November 28, 2014

1920s Revolution Brigades- 23 November Statement: Translation

Message 71 (original here) Inertia in thought or determination… [more]

1920s Revolution Brigades- 23 November Statement: Translation 1920s Revolution Brigades- 23 November Statement: Translation

Islamic Army of Iraq Spokesman: Two New Statements

The latest statements from the Islamic Army of Iraq's official… [more]

Islamic Army of Iraq Spokesman: Two New Statements Islamic Army of Iraq Spokesman: Two New Statements

“The Cheers Surge”- Nasheed Plagiarised by the Islamic State (IS)

I have remarked elsewhere that IS' creation of Ajnad Media Foundation… [more]

“The Cheers Surge”- Nasheed Plagiarised by the Islamic State (IS) "The Cheers Surge"- Nasheed Plagiarised by the Islamic State (IS)

“Oh Soldiers of Righteousness, Rise up!”- Islamic State Nasheed from Ajnad Media

The following nasheed from the Islamic State was released at… [more]

“Oh Soldiers of Righteousness, Rise up!”- Islamic State Nasheed from Ajnad Media "Oh Soldiers of Righteousness, Rise up!"- Islamic State Nasheed from Ajnad Media

MERIA SPECIAL REPORT: DID ISIS USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST THE KURDS IN KOBANI?

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MERIA SPECIAL REPORT:  DID ISIS USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST THE KURDS IN KOBANI? MERIA SPECIAL REPORT:  DID ISIS USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST THE KURDS IN KOBANI?

SUNNI OPPOSITION TO THE ISLAMIC STATE

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SUNNI OPPOSITION TO THE ISLAMIC STATE SUNNI OPPOSITION TO THE ISLAMIC STATE

TEN YEARS LATER: WHO WON THE IRAQ WAR, THE US OR CHINA?

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TEN YEARS LATER:  WHO WON THE IRAQ WAR, THE US OR CHINA? TEN YEARS LATER:  WHO WON THE IRAQ WAR, THE US OR CHINA?

THE SOUTH CAUCASUS: OBAMA’S FAILED RUSSIA “RESET” AND THE PUTIN DOCTRINE IN PRACTICE

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THE SOUTH CAUCASUS: OBAMA’S FAILED RUSSIA “RESET” AND THE PUTIN DOCTRINE IN PRACTICE THE SOUTH CAUCASUS: OBAMA’S FAILED RUSSIA “RESET” AND THE PUTIN DOCTRINE IN PRACTICE

THE NEW GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM: IMPLICATIONS FROM THE RECENT ADL-100 DATA

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THE NEW GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM: IMPLICATIONS FROM THE RECENT ADL-100 DATA THE NEW GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM: IMPLICATIONS FROM THE RECENT ADL-100 DATA

1920s Revolution Brigades- 23 November Statement: Translation

Message 71 (original here) Inertia in thought or determination to go astray Months have passed since the West's announcement- under the leadership of the American occupation- of their alliance against Islam in our region- especially Iraq- under … [Read more...]

Islamic Army of Iraq Spokesman: Two New Statements

The latest statements from the Islamic Army of Iraq's official spokesman- Dr. Ibrahim al-Shammary- concern two subjects. Firstly, the death sentence handed down to the former Sunni Arab MP Ahmed al-Alwani, who was a central figure behind the renewal … [Read more...]

“The Cheers Surge”- Nasheed Plagiarised by the Islamic State (IS)

I have remarked elsewhere that IS' creation of Ajnad Media Foundation in summer 2013 with the production of a plethora of unique songs (e.g. 'Close ranks and pledge bay'ah [allegiance] to Baghdadi', 'My Ummah, Dawn Has Appeared/Loomed', and 'I am not … [Read more...]

“Oh Soldiers of Righteousness, Rise up!”- Islamic State Nasheed from Ajnad Media

The following nasheed from the Islamic State was released at the beginning of June 2014 (i.e. when the group was still just the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham; unsurprising in light of explicit reference to Bilad al-Sham). There is also … [Read more...]

Sunni Political Islam: Engine of the “Israeli-Palestinian” Conflict

An oft-repeated sentiment currently doing the rounds in discussions of the Israeli-Palestinian issue is that it is imperative that the conflict not become a “religious” one. This sentiment, guaranteed to set heads nodding in polite, liberal … [Read more...]

Jamaat Jund al-Qawqaz: A Caucasus Emirate Group in Latakia

Relatively little news comes out these days from northeast Latakia province, which remains outside of regime control despite the recapture of the Armenian town of Kassab in June. However, it is important to observers of jihadi groups as what I would … [Read more...]

“The Shari’a of Our Lord”- Nasheed from the Islamic State’s Ajnad Media

This nasheed from the Islamic State, with its benign tone, emphasizes the supposed peace, security and ideal nature of life under the group's rule. For example, it was featured in an Islamic State video from Rutba in Anbar province as part of a … [Read more...]

Islamic State: Suicide Bombing in Arbil Statement: Translation and Analysis

The statement translated by me below concerns the recent Islamic State [IS] suicide bombing conducted in the heart of Arbil, around 14 months after a previous assault by IS' predecessor the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham [ISIS]. Some points to … [Read more...]

The Factions of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab)

Media attention has somewhat focused away from the city of Kobani as the intense wave of coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) first helped to slow down the group's advance into Kobani. That said, the Democratic Union Party (PYD)'s … [Read more...]

Ummah of Islam, Good Tidings: Jihadi Nasheed by Abu Abd al-Malik

The jihadi nasheed I have translated below is an old work of a Saudi munshid ('nasheed singer') by the name of Abu Abd al-Malik, real name Mohsen al-Dos(a)ri. Along with another Saudi munshid by the name of Abu Ali (of the famous 'Madin kas-Sayf', … [Read more...]

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