Islamic State

"This Khalifah will have no borders, only fronts!"

61:9 It is He Who sent His Messenger forth with the guidance and the religion of truth, to make it triumph over every religion ...

Islam was never a religion of peace. Islam is the religion of fighting. No-one should believe that the war that we are waging is the war of the Islamic State. It is the war of all Muslims, but the Islamic State is spearheading it. It is the war of Muslims against infidels. There is no excuse for any Muslim not to migrate to the Islamic State ... joining is a duty on every Muslim. We are calling on you either to join or carry weapons [fight] wherever you are.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in an audio message made public May 14, 2015

2:191 Kill them wherever you find them ...

"Kill everyone; the evildoers are all targets for us. Don't bother looking for a specific target, just kill them."

Dar al-Islam (Land of War) No. 3 (My translation of an exhortation to believers worldwide published in Islamic State's French language signature magazine.)

Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy) ... " Bukhari 52.220

"Always target areas where crowds gather, like popular tourist spots, shopping centers, synagogues, churches … the goal being to instill fear in their hearts."

Dar al-Islam (Land of War) No. 5

"This is not the beginning, it is the end. It is the culmination of a centuries-long war that has burned and simmered but never been extinguished — that will soon grow to consume everything. It is the apocalypse. And it is coming.

This is the chilling vision set out in the Islamic State magazine called “Dabiq,” published in several European languages including English.

Terrence McCoy, Washington Post, September 16, 2014

A War To Be Won


BBC Dec 9, 2017

A nation where both young and old are racing to die in the name of God will not be defeated.

Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer, spokesman for Islamic State., April 4, 2017

The war in Iraq was a continuation of an old war that is expected to continue until the world is that of bearded men and cloaked females all bowing down before the Almighty Allah. The black flag of death will be with us for a long time, if not forever, unless we defeat the ideal it represents.

Death, Death, Glorious Death

3:143 You were yearning for death before you actually met it. Now you have seen it and you are beholding it.

The Prophet said, "Nobody who enters Paradise likes to go back to the world even if he got everything on the earth, except a Mujahid who wishes to return to the world so that he may be martyred ten times because of the dignity he receives (from Allah)."

Bukhari 52.72

From: Jihad and the Prophet

Breaching the Terms of Their License To Kill

Islamic State: Militants 'kill 300 Yazidi captives'

BBC May 2, 2015

Yazidis follow a religion derived from Zoroastrianism.

In killing the Yazidi men and enslaving their women holy warriors may be breaching the terms of their license to kill. The Zoroastrians in the Koran are a people of the book, not the Book, but a book, the Avesta, and people of the Book are to be given the choice of paying a yearly tax or converting. Only after refusing both options are they to be summarily executed.

Killing After the Battle Has Been Won

In June, when IS forces moved into the Tikrit area, there was an apparent massacre of some 1500 Shia cadets at a former U.S. base known as Camp Speicher.

Globe and Mail, March 6, 2015

Killing surrendered (massacre of the Banu Qurayzah) and surrounded opponents (War of the Apostates) is a tradition going back to the Prophet and his immediate successor Abu Bakr respectively and is therefore permitted under Sharia law.

Slaughter of Iraqi soldiers

Young men getting ready to decapitate 15 Syrian military personnel. Notice the composure of those who are about to kill with their bare hands and a knife a human being they are holding like a sheep ready to cut its throat. They are totally unperturbed, they know how it's done.

Beheaders in a row

The appalling cruelty found throughout the Koran may condition holy warriors to kill without remorse but how holy warriors slaughter their prisoners is probably learnt behavior. Where that method of killing is most often demonstrated is during the Feast of Sacrifice marking the end of the Hajj where Muslim fathers all over the world, in front of their families with a knife will butcher sheep, goats ... in their millions in a manner similar to what Islamic State does with their captives.

The New Barbarians at the Gate

Islamic State militants bulldoze ancient Nimrud city

Reuters, March 6, 2015

Islamic State video shows militants destroying Iraqi antiquities ... dating back to the 7th century BC,

Reuters, Feb 26, 2015

Western Civilization survived the Visigoths and their ilk for many were barbarians in name only; not so for the latest incarnation of brutality and ignorance.

Democracy, Liberty Western Art as Blasphemies

The Morning After

Beheading Your Benefactors

A video has emerged showing the beheadings purportedly of 21 Egyptian Christians who had been kidnapped by Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya. The footage shows a group wearing orange overalls, being forced to the ground and then decapitated.

BBC News, Feb 15, 2015

The Coptic Church and Islam go way back. If it wasn't for the Coptic patriarch Muqawqis, a contemporary and admirer of the Prophet, the Muslim conquest of North Africa and Andalusia might have been stymied at the Nile. Islamic State should be beholden to the Copts, not killing them for alleged crimes against Islam.

Is Torching People Allowed Under the Sharia?

Jordan confirms the death of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh after a video published online by Islamic State claims to show him being burned alive.

BBC News, Feb 3, 2015

Only God, according His spokesperson, is allowed to burn people alive. Did Islamic State look to the Prophet's son-in-law for a precedent allowing it to kill the Jordanian pilot in such a horrible manner?

Everything the leader of the Caliphate sanctions must be in accordance with Islamic Law, or he can be deposed by the faithful (usually by assassination) even if he believes his actions to be righteous and good.

The example of the Prophet, and to a lesser extent that of his companions, which would include Ali, along with the Koran form the basis of Islamic law. God's Messenger did not sanction the burning of people, but his son-in-law was okay with it.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle sent us in a mission (i.e. an army-unit) and said, "If you find so-and-so and so-and-so, burn both of them with fire." When we intended to depart, Allah's Apostle said, "I have ordered you to burn so-and-so and so-and-so, and it is none but Allah Who punishes with fire, so, if you find them, kill them."

Bukhari 52.259

Narrated Ikrima:

Ali burnt some people and this news reached Ibn Abbas, who said, "Had I been in his place I would not have burnt them, as the Prophet said, 'Don't punish (anybody) with Allah's Punishment.'

No doubt, I would have killed them, for the Prophet said, 'If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.'"

Bukhari 52.260

Islam is very much about repayment in kind.

2:179 In retaliation there is life for you, O people of understanding, that you may be God-fearing.

If any of Islamic State's holy warriors were burnt to death by bombs dropped by the Jordanian air force, burning the perpetrator is probably right and proper in the eyes of Allah.

Dying To Get Home

An unsubstantiated report out of Britain and quoted in the Globe and Mail, has Islamic State, in the past two months (November, December 2015), executing at least 118 foreign fighters wanting to leave the killing fields of Syria and go home.

The State of Concubines and Sex Slaves as Booty

80 Yazidi men from the village of Kawju were shot dead by Islamic State holy warriors and their wives and daughters taken, it is speculated, to the city of Tal Afar, a gathering area for foreign fighters.

BBC Aug 16, 2914

“One should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar — the infidels — and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Shariah, or Islamic law,”

CNN quoting Islamic State, Oct 14, 2014

[Islamic State] terrorists explained in a new publication their justification for taking women and using them as sex slaves, saying simply that it’s a practice that’s as old as Sharia law — and allowed by Islamic beliefs.

Washington Times Oct 13, 2014

The wives and daughters of unbelievers are part of the promised booty for fighting in Allah's Cause. This is a powerful enticement for young men to join the fight, as it was during the time of the Prophet, to rid the world of unbelievers.

Can't get a date, join Islamic State and fight and kill for Allah and help yourself to what Allah and His spokesperson decreed is rightfully yours, the wives and daughters of the men you killed which you can force to marry you or keep as sex-slaves to rape at your leisure.

Allah and His Messenger on the Booty, His Spokesperson Only

A reminder of what some young men are dying for.

Picking Sides

“You’re with them or with us … pick a side" wrote Jihadist Aqsa Mahmood in her blog.

Aqsa Mahmood, in the Islamic variation of Romeo and Juliet, escaped to Syria to marry a jihadist and hopes to be martyred with him or, Allah willing, return home "to raise the black flag of IS over Britain" and perhaps the United States.

"Know this Cameron/Obama" she wrote, "you and your countries will be beneath our feet and your Kufr (infidel) will be destroyed, this is a promise from Allah swt (may he be glorified and exalted) that we have no doubt over. If not you, then your grandchildren or their grandchildren. But worry not, somewhere along the line your blood will be spilled."

The Daily Mail, Sep 12, 2014

Giving into the demands of homicidal religious fanatics will not of course stop the eventual bloodshed any more than Chamberlain's surrender at Munich. It will only cause more unnecessary blood to be spilled to regain cherished freedoms carelessly thrown away, should the will to fight in the face of certain death for so many, still be there.

There was a time when the world would not have stood by and let an army of fanatics who, not unlike the master race did before them to those they considered their genetic inferiors, murder those they consider inferior in faith. Chamberlain could be excused for accommodating the NAZIs, not knowing what they were capable of, we have no excuse.

History Repeating Itself

How the Prophet conducted the first Islamic war of conquest, that of the Arabian Peninsula, is not unlike the Islamic State.

The horde of holy warriors descending on the villages and towns of the Peninsula intent on slaughter, destruction and plunder, with God's Messenger announcing to their inhabitants their imminent annihilation in his god's name, as he does at Khaibar must have been terrifying, as it must be for cities and towns in Islamic State's path.

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

Allah's Apostle offered the Fajr prayer when it was still dark, then he rode and said, "Allah Akbar! Khaibar is ruined. When we approach near to a nation, the most unfortunate is the morning of those who have been warned."

The people came out into the streets saying, "Muhammad and his army."

Allah's Apostle vanquished them by force and their warriors were killed; the children and women were taken as captives ...

Bukhari 14.68

The Darkness Putting Out The Lights ... One by One

The Dark Ages is generally accepted to be the period in our history between 400 and 1000 AD. Islam is a product of that gloomy dark period, reflected in the flag and attire of those who seek a return to that ominous time.

For humanity to have come so far, to see it all be for naught because of a religion born out of superstitions and ignorance; a product of the mind of a mentally damaged man (a severe sunstroke, from which he almost died, heralded the Prophet's calling) who mistook his dreams and nightmares for a doorway to an alternate reality, who's Doorman only allowed him admittance.

James Foley

Allan Henning

Allan Henning

A Difference in Name Only

The Saudis would have you believe that there is a difference between their Wahhabi ideology and the Salafi creed of the leadership of ISIS. Both nearly identical theologies advocate a return, through violence and the threats of violence where necessary, to what we consider the Dark Ages and they the Golden Age of Islam.

The difference is in name only. "Salaf" means "predecessors or ancestors" the first Muslims; the companions of the Prophet mostly and those who knew them personally, whose example, after that of God's Messenger, Salafists seek to emulate as closely as possible.

Christians at Risk

A jihadist group in Syria has demanded that Christians in the northern city of Raqqa pay a levy in gold and accept curbs on their faith, or face death ... Correspondents say ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) is trying to implement an extreme interpretation of Islamic law in areas it controls.

BBC News, Feb 27, 2014

No they are not. It is not an extreme interpretation, it is the only interpretation. The Koran was written for simpletons from communications received by an acknowledged illiterate who was not into nuances.

The verse imposing Allah's right-to-live tax on People of the Book (the Bible) i.e. Christians and Jews is unambiguous. Shades of gray do not exit in the black and white world of Islam. It is a dangerous delusion from which those who are killing Christians in Africa and threatening to kill the Christians of Syria do not suffer.

More from the BBC report on the Christians of Raqqa:

Raqqa, seized by ISIS last year, was the first provincial capital to be completely in the hands of rebels.

The directive from ISIS, citing the Islamic concept of "dhimma", requires Christians in the city to pay tax (the jizya) of around half an ounce (14g) of pure gold in exchange for their safety.

It says Christians must not make renovations to churches, display crosses or other religious symbols outside churches, ring church bells or pray in public. Christians must not carry arms, and must follow other rules imposed by ISIS (also known as ISIL) on their daily lives.

The statement said the group had met Christian representatives and offered them three choices - they could convert to Islam, accept ISIS' conditions, or reject their control and risk being killed.

"If they reject, they are subject to being legitimate targets, and nothing will remain between them and ISIS other than the sword," the [ISIS] statement said.

A group of 20 Christian leaders chose to accept the new set of rules, ISIS said.

Raqqa was once home to about 300,000 people, with less than 1% Christian, according to AFP news agency.

Many Christians fled after ISIS started attacking and burning churches.

Bernard Payeur