11

Pakistan

Lakki Marwat

1

0

A Shia religious leader is assassinated by rivals.

2019.12.11

Somalia

Hilweyne

4

0

Two women are among four civilians murdered by al-Shabaab.

2019.12.10

Afghanistan

Ghazni

1

0

A government official is assassinated by militants.

2019.12.10

Mali

Inates

71

12

At least seventy are left dead when Islamic hardliners overrun a local security base.

2019.12.10

Nigeria

Benisheikh

3

0

Sharia proponents release a video showing the execution of three severely tortured captives.

2019.12.10

Somalia

Mogadishu

3

6

At least three guests are killed when Islamist gunmen storm a hotel.

2019.12.10

Cameroon

Werwack

5

0

Five people are put down during a Boko Haram attack on a ranch.

2019.12.09

Afghanistan

Toor Pul

8

2

Eight Afghans are sent to Allah by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.

2019.12.09

Mali

Agando

3

0

Three are left dead after an attack by Muslim ‘rebels’.

2019.12.08

Syria

Aziziya

1

1

Sunni radicals send rockets into a neighborhood, killing an adult and injuring a child.

2019.12.08

Iraq

Karbala

1

0

A prominent Shia activist is assassinated by suspected Sunni militia.

2019.12.08

Egypt

Rafah

1

2

A young police officer is cut down by extremist gunmen.

2019.12.07

Afghanistan

Baghlan-e-Markazi

7

0

Seven are killed when the Taliban storm a security checkpoint outside a market.

2019.12.07

Pakistan

Lahore

1

4

Extremists set off a bomb near a rival mosque, killing a passerby.

2019.12.07

Iraq

Danadish

2

3

An ISIS attack leaves two dead.

2019.12.07

Nigeria

Marte

1

0

Boko Haram set off an IED near a passing police patrol, killing one officer.

2019.12.07

Iraq

al-Azim

1

0

A farmer in his field makes easy pickings for Islamic State warriors.

2019.12.06

Iraq

Baghdad

25

103

An Iranian-backed Shiite militia is suspected of firing on anti-government protesters, killing two dozen.

2019.12.06

Kenya

Kotulo

9

0

Nine Christian bus passengers are murdered after refusing to recite the Shahada.

2019.12.06

USA

Pensacola, FL

3

8

A Saudi national shoots dead three students at a naval air station.

2019.12.06

Iraq

Kirkuk

1

2

A local cop is aerated with Jihadi shrapnel.

2019.12.05

DRC

Kolokoko

3

0

Three people are murdered by Islamists – one by beheading.

2019.12.05

DRC

Oicha

3

0

Three villagers are murdered by ADF Islamists.

2019.12.05

Pakistan

Charkhel

2

3

Tehreek-e-Taliban attack a local security base and kill two members.

2019.12.05

Afghanistan

Kandahar

1

0

A man is shot to death by two terrorists on motorcycles.

2019.12.05

Iraq

Nasr

2

0

Two brothers are vaporized by ISIS explosives.

2019.12.05

Iraq

Nineveh

1

0

Terrorists gun down a service employee for an education department.

2019.12.05

Afghanistan

Imam Sahib

10

0

Ten Afghans lose their lives to two separate Taliban attacks.

2019.12.05

DRC

Mantumbi

14

0

ADF Islamists slaughter fourteen villagers.

2019.12.04

Afghanistan

Kandahar

1

0

Taliban shrapnel claims one life.

2019.12.04

Syria

Kaljibrin

10

13

Eight children and a woman are among ten disassembled by a Hayat Tahrir al-Sham mortar round.

2019.12.04

Afghanistan

Jalalabad

6

0

Six aid workers are machine-gunned by Religion of Peace advocates.

2019.12.04

Iraq

Diyala

3

4

An Islamic State attack produces three Kurdish bodies.

2019.12.03

Iraq

Baghdad

1

0

Militia kidnap a young Kurdish activist and shoot her in the head.

2019.12.03

Syria

al-Wadihi

1

3

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham hit a 6-year-old boy with a rocket.

2019.12.02

DRC

Orototo

11

0

Eleven villagers are massacred by ADF radicals.

2019.12.02

Mali

Diougani

2

7

A local security patrol is hit with a Mujahideen bomb blast that kills two members.

2019.12.02

Afghanistan

Alishing

1

3

A fundamentalist group sends a mortar round into a neighborhood, killing a resident.

2019.12.02

Afghanistan

Kabul

2

3

Terrorists open fire on a passing vehicle, killing two occupants.

2019.12.02

Chad

Lake Chad

4

3

Four border guards are cut down by Islamists.

2019.12.02

Cameroon

Zangola

3

1

Militant Muslims loot a village, killing three residents in the process.

2019.12.01

Afghanistan

Chahardara

5

21

Religious radicals send a shell into a police station, killing five inside.

2019.12.01

Cameroon

Kotserehé

4

3

Muslim gunmen open fire on a Christian funeral, bringing down four mourners.

2019.12.01

Iraq

Islah

1

6

The Islamic State attacks a small village, killing one resident.

2019.12.01

Iraq

Jalaway

4

16

An ISIS attack on an oil facility kills four guards.

2019.12.01

Yemen

Aden

1

0

A criminal investigator is assassinated by al-Qaeda.

2019.12.01

Burkina Faso

Hantoukoura

14

3

A barbaric attack on a church leaves fourteen dead, including five children.

2019.11.30

Iraq

Silo

1

0

A local cop is gunned down at his post by Islamic State loyalists.

2019.11.30

Afghanistan

Marjah

1

3

A journalist is among the casualties of a Taliban bomb blast.

2019.11.29

DRC

Kukutama

14

0

ADF Islamists hack to death or behead fourteen innocents at a small village.

2019.11.29

Pakistan

Chauburji

0

12

Ball-bearings rip into passersby as a bomb goes off on a rickshaw.

2019.11.29

Iraq

Garmiyan

3

8

Two children are among three liquidated when ISIS sends shells into a small town.

2019.11.29

Afghanistan

Sar-e-Pul

0

13

A Taliban car bomb goes off in a residential neighborhood.

2019.11.29

England

London

2

3

A radical Muslim stabs two young people to death on the London Bridge, one a woman and the other a graduate student.

2019.11.29

Iraq

Shuhada

2

0

Two village guards are smoked by ISIS gunmen.

2019.11.28

Afghanistan

Darqad

8

10

Eight defenders are killed during a Taliban attack on a local security base.

2019.11.28

DRC

Biakato

4

6

Four health workers are killed by suspected ADF.

2019.11.27

DRC

Maleki

28

0

Twenty-eight civilians are killed and mutilated by an Islamist group. Some were beheaded.

2019.11.27

Nigeria

Babbangida

1

2

Boko Haram fire randomly into a village, killing a toddler.

2019.11.27

Afghanistan

Imam Sahib

15

2

Fundamentalists hit a wedding party with a well-placed bomb, killing fifteen members – including a dozen women and girls.

2019.11.27

Iraq

Daquq

2

0

A man and wife are assassinated by ISIS gunmen.

2019.11.26

India

Badasgam

2

7

Islamists throw a grenade into a meeting, killing two civilians.

2019.11.26

Iraq

Abi al-Khasib

1

0

Suspected Shiite militia shoot a civilian to death.

2019.11.26

Iraq

Baghdad

6

9

Six innocents at a market are blown to bits by a Religion of Peace motorcycle bomb.

2019.11.26

Iraq

Bayaa

2

6

Two people bleed to death following a Mujahideen bomb blast.

2019.11.25

Pakistan

Tank

2

0

Islamic militants target a passing car with a bomb, killing a man and his son.

2019.11.25

Iraq

Uhlila

2

0

Two victims of sectarian violence are discovered tortured to death.

2019.11.24

Afghanistan

Teora

1

2

A group of religious radicals fire on a group of police, killing one.

2019.11.24

DRC

Beni

8

0

Eight civilians are massacred by the ADF.

2019.11.24

Afghanistan

Makrorayan

1

5

A grenade hurled at a UN vehicle kills an American aid worker.

2019.11.24

Iraq

Islahiyah

5

8

An ISIS attack kills two civilians and three first responders.

2019.11.23

Syria

Ain Issa

4

22

Four villagers are killed during an attack by an Islamist group.

2019.11.23

Afghanistan

Daykundi

8

4

A group of fundamentalists storm a security post and kill eight members.

2019.11.22

Iraq

Rasheed

2

1

Two local cops are ambushed and killed by the Islamic State.

2019.11.21

Burkina Faso

Sahel

3

0

Three lose their lives in two separate attacks by militants.

2019.11.21

Algeria

Tamanrasset

8

0

The Islamic State claims eight kills over a 24-hour period.

2019.11.21

Syria

Aleppo

7

33

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham members send rockets into a city, killing seven civilians.

2019.11.21

Burkina Faso

Tabankort

13

0

Thirteen more al-Qaeda victims are discovered.

2019.11.21

Pakistan

Wahi Pandi

1

0

A 10-year-old girl is stoned to death after a jirga authorizes the honor killing.

2019.11.20

Burkina Faso

Arbinda

1

7

An attack by armed fundamentalists leaves one victim dead.

2019.11.20

Nigeria

Tor-Musa

1

1

A woman is shot off a motorcycle by Muslim militia.

2019.11.20

Afghanistan

Nimroz

1

0

A border guard is picked off by radicalized snipers.

2019.11.20

Syria

Kah

8

4

Eight refugees are killed when Shiite militia send rockets into their camp.

2019.11.20

Afghanistan

Kunduz

13

5

A Taliban attack on a local security base leaves thirteen dead.

2019.11.20

Iraq

Abi Gharq

1

0

A former official is assassinated in front of his home.

2019.11.20

Afghanistan

Kabul

1

0

Jihadists on motorbikes shoot dead a journalist.

2019.11.20

Iraq

Zgheitoun

3

1

ISIS members ambush and kill three local cops.

2019.11.20

Afghanistan

Khost

1

3

A bomb set off at an intersection by fundamentalists claims a crossing guard.

2019.11.19

Egypt

Sheikh Zuweid

1

4

The Islamic State kills one person with a roadside bomb.

2019.11.19

DRC

Mavete

3

14

The lives of three villagers are claimed by ADF Islamists.

2019.11.19

DRC

Beni

7

2

Seven people are cut down by Islamic terrorists.

2019.11.19

Iraq

Mosul

1

0

A village mukhtar is assassinated by Mujahideen.

2019.11.19

Turkey

Diyarbakir

1

0

A Christian evangelist is stabbed to death on the street.

2019.11.19

Cameroon

Tourou

1

0

A 12-year-old Christian boy is hacked to death for refusing to join Boko Haram.

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The Red-Green Alliance and the Real Devil of Mogadishu

Black Hawk Down and the Real Devil of Mogadishu

US Rep. Ilhan Omar—or rather Ilhan Nur Said Elmi—has been making a lot of inflammatory statements since 2016. Her repertoire includes anything from whitewashing the 9/11 terror attacks to deliberately distorting the events that took place during the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu. 

But she is not alone in this pattern of narrative engineering. A number of Democratic politicians from Minnesota and Michigan, have also jumped on the bandwagon and are now aggressively supporting various false claims like that the US Army massacred tens of thousands of innocent civilians during that battle.

On October 15, 2017, in an obvious attempt to pander to the Somali voters, former Senator Al Franken of Minnesota tweeted the following message:

Al Franken Twitt
Image 1: The original Al Franken Somali terror attack tweet

Two hours after Franken’s tweet, a user by the name of Joshua, commented the following:

“Actually, the worst terrorist attack in Somalia history was the Battle of Mogadishu- 19 US armed forces dead and 73 wounded.”

Joshua Post 
Image 2: Twitter user by the name of Joshua’s response to Franken’s original tweet

Within minutes of Joshua’s post, Ron Harris, a Minnesota democratic strategist, DNC leader, and close friend of Ilhan Omar and Keith Ellison responded with this tweet:

“All lives matter” even though 230 is more than 10 times 19.”

Harris’s rapid response and the context of his message suggests that the Franken feed was being closely monitored through some automation and that the whole response event was a pre-planned PR blitz.

Harris
Image 3: Ron Harris’s Twitter response to Joshua’s terrorism post 

Several hours after the Harris post (which was just an opening gambit), Ilhan Omar jumped in and  posted this Tweet:

“In his selective memory, [Joshua] forgets to also mention the thousands of Somalis killed by the American forces that day!”

Omar Black Hawk Down Twitter
Image 4: Ilhan Omar’s follow-up Twitter post reinforcing Harris and making a claim about “thousands” of killed Somalis 

What Omar’s post purported to say was that:

  1. Harris’s claim that Somali lives mattered more by a factor of 10X compared to the US Army losses
  2. The US Army killed thousands of innocent Somali civilians during the battle

Both of Omar’s statements were purposefully deceitful. To understand why, we need to first examine the details of the Battle of Mogadishu.

The Facts About the “Black Hawk Down” Event
Operation Gothic Serpent was an August-September 1993 military mission conducted by the United States during the Somali Civil War with the aim of capturing militia leader Mohamed Farrah Aidid and two of his lieutenants. That mission resulted in what became known as the Battle of Mogadishu, and popularized in a movie “Black Hawk Down”.

The operation was triggered by a number of attacks on the UN Peacekeeping Force by Aidid’s troops. In August of 1993, Aidid’s militia detonated an IED next to a US Army vehicle killing four military policemen. Two weeks later, they detonated another IED injuring more troops. In response, President Clinton approved the deployment of a special task force of 400 US Army Rangers and Delta Force operators named Task Force Ranger. The force flew to Mogadishu and began a hunt for Aidid and his aids.

In the afternoon of October 3rd, 1993, intelligence identified that two of Aidid’s deputies were located at a residence in the Black Sea neighborhood in Mogadishu, just across from the Olympic Hotel. A task force of 19 aircraft, 12 vehicles, and about 160 men were sent to arrest them. 

Operation Gothic Serpent and the Battle of Mogadishu
Image 5: The map and imagery of the Battle of Mogadishu

The two Somali leaders were arrested. The prisoners were loaded onto a convoy of ground vehicles. However, armed militiamen and civilians—some of them women and children—converged on the target area from all over the city and opened fire on the US and Allied troops. 

During the battle that ensued and lasted for about 7 hours, two MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters (Super Six One and Super Six Four) were shot down by Somali RPGs. Both of the pilots of the first helicopter were killed but the crew survived the crash landing. Michael Durant, one of the two pilots of the second helicopter, was injured and couldn’t walk. Two Delta Force snipers, Master Sergeant Gary Gordon and Sergeant First Class Randy Shughart, provided cover from a helicopter and eventually got on the ground in an attempt to secure the site but Gordon was killed thus leaving only Durant and Shughart. Eventually, after holding off and killing some 25 Somali militiamen, Shughart was also killed and Durant was taken hostage.

Meanwhile, the remaining Rangers and Delta operators fought their way to the first helicopter crash site where they discovered the crew. They found themselves surrounded by the Somali militia whose repeated attempts to overrun the US position were beaten. Eventually, a rescue convoy of the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division broke through the Somali encirclement and rescued the besieged forces.

The mission’s objective of capturing Aidid’s associates was accomplished at the cost of two downed and one badly damaged MH-60 Black Hawks. Eighteen US troopers and Malaysian soldiers on the rescue convoy were killed and 85 were wounded. The estimated Somali militiamen fatalities during the battle were between 100-300.

Response to Omar’s Somali Casualty Statement from the Actual Combatants
Retired Chief Warrant Officer Mike Durant, the only surviving pilot from the battle, stated that Omar deliberately ignored the fact the 1993 US mission in Mogadishu was to open humanitarian aid routes to Somalis who were facing starvation but the militia leader Mohammed Farah Aidid was intercepting and stealing the aid and attacking the UN forces in the city long before the battle. The Battle of Mogadishu started when the US tried to apprehend him/his aids and in the battle that ensued, the US troops were forced to defend themselves.

Another veteran of the battle, Sgt. Maj. Kyle Lamb, backed up Durant and said:

“We were trying to take out Aidid because he was a clan leader … that had kind of taken over [Mogadishu], …They were taking the food, any of the aid that we were giving to Somalia, also weapons and they were running drugs … He needed to be eliminated.”

Even Captain Haad, a sector commanders for General Aidid’s militia in Mogadishu, who fought in the battle, estimated that about 133 Somali militiamen died fighting with US forces. So, the bottom-line is that there isn’t even one credible source for Omar’s claims that “thousands” of Somalis were killed during the engagement. Yet, even though all of this was repeatedly brought to her attention, she vehemently refused to back away from her false statements.

I Don’t Think that Word Means What You Think it Means
It didn’t take long for the mainstream media to rehabilitate Ilhan Omar, for Ron Harris, Keith Ellison, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley who all backed up Omar’s statements. The explanation for what was clearly a deliberately inflated Somali causality estimate by a factor of 30X-100X was that these statements were just unintentional gaffes that were made in the heat of the moment. In this same vein, the MSM also attributed their other deep seeded anti-Semitic and anti-American statements to their passionate social activism. 

But these loaded expression are neither emotional nor are they gaffes. What might not be obvious to the casual reader is that these are calls for action and are a part of a broader unified strategy that is being planned, developed, and executed by various US Islamic organizations under the unifying umbrella of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). When Omar, Tlaib, Ellison, and Pressley (AKA ‘the squad’) make their egregious claims, they are not talking to the average American voter nor even engaging in constructive political dialog. This is also the reason why they don’t apologize for outright false statements even on the rare occasion when they do get called out by the complacent media. 

When Ayanna Pressley says: “Race is a factor in everything”, no one calls her a bigoted racist, even though this language comes from Chapter XI – Nation and Race of Mein Kampf. When AOC states that: “The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are — they are concentration camps,” , no one accuses her of cynically downplaying the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust. When Rashida Tlaib says that: “There’s kind of a calming feeling I always tell folks when I think of the Holocaust” , no one reminds her that her Palestinian countrymen served in the 13th SS Division during WWII and committed mass murders of Serbian civilians and that their/her beloved supreme religious leader, Haj Amin al-Husseini the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, was a  wanted war criminal and close friend of Hitler and Himmler and one of the architects of the Final Solution.

Haj Amin al-Husseini and Nazis
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: Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem with Hitler and Himmler and his 13 Muslim SS Division

Analyzing the content of the squad’s statements that can be classified as categorically false shows that AOC, Omar, Ellison, Tlaib, Harris, Pressley, and other democratic progressives suffer from exceptionally poor political diversity of opinions and are frequently reusing each others talking points. These points interestingly, follow a very narrowly scripted and coordinated social, economical and political agenda. The narrative also looks alien because it contains a mixture of red (hard left-wing) and green (Pan-Islamic fundamentalism) ideologies. Two ideologies that are diametrically opposed to each other and are unlikely to mingle, but apparently, they did and in the process have produced a hybrid political offspring—the Red-Green Alliance.

The reason why the squad and it support network doesn’t care if they get caught, (normally a show stopper for most politicians), is because they are not communicating facts. Rather, they are using dog-whistle messaging. This form of clandestine communication uses coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has an additional, different, or more specific resonance for a targeted subgroup. So, you can joke about what appears to be AOC’s imbecilic ranting and raving about the Green New Deal or doing away with the police, but they are not what they seem—these are agent activation code broadcasts aimed at the scattered multitudes of privileged, over-educated white millennials and the hordes of disenfranchised inner-city voters calling upon them to join her in an economic and social jihad.

So why doesn’t Omar get called to task by the likes of the NYT and WaPo? The answer to this question has more to do with the long term political strategy of the ‘Social Justice’ league and MSM’s commercial interests and less with the minutiae of accurate historical recollection and facts. In this post, I’ll try to answer this question by pulling the curtain back to get a glimpse of the actors and machinery that make-up the traveling caravan of the Red-Green Alliance circus.

The Red-Green Alliance 101—A Crash Course
The recent outburst of virulent anti-Americanism and open anti-semitism in public discourse may be shocking to some but what is even more disturbing as these hateful statements is the failure of Congress and its democratic leadership to outright condemn them.

AOC, Omar, Tlaib, Pressley, and Ellison attribute the willingness of the democratic leadership to tolerate the verbal violence and the MSM’s failure to take them to task to a ‘changing of the tide’. Gone are the days of the rational dialectic and political discourse. The new conversational standards are the Antifa storm troopers busting heads and breaking kneecaps and destroying public monuments. The failure to publicly repudiate the emergence of mainstream militant Islamic party and political anti-semitism is just one of the undercurrents of this changing tide. Or rather,  a deluge that is heading our way with the clear and present danger of washing away the fabric of civilized society and eroding our system of government.

The frequent anti-law enforcement, anti-white, anti-business sound bytes, plus, the perpetual invocation of the racist bigotry card in every debate is just an opening gambit in a much larger political chess game that is being played by the Red-Green Alliance—a union of Marxist Stalinist ideology, Islamic fundamentalist doctrine, and black militantism.

The Red-Green Alliance can be classified as a political crossover movement. In politics, a crossover occurs when opposing political groups, which ostensibly are hostile to each other, form an alliance of convenience in order to achieve a greater political goal or just to work jointly to defeat a shared, more powerful opponent.

The red camp has a long history of chemically bonding to any type of political ideology in order to achieve its ultimate goals. For example, before the advent of the Red-Green Alliance, there was the Red-Black Alliance, the one of communism and fascism as in the case of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. 

This can be illustrated through the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact agreements regarding the future of Poland, Stalin’s support for the rise to power of the Nazi Party, and his orders to activate the French Communist Party on the eve of the Nazi invasion, with specific instructions to engage in propaganda that would weaken and hasten the moral disintegration of the French army. 

Christopher Harmon, a fellow at the Hoover Institute, examined the evolution of political crossovers and described the cooperation between leftist and rightist terrorist groups in Italy. He used the case of Mehmet Ali Agca, who attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981. According to Harman, After Agca’s arrest, he stated:

“I am an international terrorist, ready to help other terrorists anywhere…. I make no distinctions between fascists and communists. My terrorism is not red or black; it is red and black.”

Harmon also noted that Agca’s operation was the result of an unholy marriage of leftist and rightist terrorist groups (Agca was a member of the fascist Gray Wolfs). This incident is just one of several that illustrates how European fascists and leftist terrorists became united in their hatred of democratic institutions and shared desire to destabilize them. And all of this with the support from the Soviets and several Arab states like Iran and Syria (which supplied the explosives and weapons via their diplomatic courier services). Harmon also noted that:

Contrary to popular assumptions, not only have leftist and rightist terrorists not been shooting at one another, but there is accumulating evidence of their collaboration in the shared objective of crippling the democratic state. Indeed, a new type of terrorist has emerged … who does not draw neat ideological distinctions in the causes he serves. A significant connecting cord between “red” and “black” wreakers of violence, moreover is the common denominator of support from the Soviet Bloc and its Arab clients.

This critical development is noteworthy because the ultimate targets of this new political terror, both from the right and the left, were the institutions of liberal democratic society. Following this rationale, the wholesale emergence of anti-semitism in American politics should not be shocking; the targeting of Jews and Israel belongs to a larger strategy whose real objective is to destabilize the foundations of the American republic and the parliamentary democracies in Europe.

Since the 1970s, the Red-Green Alliance shifted from the collaboration with right wing terror groups like the Years of Lead, Ordine Nuovo, and Terza Posizione, to Islamic affiliated organizations like the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and Black September. Some notable examples for this new cooperation are terrorist attacks such as:

  1. The Lod Airport massacre which was executed by the Japanese Red Army and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP-EO) which resulted in the murder of 26 people and injured 71
  2. The hijacking of Air France Flight 139 to Entebbe by the German Revolutionary Cells and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP-EO)

The Red Part of the Alliance
The post 9/11 attacks saw the official arrival of the Red-Green Alliance to the American political scene. This was manifested by well organized and financed campaigns and public displays of deep hatred towards America by leftist-Stalinist groups like International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism). It is also interesting that then, just as today, the NYT provided these anti-American militant marches with sympathetic and encouraging coverage.

ANSWER and MB
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: Sampling of 14 years of the International ANSWER militant protests controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood’s political talking points

Since 9/11, the left has hardened itself around the core value of a furious, permanent, reactionary opposition to the devil-states of America and Israel, which stand as the permanent evil of the world and the paramount threat to world peace and the environment–and whose aims must be thwarted even at the cost of supporting fascists, jihadist, and tyrants.

A little genealogical research shows that the International ANSWER was formed in 2001 as a Muslim Brotherhood post 9/11 damage control initiative. It is a front for the Party for Socialism and Liberation, Communist Workers World Party and other communist organizations like the hardcore Stalinist Weather Underground and the Jacobin. Just like its parent organizations, ANSWER happily supports any despotic regime, like Maduro in Venezuela, that claims an affinity with socialism and anti-Americanism. It supported Beijing after the Tiananmen Square Massacre, as well as Gaddafi, and Saddam. It promotes North Korea as a socialist ideal, it even supported Slobodan Milosevic after the Massacre at Srebrenica and it continues to support Iran, the narco-cartels of Colombia and Mexico, Hamas, suicide bombers, and a score of other jihadi organizations.

Antifa the black clad terror battalions
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: Antifa, the black brigades of the progressive movement

American universities, Hollywood, the MSM, and NGOs are going out of their way to ignore the plight of Christians, conservatives and Jewish students by colluding and embracing discrimination against them and rejecting their intellectual and moral rights to free speech and dignity. If you are Christian or a Jew on campus today, you are almost certain to be pushed to the margins and live in constant fear because the real intellectuals or anyone who holds a contrary political opinion is labeled the enemy and a degenerate. In this corrosive environment that is increasingly dominated by intimidation and fear, you must adopt the Red-Green Alliance worldview or be labeled racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, bigot, and white supremacist. 

The display of anti-Americanism and of Jew-hating is the new binding agent that holds together the left–Islamist–black militant (e.g. Louis Farrakhan) movements. However, beyond the pragmatic advantages of such an alliance, it is curious that the Islamists, who are driving the ‘social justice’ bus and are in full control of the narrative of the movement, are willing to not only passively tolerate, but temporally promote counter sharia concepts like the LGBT movement and a variety of polytheistic and postmodern concepts that are in complete disagreement with Islamic doctrine. 

The Green Part of the Alliance
The basic MB program in America is not a secret. It is stated in publications such as A Muslim’s Guide to American Politics & Government. In this book, the Muslim American Society (MAS) makes a clear statement of purpose, describing itself as a:

“Religious, educational, social, and civic organization. Its mission is to present the message of Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims and to promote understanding between them, to encourage the participation of Muslims in the building of a virtuous and moral society, and to promote the human values that Islam emphasizes: brotherhood, equality, justice, mercy, compassion and peace.”

This proselytizing message also known as da’wa is a call for G-d and the prophets to address the people to believe in Islam, the true religion.

A closer look at the book and its sponsor shows that the organization behind this publication is The Muslim American Society (MAS), just one of many US MB organization that was registered in 1993, and it has grown into a national network with over fifty local chapters.

This is the same organization that in a July 1994 meeting of the Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee was mentioned in court documents for the Holy Land Foundation trial. It indicates that the role that the MAS was expected to play within broader MB operations in the United States, was: 

“to educate the brothers in all work centers, mosques, and organizations on the necessity of stopping any contacts with Zionist organizations and the rejection of any future contacts.”

In 2004, Raeed Tayeh, one of the Muslim American Society leaders, wrote an evaluation of the relative strengths of Jews and Muslims in the US.  He identified the success of American Jews in working within the system and recommended that American Muslims adopt the same methods. He considered that the two groups are natural enemies and predicted that the Muslims in America will ultimately win:

“American Jews are very powerful – this is true–but they do not maintain their power through secret conspiracies designed to control everything in this country. This does not mean that many elements of the Jewish community do not plot against Muslims and their interests: they do. But overall, they are as powerful as they are because they understand how the system works, and they know how to use it to their advantage. It has taken them over 100 years to get this powerful, however, while the Muslim-American community has been on the map for only 30 or 40 years. If you compare the development of both communities, you will see that the Muslim community has reached the point where it is now much faster than the Jews did [sic].  If this trend continues, Muslims in America will be a major political force within several years if they continue on the course they are on now.  So, one should think positively about the political future of Muslims, not negatively.”

In what is clearly an example of Jonah swallowing the whale, the Brotherhood is now at the helm. The Green part of the Red-Green Alliance has notably changed its political goals and shifted from the generic anti-war and anti-capitalism rhetoric to the new ‘social justice’ and the delegitimization of Israel via the BDS movement and the traditional hatred of Jews. This new progressive course change is visible on university campuses where the leftist students body and the Muslim students societies engage in violent college protests and attacks against conservative speakers like Ben Shapiro, Jewish students, professors, and administrative staff who do not support the social justice initiatives.

The Sources of the Red-Green Alliance Ideology
The core ideology of the progressive movement has little to do with economics, equality, or civil rights, and a lot to do with the political and ideological turmoil of 1920s and 1940s. This can be best illustrated through the work and career of the Johann von Leers, the ideological father of the Red-Green movement.

Johann von Leers SS Major
Image 9: Johann von Leers the ideological father of the Red-Green Alliance

Johann von Leers was one of the leading ideologues of the Third Reich, serving as a highest-ranking academic at the Nazi propaganda ministry. In 1929, he joined the Nazi Party. From 1930-1931, he was a member of the Brown Shirts and in 1935, he joined the SS where he became a major. In 1938, he became a full professor at Friedrich-Schiller University. His area of expertise was “Legal, Economic, and Political History on a Racial Basis”. Robert Wistrich’s biographical dictionary, Who’s Who in Nazi Germany, described  von Leers as:

…. A district speaker and leader of the National Socialist Students’ League, von Leers came to the attention of Goebbels and was assigned to write Party propaganda, producing a stream of twenty-seven books between 1933 and 1945 dealing in popularized form with Nazi ideology. An expert on the Jewish question, on theories of ‘blood and soil’ and the doctrine of the Germanic master race, von Leers achieved early notoriety with his book, Juden Sehen dich an [Jews are looking at you!], published in 1933 and dedicated to the ‘gallant’ Julius Streicher.

During the war he was Goebbels’ chief anti-Semitic writer (twenty-seven books between 1933 and 1945). Beyond hating Jews, Judaism, and Christianity, he advocated close cooperation between Germany and the Muslim world and viewed Russia as Germany’s natural ally. Even prior to the outbreak of WWII, he wrote propaganda against Zionist settlement in Mandatory Palestine and befriended Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

After the war, as a wanted war criminal facing certain execution if caught, he went on the run and first fled to Italy in 1945, then to Sweden in 1947, and finally to Argentina in 1950. In Argentina, under the patronage of the fascist Juan Perón, he edited the National Socialist and fascist journal, Der Weg (The Way), and contributed to an anti-Jewish campaign commissioned by the embassy of Egypt in Buenos Aires. According to CIA documents, he was recruited by General Hassan Fahmy Ismael (the Egyptian military attaché in Argentina). Fahmi also acted as his go-between for Haj Amin al-Husseini who eventually gave him safe passage to Egypt. After the overthrow of Perón in 1955, Leers was on the move again and based on the recommendation of Haj Amin al-Husseini, Leers relocated to Egypt in 1957 and was appointed as political and propaganda advisor at the Information Department of the Ministry of National Guidance.

After his move to Egypt, Leers converted to Islam and changed his name to Omar Amin. He become head of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s ‘Israeli’ propaganda unit.  He then continued to produce a massive amount of anti-Semitic literature and strategy as the head of the Institute for the Study of Zionism, managing all domestic and international anti-Israel content and messaging. In the ten years between 1955-1965, Veer raised a generation of western MB Islamist activists such as his protégé Ahmed Huber, who became one of Al Qaeda‘s top financiers through the Al Taqwa Bank, for which he was one of five managers.

In 1964, Leers published a paper titled: “Why I became a Muslim”. This article describes his ideological development and how he reached the transformative decision to convert to Islam. He wrote:

“…. In 1932, I withdrew from the Christian Church after I found that it was a Jewish sect and no path to religion…. the Christendom of the West is on the road to decay, and the destiny of its churches is moral disintegration, so that they became the allies of international Zionism and medium of Israeli propaganda.”

Leers was promoting Islam as a replacement to “Judeo-Christianity” and taking this argument much further than the doctrine of abrogation (Tauret) or replacement theology, and proposing the launch of a political and ideological world-wide initiative which would undo the victory of Christianity over Islam in Europe and unleash a process that would hasten worldwide Islamization. Fifty five years ago, the idea of bringing about the expansion of Islam in Europe and the US would have been unthinkable and may have sounded like a bad joke, but no one seems to be laughing now as we see this reality taking shape right in front of our eyes. 

Leers viewed his conversion to the MB flavor of Islam as the high point of his life. His religious initiation was officiated by none other than Haj Amin-al-Husayni with whom he wanted to make hajj to Mecca. After undergoing this transformation, Leers lost all inhibition and begun to publicly express his objection to Christianity and the west. For example, he advocated the need to free post war Germany from the ‘imperialism of Jewish-Christianity. In his essay Mimbar al Islam [Pulpit of Islam] he wrote:

I felt bitterness later as a student during the lectures on history, because Charlemagne imposed the Christian Church on our nation, which became the basis for much misfortune in German history. I really hated him, and I have the feeling that, if destiny had not brought this on us, [it would have been possible] to develop our pre-Christian religion. Likewise, it was indeed a misfortune that the tyrant Charles Martell drove back the Muslims of Spain. They brought a higher culture, which would have [been transferred] to the German tribes….

Similarly, a CIA report from October 24, 1957 describes other effects of the ‘new born’ Leers:

Part of Leers’ political attitude is apparently due to his conversion to Islam, which was accompanied by a change in his name to Dr. Omar Amin von Leers. He is becoming more and more a religious zealot, even to the extent of advocating an expansion of Islam in Europe in order to bring about stronger unity through a common religion. This expansion he believes can come not only from contact with the Arabs in the Near East and Africa but with Islamic elements in the USSR. The results he envisions as the formation of a political bloc against which neither East nor West could prevail. Leading Egyptian nationalists, however, disapprove of Leers’ conversion. [They may have feared that this type of religious zeal would have brought Leers closer to the Muslim Brotherhood.]

Leers went even further and promoted his pro-Russian pro-communist regime agenda by advising politicians and activists in the German nationalist right, (i.e. crypto fascist), that Russia was the only power capable of reuniting Germany. A CIA report dated March 1959 shows that:

“he [Leers] is constantly pressing for the West German nationalist opposition to come to an agreement with the Soviet Union, on the theory that the Soviets should be brought in to clean up the West.” And that “after such a clean-up the Soviets should be removed by anti-colonial pressure and the Reich restored.”

In a letter written in November 15, 1957 to an American sympathizer, Leers provided the following reasons for his converting to Islam: 

“The Islamic bloc today is the only spiritual power in the world fighting for a real religion and human values and freedom. Besides that, it is a wonderful religion with a great philosophy and an enormous rich[ness] of wisdom. I think sometimes that if my nation had got[ten] Islam instead of Christianity we should not have had all the traitors we had in World War II…”

In another one of his books titled:The World Fight against Imperialism and Colonialism, Leers supported the insurgents in the Algerian War and lent them political and material support. This ‘war of liberation’ provided Leers with an opportunity to also inject his geopolitical anti-semitism into the new emerging Third-Worldism political movement. A CIA document dated October 8, 1956 reported that:

“Von Leers stated that he is working hard to convince two billion non-Europeans of the Jewish danger. He believes that if he succeeds in this effort, Jewish domination of Germany and the United States will no longer be important.”

It is interesting that since the moment Leers arrived to Egypt in 1956, he and his official Egyptian sponsors called for the destruction of Israel and the targeting of the ‘Jewish lobby’. In an interview with Leers on August 1956, he stated:

….Israel is abnormal. It is not big enough or fertile enough to supply millions of Jews for the homeland. It must go. It causes trouble. You may ask why Nasser spends time and money rallying Arabs outside Egypt against Israel when so much has to be done at home…. [The] Zionists are responsible for 90 percent of the world’s press attack on Nasser and Egypt.”

Leers was the architect of the European and American Islamic political expansion through building alliances with the left and right. As the father of this innovative plan, he successfully mobilized the Third World against the US and Israel through various expression in the United Nations, notably the 1975 “Zionism is Racism” resolution and the 2001 World Conference against Racism in Durban, which became the scene of mass outburst of political anti-Zionism and anti-semitism.

Leers disseminated his ideology among the left-wing circles, right-wing circles, and the Holocaust deniers in Europe and the US. His coherent geopolitical vision for the international expansion of the MB became the foundation of the Red-Green Alliance and is based on regurgitated Nazi military and political dominance traditions. Leers often said that he was a gradualist and that this type of effort is going to take some time before it bares fruit. At the time, his ideas of bringing about the Islamization of Europe by encouraging mass migration in order to change its demographics and to undermine its Christian traditions and culture seemed beyond belief. Few would argue that this is still the case today.

The Common Foundations of the Red-Green Alliance
While the ideological foundations of the neo-leftist and the Islamist are known, it is not entirely clear why these two ideologies successfully mated and produced an albeit imperfect but living political offspring. This strange marriage made in hell and consummated in purgatory can be explained through a number of common shared genetic traits in the Islamic doctrine and Marxist-Leninist gene pool.  Some of these common areas of overlap include:

  1. As opposed to the rational political thinkers like Locke, Hume, Smith, Kant who spoke about reason, introspection, and freedom of expression, the Red-Green Alliance talks in terms of “absolute truth” and “the end justifies the means.“ For them, all actions have an absolute justification in order to achieve the sacred cause. The left believes in the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ and the Islamist in the ‘dictatorship of sharia’.
  2. Both promote the view that all of the ills affecting humanity including health, environmental, economic, financial, and military conflicts are somehow linked to Israel and American policy or the lack thereof.
  3. The wholesale identification of democracy with the enemies of communism and Islam and the blanket rejection of all principles of secularism and humanism—that is, the separation between church and state and hereditary form of government.
  4. The view that capitalism and western culture is endangering the world’s proletariat and the community of believers, (the Umma) via the incurable disease of bankrupt bourgeois pig morality or western decadents that is spread through viruses like ‘Consumerism’, ‘Crusader Christianity’, ‘Judaist and Judeo-Masonic ideology, “Jewish Hollywood”, and ’Wall Street bankers’.
  5. According to both, communist and Islamic doctrines, the world is bipolar and can only be divided into two opposing camps, for the left it’s the workers vs. the those who control the means of production, for the Islamist it’s the believers who reside in Dar al-Islam (the house of Peace) vs. everyone else who is part of Dar al-Harb (the house of War).
  6. Both embrace the view that the world is divided into two political archetype camps. The left sees it as the ‘Capitalist’ and ‘Communist’ or the division that Lenin used of “the counter revolutionary imperialist West” and the “revolutionary and nationalist East”, while the Islamists view the world as being made up of Kafirs (non-believer in Islam) and Muslims who are submissive to and co-operate with G-d’s purpose.

A Deeper Dive into The Muslim Brotherhood
The MB was formed in Egypt in the 1920s by Islamists seeking to install a fundamentalist government there. Islamist radicals today still idolize the martyr Sayyid Qutb, the Brotherhood’s most influential thinker. While attending college in the US in the late 1940s, Qutb was appalled by what he perceived as the lack of piousness and morality in American society. After returning to Egypt in 1950s, he worked to overthrow the secular government of Gamal Abdel Nasser and was eventually jailed. Before he was executed in 1966, he wrote a scathing indictment of American culture that called for worldwide rejection of Western liberal values. Qutb’s writings are responsible for radicalizing hordes of young Muslims, including Ayman al-Zawahiri, who became al-Qaeda’s No. 2 leader and the spiritual guide to Osama bin Laden.

Due to its friendly foreign student and immigration polices, the US became one of the preferred countries where the Brotherhood has sought to spread its message. According to Department of Justice prosecutors in the Holy Land case, the Brotherhood was behind the Palestinian Committee formed in the US in the 1980s. In an internal MB memorandum about the group’s future in North America, the  Brotherhood’s long-range ambitions were described as:

“The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

The Fort Pierce Mosque CAIR Connection
Image 10: The CAIR affiliated MB Fort Pierce Islamic Center and its derivative terror network

These Brotherhood organizations have over the past 20 years been steadily exerting complete control over politicians the likes of Omar and Ellison. In many ways, these politicians are little more than the alter egos of organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the American Society’s Freedom Foundation (ASFF), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), and others.

The Brotherhood sponsored Palestinian Committee was led by Mousa Abu Marzook, former head of Hamas and its No. 2 political chief. He has been designated as a terrorist by the US, and was closely tied to the Holy Land Foundation. According to evidence presented at the trial, Marzook provided tens of thousands of dollars to the foundation, which also gave money back to charities that the government alleges are controlled by Hamas. Marzook is also related by marriage to former Holy Land board chairman Ghassan Elashi, who along with his brothers has been convicted in prior trials of engaging in illegal business with Marzook. So describing this network of associations as a nest of vipers would be an understatement.

The goal of the Palestinian Committee—which the trial documents indicate existed in the late 1980s to early 1990s—was to raise money in the US to fund Hamas. This was to be accomplished by forming a complex network of seemingly benign Muslim charity organizations whose real job, according to the government, was to spread militant propaganda. The MB was the leading force behind creating many American Muslim groups and influencing financially and operationally others, many of which listed as unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land case. On the list are several prominent groups, including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

CAIR for example, was formed in June 1994 as a part of a terrorist umbrella organization led by then-global head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook. In 2007 and 2008, CAIR was named a co-conspirator by the US Justice Department for two federal trials dealing with the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas. In November 2014, along with ISIS and al-Qaeda, the UAE government named CAIR to its list of terrorist organizations.

Keith Ellison supports, gets funding, and meets with leaders of MB organizations such as the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and CAIR on regular basis. In the largest terrorism financing trial ever successfully prosecuted in US court (US v HLFRD, Dallas 2008), ISNA was also identified by the US government as a MB organization which financially supports the terrorist group Hamas.

Ellison, who is Attorney General of Minnesota has been a frequent speaker at MB national conferences (ISNA and CAIR) in the United States. This should be shocking to some considering the fact that the stated goals of the MB’s movement are to overthrow the United States government and replace it with an Islamic State. Interestingly, Ellison, just like Omar, Tlaib, and Harris now also publically supports and promotes Antifa and BLM. Documents that were introduced by Federal prosecutors in trial and conviction of Holy Land Foundation and five of its organizers–Show the Brotherhood’s plans in chilling detail.

A 1991 strategy paper for the Brotherhood, often referred to as the Ikhwan in Arabic, found in the Virginia home of an unindicted co-conspirator in the case, describes the group’s US goals, referred to as a “civilization-jihadist process.” The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions,” it states. This process requires a “mastery of the art of ‘coalitions,’ the art of ‘absorption’ and the principles of ‘cooperation.'”

A transcript of a Brotherhood orientation meeting recorded in the early 1980s includes discussions of the need for “securing the group” from infiltration by “Zionism, Masonry … the CIA, FBI, etc. so that we find out if they are monitoring us” and “how can we get rid of them.” Discussions later turn to “weapons training at the Ikhwan’s camps” in Oklahoma and Missouri. “The fundamental thing underlying the Brotherhood ideology is the need to establish the caliphate,” or the spread of Islamic law.”

Ron Harris and the CAIR Connection
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: Ron Harris with his Red-Green Alliance comrades and the aristocracy of the Democratic party, the squad, and the slithering snake in the grass CAIR. Of special note is Keith Ellison, the Minnesota Attorney General promoting Anifa

Content and Messaging
While it seems that the main aim of the Red-Green Alliance is to promote the amorphous social justice agenda, their long term plan is to destroy the liberal democratic society and to seize power through sheer numbers. The same may be said about religious freedom, specifically about Christianity and the Bible in American public life. It is against this strategy of anti-America, anti-Israel, and anti-Persian Gulf friendly states narrative that demands to boycott the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, or demands that a Christian baker be forced to cater to the LGTB community be evaluated.

Agitation and propaganda are the classic tactics which Marxist Leninist organization use in order to undermine public confidence and destabilize the foundations of any democracy. One method of achieving this goal is to mold the consensus of public opinion. This is done by seeking out and cultivating grievances, real and imagined, and creating the false narrative that the current political, social, and environmental conditions are intolerable. 

The Red-Green Alliance has been using this strategy to recruit Hollywood, the MSM, academics, and intellectuals. Lenin in his treatise “What Is to Be Done?”, spoke at length about this concept of  exploiting every form of discord in democratic society as the way for revolutionary change. He said:

We must use every trace of discontent. We must collect every grain of protest.” 

For example, Bernie Sanders and AOC, both cheap Lenin knockoffs, continue to utilize this same tactic in their socialist narrative, attacking both the rich and capitalism despite AOC living the life of extreme luxury and Sanders being the only ‘self-made’ communist millionaire on earth. 

Bernie Sanders The Self Made Communist millionaire
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: Bernie Sanders, the first self-made communist millionaire, and his collection of luxury homes

Gaining control over social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook and higher educational institutions has became part of this narrative transport. The shared objective of each member of the alliance is to break the social, moral, and cultural ‘hegemony’ of the white privileged class and their passé constitutional system.

AOC The Outfit Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Border Accessories
Image 13: The very expensive wardrobe of the champion of the working people, Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez

The Red-Green Alliance’s Threat to the America
For over 30 years, a critical clash of west and east cultures has been taking place under our nose, but its danger has been downplayed and excused as diversity. The Brotherhood and its myriad network of civic, educational, and political organization and allies have been using the arguments of the ‘protected’ diversity and the multiculturalism as a plow to break the ground and relentlessly plant the seeds of power within American society.

In this pursuit they have targeted law enforcement, the judiciary, American Jewry, and the Israel-Diaspora relationship. Recently, they have also increased their attacks on Israel’s Christian supporters and the US-Israel strategic alliance—an alliance that has contributed greatly to American security through joined military and industrial R&D and high tech cross pollination.

The Islamist members of the alliance openly state that they want to transform the United States into an Islamic state governed by sharia law. The left members of the alliance just want to tear down the existing social and political order for the sake of some anarchistic principles like redistribution of wealth, privilege, and open borders. The reds and greens may have a non-complimentary long term political objectives, but for now at least, in these early stages of the revolution, they agree to focus on the destruction of the existing American social fabric and political system.

As Leers noted, delivering revolutionary style social justice is a gradual and cumulative process. Currently, the strategy of the green Islamists and the red progressives has been to use agitation and occasional violence, particularly on American university campuses and through weekly Antifa intimidation and riots in certain friendly urban enclaves like Berkeley and Portland.

The Red-Green Alliance understands that it is unlikely that it will be able to capture and retain their power under the current constitutional system. Although they have not stated their aims in these specific terms, one of the few ways that they can hope to capture power is by disabling parts of the safeguards in the system or by carrying out a coup d’état. A few of these tactics have already been demonstrated though actively trying to stop the appointment of conservative judges to the Supreme Court, removing Trump from office on some bogus Russian collision charges, abolishing the Electoral College, fighting for unrestricted immigration and the establishment of sanctuary cities, and the wide scale use of paramilitary organizations like Antifa and BLM.

The current political crossover between the progressive left and Brotherhood parties is no longer in its planning phases, rather it is actively proliferating through political and physical terrorism against Christians, Jews, intellectuals, and the political opposition. In the near future, this fight could escalate and target other common enemies like: judges, policemen, military personnel, ICE/DHS, conservative journalists, and the leadership of opposition political parties. For the Red-Green foot soldier, anyone who is not part of the clique is an enemy and is labeled as as racist, fascist, cultist and a bigoted deplorable.

Kyle Lawlor the Red Green Alliance Brigade
Image 14: The profile of a Red-Green Alliance foot solider

These combined actions would lead to devastating political consequences. The real danger is that just below the thin veneer of social justice activism, there lies the willingness to engage in wide-scale violence such as targeted political assassination and a type of civil disorder which would result in the breakdown of law and end of constitutional guarantees of political and religious freedom. Add to this an attempt to mass confiscate private firearms, and it’s not difficult to see how we could rapidly slip into social anarchy and civil war. Of course, political privilege has its benefits so while all of this will be playing out, the Islamists through the likes of Keith Ellison, the current attorney general of Minnesota, would maintain their private Antifa army, while using federal and state law enforcement agencies to disarm everyone else.

Packaging the Narrative and Pushing the Buttons
Carlos Latuff’s work is a good example of the Red-Green Alliance’s propaganda delivery strategy. This Brazilian illustrator of Palestinian descent produces a massive amount of political work, all of which exploits the typical points of contention within American society for the purpose of driving a wedge. Latuff’s work depicts US political and social centric subjects (even though he lives in a luxury home in Brazil) and focuses on items like the fallacies of second amendment rights, the Nazi character of ICE,  the right of every immigrant to enter the US without any restrictions, Trump’s alleged white supremacy and racialism, and America as a terrorist state. It should not come as a surprise that Latuff is a card carrying member of the MB, a flaming anti-Semite, and a fundraiser and spokesperson for Hamas. He also advocates attacks on US troops and is a close personal friend of several convicted and wanted bloodthirsty terrorists.

Muslim Brotherhood talking points
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: Roberto Williams Moyses Auad AKA Carlo Latuff the Hamas propagandist and a personal friend of several convicted and wanted Islamic terrorists

MB Anti Gun Rights Messging
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Qatari and MB sponsored messaging regarding US gun laws and gun ownership

The Disinformation Playbook and Delivering Political Discord
In the 1980s, the KGB ran an elaborate disinformation campaign code name “Operation Infektion” against the US with the aim of planting the idea that the United States had invented HIV/AIDS as part of biological weapons research. This Russian disinformation campaign followed a detailed playbook that Bruce Schneier summarized as the seven disinformation ‘commandments’ or steps that include:

  1. Find the cracks in the fabric of society—target the social, demographic, economic and ethnic divisions
  2. Seed distortion by creating alternative narratives. In the 1980s, this was a single “big lie about the evils of capitalism,” but today it is more about many contradictory alternatives of sexual orientation and social justice truths—use a “firehose of falsehood”—that distorts the political debate
  3. Wrap those narratives in kernels of truth. Use a core of fact to help the falsities spread
  4. Build audiences, either by directly controlling news outlets like Al-Jazeera or by cultivating relationships with influencers like Internet fact checker websites, or platforms like Google/FB/Twitter, that will be receptive to those narratives
  5. Conceal your hand; make it seem as if the stories came from somewhere else
  6. Cultivate “useful idiots” like AOC who believe and amplify the narratives Encourage them to take positions even more extreme than they would otherwise
  7. Deny involvement, even if the truth is obvious
  8. Play the long game; strive for long-term impact over immediate impact

The Red-Green Alliance Messaging Techniques
In general, we are poor at judging true vs. false information, especially if we have no firsthand familiarly with the data. We also tend to forget that some of the information that we were exposed to may have been false. In their paper “Firehouse of Falsehood“, Christopher Paul and Miriam Matthews analyze contemporary Russian propaganda models and disinformation techniques. Ever since they first showed up on the political scene in the mid-2000s, the squad and the leadership of the Green-Red Alliance have engaged in a new type of political narrative strategy and have been demonstrating a remarkable shift in democratic ideology and messaging.

Because of its pattern and frequency, the squad’s propaganda MO is finally coming into the light. In form and function, it appears that its main propagation and focus areas are the exploitation of a variety of divisive social and political issues like race-baiting, attacks on the police and ICE, open borders and immigration, free stuff, reparations to various minorities, repealing the second amendment, and of course anti-semitism.

The Red-Green Alliance approach to propaganda is almost entirely based on Soviet Cold War-era techniques, but with a strong emphasis on using rank and file ‘progressive’ agents to mobilize and fight for justice without realizing that the end game is not to achieve these fluffy equality objectives but rather to destabilize the social and political fabric of society in order to introduce fundamentalist MB style ideology into government and educational institutions.

The squad members are taking advantage of the receptive and supportive Twitter and Google algorithmic bias as well as Facebook which are completely bypassing verifying the truthfulness of their posts in the way that traditional media outlets used to enforce prior to broadcast. What is noteworthy about the Red-Green Alliance propaganda dissemination model is the cynical and shameless willingness to publish partial truths or outright lies in using the MB’s information warfare manual against western society and US allies.

The reason why the Red-Green Alliance disinformation campaign is so effective is because it is a form of morbid reality TV; it agitates, it’s outrageous, it’s provocative, it entertains the huddled masses (who think that they are sticking it to the man), it rattles and confuses the intelligentsia, and it overwhelms and stupefies the MSM and triggers their cognitive dissonance to the point of complete paralysis.

The Red-Green Alliance disinformation machine is based on the principle of rapid, continuous, and repetitive information distribution that lacks any consistency, verifiability, or truth. This runs contrary to conventional western beliefs in dialectical methods that emphasize truth and honesty in discourse. But despite these blatant violations of civilized communication principles, Omar, Tlaib, and AOC have succeeded in their outreach program and built significant on-line influence network and a following. Beyond social media saturation, they have also scored a major psychological triumph as is evident from the fact that every veteran democratic leader in congress and senate is now shaking in their boots, rubbing their eyes in disbelief, and happily conceding the leadership of the party and its roadmap to the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old former waitress and barmaid. AOC in turn hasn’t even broken into a light intellectual sweat just yet; she is simply following the maxim of Saul Alinsky, the spiritual father of all progressives, that “power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.”

At its core, the foundation of the Red-Green Alliance propaganda model is based on these three elements:

  1. High-volume and high frequency messaging
  2. Fast, continuous, and repetitive narrative
  3. A lack of commitment to truth, consistency, and credibility

1. High-volume and high frequency messaging
This concept is based on continuous high-volume streams. It includes text, video, audio, and still imagery and delivery via social media, traditional news outlets like NYT and WaPo, cable TV, and community newsletters and television broadcasting. The producers and disseminators of the content include a large force of social justice volunteers and paid internet content creators and trolls who also often attack or undermine views or information that runs counter to Red-Green Alliance ideology and opinions, doing so through dedicated blogs, online chat rooms, discussion forums, and comments sections on news and other websites or even in direct intimidation and assault against their opponents.

2. Fast, continuous, and repetitive narrative
This concept is based on rapid, continuous, and repetitive narrative that is very responsive to current events. Due to their lack of commitment to the truth, Red-Green Alliance propagandists don’t need to check facts or verify claims; they just constantly flood the internet with their spin on emerging events that suits their political agendas. This makes them agile and adaptive and allows them to swiftly control the news cycle and headlines.

3. A lack of commitment to truth, consistency, and credibility
When Tlaib, Omar, and AOC make statements, they are almost never based on detailed claims. None of them provides the same account of contested events. Also, contrary to traditional political response mechanisms of making false statements and correcting them, the Green-Red Alliance political PR teams have no issue with constantly adjusting their tune. If one falsehood or misrepresentation is exposed by the media, they simply discard it and move on to a new false narrative.

The Funding Pipeline, Logistics, and the Moral Character of the Leadership
The US has openly accused Qatar of financing terror for years. In March 2014, Treasury’s then-Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen called Qatar a “permissive jurisdiction” for Nusra and Islamic State (IS) finance. After Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) raised the issue of Qatar-based  funding for Hamas, Nusra, and IS.

Despite US criticism, Qatar continues to build and support terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda, the MB, and Isis and provide them with a “safe haven, diplomatic backing, financial aid, and weapons.” The hard evidence for the Qatari funding of pan-Islamic terror operations is reflected in the US Department of the Treasury sanctioning of a number of Qatari nationals and charging them with financing terrorism. A few examples include:

  • Qatari citizen Khalifa Muhammad Turki al-Subay, a financier for al-Qaeda who was briefly jailed for his role in funding the 9/ll terrorist attack and who is now actively funding terrorists in Syria and Iraq
  • Qatar-based chief al-Qaeda financier Abd al-Rahman bin ‘Umayr al-Nu’aymi who ordered the transfer of almost $600,000 to al-Qaeda in 2013 with intentions to transfer almost $50,000 more. He is thought to have channeled millions of dollars from Qatari-based donors to terrorist affiliates. He was described as one of the world’s most prolific financiers of terrorism by The Daily Telegraph in 2014
  • Qatar-based Sheikh Hajaj al-Ajmi, who openly raised money in the country for the Nusra Front via Twitter
  • Sa’d bin Sa’d Muhammad Shariyan al-Ka’bi, another Qatari financier for the Nusra Front
  • Qatari-based al-Qaeda facilitator, ‘Abd al-Latif Bin ‘Abdallah Salih Muhammad al-Kawari.
  • Qatari government employed al-Qaeda financier Salim Hasan Khalifa Rashid al-Kuwari, employed in the Ministry of the Interior despite his official designation as a terrorist by the US
  • Qatari open financing of Hamas, the political leadership HQ of which is in Qatar

A 2019 report by the European Eye on Radicalization analyzing the root causes of the current turmoil in Libya, found that Turkey-Qatar alliance was behind it. With Qatar provided the bulk of the funding and weapon support for the extremist groups in Libya. These were the same al-Qaeda groups that were responsible for the 2012 Benghazi attack. The report also concluded that some arms that Qatar sent into Libya were later used by militants with ties to Al-Qaeda in Mali.

In this vein, it has also been demonstrated that the major source of funding for most of the MB organizations and operations in the US and Europe are from Qatari government funding and the media support is from the Qatari owned Al-Jazeera network.

Many MB organizations in the middle east rose rapidly during the Arab Spring because of Qatari backing, case in point is Al-Jazeera’s fanning of the flames of the daily demonstrations against Mubarak in Egypt. The Qatari decision to support the MB is based on long term strategy and ideology. For example, the Qatari emir was a close friend of the Egyptian-born cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the de facto Brotherhood spiritual leader who had lived in Qatar from 1961. As part of this strategy, Al-Jazeera, the Qatari flagship media propaganda outlet has long provided a platform for Qaradawi, Hamas, and US-based Brotherhood puppets like Omar, Tlaib, and Ellison. The material and political support for the Brotherhood also reflects Doha’s plan of ensuring that the Brotherhood affiliates will win elections in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, and other Arab countries where voting is permitted. Qatar is also counting on the strong possibility, as was just recently demonstrated in the US, that the Brotherhood is an unstoppable global political wave and that the best way to ride it and have some measure of control over it is through its financial stewardship.

The MO of the Qatari method of supporting the Brotherhood expansion in Europe and the US can be gleaned from their funding of over 140 mosques and Islamic centers.

Using an organization called the Qatar Foundation which is headed by the Qatari Emir’s mother Shaikha Moza Bint Nasser Al Misned and a Qatar charity headed by a relative of her son, the Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Nasser Al Thani, they spent over 100 million euros on Muslim Brotherhood activities that spread across the whole of Europe from northern Norway down the coast of France and Italy.

The Al-Thanis the finanical and material patron saints of the worldwid Muslim Brotherhood Movement and Islamic Terror Networks
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: The Al Tahnis, Qatar’s ruling family and the financial patron saints of the MB and other major leading terror organizations like Hamas, Nusra, the Islamic State, and Al-Quada

The footwear fashion of SheikTamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani
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: Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Nasser Al Thani’s footwear preference. This analysis was part of an AI image cataloging of over 21K objects of interest related to Hamad, his family, and circle of friends

Much of the funding came from the Qatar charity, an NGO that was set up in 1992 originally to help orphans from the Afghan War then expanded horizontally and vertically across the globe with the lion’s share of its activities focusing on Europe but also with offices in the US.

The Qatari Funding of the Muslim Brotherhood
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: Supporting financial records that include checks, money transfer orders, and email communications showing official Qatari government payment to MB organizations and individuals

Tarek Ramadan The Qatari Sponsored Sadistic Rape Prince
One set of documents shows that the Qatar Foundation is the main funding source for Tarek Ramadan (grandson of the Brotherhood’s founder Hasan Al Banna). Ramadan received his Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic studies from the University of Geneva. In 2004, Ramadan became a professors at the University of Notre Dame in the US.  Shortly afterwards, his US visa was rescinded by the State department on the grounds of  “providing material support to a terrorist organization.” 

Ramadan was again accused supporting terrorist organizations in 2007, when he got a professorship at the University of Leiden. He was accused by Dutch academics and politicians as a “radical Islamist” and a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

In 2009, following his explosion from Leiden, he became a professor of Identity and Citizenship at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Then, he was again, removed from his position due to controversy around a pro-terror program he hosted on Iran’s Press TV.

In September 2009, Ramadan began working at the University of Oxford as the chair of Contemporary Islamic Studies. He was also teaching Islamic ethics at the Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani University and chair the Research Center of Islamic Legislation in Qatar. Currently, the Qatari government gives him a monthly stipend of 35,000 euros and pays all his legal fees, which as of 2019, totaled over 590,000 euros for the two 2017 cases of rape and violent sexual assault. 

Evaluating one of the criminal files against him, shows the true face of the leading moral authorities of the worldwide Muslim Brotherhood movement. According to the case evidence, prior to the sexual encounters in his hotel rooms (which he sometimes recorded using a hidden video camera), he routinely forced his victim to consume alcohol and drugs and did so himself. After the often sadistic and violent encounter, he threatened his victim with releasing compromising footage to their family if they told anyone about these sessions. From internal French DCPJ and SNRP intelligence services correspondences, it’s also clear that they were fully aware of these sessions as Ramadan’s communications and hotel rooms were under surveillance.

Tariq Ramadan the Rape Prince
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: The sadistic rape prince—Tarek Ramadan, MB philosopher and University of Oxford professor of Contemporary Islam and Ethics and his Qatari sources of funding

A few examples that illustrate the Qatari political investment pattern in Europe are:

  • Construction of a mosque and community center on the island of Jersey in the English channel where there are only a handful of Muslims living there
  • Donations of millions of euros in northern France to the Ibn Rushd School in the city of Lille and other private schools in the southern city of Bordeaux
  • Financing 50 mosques and schools in Italy
  • Providing millions of euros for schools and community centers in Switzerland such as the Muslim Cultural Complex of Lausanne, the Museum of Islamic Civilisation in La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel, and the Saladine Mosque in Bienne (canton of Bern)

The MB philosophy is to control people’s lives from cradle to grave. All of the Qatar-financed projects do exactly that: taking over entire neighborhoods, constructing massive mosques with built-in nurseries, kindergartens, and erecting schools, swimming pools, gyms, restaurants, and shopping centers. The libraries and bookstores in these mosques and schools, use the books of Shaikh Yousuf Al Qaradawi (the Doha-based Egyptian mentor of the Brotherhood) and Sayyid Qutob (one of the historic leaders of the Egyptian Brotherhood).

The US-based Foreign Policy magazine has recently published a long-running review of Saudi and UAE sanctions against Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. In a headline titled “Details of calls to attack Trump by US Muslim Sisters allied to Brotherhood” intellectuals and commentators repeatedly reiterate their assertions that Ilhan Omar, Rashid Tlaib and Abdul Al-Sayid—who lost his bid for the governorship of Michigan—are all active members of the MB. 

Faisal al-Shammeri, a seasoned Al Arabiya writer who also works for the Saudi diplomatic mission in the US, tweeted out a list of Omar’s social media statements showing a strategic and consistent pattern of hostility towards the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The Sleezy Qatar Connection
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: Linda Sarsour, her Qatari sponsors, and their linkage to the Arab Center for Research & Policy Studies in DC

Sharia Qatari Style and Princess Sheikha Salwa
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: Sharia Qatari style, the Royal Princess Sheikha Salwa’s Little Orgy and her DC and Hollywood Support network

Beyond the obvious problem of the MB and their Qatari masters being foreign hostile agents, saboteurs, arsonists, and well poisoners, there is also the problem of their complete moral and sexual depravity.  Herodotus, in his Histories tells the following story:

The Babylonians have one most shameful custom. Every woman born in the country must once in her life go and sit down in the precinct of Venus [red light district], and there consort with a stranger. Many of the wealthier sort, who are too proud to mix with the others, drive in covered carriages to the precinct, followed by a goodly train of attendants, and there take their station. But the larger number seat themselves within the holy enclosure with wreaths of string about their heads […] and the strangers pass along them to make their choice.

A woman who has once taken her seat is not allowed to return home till one of the strangers throws a silver coin into her lap, and takes her with him beyond the holy ground. When he throws the coin he says these words: “The goddess Mylitta prosper thee.” (Venus is called Mylitta by the Assyrians.) The silver coin may be of any size; it cannot be refused, for that is forbidden by the law, since once thrown it is sacred. The woman goes with the first man who throws her money, and rejects no one. … Such of the women as are tall and beautiful are soon released, but others who are ugly have to stay a long time before they can fulfill the law. Some have waited three or four years in the precinct.

It seems that the likes of Ilhan Omar, Sheikha Salwa’s, and the leadership of the MB, their followers, and the entire Qatari Royal family habitually exhibits every form of perversion and vice known to mankind. Brotherhood leaders like Tariq Ramadan (the grandson of the founder of the MB) feels no shame or remorse engaging in wholesale rape of Muslim woman who came to him for religious advise. Egypt’s Al-Azhar university president Mohamed al-Mahrsawy gorges on child porn. Ilhan Omar, has no problems marrying her brother and having an affair with Tim Mynett, her married political strategist (and paying him $250K for his fine services). All this, while she is still married to her first husband with three kids at home. The only thing that is missing to complete the Sodom and Gomorrah effect is incest, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and bestiality, and I’m not entirely sure that I wouldn’t be able to find some of them, if I dug a little deeper.

So under this thin veneer of fake religious piety and social righteousness lies the reality that these high priests and priestesses of progressivism, are corrupt degenerates and an embarrassment to any real devout Muslim. But on a positive note, from at least Ilhan Omar’s case, it looks like hanging around the ‘precinct’ for all these years wasn’t a complete waste of time, and that in the end, she did manage to amass a little fortune of silver coins.

A Hijab Makes All the Difference
Image 23: The divas of piety (L-R) Qatari Princess Sheikha Salwa, Ilhan Omar, and Linda Sarsour

The Progressive Sturmabteilung AKA Antifa
If anyone still thinks that Antifa is just a bunch of misguided, over-educated wanabee vegan warriors, think again. The organization’s tight coupling with Omar, Tlaib, Pressley, Ellison and other Brotherhood politicians exhibits all of the hallmarks of hand in glove utilitarian fit and mutual co-dependencies. This goes far beyond any opportunistic fling. In this symbiotic relationship, Antifa is the squad’s Pretorian guard and Omar’s private muscle. Omar and her colleagues are Antifa’s protective ozone layer ensuring that it won’t be classified as a domestic terrorist organization.

CAIR and other Brotherhood organizations have found the sweet spot winning formula for balancing brute squad tactics and Linda Sarsour’s pink brand of street activism. There is no more need for American born Islamic shahids the likes of Matten, Abu-Salha, Farook, or Hasan. The new trendy jihad is now being perpetuated by spoiled, over-indulged blonde and blue-eyed, middle-class suburbanite baristas that show up to events in their Subarus and their North Face revolutionary hoodies. This is also the reason why the squad and its sphere of influence categorically refuse to condemn the Antifa terror attack on the ICE facility and their political opponents.

Willem Van Spronsen Antifa
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: Willem Van Spronsen and Anfia leader who was shot and killed by Tacoma Police officers while trying to blow up a propane tank with incendiary devices during an attack at an ICE detention center in Tacoma on Saturday, July 13. Van Spronsen was also previously arrested in 2018 at the Tacoma detention facility when he attacked a police officer

The Antifa MO and tactics are identical to the ones used by various Islamic fundamentalist terrorist organizations in the Middle East such as Black September and terror organizations in Europe like the Red Brigades in Italy and The Red Army Faction in Germany. In fact, as can be seen from image 25, the Antifa imagery is a complete knockoff of the Nazi Brownshirt Sturmabteilung and several other seventies era terrorist logos.

Antifa The Imagery
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: Antifa and its sources and affiliation with various terrorist organizations and Nazi imagery

Just like in the case of the Nazi Brownshirts, Antifa’s main purpose is to provide the party with a security detail and urban street muscle needed to push the revolution forward. They show up to political town hall meetings and attack the progressive’s political opponents, they violently prevent political free speech on university campuses, and they are tightly linked to the majority of the militant Islamic student organizations in US and European collages which are almost entirely operated by Brotherhood activists.

Antifa Credit Card Knife
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: Antifa’s standard issue credit card size folding knife for “Slashing Trump Supporters” and “Close Quarter Combat”

Antifa's Armed Units
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: Antifa armed units in the US and collaboration and training overseas

The willingness to utilize street violence is one of the subversive hallmarks of the Red-Green Alliance. Antifa’s political and tactical organization, communication network, recruitment, leadership training, logistic, funding, and public endorsement by the top democratic leadership also suggests that in effect they are the shock troops, organized and leveraged along the same lines that Hamas uses for its military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades

The Poster Child of the Westernized MB Progressive Politician
Abdulrahman El-Sayed AKA Abdul El-Sayed was born in Detroit, Michigan, on October 31, 1984. His father is a native Egyptian who was employed as an engineer and an imam. After high school, Abdul El-Sayed attended the University of Michigan where he served as vice president of the campus chapter of the Muslim Students Association (MSA).

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Abdulrahman El-Sayed AKA Abdul El-Sayed. The polished western Image of a MB gubernatorial candidate

He graduated in 2007 with a BS degree and delivered his class’s commencement address alongside former President Clinton. In 2011, El-Sayed earned a PhD in public health from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. In 2012 he was awarded a Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

On September 11, 2012 — El-Sayed co-authored an article bemoaning the cultural and social bias against Muslims in the US:  He wrote: 

“the cultural and social biases that fuel discriminatory behavior and hate crimes” against Muslims. Further, the piece asserted that “the post-9/11 climate of discrimination and marginalization against Muslim and Arab Americans” had caused members of those demographics to develop inordinately high levels of “stress” as well as “harmful coping mechanisms like the use of drugs and alcohol,” resulting in their “poorer mental and physical health.” “After 9/11,” El-Sayed wrote, “America’s about 10 million Arab and Muslim Americans, who were too often the victims of association with the perpetrators of the attacks, were — and continue to be — subjects of suspicion, discrimination, and abuse.”

On December 16, 2016 at the University of Michigan, El-Sayed co-hosted a town hall with the noted pro-Sharia activist and a known terrorist facilitator Linda Sarsour. Encouraging the crowd to vote for El-Sayed because of his progressive politics, Sarsour stated:

“I have the audacity to believe we can make history and put the first Muslim governor in office. I want you to read the history books and say, ‘I was there.’”

On February 9, 2017, El-Sayed launched his gubernatorial campaign. He stated that his desire was to combat the policies of President Donald Trump. El-Sayed, was especially concerned  with the executive order by which Trump had imposed a temporary moratorium on the issuance of visas for people seeking to travel to the United States from seven majority-Muslim nations that were hotbeds of Islamic terrorism.

El-Sayed views the United States as racist nation that is overwhelmingly anti-Muslim. He has been quoted saying:

“I know what it’s like to have your butt kicked by a cop for being the wrong color in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

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: Abdul’s Little Lapel Pin and the fake embrace of western democratic symbolism

As the Michigan gubernatorial candidate in  2018, El-Sayed was confronted by Patrick Colbeck, his Republican opponent, pointed out El-Sayed’s associations with the radical MSA organization and his undisputed ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. A very angry El-Sayed responded by saying:

“I knew, when I decided to run as the first Muslim American ever to run for governor, that I would face the ugliness of white supremacy, the ugliness of racism.” He also informed Colbeck that because of his “Islamophobia,” …“Muslims definitely hate you.” 

El-Sayed’s connections with MB-tied groups dates back to his college days and probably much earlier through his father. He served in the University of Michigan’s Muslim Students Association as a vice president. MSA was created in 1963 by Muslim Brotherhood members who came to the United States to study. An MSA history acknowledges that its founders saw a “responsibilty (sic) of spreading Islam as students in North America. The main goal was always Da’wah [proselytizing].”

Da’wah is a key element of the MB’s ultimate ambition to spread the faith globally and create a world governed by sharia. “It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated,” wrote Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, “to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.”

El-Sayed continued to actively support the Brotherhood’s political objectives in Egypt under President Mohamed Morsi and the Brotherhood’s political parties. In 2012, Morsi declared absolute power and issued an edict to purge the military, police, and media. This lead to a popular uprising, which resulted in Morsi’s 2013 ousting and imprisonment.

El-Sayed fully supported Morsi’s totalitarian 2012 power grab and even signed a statement (see entry # 33) backing up Morsi.

“We, leaders of the Egyptian community support the revolutionary decisions taken by the president, and we demand a purging of the media and the police as soon as possible.”

El-Sayed is married to Sarah Jukaku who was the president of that school’s campus MSA. El-Sayed’s father-in-law is Dr. Jukaku Tayeb, a former president and current board member) of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Abdul El-Sayed and the Red-Green Alliance
Image 30: Abdul El-Sayed, The Michigan MB gubernatorial candidate and the poster child of the polished ‘westernized’ politician and his talking points

Conclusion
Hardly anyone expects the mainstream media—the espousing guardians of the republic…to do their job anymore and they themselves have no clue of what that even entails at this point. The pride and joy of MSM is now almost entirely comprised of political hacks, actors, and ideologues. Investigative and verified news has given way to social media journalism—which has transformed them into shriveled faced Twitter meth junkies getting their fixes 280 characters at a time.

In the social media news world, there is an inverse relationship between how truthful a tweet is and how popular it is. A strategically crafted lie that is designed to give a biased audience what they want to hear is always more popular than the truth. Sadly, the truth is often nuanced and aggravating to most.

Social media news feeds are biased towards progressivism and in favor of political correctness and ‘virtue-signalers’ who often turn out to be terrible predatory individuals. Facebook and Twitter also curtails conservative views and unpopular truths. The number one factor most people consider when deciding to share a tweet is whether people will like them more, or like them less (and then maybe ‘unfollow’ them, heaven forbid!). This means that when a tweet takes the more popular or easily defensible position (secure borders are bad!) those who created the content are rewarded, while those who dare to take a position not easily explained in 280 characters are inevitable punished, sometimes severely for hate speech. Add to this the ‘protected’ status that the class of people like Ilhan Omar enjoy and the favorable algorithmic search bias they receive from the likes of Google make social networks an ideal distribution channel for MB content and ideology.

As appose to other Jihdi movements like ISIS, the MB doesn’t aim to win the war by capturing territory and establishing the caliphate. Its strategy is to win over public opinion and capture the government from within. One way to fight this battle is by effectively exposing the Red-Green Alliance, it’s leaders, and the truth behind its ‘progressive’ agenda. This is one war that any democratic system of government cannot afford to lose.

Every democracy has political and social weaknesses that can be exploited through disinformation. If we want to continue to enjoy the benefits of life under an elected constitutional republic, we have to put in place mechanisms to make it difficult and very painful for domestic actors, both political and commercial, to censor and use disinformation. We need to become more attentive and keep a watchful eye on the canary in the coal mine which is always tied to the proliferation and spread of censorship of free speech, anti-semitism, despotic ideology, and violent anarchy. We shouldn’t strive to erase the diversity in our society but rather should keep in mind that “E Pluribus unum” is to a large extent what made the American experiment so great.

So if you are still looking for the signs of the upcoming civil war and the Green-Red revolution then look no further, we are all in the midst of it.

History doesn’t ever repeat itself verbatim but it does have a recurring thread of events. One such repeating theme is how bohemian intelligentsia becomes enamored with brute force and the certainty and confidence that despotic ideology brings with it. It is the blood of heroes that drove the woman of Roman aristocracy to gladiators quarters for excitement. It is also the same substance that today drives the tired, decadent, and over-educated European and American youth to the arms of Antifa and radical Islamic groups and ideology. For the left who is always in search of the next ‘authentic’ thing, whether it is ethnic music, organic food, or yoga, nothing is more real than the trendy ISIS terrorist wrapped in a keffiyeh beheading people for another ‘authentic’ ideal of a utopian caliphate (which never existed and never will). If you are wondering who makes up the mob that will put the future Omars and Tlaibs in office, you can catch a glimpse of them getting off the indoctrination assembly line at Berkeley and UCLA with their freshly minted diplomas majoring in fields like Queer Musicology and a minoring in Jew hatred.    

During the American Revolution, the prime youth of the colonies and a few in Europe flocked to take part in the fight for the formation of a new type of a society. Aristocrats like Lafayette and Polaski left a life of luxury behind and endured years of physical and mental hardship in order to make the American political experiment a reality. It is a crying shame that many of the young people who have been so fortunate to have been born in this country don’t realize the rare privilege that they have been given, and are willing to so easily trade it for some washed-out old-world manipulative despotic ideologies.  

What the MSM and the suburban weekend wannabe Stalinist Marxist battalions don’t realizing is that by cuddling, rehabilitating, and nurturing the MB demon they are making it only hungrier and more ambitious. 

If any progressive political philanthropist thinks that they can pack Congress and Senate with the likes of AOC, Tlaib, Omar, and Ellison and continue to manipulate them after they reach a critical mass, they are mistaken. As it is evident from the Arab Spring, leaders like Mubarak quickly discovered to their dismay that once the MB genie was out of the lamp and their three useless wishes of getting their three favorable coverage whishes from CNN were exhausted, it could no longer be controlled and rapidly turned against them.

As the Brotherhood continues to grow in size and influence with unlimited Qatari and Turkish financial resources, they too will eventually turn their back on the herds of their progressives supporters and their enlightened social justice agenda. The Antifa chicken units, that are currently receiving guerrilla warfare training (it’s unknown what foreign intelligence is actually managing this) and are fighting in Syria will eventually come back home to roost and put their newly acquired skills to promote their own vision of a utopia—which is probably going to look like re-runs of the Oldo Moro saga.

By then, the Brotherhood will also be able to independently finance an unlimited number of ‘pure’ non ‘Kafir’ candidates and get them elected with massive voter turnouts. I am not a gambling man, but if I had to place a bet on the outcome of the conflict that will ensue between the reds and greens, I would place my chips on the greens as they will mow down the left like a hot sharpened Janbiya knife slicing through soft butter.

Antifa units training and fighting in Syria
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: Antifa units training and fighting in Syria

Minneapolis, LA, NYC, and other major cities in the US are already exhibiting the signs of a takeover by fundamentalist MB political parties via bogus fronts like BLM. Gone are the days of labor union cities. Detroit is a telling example: once the car manufacturing capital dwindled down, the Red-Green alliance swooped in and introduced the winning formula of race, sexual identify, anti-Americanisms, and anti-semitism, a recipe, which has been a winning ever since.

Its is also obvious that the revolution has started eating its children, Bill Maher and Jack Tapper are already being prepped and marinated for a delicious shish kebab dinner at the next CAIR gala event, and I’m sure that it’s going to be delicious. I hear from Rashida’s grandmother that progressive American Jews taste (and behave) just like chicken.

Bill Maher and Rashida Talib
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: Rashida Tlaib going after HBO’s Bill Mohier

Jake Tapper
Image 33: Rashida Tlaib going after CNN’s Jack Tapper

It turns out that the real devils of Mogadishu were much worse than Mohamed Farrah Aidid’s terrorist militias who instigated the Black Hawk Down incident, and they weren’t even carrying any Kalashnikovs. These former Siad Barre stooges using a pseudo-refugee’s cover stories managed to sneak into the US and slither their way into city, state, and Washington politics. Now, they’ve stepped into the boxing ring for round one of a bare-knuckle style fight, winner takes all. The prize is the future of the American republic.

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification
Firehouse of Falsehood Christopher Paul and Miriam Matthews
The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) Steven Emerson
The War Against The Terror Masters Michael A. Ledeen
See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad Philip Haney

Sampling of CAIR Counter Judiciary Activism
CAIR to judge: Conceal Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood ties
CAIR Applauds Judge’s Decision on 2020 Census Citizenship Question
CAIR-Minnesota Welcomes Judge’s Decision to Allow Hijab Case Against Ramsey County Jail to Move Forward
CAIR Welcomes Federal Judge’s Landmark Ruling Extending Right to Sue Federal Officials
Muslim rights group files complaint against DA assigned to Justin Jones case

Note on sourcing – Significant amount of content in this post about the Red-Green Alliance and Johann von Leers is based on Dr. Joel Fishman’s comprehensive research on the subject. I’ve summarized, paraphrased, and reused a lot of his original content but claim no authorship rights to any of it. You can find a collection of Dr. Fishman’s works here.

Muslim fraternitati fieri delenda est!

Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

The Jihad News Network

Jihad Media Network 360

In the past few years there has been a surge in the quality and quantity of jihadi media, evident from the wealth of texts, films, and other multimedia content that is distributed by Islamist websites on a daily basis. What started as a handful of jihadi media organizations in the early 2000s has within just a few years mushroomed into a vast network of regional and international media branches throughout the Middle East, Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Surprisingly, these news outlets which claim to operate independently from each other and autonomously from a global umbrella organization, exhibited only a modest learning curve. The professional quality of their news productions is indistinguishable from that of most Middle Eastern mainstream broadcast channels such as Al-Jazeera. Moreover, the product that they purportedly create independently across multiple theaters of operation is uniform in both style and content and conforms to commercial media standards.

In this post we will examine these implicit and explicit claims of independence and try to determine if the jihadi media outlets—whether global or local—are operating under a centralized organization with a coordinated media network (which more resembles a large news cooperation) rather than local grassroots cells.

The Jihadi Media Network
In 2010, the following four media organizations generated the bulk of the original jihadist internet content:

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Figure 1: The four primary jihadi media producers

Aside from these four organizations which monopolized the mainstream jihadi media landscape, there was a multitude of smaller outlets that ostensibly acted as independent distributers of jihadi material (Figure 2). Over the next six years, many of these previously unknown entities began producing regional content specializing mostly in low visibility conflict areas. The content generated by these secondary media organizations encompassed multiple subjects such as battlefield operations, news releases, and political commentary. The content was multilingual, carefully scripted, and edited to reasonable broadcast standards, and targeted both domestic and  international audiences.

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Figure 2: Secondary jihadi media producers and distributors

The  Al-Fallujah jihadist forum
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A snapshot from Al-Fallujah jihadist forum

Traditional Media Distribution Channels
Though the secondary jihadi news outlets (SJNO) appeared to brand the media as their own, the evidence raises doubts regarding the actual independence of these outlets. As autonomous local media producers and distributors with a limited budget, we would expect SJNO to utilize only low cost and free Web 2.0-3.0 publication platforms such as video-sharing sites (e.g. YouTube and LiveLeak), third-party websites, forums, and blogs to distribute their own material independently.[1] Yet, often SJNO have their films and texts distributed simultaneously by multiple mainstream news outlets using expensive broadcast TV and satellite channels. In terms of scope and outreach, these organizations successfully emulated the broadcast models of large news networks such as the BBC and France 2.

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Figure 4: Al-Rai TV broadcast of Al-Ansar     Figure 5: Al-Zawraa TV broadcast

A case in point is Zawraa TV,  which later became Al-Rai TV.[2][3] This Syrian-based channel, owned by Mish’an Al-Jabouri, transmitted looped satellite programming focusing mainly on pro-Sunni, anti-Shi’ite propaganda, and broadcasted 24/7 footage including violent attacks by local jihad organizations against U.S. forces.[4] The channel made no effort to hide its affiliation with the jihadi groups as logos of the Islamic Army of Iraq (IAI) and other jihadi organizations periodically appeared in its footage and films.[5] As can be seen from Figures 4-5, in this dual mode, the host of the show would periodically assume the role of a pistolero by shedding his tailored suit and slip into army fatigues, bullet proof vest, and a keffiyeh. Clearly, the relations between Al-Rai and the SJNO whose products the channel broadcasted were not the typical business relations one would expect to find between a commercial TV station and an advertising client. If Al-Rai TV was true commercial for profit television, broadcasting through it would not have been economically feasible for the SJNO. The fact that the channel mostly devoted itself to broadcasting SJNO video and commentary suggests that the relationship between the two was more political/ideological than commercial.

Presence and Significance of Metadata in Jihadi Archives
The presence of metadata in the jihadi film footage is another indication that the videos are intended for broadcast and not merely for online circulation. Metadata, which is attached to films, consist of digital information intended to describe and identify the media, similar to information a library would attach to a book in its catalogue to describe and identify it. In the case of jihadi films, the metadata usually consist of the media title, a short abstract, the name of the organization, the date of the event, the film’s duration, the logo of the producing organization, and other catalog details.

Adding such data in post production is a time-consuming undertaking, considering the hundreds of films jihadists produce annually. Such an effort would only make sense in the context of a well-established archival and content managed system as is typical of a larger media organization. For large digital archives, metadata is crucial, as it allows fast indexed access to the content and enables fast retrieval so that there would be no need to view each film. For local media branches, creating all of this metadata would be time consuming and would require editor and librarian resources, just as creating a full library book cataloging system would be impractical for the private individual with a few hundred books in their library.

Formatting and Packaging of the Jihadi Movies
Evidence of how these films are packaged and produced further supports the argument that these videos are designed for commercial broadcasting and thus are most likely created by large media organizations. Videos of IED attacks, for example, have all the necessary “ingredients” for primetime viewing. They are high quality; they are short (up to 90 seconds) and include all the crucial background information about the organization carrying out the attack as well as about the attack itself. In a sense, they are created as self-contained infomercials made to fit a rigid television programming schedule. Such a format would be unnecessary if the films were intended for random distribution on the internet, where video clips can be uploaded and viewed in many formats, lengths, and qualities.

Another feature which makes it unlikely that the videos are produced by local media branches is the fact that their content is produced in multiple languages (i.e. Arabic, English, French, German, etc.), packaged in varying formats (i.e. Windows Media Player, Quick Time, RealPlayer, etc.) and recorded for diverse narrowcasting and audiences (in a wide range of formats and sizes, for high-speed Internet, dialup connections, embedded use, and mobile devices).[6] Such complex, professional, and very expensive production would be prohibitive for field outlets. Moreover, for local groups which simply wish to publicize their successes, such complex production would be overkill as they could achieve their goal by relying on video-sharing sites or jihad forums for posting their films.

Uniformity of the Jihadi Films’ Media Structure
The uniformity of the various media elements such as titles, credits, transitions, and duration, also indicates that the material is produced under the auspices of one or more large, centralized, and standard-conscious organizations. The following video clips presenting IED attacks illustrate some of these canonized formats:

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Media Outlet: Al-Furqan Media Production

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Destroying a US Hummer in Ramadi

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IED vs. 2 Iraqi Army Humvees – Baghdad

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28/01/2007

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IEDs on American Foot Patrol – Anbar

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Media Outlet: Al-Ansar Media Foundation

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IED US Tank – Ninawa Province – Mosul

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IED on an Army Hammer – Mosul

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28/12/2008

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03/01/2010

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IED vs. US Minesweeper – Ninawa Mosul

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Media Outlet: As-Sahab Media Production

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IED on Afghan Army Car- Metshedad

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Powerful IED Strike Destroys US Humvee

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26/03/2008

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Powerful IED Strike Destroys US Humvee

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Three IEDs on the Algerian Army

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As can be seen in Figure 7, a comparison of films of similar genre (attacks using IEDs) produced by three ostensibly distinct and geographically remote jihadi media outlets reveals a high level of similarity. The films’ length in all cases is approximately 90 seconds. All clips open with high impact logos and special effects animation. Each frame’s duration prior to the transition is carefully timed, with the initial intro followed by special effect screens and the clip title.

Structure of Jihadi Video Segment
Figure 7: The complete video editing, production and structure (click image to see full size)

The message after the title usually shows a Quranic verse or other religious text followed by the feature movie with the targets of interest usually tracked by either an arrow or a circle. The moment of the attack is replayed three times and then, finally, the film ends with credits and organizational logos. Needless to say, such a definable formulaic pattern cannot be accidental.

Preparation of Jihadi Films for a Pre-Set Viewing Schedule
The distribution of jihadi film content is almost never done ad hoc; rather, it is done according to a pre-planned schedule. Analysis of the main jihadi media archives as far back as 2006 reveals a steady flow of postings to fileshare sites such as Archive.org, Adrive, Zshare, FDCupload, and gettyfile. How they are organized and classified is more easily seen at websites such as As-sahab.blog.com and the jihad archive.

An analysis of new online jihadist films and stills indicates that a great deal of the material was scheduled in advance for distribution and publication. This was done as part of the ongoing effort to keep the war effort on the front burner by taking advantage of the mainstream media’s gullibility and willingness to broadcast these materials whenever they become available. The release of these materials indicates that there is a significant amount of regional field coordination of insurgency activity and there is a planned broadcasting schedule. It also indicates that media is maintained in some form of global archival infrastructure.

A vivid illustration of this throttling method of opportunistically posting content can be seen in a video clip titled “IED Completely Destroys a US Minesweeper – Ninawa Province – Mosul,” documenting a November 14, 2006 attack that was released over six months later, on May 22, 2007. Another example is a clip titled “Shooting a F16 US Plane,” an incident documented as having taken place on November 27, 2006, while the clip was released nearly a year later, on September 13, 2007.

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IED on an American Hummer

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Shooting a F16 US Plane

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Figure 8: Event date vs. media publication timeline

Is There a Global Jihadi Media Policy?
Evidence suggests that jihadi media follows a global policy. For example, a “Media Exuberance” document released by the Al-Boraq media group on September 21, 2006 indicates that jihad media production must abide by legal mandates and guidelines regarding plagiarism, alteration of content, source crediting, and media usage. This strongly implies the existence of an umbrella organization which sets rules and professional standards aimed at better message control, brand building, and further reinforces the trans-regional media production theory.

The Al-Boraq policy paper for example defines “media exuberance” as media publication activity undertaken “without official authority or prior study”,  which apparently refers to any individual postings of jihadi materials without the sanction of a recognized publisher. The paper notes that while some individuals engage in this activity out of a genuine desire to support the struggle, others have “lost the sense of the importance of distribution rights and the authority to conduct work.” The intellectual property violations enumerated include: “distribution of jihadist audio and video products without official sanction or permission from the producer, the distribution of statements by jihadist groups under personal names and user IDs, [and] the release of personal products and works under the names of jihad groups.” The author concluded that these type of practices undermine the “credibility” of jihadist media and distract attention from “official sources.”[7]

Centralized or Independent Media Production?
The frequent adherence to traditional content distribution of jihadi media, as opposed to reliance on low cost or free Web 2.0-3.0 publication platforms such as wikis, blogs and mashups, as well as the creation of metadata, the expensive and sophisticated contents packaging, the uniform appearance of the various media elements, the staged publication schedule, and the apparent global jihad media policy all suggest that what is ostensibly a production by local and independent jihad media entities could in fact mask a spoke and hub centralized organizational structure.

In this scenario, a patchwork of regional field offices and cells maintain territorial presence in various parts of the world, (Iraq, Afghanistan, Algeria, Somalia, Gaza), collecting raw footage. They upload/deliver the content to centralized media studios—either state-sponsored or private—which process and brand it accordingly and distribute it to the appropriate regional media outlets. The production and branding, however, is virtual, and is carried out remotely in well-equipped studios with professional video editors and in safe locations away from the conflict zone.

The 2007 arrest of members of the Al-Furqan media organization by U.S. intelligence may help shed some light on this process. According to the case details, regional Al-Furqan teams gathered the raw material from various provinces in Iraq and passed it on to a larger Iraqi Al-Furqan media hub for processing. Surprisingly, this hub, which had a large amount of media storage devices (65 hard drives containing terabytes of electronic files, 18 thumb drives, over 500 CDs, and 12 standalone computers), did not have the proper editing equipment that one would expect to find in a media center that creates films on the advanced level of the Al-Furqan videos.[8]

AQI Media Hierarchy
Figure 9: Structure of Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AIQ) media organizations

The captured equipment, appeared to be more for field packaging and distribution of copies of existing product rather than for creating the master itself. This equipment could not have independently produced the Al-Furqan films which contain blue-screen editing, multi-frame overlays, spliced third-party archival material, usage of multiple soundtracks, and the ability to perform blurring facial features, tracking objects—post processing and editing features and techniques which require sophisticated equipment and software usually only found in larger production studios.

The case of Said Namouh, a Moroccan-born Canadian citizen arrested and convicted as a member of the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF), offers important insight into how local jihadi news is produced in more of a global fashion.[9] According to the court documents, Namouh spent countless hours translating, mixing, repackaging, and distributing numerous videos from diverse geographical locations that included images of attacks against coalition soldiers and of suicide bombings.[10] After his arrest, investigators found videos and other propaganda materials on his computer. It emerged that he had been in charge of publishing video and materials related to Iraqi, Austrian, German, and Gaza terror activities (such as the kidnapping of BBC journalist Alan Johnston by a Palestinian group known as the Army of Islam).[11][12]

The question, however, remains: who are the state(s) sponsors or large commercial news organizations behind these global media productions? The data at hand does not provide a specific answer. Nevertheless, the cases of Al-Zawraa TV and Al-Rai TV provide important hints of how international media and news outlets that utilize multinational satellite broadcasting networks are operating in the service of jihadi organizations, undoubtedly with the full approval and the active sponsorship of sympathetic nation states.

This paper was co authored with Dr. Alshech and was originally published by MEMRI. 

References and Sourcing
[1] Wikis, blogs, forums, and mashups
[2] Al-Zawraa TV, the pro-Sunni satellite television channel owned by former Iraqi MP Mish’an Al-Jabouri, broadcased via satellites operated by the Riyadh-based Arabsat.
[3] Al-Rai TV broadcasted from Syria via the Eurobird 2 satellite, which belongs to the European Eutelsat company, as well as via the Atlantic Bird 4 satellite, which also belonged to Eutelsat, but was leased in September 2005 to the Egyptian Nilesat company, and is now called Nilesat 103.
[4] Channel owner Mish’an Al-Jabouri is known to have close operational and financial links to insurgency groups in Iraq.
[5] See MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 2054, “In the Footsteps of Al-Zawraa TV, a Channel. Affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the Saddam Regime Broadcasts Anti-U.S. Terror Attacks – This Time from Syria,” September 17, 2008.
[6] Dissemination of information to a narrow audience, not to the general public.
[7] September 21, 2006 study by the Al-Buraq media group titled “Media Exuberance
[8] US targets al Qaeda’s al Furqan media wing in Iraq
[9]
Moroccan terrorist fights to stay in Canada on humanitarian grounds
[10] Defense attacks the credibility of the terrorism expert
[11] Video Released Of BBC Reporter Kidnapped In Gaza
[12] The abduction of British journalist Alan Johnston