Archive for November 2009

Pictures of female Mujahidin in Afpak

November 28, 2009

Women are of course also part of the globalized jihad – particularly when they are inhabitants, thus wives of obliged Mujahidin, in Islamic territories that have been conquered and invaded by non-Muslim armies. Plenty of textual sources compiled by various jihadist scholars and some legal scholars, specifically historic ones, can be found within the spheres of online jihad.

These are pictures of Mujahidat from the Taliban in Afpak.

Another “Technical Research and Studies Center” (TRSC) of Jihadism

November 26, 2009

In the meantime the IT-fluency of AQ & co. has made the round, just as much as AQ’s members and sympathizers who from time to time issue new documents of various technical contents. Most of these documents are quite well and the foundation, the jihadists technical mother of all documents, is the Encyclopedia of the 1980s Jihad that you could consider as being frequently updated and extended. Hence the “TSRC”, which is only explained in Arabic.

The document issued says it all about walki-talkis that have been around every since someone invaded Afghanistan, so it seems.

The detailed technical explanations are in some parts concluded by comprehensive technical pictures or examples from the field. This example here shows UBL in one of his famous and widely spread pictures in the jihadists forums and videos.

Jihadist Forums praise of Ft. Hood Shooter

November 26, 2009

The statement, by the Ansar multi-language forum, was issued with a corresponding and animated GIF banner. Hassan is praised and portrayed as a brother and a fellow mujahid who undertook a logical and natural reaction as a Muslim in the US Army. As usual this action is displayed as a fulfillment of AQ’s ideological and the implicated alleged religious concepts that go along with it.

Here are some points from the original statement:

—Begin of excerpt—

  • The actions of Nidal Malik Hasan were not contrary to the religion of Islam, rather they are encouraged by it, for no covenant exists between Muslims in the U.S. and the U.S. government and army. If there was initially some covenant, that covenant is now void due to the various crimes the United States has committed to break it, from them engaging in war with the Muslims, imprisoning Muslims, and by the rape and abuse of Muslim men and women to name a few.

     

  • If one does hold the opinion that the covenant stands, they in no way are to condemn Nidal Malik Hasan or his actions, as there are legitimate scholars and opinions which state otherwise. Rather, all Muslims are to regard him as a brother and Mujahid who risked his life in avenging the weak and oppressed Muslims around the world, who based his actions on valid and legitimate texts and opinions of scholars. Even if he had not based his actions on valid opinions and indeed was mistaken, the most which would be said that he made a mistake, and that the sin of the infidels was much worse than his mistake, as Allah said in the Qur’an:

﴿يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الشَّهْرِ الْحَرَامِ قِتَالٍ فِيهِ قُلْ قِتَالٌ فِيهِ كَبِيرٌ وَصَدٌّ عَن سَبِيلِ اللّهِ وَكُفْرٌ بِهِ وَالْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ وَإِخْرَاجُ أَهْلِهِ مِنْهُ أَكْبَرُ عِندَ اللّهِ وَالْفِتْنَةُ أَكْبَرُ مِنَ الْقَتل﴾

They ask you concerning fighting in the Sacred Months. Say, “Fighting therein is a great (transgression) but a greater (transgression) with Allah is to prevent humankind from following the Way of Allah, to disbelieve in Him, to prevent access to the Sacred Mosque, and to drive out its inhabitants, and fitnah is worse than killing…” (‘Al-Baqarah: 217)

This was revealed in regards to a group of Muslims who killed some polytheists of Makkah during the sacred months in which fighting was forbidden. Al-Qurtubi said:

Mujahid and others said that the word fitnah here means disbelief, meaning, “your disbelief is worse than our killing them.” The majority said, “The meaning of fitnah here is putting Muslims through trials which may turn them away from Islam and be destroyed,” and that this is a greater crime than their killing in the forbidden months.

If one reads and ponders over the event mentioned, they will find many benefits indeed.

 

  • We warn all Muslims, both individuals and organizations, to fear Allah in the views they hold and statements they make in regards to the validity of Nidal’s actions, the character of our brother, and the correct Islamic views in relation to matters of this sort. They must be very careful that they do not knowingly or unknowingly fall into disbelief and apostasy.

     

In conclusion, we again congratulate all Muslims, especially those in the United States, and especially our heroic brother Nidal Malik Hasan, for indeed he has raised our heads and made us proud. He realized the truth about the “war on terror”, and waged his own war on terror. When he realized the sin of being in the army, and when he came to know he may be sent overseas to fight Muslims, he instead chose to fight those who truly deserved to be fought. He risked his life to show that the Muslim Ummah is one Ummah indeed, and that Muslims must target their enemies wherever they may be, even in their own lands. We hope other “Muslims” in the US army repent from their apostasy and take him as a role model, instilling fear in the enemies of Allah and taking them by surprise wherever they may be.

 

–end of the excerpt—

 

What may follow (again, these promises) is a short article in the near future exploiting the specific concepts as indicated above.


 

Burning tankers en route to Afghanistan

November 22, 2009

Pictures posted by a member calling himself “Acer 007” show a burning fuel tanker in what “Acer 007” claims to be Jalalabad. Suggesting that the tanker subtly – without any reference or note – was most likely en route to supply NATO troops in Afghanistan. The pictures, some of which are shown here, suggest the helplessness of security personnel who seem to be standing by idle. The jihadist notion of attacking oil tankers, networks, pipelines and by all means oil sites has had a great propagandistic impact when AQAP unsuccessfully attempted to attack the Saudi Abqaiq (or Baqiq) facilities in 2004 and when a similar operation was undertaken in Hadramawt, Yemen. The ideological implications are clear and often in its basic practical definitions repeated, such as by Nasir al-Wahhayshi, the leader of the Yemeni AQ branch. The strategic need for jihadists to attack oil related and relevant sites are taken from the understanding that enemy forces, occupying Islamic territories, are pillaging Islamic oil and gas resources and are using these elements bestowed by God upon the Muslims against the innocent Muslim populations worldwide. Al-Wahhaishi called on to continue any effort to undertake operations against the oil industry in Yemen, to harm both the government and the military-industrial complex of the West – to safeguard Muslims and to protect the Islamic resources.

Whenever such pictures are shown in the forums, blogs, websites,…, the general notion, in some parts highly ideological, should be kept in mind. “Acer 007” placed the pictures under the banner “The Hell of the Romans and Apostates in Jalalabad – Present to the People of Tawhid ~ Afghanistan ~ new pictures”.

 

The “Hell of the Romans and Apostates” had once been limited to al-Furqan productions in Iraq, but as it is these times, everything swaps into a more comprising and global mindset.

 

Finally back after long break – back for good, this time

November 21, 2009

First of all thanks to all the visitors and all the comments. The blog had been virtually and literally shut down since May 2009 and despite the announcement to resume regular updates, the blog remained shut down.

The good news are that onlinejihad.wordpress will resume more or less regular updates, mostly consisting of quick contributions and in parts more comprising pieces. The past months of online jihad had been keeping me quite busy – the comprising writings, statements and videos have increased in recent months and some of the findings may be published here on this blog.

So thanks to all the patient visitors.