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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the jihadist 'caliph'
Yahoo! News ^ | 7/5/14 | AFP

Posted on 07/05/2014 10:15:07 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Baghdad (AFP) - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the enigmatic self-proclaimed "caliph" of a state straddling Iraq and Syria, is increasingly seen as more powerful than Al-Qaeda's chief.

The leader of the powerful Islamic State (IS) militant group was on June 29 declared "caliph" in an attempt to revive a system of rule that ended nearly 100 years ago with the fall of the Ottoman Empire.

In a video posted online on Saturday, purportedly the first known footage of Baghdadi, he ordered Muslims to obey him during a Ramadan sermon delivered at a mosque in the northern militant-held Iraqi city of Mosul.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abubakr; albaghdadi; baghdadi; caliph; caliphate; iraq; isil; isis; islam; jihadist; ramadan; syria; wot
"I am the wali (leader) who presides over you, though I am not the best of you, so if you see that I am right, assist me," he said, wearing a black turban and robe.

"If you see that I am wrong, advise me and put me on the right track, and obey me as long as I obey God."

1 posted on 07/05/2014 10:15:07 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Who’s yur Baghdadi?


2 posted on 07/05/2014 10:16:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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The alleged leader of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, aka Caliph Ibrahim, addressing Muslim worshippers at a mosque
in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul, July 5, 2014 (AFP Photo/-)

3 posted on 07/05/2014 10:17:55 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Forward! to the 7th century.


4 posted on 07/05/2014 10:24:24 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: NormsRevenge

IMHO, this egotistical move might be Abu’s undoing. Normally, you don’t declare an empire until you have an empire. As of now he doesn’t control even one major city. And there are many jealous competitors about.


5 posted on 07/05/2014 10:27:20 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: NormsRevenge

35 years ago, I worked in a high-end metal shop. Made parts for nuclear medicine machines, etc.. We once got an order to make fancy hanging lamps and sconces destined for a new mosque in saudi arabia. Had I known, I would have done the final polishing with a pork roast!


6 posted on 07/05/2014 10:29:26 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hopefully, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has just met his 72 virgins, actually horney male camels, who were waiting for him.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3176260/posts

Iraqi Isis Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘Severely Injured and Flees to Syria’

International Business Times ^ | 07/05/2014 | Vasudevan Sridharan

Posted on 7/5/2014 6:17:01 AM by SeekAndFind

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Sunni militant outfit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), is said to have been severely injured in the raging battle forcing him to flee to neighbouring Syria.

According to a report in the Iraqi news network Al Sumaria, the insurgent leader was injured during a raid led by Iraq’s Shiite-led security forces in the west of Anbar.

“The Iraqi security forces carried out an operation in the city of Qaim on the border with Syria based on accurate intelligence and with the help of the Air Force where the leader of ISIL, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was seriously injured,” said Haidar al-Shara, a representative of the international parliament in Iraq.

However, the report has so far not been independently verified. If confirmed, it will be a severe blow to the militant group which has been marching on several Iraqi cities.

The Iraqi official said: “After being hit, al-Baghdadi, with a range of elements of his organisation fled into Syrian territory because of its proximity to Qaim,” adding: “al-Baghdadi might be killed as a result of the severity of his injuries.”


7 posted on 07/05/2014 10:30:07 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Read earlier here on FR that this scumbag got his arse shot off and had to didi out of Iraq to get medical assistance...

Great news, if true!


8 posted on 07/05/2014 10:30:14 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: Grampa Dave

7 seconds... GMTA!


9 posted on 07/05/2014 10:32:35 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: NormsRevenge
His appearance follows the June 29 declaration by IS spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani of a pan-Islamic "caliphate" with Baghdadi as its leader.

If the jurisdiction is now geographical (like a california) then it should attract hundreds of thousands (millions?) of the world's Islamists who see it their jihad to force the peoples of the world into submission.

IMO this is another kind of rope-a-dope.

How many MOABs will it take to dissuade them?

10 posted on 07/05/2014 10:38:09 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: JDoutrider

Better to be 7 seconds late than never.

Good news if true. Have a great day.


11 posted on 07/05/2014 10:40:04 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: NormsRevenge

What is the bounty on his head?


12 posted on 07/05/2014 10:58:03 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigersEye
Ten Million.

aka Abu Du'a

al-BigDaDDy .. The latest one anyway..

13 posted on 07/05/2014 11:12:34 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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http://www.rewardsforjustice.net/english/abu_dua.html

Date of Birth: 1971

Place of Birth: Samarra, Iraq

Hair: Black

Eyes: Brown

Sex: Male

Complexion: Olive

Aliases: Dr. Ibrahim ‘Awwad Ibrahim ‘Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai’, Ibrahim ‘Awad Ibrahim al-Badri al Samarrai, Abu Duaa’, Dr. Ibrahim, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi


14 posted on 07/05/2014 11:13:50 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The figure is good but they want info leading to his arrest. I was thinking along the lines of his actual head in exchange for the reward. Thanks for the reply though!


15 posted on 07/05/2014 11:16:05 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Yes, an aggregated enemy is a gift too good to refuse.


16 posted on 07/05/2014 11:54:03 AM PDT by expat2
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To: JDoutrider

I wasn’t sure if the supposed “severe injury” of this Baghdadi guy was real, or if it was a bit of disinformation. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.


17 posted on 07/05/2014 12:30:19 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius
I wasn’t sure if the supposed “severe injury” of this Baghdadi guy was real, or if it was a bit of disinformation. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Probably just a way to get the mark on his face that is predicted for the Mahadi.(beast?)

18 posted on 07/05/2014 12:38:08 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: NormsRevenge
bag-daddy.

these freakin' maroons are trying to sound bad with names like "bag-daddy?"

19 posted on 07/05/2014 1:15:22 PM PDT by faszakutya
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To: Starstruck

Who knows? I’d be reluctant to trust anything that comes out of there, though.


20 posted on 07/05/2014 2:17:45 PM PDT by livius
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To: NormsRevenge; gandalftb; Cap Huff; nuconvert; SunkenCiv
Can you guess what this is?






21 posted on 07/06/2014 7:30:15 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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A: Personnel from the Kurdish security forces detain a man suspected of being a militant belonging to the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the outskirts of Kirkuk June 16, 2014. http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2014/06/25/as-iraq-falls-apart-new-opportunities-for-peace-are-created/
22 posted on 07/06/2014 7:30:42 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

Is that a Screamin’ Eagle patch on the one helmet?

My brother was a Screamin’ Eagle, 101st.

Kurds play to win.


23 posted on 07/06/2014 9:34:57 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: AdmSmith

Thanks


24 posted on 07/06/2014 10:34:34 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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