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Obama’s Al Qaeda Jayvees Announce Caliphate, 5 Year Plan to Take Over Africa and India

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 29, 2014 @ 11:09 pm
This was Obama in January.

    Obama compared Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq and Syria to junior varsity basketball players, downplaying their threat as small-league.

    New Yorker editor David Remnick pointed out to the president that the Al Qaeda flag is now seen flying in Falluja in Iraq and in certain locations in Syria, and thus the terrorist group has not been “decimated” as Obama had said during his 2012 reelection campaign.

    “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama told Remnick. “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.”

ISIS aka Al Qaeda in Iraq, has declared an Islamic State and a Caliphate. It may not be able to hold it, but it has a lot more manpower, territory and firepower than the core Al Qaeda ever had.

It’s also got a 5-year-plan to take over a whole bunch of places.

The plan may be bunk, but ISIS has people who are really good at social media and they know that bold announcements like these drive recruitment and enthusiasm among Muslims.

Its social media campaign is filled with pledges of allegiance. If it can get enough of those, and there’s no reason why it can’t after bringing the Al-Nusra Front on board, it becomes the axis of Jihad.

Its Ramadan timing is solid. And it’s reached the point where it can credibly promise Jihadis more victories. Even if it can’t deliver them, it will have the manpower to at least achieve a stalemate against Shiite militias and whatever Iranian and foreign forces enter Iraq.

“Having greedily drunk the blood of kufr (non-Muslims)/Our khilāfah (Caliphate) has indeed returned with certainty” is the bit of poetry from its announcement.

It’s a message that speaks for itself.

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Glenn Beck was dismissed as "paranoid", "crazy" and worse when he predicted this, four years ago. All he did was to read what Muslims were actually saying and thinking, as opposed to what our politically-correct, make-believe news media allowed Westerners to see.

And Barack Obama, surrounded by Muslim Brotherhood members and enthusiasts in the White House, is all for it.
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Pledge Allegiance to New ‘Caliph,’ ISIS Demands of World’s Muslims in Ramadan Declaration
June 29, 2014 - 9:31 PM
By Patrick Goodenough

( – As Ramadan began on Sunday, the terrorist group fighting to control territory across northern Syria and north-western Iraq effectively named its leader as head of the world’s Islamic fighters and demanded that Muslims everywhere pledge allegiance.

In a speech on the same day Saudi King Abdullah alluded to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) as nothing more than “a handful of terrorists” whose aim was to sow discord among Muslims.

“We will not allow a handful of terrorists, using Islam for personal aims, to terrify Muslims,” Abdullah said in the speech, which was read out on Saudi television by the culture and information minister.

“We hereby declare that we will continue to confront and fight all forms of this menace that does not relate to Islam by any means,” he said.

The Saudi king’s own claim to Islamic leadership is enshrined in the title of “custodian of the two holy mosques,” a reference to the Ka’aba in Mecca and the Mohammed mosque in Medina, the most revered sites in Islam.

Notwithstanding Abdullah’s insistence that the jihadist campaign “does not relate to Islam by any means,” ISIS in its declaration, posted online as a 34-minute audio file and written statement, quoted liberally from the Qur’an and other Islamic texts.

ISIS declared it was establishing a khalifah (caliphate, or Islamic state), changing its name from ISIS to “the Islamic State,” and proclaimed its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as “caliph” – the political successor to Islam’s 7th century founder, Mohammed.

The title, also known as Emir al-Muminin (“commander of the faithful”), was used historically by Islamic leaders from the 7th century until Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk abolished the last caliphate in 1924.

ISIS said Baghdadi was caliph “for the Muslims everywhere.” (The statement called him “Caliph Ibrahim” – Baghdadi’s real name is Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri.)

“It is incumbent upon all Muslims to pledge allegiance [to him],” it said. Once the caliph and his fighters arrive in a particular area, “the legality of all emirates, groups, states, and organizations, becomes null by the expansion of the khalifah’s authority.”

Baghdadi was described as a holy warrior, a “scholar who practices what he preaches,” and “a descendent from the family of the Prophet, the slave of Allah.”

The group said the caliphate currently stretches “from Aleppo to Diyala.” Aleppo is Syria’s largest city, and has been a battle zone in the civil war since mid-2012. Diyala is the Iraqi province located to the north-east of Baghdad, and stretching to the Iranian border.

“Welcome to the new era of international jihad,” Brookings Doha Center visiting fellow Charles Lister said on his Twitter feed Sunday.

No matter how the ISIS announcement is perceived with regard to its legitimacy, he said, “Al-Qaeda Central is in massive trouble now.”

Lister said the next 24 hours were “key,” in seeing whether jihadist groups would pledge fealty to Baghdadi. The first to do so, he noted, was Jaish al-Sahaba, a group Lister said was based in Syria and described as “very small.”

In a statement Jaish al-Sahaba, which means “Army of the Prophet’s Companions,” declared loyalty to “Sheikh Baghdadi, may Allah protect him.”

Baghdadi is an Islamic law PhD (according to Iraqi law enforcement officials) who was imprisoned by U.S. forces in Iraq in 2005 but was later released.

He was promoted to the head of the group – then known as al-Qaeda in Iraq/Islamic State of Iraq – in April 2010, after its previous leader was killed in a U.S. airstrike.

The State Department the following year listed Baghdadi as a specially designated global terrorist, and offered a $10 million reward for information leading to his location.

In 2011, Baghdadi expanded his focus to the jihad against the Assad regime in Syria, where last year he made a bid for leadership of all al-Qaeda elements among the rebels under the name ISIS.

But al-Qaeda’s Pakistan-based leader Ayman al-Zawahiri rejected the move, instructed ISIS to focus its campaign on Iraq and declared the al-Nusra Front to be the official al-Qaeda affiliate fighting in Syria.

Baghdadi ignored the order, and ISIS now controls territory in northern and eastern Syria as well as in Iraq north and west of Baghdad.

At the weekend fierce fighting was reported in Tikrit, as Iraqi forces sought to oust ISIS and allied fighters from the key Sunni triangle town. It was the biggest push yet in the attempt by government forces to stop the advance of the jihadists, who captured Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, Tikrit and other areas earlier this month.

‘The infidel nations are terrified’

In its caliphate declaration, ISIS named among its enemies Western infidels (kufr), Shi’ites (rafidah), the Iraqi Sunni awakening councils (sahwat), apostates (murtaddin), Arab leaders such as the Saudi monarchy (tawaghit, or “transgressing rulers”) and “democracy, secularism, nationalism, as well as all the other garbage and ideas from the west.”

“Today the tawaghit in the east and west are frightened,” it said. “Today the nations of kufr in the west are terrified.”

ISIS gave a summary of the situation in areas it claims to control:

“Here the flag of the Islamic State, the flag of tawhid (monotheism), rises and flutters. Its shade covers land from Aleppo to Diyala. Beneath it, the walls of the tawaghit have been demolished, their flags have fallen, and their borders have been destroyed. Their soldiers are either killed, imprisoned, or defeated.”

Hudud penalties – harsh Islamic law punishments such as amputations and beheadings – are implemented, “the hudud of Allah – all of them,” it said. “The frontlines are defended. Crosses and graves are demolished.”

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well, at least they're not short on ego and arrogance; let's hope their ignorance is to match.

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ISIS Crucifies 8 Rebel Fighters, According To Human Rights Group
Reuters   via HuffPost
 Posted:  06/29/2014 9:14 am EDT    Updated:  06/29/2014 10:59 am EDT   

BEIRUT, June 29 (Reuters) - Eight rebel fighters have been crucified in Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) because they were considered too moderate, a monitoring group said on Sunday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on contacts on the ground in Syria, said the men were crucified on Saturday in Aleppo province. It added that their corpses were still on view.

The Observatory said clashes between rival Islamist groups in Syria had killed around 7,000 people since January, as militants from ISIL try to strengthen their grip on territory.

The infighting has complicated the insurgency and drawn in foreign fighters.

ISIL, a radical al Qaeda offshoot group, has captured areas on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border after seizing the Iraqi city of Mosul on June 10 and sweeping towards Baghdad.

In Syria, ISIL has battled with groups such as the Nusra Front, al Qaeda's official Syrian wing, in the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad which started with pro-democracy protests but has descended into civil war.

The Observatory, an anti-Assad group which tracks the violence, said the vast majority were killed in explosions, including car bombings and suicide attacks. It monitored the infighting in seven provinces.

It said ISIL had executed the eight men in Aleppo province for belonging to more moderate groups. The men were crucified in the town square of Deir Hafer in eastern Aleppo and would be left there for three days, it said.

The men were accused of being "Sahwa" fighters, the Observatory said, a term ISIL uses to refer to rival combatants whom it accuses of being controlled by Western powers.

ISIL also crucified another man in the province in al-Bab town near the Turkish border, it said. He was pinned up for eight hours as a punishment for giving false testimony but survived the ordeal, the Observatory said.

ISIL, a rebranding of al Qaeda in Iraq which fought American forces during the U.S. occupation, has been disowned by the al Qaeda leadership, partly because of its brutality and indiscriminate attacks.

The group has alienated many civilians and opposition activists by imposing harsh rulings against dissent, even beheading its opponents, in areas it controls.

ISIL follows al Qaeda's hard-line ideology but draws its strength from foreign fighters, battle-hardened from Iraq.

The military gains by ISIL have highlighted how the conflict in Iraq is intertwined with the civil war in Syria, where more than 160,000 people have been killed.

On Saturday, Islamist rebels fought back in Syria's border town of Albu Kamal, challenging the hold of ISIL. ISIL fighters had appeared to be consolidating their hold over Albu Kamal during the week when the local leader of the rival Nusra Front pledged allegiance to them.

ISIL, which wants to create a severe Islamic state that straddles international borders, controls much of Syria's eastern oil-producing Euphrates River region.  Its lightning gains in Iraq's Sunni Muslim northern and western provinces over the last three weeks mean ISIL now commands a large cross-border expanse of land.
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These guys are like terrorists on steroids. 
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