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  • A Portrait of Death: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Meet the man who replaced Osama bin Laden

    07/14/2014 7:01:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/13/2014 | Tom Rogan
    A nameless woman “dumped on a street, arms and legs cut off, entrails eviscerated” — this is just one testament from Bing West’s account of Fallujah in 2004. This was the first mini-caliphate of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). West’s quote still matters, because it sums up the real-world impact of Salafi jihadism, the ideology of sick totalitarianism that once inspired Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and that now motivates Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Leading ISIS, Baghdadi is painting Iraq and Syria with the blood of all those who do not yield. And be under no illusions: ISIS does not believe in geographic...
  • ISIS and its caliphate represent a direct challenge to al Qaeda and the rest of the Muslim world

    07/07/2014 10:01:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/7/14 | Jim Emerson
    The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham’s (ISIS) was unheard of by the west until a few weeks ago. The al-Qaeda spin-off/startup rapidly invaded and captured large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Inspired by its successes, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the captured lands a caliphate. A caliphate is an Islamic state led by a supreme religious and political leader known as a caliph. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been declared the caliph, an earthly successor to Muhammad who will rule over the Islamic state. Al-Baghdadi developed an Islamic Army and has enjoyed more success in a shorter period of...
  • Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi addresses Muslims in Mosul

    07/05/2014 5:22:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | July 5, 2014 | Hannah Strange
    Notoriously secretive head of the organisation formerly known as Isis comes out of hiding to lead Friday prayers as "Caliph Ibrahim"(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, emerged from the shadows to lead Friday prayers at Mosul’s Great Mosque, calling on the world’s Muslims to “obey” him as the head of the caliphate declared by the Sunni jihadist group. The notoriously secretive jihadi, who has never before been seen in public, chose the first Friday prayer service of Ramadan to make an audacious display of power in the city that the Sunni Islamists have now controlled for...
  • Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi addresses Muslims in Mosul

    07/05/2014 6:35:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 5, 2014 | Hannah Strange
    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, emerged from the shadows to lead Friday prayers at Mosul’s Great Mosque, calling on the world’s Muslims to “obey” him as the head of the caliphate declared by the Sunni jihadist group. The notoriously secretive jihadi, who has never before been seen in public, chose the first Friday prayer service of Ramadan to make an audacious display of power in the city that the Sunni Islamists have now controlled for three weeks. Speaking from the balcony in his new incarnation as self-anointed “Caliph Ibrahim”, al-Baghdadi announced himself as “the leader who...
  • Isis chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in first video

    07/05/2014 1:30:55 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 7-5-14 | BBC
    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamist militant group Isis, has called on Muslims to obey him, in his first video sermon. Baghdadi has been appointed caliph by the jihadist group, which has seized large swathes of Iraq and Syria. The video appears to have been filmed on Friday during a sermon at the al-Nouri Mosque in Mosul, northern Iraq. It surfaced on Saturday amid reports that he had been killed or wounded in an Iraqi air raid. It was not clear when the attack was supposed to have taken place. In the sermon, at Mosul's most famous landmark, Baghdadi...
  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the jihadist 'caliph'

    07/05/2014 10:15:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/5/14 | AFP
    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.
  • Iraqi Isis Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'Severely Injured and Flees to Syria'

    07/05/2014 6:17:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 07/05/2014 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    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...
  • The Caliphate Restored

    07/02/2014 2:31:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 7/2/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has declared itself a caliphate, renamed The Islamic State, and named its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the caliph, and demanded that all Muslims worldwide pledge allegiance to him. Al-Baghdadi has called upon all Muslims to relocate to his caliphate to wage war against non-Muslims. Many have ridiculed and denigrated this declaration; few have realized its implications. The restoration of the caliphate has for decades been the central goal of jihad groups worldwide. The caliphate (khilafa) was from the beginnings of Islam until the early twentieth century, at least among Sunnis (who...
  • ISIS Leader: 'Soon... A Day Will Come When the Muslim Will Walk Everywhere as a Master'

    07/01/2014 11:41:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | July 1, 2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), sent a message to his fellow Sunni supporters to commemorate the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. Baghdadi wrote: Soon, by Allah’s permission, a day will come when the Muslim will walk everywhere as a master, having honor, being revered, with his head raised high and his dignity preserved. Anyone who dares to offend him will be disciplined, and any hand that reaches out to harm him will be cut off. The ISIS leader showed a willingness to blame the Jews for "mobilizing" the international community against his...
  • Isil Leader Al Baghdadi More Powerful Than Al Qaida Chief

    06/30/2014 11:20:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the shadowy jihadist fighting in Iraq and Syria, and newly declared leader of a “caliphate” encompassing all Muslims, is increasingly seen as more powerful than Al Qaida’s chief. SNIP In October 2005, American forces said they believed they had killed “Abu Dua,” one of Baghdadi’s known aliases, in a strike on the Iraq-Syria border. But that appears to have been incorrect, as he took the reins of what was then known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in May 2010 after two of its chiefs were killed in a US-Iraqi raid. SNIP
  • Terrorist Group ISIS May Be Coming To America

    06/20/2014 9:10:53 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 20, 2014 | IBD Editorials
    War On Terror: As what the feds call "other than Mexicans" and MS-13 gang members stream across our border, just what is keeping the head of ISIS from keeping his promise, "I'll see you in New York"? We already know how ruthless the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is, so much so that media pundits such as Kirsten Powers, who should know better, insist that even al-Qaida is said to be distancing itself from the group. You know: the same al-Qaida that slit throats with box cutters and then turned passenger jets filled with fuel into cruise missiles...
  • Meet the Most Successful Terrorist Leader [ISIS] Since Osama Bin Laden [Must see video]

    06/13/2014 12:33:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    TIME ^ | June 12, 2014 | Francesca Trianni
    Emboldened by its success in Syria and Iraq, al-Qaeda is widening its reach There’s a name that you should remember: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the commander of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), whose fighters now control large swaths of Iraq. There are few photos of al-Baghdadi, and even fewer details about his life are well-known. But as Iraq is engulfed by conflict and the country’s second largest city fell to Sunni extremists, the influence of Islamic terrorism’s newest star is set to grow. TIME’s International Editor Bobby Ghosh explains the danger behind al-Baghdadi’s rise to power, and what...
  • Obama RELEASED merciless terrorist warlord head of ISIS horde blazing a trail of destruction

    06/13/2014 10:08:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/13/14 | Francesca Chambers
    The United States once had Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in custody at a detention facility in Iraq, but president Barack Obama let him go, it was revealed on Friday. Al Baghdadi was among the prisoners released in 2009 from the U.S.´s now-closed Camp Bucca near Umm Qasr in Iraq, The Telegraph reports. It is unclear why the U.S. let the merciless al Qaeda leader slip away, however, one theory is that al Baghadadi was granted amnesty along with thousands of other detainees because the U.S. was preparing to pull out of Iraq.
  • ISIS Leader to USA: ‘Soon We Will be in Direct Confrontation’

    06/13/2014 9:31:16 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 83 replies
    cns news ^ | 06/13/14 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    About Us Subscribe Contact Us Donate RSS Home » News ISIS Leader to USA: ‘Soon We Will be in Direct Confrontation’ June 13, 2014 - 11:54 AM By Terence P. Jeffrey Subscribe to Terence P. Jeffrey RSS Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More Sharing Services 0 Share on print Share on email Abu Bakr al Baghdadi Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (Photo/Iraqi Ministry of Interior) ( - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), issued a rare audio message back on January 21 in which he flatly stated his group’s intention to march...
  • ISIS Terror Leader Was Released By Obama from Camp Bucca in 2009 (shortened)

    06/13/2014 8:20:22 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jun 12, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has transformed a few terror cells on the verge of extinction into the most dangerous militant group in the world. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi or Abu Dua was once held by the US in Camp Bucca Iraq. ... Why such a ferocious individual was deemed fit for release in 2009 is not known. One possible explanation is that he was one of thousands of suspected insurgents granted amnesty as the US began its draw down in Iraq. Full title: ISIS Terror Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Was...
  • ISIS Terror Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Was Released By Obama from Camp Bucca in 2009

    06/12/2014 5:39:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 12, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Telegraph reported: The FBI “most wanted” mugshot shows a tough, swarthy figure, his hair in a jailbird crew-cut. The $10 million price on his head, meanwhile, suggests that whoever released him from US custody four years ago may now be regretting it… …Well-organised and utterly ruthless, the ex-preacher is the driving force behind al-Qaeda’s resurgence throughout Syria and Iraq, putting it at the forefront of the war to topple President Bashar al-Assad and starting a fresh campaign of mayhem against the Western-backed government in Baghdad. On Tuesday, his forces achieved their biggest coup in Iraq to date, seizing control...
  • ISIS Terror Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Was Released By Obama from Camp Bucca in 2009

    06/12/2014 5:28:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Telegraph reposted on The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/12/14 | By Colin Freeman Telegraph 12:13PM BST 11 Jun 2014 // posted by Jim Hoft
    <p>Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has transformed a few terror cells on the verge of extinction into the most dangerous militant group in the world.</p> <p>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi or Abu Dua was once held by the US in Camp Bucca Iraq.</p>
  • ISIS Threatens to Invade Jordan, 'Slaughter' King Abdullah

    06/12/2014 7:10:11 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 56 replies
    Gatestone ^ | 06/12/14 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The recent victories in Iraq and Syria by the terrorists of ISIS -- said to be an offshoot of al-Qaeda -- have emboldened the group and its followers throughout the Middle East. Now the terrorists are planning to move their jihad not only to Jordan, but also to the Gaza Strip, Sinai and Lebanon. Failure to act will result in the establishment in the Middle East of a dangerous extremist Islamic empire that will pose a threat to American and Western interests. "The danger is getting closer to our bedrooms." — Oraib al-Rantawi, Jordanian political analyst
  • ISIL's Syria push 'a political disaster' according to Al Qaeda leader

    05/03/2014 8:50:46 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | May/03/2014
    Iraqi Al Qaeda's entry into Syria's civil war caused "a political disaster" for Islamist militants there, the movement's global leader Ayman al-Zawahri said in a video message, urging the faction to redouble its efforts in Iraq instead. Zawahri has repeatedly tried to end infighting between the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and another Al Qaeda-aligned group, the Nusra Front. He said on May 2 in a message translated by SITE Monitoring that if ISIL had accepted his decision not to get involved in Syria and had instead worked to "busy itself with Iraq, which needs double its...
  • Al Qaeda in Iraq, Al Nusrah Front ( Syria) emerge as rebranded single entity

    04/10/2013 6:05:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | April 9, 2013 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Image that accompanied Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's audiotape announcing the creation of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The flag was originally al Qaeda in Iraq's banner, but has been adopted by other al Qaeda affiliated and associated groups. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group. The emir of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (also known as Abu Dua), has announced a new brand for his organization's efforts: the "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant." The new name replaces all previous brands used by al Qaeda's affiliates in Iraq and Syria, including the...
  • 'From Now On, the Main Targets of Our Fidaeen [Suicide Bombers] Are American Cities'

    05/11/2010 2:22:58 AM PDT · by STD · 132 replies · 4,349+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 5/03/10 | MEMRI
    TTP Leader Hakimullah Mehsud Declares: 'From Now On, the Main Targets of Our Fidaeen [Suicide Bombers] Are American Cities' The first, which the YouTube page titled "Hakeemullah Mehsud is Alive and Healthy and Delivering news about Attacks on USA," is 2:17 long, and shows a still satellite image of North America with a still image of Hakimullah Mehsud. Speaking in Urdu, he states that the date is April 19, 2010 and threatens bombings in U.S. "states & cities"; as he speaks, explosions are shown taking place across the map. (To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit NOTE: You...
  • Taliban Claims Responsibility for Failed New York Bombing

    05/02/2010 7:08:25 AM PDT · by harwood · 73 replies · 2,384+ views
    Qari Hussain Mehsud from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan accepts the responsibility of recent Attack on USA with Great Pride and Utmost Bravery
  • Iraqis display photo of alleged al-Qaida leader

    04/28/2009 2:10:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 489+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | April 28, 2009 | By KIM GAMEL
    BAGHDAD – The Iraqi government presented the first image of the alleged leader of an al-Qaida front group Tuesday in a bid to prove the right suspect was in custody despite skepticism that he even exists. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called Abu Omar al-Baghdadi "the head of evil" and accused him of trying to incite a sectarian civil war and working with other insurgents who remained loyal to Saddam Hussein. "This criminal had close relations with the former regime and maintained a sinister alliance with Saddam's followers," he said in a statement released by his office. Authorities described al-Baghdadi's capture,...
  • AQ in Iraq: al-Baghdadi arrested, Got him!

    04/23/2009 8:10:00 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 140 replies · 7,579+ views ^ | Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 9:44 AM | staff
    BAGHDAD - The suspected leader of an al-Qaida-linked militant network was captured Thursday by Iraqi military forces.Abu Omar al-Baghdadi has been a key target for U.S. and Iraqi forces for years as the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq, an umbrella group of Sunni militant factions that is believed dominated by al-Qaida in Iraq.
  • Terrorists Admire Obama, NY Times Belatedly Reports

    11/10/2008 12:35:40 PM PST · by AIM Freeper · 20 replies · 194+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | November 10, 2008 | Don Feder
    Now that the election is over and Barack Hussein Obama is set to become the 44th president of the United States, The New York Times is finally able to admit that Obama is adored by terrorists and totalitarians worldwide. In a November 8 news story, “Jihadi Leader Says Radicals Share Obama Victory,” The Times reported, “The leader of a jihadi group in Iraq argued Friday that the election of Barack Obama as president represented a victory for radical Islamic groups that had battled American forces since the invasion of Iraq.” The leader is Abu Omar al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State...
  • Al Qaeda Confession: Only 200 Foreign Terrorists are left in Iraq.

    12/04/2007 7:22:21 PM PST · by jveritas · 293 replies · 3,466+ views
    December 4 2007 | jveritas
    In his speech released yesterday Abou Omar Al Baghdadi the supposed leader of the Islamic State in Iraq which is Al Qaeda in Iraq said that only two hundered Mohajeroon are left in Iraq. Mohajeroon which means immigrants in Arabic are the foreign terrorists who came to fight in Iraq. This is yet the most stunning admission by Al Qaeda in Iraq that they are totally destroyed and from the tens of thousands of foreign terrorists they had, almost all of them are killed and captured and only two hundreds are left. This is the quote translation of what Al...
  • Iraq: Al-Qaeda leader launches new security campaign

    12/04/2007 1:23:25 PM PST · by Wiz · 19 replies · 147+ views
    AKI ^ | 2007 Dec 4
    Baghdad, 4 Dec. (AKI) - The leader of the Islamic State in Iraq, the al-Qaeda linked group forced on the defensive by its tribal allies, has called for a renewed bombing campaign against Iraqi security forces. In a new 42-minute audio message released on Islamist websites on Tuesday, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi asked his men to carry out attacks against members of the Iraqi police and army till the end of January. "Every soldier in our group must carry and explode at least three bombs by that date," said al-Baghdadi in the tape. "These bombs should hit the unbelievers who wear...
  • The Bogus Mr. Baghdadi: ABC Cites Fake Al-Qaeda in Iraq Character

    09/17/2007 1:58:21 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 194+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Two months after the U.S. military declared him as bogus as a three-dinar bill, ABC News continues to identify one "Abu Omar al-Baghdadi" as head of al Qaeda in Iraq [AQI]. Here's the background: a major goal of al Qaeda is to convince Iraqis [as well, presumably, as gullible members of the U.S. congress] that AQI is a home-grown organization with only the most tenuous links to al Qaeda. At a press briefing of July 18th, 2007, Brigadier General Kevin Bergner stated the following: On the 4th of July, coalition forces captured a terrorist named Khaled Abdul-Fattah Dawoud Mahmoud al-Mashhadani...
  • al-Baghdadi Returns: New offensive during Ramadan dedicated to Zarqawi

    09/15/2007 9:28:13 AM PDT · by harwood · 8 replies · 606+ views
    31 minute audio tape posted today. "He called Iraqis cooperating with the occupation forces to repentance and assured them that they would not be subjected to reprisals during Ramadan"
  • Tonkin Gulf II and the Guns of August? (Paranoia about an imminent Iran strike)

    07/20/2007 5:00:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 1,180+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 17, 2007 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Is the United States provoking war with Iran, to begin while the Congress is conveniently on its August recess? One recalls that it was in August 1964, after the Republicans nominated Barry Goldwater, that the Tonkin Gulf incident occurred. Twice it was said, on Aug. 2 and Aug. 4, North Vietnamese patrol boats had attacked the U.S. destroyers Maddox and Turner Joy in international waters. The U.S. Senate responded by voting 88 to two to authorize President Johnson to assist any Southeast Asian nation whose government was threatened by communist aggression. The bombing of the North began, followed by the...
  • Iraq - 'Caliphate minister' shot dead in Baghdad (Muhared Adbul Latif al-Jebouri)

    05/03/2007 10:35:37 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 804+ views
    Times Online (UK) (excerpt) ^ | May 3, 2007 | James Hider
    Excerpt - US and Iraqi forces have killed a senior al-Qaeda leader believed to have been behind the kidnapping of the American journalist Jill Carroll and the murder of an American peace activist. There was a swirl of confusion surrounding the killing of Muhared Adbul Latif al-Jebouri in an ultra-violent area of Baghdad, with Iraqi officials initially identifying him as Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State of Iraq, a coalition of extremist Sunni militant groups that has declared a Caliphate in the lawless areas north of Baghdad. US officials said al-Jebouri’s body may even have been mistaken...
  • Senior al Qaeda leader killed in Iraq -- ministry (Abu Omar al-Baghdadi)

    05/03/2007 2:34:39 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 99 replies · 5,057+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | Mussab Al-Khairalla and Aseel Kami
    Excerpt - BAGHDAD, May 3 (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces have killed the head of the self-styled Islamic State in Iraq, an al Qaeda-led militant group that has claimed many major attacks in the country, Iraq's deputy interior minister said on Thursday. Hussein Kamal said Abu Omar al-Baghdadi had been killed in a battle north of Baghdad. He declined to say when but said authorities had recovered Baghdadi's body. "Abu Omar al-Baghdadi was killed north of Baghdad by Iraqi and American forces. He died as a result of wounds sustained in clashes. The Interior Ministry has his body to...
  • Iraqi, US forces capture top militiaman - sources

    03/05/2007 10:30:29 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 32 replies · 739+ views
    KUNA ^ | March 5 2006
    Iraqi and American forces captured leader of the so-called Iraq Islamic State near Baghdad Monday, part of a wide-scale offensive against hideouts of Iraqi Islamic State militias. Abu Omar Al-Baghdadi, the Amir of the Iraqi Islamic State, and four of his aides were arrested near Baghdad, security sources, requesting anonymity, told KUNA. Iraqi and American forces were carrying out military operations against hideouts in southern and northern Baghdad, said the sources. Head of the national center for general command in the interior ministry brigadier Abdulkareem Khalaf refused to confirm the arrest but said "the next hourrs will witness interesting details."...
  • Iraqi Security Forces: al-Qaeda leader detained (The leader of the Islamic State in Iraq Captured)

    03/04/2007 12:12:42 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 114 replies · 2,319+ views
    DPA ^ | 4 March 2007
    A suspected leader of the group Islamic State in Iraq, which has ties to the al-Qaeda terrorist network, was detained in northern Iraq on Sunday, Iraqi security forces reported. Muharib Mohammed Abdullah, aka Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, was arrested in a joint raid by Iraqi and US soldiers in the city of Duluiya. "This is a great success for the Iraqi security forces, comparable to the killing of Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi," the Salaheddin provincial administration in the town of Tikrit said in a statement. Abdullah is a former legal expert from the city of Balad, north of Baghdad. The Islamic State...
  • New tape says Zarqawi death 'great loss'

    06/16/2006 4:10:50 PM PDT · by ARealMothersSonForever · 44 replies · 1,175+ views
    AP ^ | June 16, 2006 | SALAH NASRAWI
    CAIRO, Egypt - A key insurgency leader in Iraq said the U.S. killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was a "great loss," but one that will strengthen the militants' determination, according to an audio tape broadcast Friday. The Al-Jazeera network said the voice on the tape was that of Abu Abdullah Rashid al-Baghdadi, the head of the Mujahedeen Shura Council, which groups five Iraqi insurgent organizations including al-Qaida in Iraq. But the authenticity of the tape couldn't immediately be verified. "This is a message to the enemies of God, the crusaders, the rejectionists and the renegades," the voice says, referring respectively...
  • Iraqi Ayatollah America's Annihilation and the Muslim Conquest of the World

    05/21/2006 9:38:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies · 831+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 5-21-06
    Iraqi Ayatollah Ahmad Al-Baghdadi Talks of America's Annihilation and the Muslim Conquest of the World; Declares Support for Nuclear Bombs for Muslim and Arab Countries The following are excerpts from speeches and interviews with Iraqi Ayatollah Ahmad Husseini Al-Baghdadi, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on May 5, 2006, on Syrian TV on May 3, 2006, and on ANB TV on April 14, 2006.TO VIEW THIS CLIP: "The Mujahid Iraqi People... Has Shattered the American Plan, Not Only in the Region, but Throughout the World"Ayatollah Ahmad Husseini Al-Baghdadi: "Jihad in Islam, from the perspective of Islamic jurisprudence, is of two...