Summary translated by the dear brother @IbnNabih
New article by Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi: http://tawhed.ws/r?i=01071401
Maqdisi say that he’s lately been in close contact with those that support ISIS, & heard their arguments & read some of their books, yet..
He says that much of the arguments/texts that they brought forth is things that he’s already heard/read in prison due to there being ISIS.
ISIS supporters in his own cell with him!This ISIS supporter had weekly contact with ISIS contacts in Sham etc,so he’s already heard it all.
He says that many tried to convince him that he should take back his statement/bayan against ISIS, since he’s out of prison now etc.
But the shaykh refuses to do so since no new information has come to him which changes what he wrote in his article.The facts remains still.
Facts being that ISIS has continued to refuse all efforts to solve the issues through shari’ah & they have refused to listen to any advice.
The Shaykh say that the one who bears responsibility for the spilling of blood is the one who refuses judgment by Allahs Shari’a (i.e. ISIS)
He also put the blame on those that initiated the spilling of blood, but again, main responsibility is those that reject the shari’a.
The Shaykh says that he dont wish to see any Muslim blood being spilled nor is he pleased with this except when defending against aggressors
He says that naturally all Muslims are happy of the progress taking place in Iraq against the Rafidha,yet some important questions comes up:
1) How will ISIS treat the other groups in Iraq? 2) What will they do with the weapons they captured from the Iraqi regime?
He’s afraid of the answers 2 these Q’s due 2 him not trusting the minds of those that hold these weapons(i.e it can be used against Muslims)
He was asked regarding the issue of Khilafah, he said that we all wish for the return of khilafah & breaking of the borders and…
and raising the banner of tawhid & removing the banner of idolatry. No one hates this except a Munafiq. BUT names & claims is one thing…
And realities on the ground is a different thing. And rushing to things before it’s time will be deprived from it’s success.
& I fear a declaration like this;will it be used to shelter the weak&oppressed Muslims?Or will it be used as a sword against other Muslims?
The Kavkaz Emirate was declared before this yet they didn’t oblige all Muslims to come under them. Will this new declaration of khilafah..
.. will it nullify the Kavkaz Emirate now? The same for the Afghanistan Emirate, what will this “khilafah” do with them??
What will this “khilafah” do with all the jihadi groups around the world? What will their blood be worth?
Especially considering that this “khilafa” vowed 2 split open with bullets any1 from the Muslims who differ with them?These Qs need answers!
“And we say that to those that incite against spilling blood;Dont think that your high voices&shouting will make the sound of Haqq be silent
Or that your threats & screaming & lack of manners & your aggression will silent our bearing witness on the truth, no & a thousands no’s!
We will remain sincerely upon this religion, guarding/protecting it against all deviance’s & extremism & others distorted people.
Either you fix yourself & repent & stop spilling Muslim blood & distort this religion, or we will be against you with tongues like swords.
We’ll strike you with clear evidences & you know well that prison didn’t stop us from speaking the truth, nor will we be silent now.
& we swear by Allah,that we wont let people distort this religion & spill Muslim blood,even if we get killed & people lie/defame against us
And we warn you from from distorting this religion & spreading fasad/corruption & spill the blood of the Muslims&Mujahidin, so fear Allah.
And this is (only) some of what I have to say and not all, that I transmit to you during this blessed month of Ramadan. /End
Note:All that I wrote was either the literal words of the Shaykh or summarized,if any1 finds mistakes with them please notify & forgive me.
A Message to the People of Jihad and those who Love Jihad
By Sheikh Abu Qatada Al-Filistini (my Allah keep him firm and free him)
In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent, the most Merciful. And His aid we seek… All praises are due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon the Messenger Muhammed, the truthful one, his family and companions.
This is a letter that I write with deep sorrow, and if it were not for the covenant that Allah took upon the creation, I would have not rushed to writing this letter. By Allah, I struggled with myself not to release this letter as much as I could. However, I could not do so, fearing that I would conceal the truth that I believe. I tried my utmost in private and in public to repel all harm from all those affiliated with Jihad and the people of Jihad, however some of them are drowning in falsehood, evil and misguidance. Their main priority is to ruin the Jihad and not to do good towards it. The onus these words should be held by the command of the Islamic State of Iraq and their branch in the land of Ash-Shaam (Syria).
It has become clear for me with certainty and without a shadow of doubt that this group with its military and Islamic leadership, and whose actions testify that they are ‘the dogs of Hellfire’. And they are most deserving of the description of the Prophet (peace the peace and blessings be upon Him): “They kill the people of Islam and they leave the people of the idols [idol worshippers]. By Allah! If I live to see them, I will kill them like the people of ‘Aad were killed.”
I do not hesitate to pass this judgment, because of their evil actions. I tried as much as possible to forward advice to them until they stopped listening to the word of truth, advice and guidance. I say these words of mine to those who remain ascribed to them who have an ounce of Sunnah, Deen or Taqwa, fearing to spill the blood of the Muslims, and this is the Prophetic saying regarding such people.
This Prophetic description regarding such contemporary people leaves no need to research another name for them. Some will say that the Islamic definition of the Khawarij is not fitting to their creed, for the [Khawarij] believe that the one who performs a major sin is an apostate. However, the Prophetic description guided us to their attributes without consideration of their motives. The attributes of their leaders at the time of ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) are the same attributes today. Therefore, no one should debate except regarding the Prophetic ruling. Examples of such people are those who fight the people of truth, like Jabhat Al-Nusra may Allah protect them, their commanders and scholars, ameen.
Those that blame the leaders and command of Jihad, like [the wise] Al-Zawahari, or those that claim that he has changed [his manhaj] are those who play with words. This is because they have no experience regarding the path of Jihad, nor do they understand the belief of the people of Jihad, their words or method. It is strange that those claiming that Dr. Ayman (may Allah protect him) has a different ideology to Abu Abdillah [Osama] Bin Laden. Nobody listens to these people except those similar to those making such claims, who do not know the history of people or their achievements.
As for those that accuse others of misguidance because of their words and their terminologies, they are more deserving of being described as misguided, liars and ignorant. Even though all of this didn’t affect me much, their crime is what makes it incumbent upon us to announce our innocence and our disavowal, because the Prophetic description fits them.
I know that there will be insignificant men who will say many things. The least of this being “the man is in prison and knows nothing”. I say: “By Allah! I know more than what they know”. The case is not the lack of information I am receiving, but the lack of information that I can release. I am in a situation that I am not able to release statements every day, like others. For this reason the field has been left for the minors and the fanatics clinging to the Dawla like the ignorant clings to his tribe without understanding or awareness.
I am not addressing these people in particular in this statement. If the innovation in the religion spreads amongst the people, it is like the sickness of a dog weakening it and blinding his sight and insight. I thank Allah because from a different perspective, the matter reached this stage so the truth appears and the ranks are distinguished, and so the difference between the Jihadi groups and the extreme innovative groups is made known. I feel sympathy for our Mujahideen brothers in the land of Ash-Shaam for all the pain they feel as a result of the crimes committed at the hands of those who were once fighting the tyrants alongside them, but their madness led them to regard that the blood of their former comrades as Halal, out of ignorance and extremism.
I call upon all the Mujahideen and those who love them to carefully study the hadith of the Prophet (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon Him) “there will remain a group of my Ummah…”. This is so they can know that the continuous chain of this group is that which the criminals are trying to break by means of slandering the leaders of Jihad and their commanders and those who nurtured the Jihad with their efforts, sweat and blood. Nay! They even sacrificed their families, children and time. After this, these criminals come forth with such disastrous statements. Therefore, I thank the beloved students of knowledge in Jabhat Al-Nusra such as Dr. Sami Al-Oradi, Abu Maryiya Al-‘Iraqi and Abu Abdillah Ash-Shami, as well as others like Al-Mohaisni, for their patience and their efforts in clarifying the truth and repelling the ignorant statements of the ignorant. I know that I cannot mention here all of the people of knowledge in Syria, Ash-Shaam.
This Jihad is affected by the hating enemies just as it is affected by ignorant ones who love Jihad. [Those who love Jihad but are ignorant] harm the Jihad just as much as the enemies. Let the people of truth be patient with the pain they have faced from the crimes of these people. Let the people of knowledge and insight ponder upon the hadith of the Prophet regarding these people: “I will kill them like the people of ‘Aad were killed”. This saying was not implemented upon the Jews in Khaybar, in Bani An-Nadeer nor Bani Qaynuqa’. It was not implemented with Quraish. And they were all his worst enemies. This is because the madness of their dog can never be rectified, and the one who survives amongst them is harmful upon the Ummah of Mohammad (may the please and blessings from Allah be upon Him).
This is the case with the history of this group. In some cases one or two men would survive and quickly spread their misguidance in the deserts and the places where knowledge is scarce, which results in them returning to what they were once upon. These people today are the same group that existed in the past. There is not the slightest difference between the two. If a questioner asks about the ruling regarding them or the proof for this, they should refer to the people of Jihad. It is shocking that they have reached a level where they have taken the people of Jihad to be their enemies, ascribing the attributes of murtaddeen (apostates) to them, assassinating their leaders, considering their wealth Halal. After all of this, what is there left for the questioner to hesitate about!
These are my words regarding them. I will meet Allah with this stance, and if it were not for the benefit of Jihad, and if I could have kept quiet, I would have done so. By Allah, I only seek to advise you with these words. I only seek to uphold the Sunnah, repel the ignorant and claim the innocence of Jihad from them. These are my words which I say in a position that I cannot respond to the questions of the people, nor can I respond to those who oppose me or have doubts. One has little life left to worry about other than pleasing Allah as much as one can. The aforementioned is the opinion of other scholars who stem from the same roots. However, each individual has his excuses and his way.
May Allah guide all to what is pleased and beloved to Allah. May Allah give victory to Jihad and its people. Ameen, ameen.
And all praises is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
Date of publishing:
28 Jumada Al Ukhra, 1435
28th April, 2014
Bismillahi Al-Rahman AlRaheem
Answer to the Question:
Obama’s Visit to Saudi Arabia and its Repercussions on Syria
“Al Hayat” site posted on 08/03/2014, quoting French news agency AFP said: “The Supreme Military Council of the FSA ratified the appointment of Brigadier Abdul Ilah al-Bashir al-Naimi as chief-of-staff to replace Major General Salim Idris…” it came in the framework of “completing the Supreme Military Council…”, and this completion included other appointments in the army… These events have coincided with leaked news about Turkey’s closure of the coalition’s offices and the possibility of moving these to Cairo. The question is: Do these changes and the leaked news have a relationship to Obama’s visit, particularly to Saudi Arabia later this month for the Saudi Arabia’s role in the fighting fronts in Syria, in particular the southern front? And what is intended by the closure of offices? Jazak Allahu Khairan.
Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia later this month, and the completion of the Supreme Military Council by discharging Maj. Gen. Salim Idris and the appointment of Brigadier General Abdul IIah al-Bashir in his place, are two routes that meet on the broad outlines of U.S. policy in Syria, but differ in details; each has a path to achieve its specific purposes. To clarify this we indicate the following:
First: regarding Obama’s visit to the region, particularly to Saudi Arabia later this month:
1. IIP Digital, U.S. Department of State site, quoted on 21/01/2014, a statement issued by the Office of Press Secretary of the White House that President Obama will be in the Netherlands on 24-25th March to participate in the Nuclear Security Summit to discuss progress made to secure nuclear materials and commit to future steps to prevent nuclear terrorism.. He will travel to Brussels on 26th March to attend a US-EU Summit…. On 27th March, he will continue his trip to the Vatican City to meet with Pope Francis… and will meet with the President and the Prime Minister of Italy… On 03/02/2014, i.e. after more than ten days, the Office of the Press Secretary of the White House issued a statement saying: “As part of regular consultations between our two countries, President Obama will travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in March 2014…” The statement added, “The President looks forward to discussing with King Abdullah the enduring and strategic ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia, as well as ongoing cooperation to advance a range of common interests related to Gulf and regional security, peace in the Middle East, countering violent extremism, and other issues of prosperity and security. The president will travel to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia following his travel to the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy.” (IIP Digital, U.S. Department of State site 03/02/2014).
It is clear from the foregoing that the visit to Saudi Arabia will be at the end of this month after Obama’s visit to Italy on 27th March 2014.
2. American CNN website published on 03/02/2014 that it had received a statement noting that “the U.S. president will meet with the Saudi King next March amid disagreements between Washington and Riyadh over recent interim deal on Iran’s nuclear weapons”. The website quoted statement by Press Secretary of White House, Jay Carney saying that, “Whatever differences we may have they do not alter the fact that this is a very important and close partnership”.
Also, the Washington Post published on 3rd February that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a press conference, “Saudi Arabia is a close partner of the United States, and we have a bilateral relationship that is broad and deep and covers a range of areas. The president very much looks forward to the visit, where all of those areas will be discussed in his meetings… and whatever differences we may have do not alter the fact that this is very important and close partnership”.
American newspaper, The Wall Street Journal, also mentioned on 02/01/2014, that U.S. President, Barack Obama, plans to visit Saudi Arabia next month for a summit with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, to soothe the strained relations between them because of the policies adopted by the U.S. administration towards the Middle East, specifically about the Iran’s nuclear program, and its unwillingness to get involved military in Syria’s civil war. A Syrian newspaper quoted one Arab official saying that this summit will be crucial, and it aims to aligning American and Saudi policies, adding that the visit “is about deteriorating relationship and declining trust”.
This means that there are issues that pushed America to add Saudi Arabia stop to his pre-planned visit, in a statement released after more than ten days of the issuance of the statement of Obama’s scheduled visit to the three European regions! To find out these issues and their motives we review the following:
A. The American rapprochement with Iran after the nuclear deal on 24/11/2013 which almost reaches releasing Iran’s hands in the region, besides America’s position of the events in Syria that demonstrated his support for Bashar directly and indirectly… All of this impacts in Saudi Arabia, in particular the release Iran’s hands in the region. Iran is known for its use of sectarianism in each country it has a sectarian link to it, so as to raise tensions in that country. Seeing what happened in Bahrain, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen… Saudi fears Iran’s moves in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia to affect destabilization of the ruling security… All this made Saudi strained and withdraws its membership in the Security Council, protesting against the actions of the international community, and of course they intended the United States, This is in addition to statements by some Saudi officials directing criticism at America about their positions…
B. What Saudi is doing, of supplying weapons to the revolutionaries in the southern region of Syria i.e. through Jordan, especially those shipments that by-passes the American Coordination chamber in Jordan for monitoring arms to the rebels in southern Syria, these shipments annoy America… The French newspaper “Le Figaro” has published on 10/28/2013, a report by journalist Georges Malbrunot stated that (15 tons of weapons reach the Free Syrian Army stores each week, noting that they are funded by Saudi Arabia, purchased from black markets in Ukraine and Bulgaria before being sent onboard Saudi Arabia aircrafts to Airports in southern Jordan). The report is also pointing out that “during the first six months of this year, about six hundred tons of weapons have been delivered to the opponents of the (Syrian President Bashar Assad) by Jordan”… “As-Safeer” newspaper published on 21/2/2014: (… On 29 January, three military cargo planes landed in retail with weapons, including LAU rockets, encrypted communication devices and anti-tank missiles, light weapons and armored vehicles. An Arab source said the Americans remain reluctant to provide Chinese-made missiles and sophisticated weapons to the Syrian armed opposition…). It also added: “Western and Arab security crossing sources say that during the battle for Al-Ghouta Al-Sharqiya (Eastern Ghouta), and the weeks that followed, the Saudis transferred through Al-Mafraq Airport loads of weapons some of which were purchased in Ukraine. Convoys carrying 15 tons of weapons have weekly crossed the Jordanian-Syrian border trough passageways across the desert to more than 15 centers in the region, stretching towards Al-Ghouta Al-Sharqiya”. The arrival of the weapons is indicated by what was published by “As-Safeer” on 06/02/2014 that “the majority of armed factions in Daraa, had met yesterday and decided to unite under the banner of Firqat Al-Yarmouk which by then included 14 battalion and brigade, most notably the Armor Brigade South, Brigade Bara ibn Malik and the Armored Battalion”. It added “the unification of the militants came parallel with a battle they launched in southern Syria, under the name Geneva of Houran, led by five operations rooms, spread over the entire province of Daraa”…
All this is causing disturbance for America for the possibility of some rebels in the southern front getting out of its control especially that there are forces in Saudi that are loyal to British and follow on its steps in terms of perturbing American plans, as it is known of British politics… All this has made America afraid of Saudi activity in the southern front in Syria … Although America has on 13th December 2013 established the Syrian revolutionaries front of the FSA and its base in the South, in response to the Saudi’s movements in southern Syria, but America takes the movements of Saudi in the south seriously, especially those movements that go beyond coordination with the American Chamber in Jordan.
C. Then there is another factor; the Saudi family, although currently being led by British- loyal men; King Abdullah and his assistances, but it has also men who are affiliated with America. America needs not to highlight its hostility to Saudi Arabia from the perspective of trying to develop its men there and restore the ruling to its influence, as was in the reign of King Fahd, at the same time the American men in the royal family are interested in good relations with America…
3. Thus, both parties share a desire to resolve the dispute! This desire has moved into action by both sides as a prelude to the expected Obama’s visit later this month. The parties’ actions were as follows:
A. As for Saudi Arabia, they issued “a decree punishing those fighting abroad and those belonging to the extremist groups” (Al-Iqtisadiya, 03/02/2014) and of course, was aimed squarely at those fighting in Syria. This law was issued on 03/02/2014 which coincides with Obama’s decision to include Saudi Arabia in his visit schedule as we have mentioned above! All this to appease America … This is in addition to that, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (the Saudi Interior Minister) had met with U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and other heads of the intelligence in Washington to discuss a range of issues, including the issue of Syria … “Ar-Ruaya” news network quoted on 24/2/2014: (National Security Advisers; Susan Rice and Lisa Monaco, met last Wednesday with Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the Saudi Interior Minister. After the meeting, U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman, Caitlin Hayden, issued a statement explaining that the trio “also exchanged views on regional issues and committed to continuing to strengthen our cooperation in a range of common interests”.
B. As for America, it has sent Kerry twice in recent months – in November 2013 and in January 2014. These visits were to reassure Saudi officials on U.S. policy on Iran and Syria. Kerry reiterated the resolve of America for not allowing Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. Kerry has said ahead of the meeting that Saudi Arabia plays a key role in the Arab region. (BBC Turkish 6/11/2013).
4. Then Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia comes. It comes at the highest level of reconciliation and easing of tensions between both sides and to reassure the Al Saud on their system, which they fear about, and do not fear about anything else. It is just what worries them; they are not worried about what is happening in Syria, except by what can be reflected on their system. This is why they did not support or helped the people of Syria, rather they wanted America to resolve the issue of the Syrian regime in the Geneva Conferences 1 and 2, which are endorsed by Al Saud, and thus get rid of the repercussions of the Syrian Revolution. Their concern is for the thrones and not for the blood of Muslims and their support in Syria…
A visit here is to ease tensions with Saudi Arabia, and to clarify its rapprochement with Iran. And its position in Syria is not directed to destabilize the Saudi regime, and America understands that the focus of alert is that the rule of the Saudi clan is not to be affected in Saudi Arabia, and their chairs do not become vacant, this is what concerns them, which matters above and beyond the number of dead and wounded in Syria…
However it is likely that Obama during his visit to the region will stop at other places, but Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia is expected to be the touchstone… Obama will try to reassure the rulers of Saudi Arabia that their thrones are protected and that his relationship with Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen is not directed against the Saudi rule but it is against the so-called “terrorism”. It is expected that Obama will praise the steps of Saudi Arabia is taking in this area and in its decisions to prevent the Saudi citizens from going to fight in Syria…
Second: As for the subject of the dismissal of Salim Idris and the closure of some offices and transferring to Cairo … the matter probably is as follows:
1. On 7 December 2012 CE, between 260-550 military leaders met, and a representative of the armed Syrian opposition in Turkey; also attended the meeting were security officials from Western and Arab countries, the United States of America played an active role, an new military council was elected, composed of thirty of the Free Syrian Army commanders, and Brigadier General Salim Idris was elected as the new head of the Free Syrian Army, and became the head of the Supreme Military Council (SMC). (Associated Press, 7 December 2012)
2. The Washington Post reported on 07/05/2013 that “the U.S. administration headed by Barack Obama is betting on Salim Idris.” The paper said that “He is the cornerstone of the strategy of the new U.S. administration because of his responsible and moderate position making the administration to bet on it.” It stated that “Salim Idris sent a message to President Obama expressing his understanding of the cautious position of America of intervention in Syria, and requested American financial support and training and expressed his readiness to face the Jihadi groups.” The dismissal of Idris cannot be carried out without the knowledge of America or without its instigation. America appointed him and was betting on him to provide a service, America created his military council military and the coalition.
3. Idris failed to win over any side from the revolutionary and he failed to establish his own front inside, despite his attempts, but he was unable to prevent the fighters of the Free Syrian Army, and some battalions, to join Islamist fighters. Reuters reported on 30/9/2013 about this joining, “the fighters did not join only as individuals, but as full Battalions of small groups, but they are strong.” What worsen matters for America is the takeover by the Islamic Front of border crossing, and a weapon warehouse from the warehouses of the Western backed Free Syrian Army in December 2013 … American news magazine Time reported that U.S. officials have confirmed that the leader of the Free Syrian Army Salim Idris fled from Syria; the magazine reported in the context of the report on its website on 12/12/2013, U.S. officials saying: “that Idris fled from Syria to Turkey and then travelled to Qatar” that showed a dislike of Salim Idris’s actions. It appears that Americans was disturbed by the attack incident on their warehouses where it deposited its military aid to him on the condition that the weapons must not reach the hands of the revolutionaries who did not follow America’s side, did not recognize the coalition, and did not declare their acceptance of its project.
4. Salim Idris was appointed by America, as mentioned above and they has bet on him to make a standing for the Free Syrian Army inside Syria, with striking procedures which attracts factions of the Free Syrian Army… but they lost the bet. He could not attract factions of the Free Syrian Army inside at home, but he could not maintain it without decrease in the number, instead they left and joined the factions! What exacerbated the issue is that he was unable to maintain his weapons which were supplied by America and were taken over by the other factions from the warehouse. The rumor that Salim Idris fled to Qatar disturbed America more. Thus, America failed through Salim Idris to establish a stronghold for the Free Syrian Army inside of any significance, and America was betting on this matter because its agents, the coalition, are outside. America though that he can focus himself on the inside by carrying out influential operations to win the FSA, but bet was a lost as we have mentioned. So it decided to search for another leader who has internal roots through kin, tribes and clans, and is well established internally on the ground. As soon as it discovered Abdul Ilah al-Bashir, it appointed him in place of Salim Idris on 16/2/2014; the military Council issued a decision to that effect. It also appointed Colonel Haitham Afsih of Idlib province in the north as a deputy of Bashir. Washington hopes that Bashir in the south and Haitham in the north will be able to improve coordination of the fronts by creating bases for them at home. These newly appointed leaders prepared to work closely with the Syrian Revolution Front, which is headed by Jamal Ma’roof, and Washington hopes also to use Bashir’s relationships in the south of the country to form a force on the ground to be a pillar inside for the coalition abroad, at the same time to control the revolutionaries in the south, backed by Saudi Arabia.
Salim Idris’s initial reaction was one of anger and he accused Jarba, the coalition chairman, of being a dictator; he issued a statement on behalf of the leaders of the fronts and military councils blaming Jarba of being responsible for the decision of the Supreme Military Council; he said: “The leaders of the formations do not trust him and accused him of financial corruption and that he bribes the signatories of the decision.” (AFP 17/2/2014) knowing that Jarba and those with him cannot take any decision without the consent or instigation of America!
Idris calmed down, especially when the news was published on 06/03/2014, “that the head of the Syrian Coalition, Ahmed Jarba and the five military General Staff leaders and revolutionary leader of the Southern Front and the head of the Revolutionary Military Council ‘s military in Deraa, agreed that the defense minister Asaad Mustafa should resign to the President of the Coalition, and all of his deputies will be considered resigned… the leaders also agreed that Major General Salim Idris should resign from the presidency of the General Staff, and to be appointed as an adviser to the president of the Coalition for Military Affairs; as well as the expansion of the Supreme Military Council and increase the number of its members.”
This news on 6/3/2014 was then followed and confirmed by the news on 8/3/2014 published by Al Hayat site, quoting the French news agency AFP on 03/08/2014, “The Supreme Military Council of the FSA approved the appointment of Brigadier Abdul Ilah al-Bashir al-Naimi chief of his staff instead of Major General Salim Idriss.”
5. The new Brigadier and paratrooper Abdul Ilah al-Bashir Al Nuaimi, Chief of Staff of the Free Syrian Army is from the sons of the village of Rafid in the province of Quneitra in southwest Syria on the border with the Golan Heights occupied by Israel, he is one of the influential of the Naimi clan, one of the largest clans in Syria. Bashir defected from the forces of the Syrian regime in July 2012, and since then he worked to build the foundation and form the nucleus of FSA in the province of Quneitra, before he received the presidency of the operations there and therefore the presidency of the military council there later, where he led the operating room by himself and organized military plans that contributed to the control of more than 90% of the rural southern province under his leadership. A statement by the President of the Coalition Ahmad Jarba Commenting on the decision of the military council said, “that the coalition has received the decision of the Supreme Military Council to appoint Brigadier General Abdul Ilah al-Bashir to the position of Chief of Staff of the Free Syrian Army Colonel Haitham Afeesah in the position of Deputy Chief of Staff with greater satisfaction.” (Aljazeera Agencies).
These qualities of Bashir of belonging to the clan in the south and bing the field commander on the ground is what made America appoint him with the hope that he can establish the roots internally for its agents abroad … It will be disappointed, by permission of Allah, as they were disappointed before, and Allah is Mighty and Wise .
Third: The closure of some offices in Turkey and the discussion to transfer to Cairo:
Yes, it has been reported in the site “We are all partners” on 12/2/2014, which was the site of Panorama in the Middle East on 5/2/2014, of the closure of some offices as well in Turkey.
But the news did not last long, it was denied in the Middle East Newspaper on 25/2/2014: “Representative of the Syrian coalition in Turkey Khaled Khoja denied to the Middle East news paper that the Turkish government asked the coalition to relocate its headquarters to Cairo, revealing a meeting yesterday between him and the representatives of the Turkish Foreign Ministry that confirmed that the members of the coalition are welcome in Turkey; it is a position emanating from the principles associated with the support of the Syrian people’s struggle against dictatorship.”
As stated in Rosna site also on 24/02/2014 in Paris, “Bahiya Mardini, media adviser to the Syrian opposition coalition, said that the Turkish government has not closed the offices of the Coalition in Turkey”, Mardini confirmed in a special radio call to Rosna that this news came as part of a campaign initiated by the Syrian regime against the coalition prior to the Geneva II, and it was promoted in sites belonging to the Syrian regime. Mardini explained that the coalition did transfer offices from the region, Birgili to the region, Florea in Turkey. As a result of information of threats from ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) and the Syrian regime they have been transferred by the Turkish Government for security reasons and that is what made the coalition transfer its office to a quieter place after it was in a crowded area.”
It seems that the rumors on the subject have actually happened, but the move was from one place to another place inside Turkey. The focus of the transfer to outside Turkey was intentional in order to send a message to the Coalition and the National Council to rejoin together again, but the move from Turkey to Cairo is scary for them because it keeps them away from Syria, which means their death, as an alternative for them in Turkey will be established after the “expulsion” of the veterans to Cairo! This leak out of news has paid off. The National Council announced its reunion with the Coalition! AFP published on 1/3/2014, “The Secretariat of the Syrian National Council decided at its meeting on 27 and 28 February in Istanbul, the mass return of the National Council including all its components to the ranks of the National Coalition for the forces of the revolution and the Syrian opposition.”
Fourth: this is what I see as most likely the answer to your question with the three points mentioned, we are following the subject, though if a reason is found to further clarify or explain, we will do that, Inshallah, Allah (swt) Guides to the straight path.
7 Jumada I 1435 AH
Source: Ammon News
Jordanian cleric of Palestinian origin also known as “Abu Qatada,” lashed out at the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) for imposing a tax on Christians in Syria, saying that it goes against Islamic teachings.
On Feb. 26, ISIS announced it was imposing a series of rules on Christians in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which is controlled by the group. These rules include paying a jizya — a tax historically paid by non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic state, under Islamic law — and requirements that they perform religious ceremonies in private.
Abu Qatada went before the Jordanian State Security Court on Thursday, as part of his trial on terrorism charges. Speaking to Al-Hayat just before the session began, he said, “Imposing a jizya on the Christian residents of Syria is not religiously permissible, because it should be a contract between two parties, and one party is absent.”
He added, “The mujahedeen in Syria do not yet have [sufficient] power, and they cannot protect the lives and properties of Christians given the current conditions. It is religiously unacceptable for us to take their money and not provide them a service.”
ISIS announced it had reached an “agreement” including 12 terms, which aimed to ensure the “protection” of Christians. The group warned that anyone who does not respect the agreement will be treated as an enemy. The agreement, which was published on Salafist websites close to militant groups in Syria and carry the ISIS seal, stipulated that Christians would pay a jizya, which was imposed on non-Muslims in the days of the Prophet Muhammad and in the era of the caliphs.
Abu Qatada continued his verbal attack against ISIS, indirectly accusing the group of killing Abu Khaled al-Souri. The latter was a leader in the Islamic Front, one of the formations fighting against ISIS in Syria. “I am very sad about the killing of the Mujahid Abu Khaled. … I never expected that he would die at the hands of these criminals who adopt a deviant ideology,” Abu Qatada said.
He said, “[Souri’s] killing resembled the murder of the Caliph Ali, may God bless him, who was killed by the criminal [Abdel Rahman] Ibn Muljam,” adding, “[the death] of Abu Khaled was a great loss for us. I knew him well and met with him in London. His loss is like the loss of the Mujahid Sheikh Osama bin Laden.”
Souri was killed on Feb. 23 by a car bomb in the city of Aleppo. The attack was carried out by a suicide bomber from ISIS, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Souri was one of the most important jihadist leaders in Syria, and al-Qaeda identified him as “[al-Qaeda leader] Ayman al-Zawahri’s deputy [in Syria], and a companion of Sheikh Osama bin Laden.” Jabhat al-Nusra leader Abu Mohammad Golani lamented the death of Souri, saying, “He was a friend of Sheikh Osama, Dr. Ayman and other distinguished jihad leaders and Islamic scholars.” He also accused ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of killing Souri.
In response to a question posed by Al-Hayat regarding the deadline Golani had given to his sworn enemy, Baghdadi, Abu Qatada said, “I support everything Golani said. Targeting mujahedeen in this disgraceful manner is unacceptable. It is their right to defend themselves.”
The leader of Jabhat al-Nusra has given ISIS a five-day deadline to submit to arbitration to end infighting among Islamists. If ISIS refuses, he vowed to fight them in Syria and Iraq. Abu Qatada said, “Our primary goal is fighting the criminal regime in Damascus, but the filth along the way must be eliminated. Those who adopt deviant ideology should stop [their actions],” in an explicit reference to ISIS. He added, “I can confirm today that the so-called ‘Islamic State of [Iraq and] al-Sham’ is not [a unified group]. Those close to ISIS confirmed to me that this organization is composed of groups without leadership or a unifying system. The [group’s] media official and spokesman has been injured.”
Abu Qatada continued, “This jihad will reach its final goal in Syria, but we are awaiting the blessing of jihad from other countries.”
On another matter, Abu Qatada told a group of journalists that he was refraining from eating prison food, in protest against his living conditions and that some of his relatives had been prevented from visiting him.
He said, “There are nine jihadists in my prison block who have gone on complete hunger strike, while two others are abstaining from eating prison food. The latter did not fully participate in the hunger strike because of their deteriorating health, so they decided to buy food at their own expense.”
Abu Qatada said that Salafist detainees in Jordan were not allowed to see their relatives, aside from immediate family members, and said that one of the prison officials is not listening to them. During his court session, which was attended by representatives from Western embassies, Human Rights Watch and a number of activists, Abu Qatada complained about the length of his court sessions. The judge postponed the trial until March 15. Abu Qatada is one of the most prominent al-Qaeda ideologues. He fled to Britain in 1993, and was deported to Jordan last summer following an agreement between London and Amman that no evidence extracted under torture would be used against him.
Source: 5 Pillarz
The Amir of Jabhat al-Nusra has given its main Islamist rival group a five-day ultimatum to accept mediation and end infighting or be “expelled” from the region.
Abu Mohammed al-Golani, al-Nusra’s leader, delivered his ultimatum to the leadership of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) yesterday.
Golani warned the ISIS that it would be driven out of Syria and “even from Iraq” if it refused the outcome of arbitration.
Al-Golani said in an audio recording posted on the internet: “We are waiting for your official answer within five days of issuing this statement.
“By God, if you reject God’s judgment again, and do not stop your arrogant overlording over the Muslim nation, then we will be forced to launch an assault against this aggressive, ignorant ideology and will expel it, even from Iraq.”
Fighting between the rebel factions is undermining the wider battle against Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Al-Qaeda and ISIS
The warning came two days after the killing of Abu Khaled al-Suri, who was Al-Qaeda’s Amir, Ayman al-Zawahiri’s main representative in Syria.
Rebels and activists on the ground believe he was assassinated by two suicide bombers from the ISIS, but there is no concrete evidence to confirm this.
Zawahiri has designated al-Nusra as Al-Qaeda’s official wing in Syria and has disowned ISIS, which was an offshoot of the Iraqi branch, originally known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq (ISI).
ISIS has angered other rebel factions with its ruthless tactics and harsh implementation of Shariah law in areas it controls in the northeast.
Nearly 2,000 people have been killed in fighting between ISIS and other Islamist brigades, including al-Nusra.
In the audio recording, Golani suggested the mediation be conducted by three senior Al-Qaeda scholars, two that are currently imprisoned in Jordan and one imprisoned in Saudi Arabia.
He did not mention how they would handle the arbitration while they remained in detention.
Both al-Nusra and ISIS are listed as terrorist organisations by the U.S.
#Syria: Brigadier Hussam Alawak explains why he believes that Hizb ut Tahrir are the beloved (Ahbab) of Allah (swt).
“My attention was drawn to a question from someone who asked why I refer to the members of Hizb ut Tahrir as “the beloved of Allah,” so I would like to answer:
In 1999 the air force intelligence received file for Hizb ut Tahrir. An order came directly from Hafez Al-Assad to form one central command to manage the operations related to this file, to arrest their leaders and wipe them out immediately. It was led by the Brigadier Izziddin Ismail and assisted by Brigadier Haitham Saeed, with operations under Colonel Jamil Hassan.
During this time, I was on a foreign mission, and alhamdulilah did not participate in the searches, even though I was the company commander of the regional branch of the telecommunications intelligence, where an arrest warrant was issued for one of the party leaders in the Damascus neighborhood of Baramkeh. It was discovered that he was outside of Syria, in Jordan, and by monitoring the phones we overheard him saying to his wife that he would come to Syria with a foreign passport under a different name. An ambush was set up for him inside his house by Colonel Jamil Hassan, led by Colonel Hemmam Zeina.
At the same time, while Brigadier Izziddin Ismail was acting deputy, he sent Ghassan Tarraf with a reinforced patrol to the house of the leader, as he was sure that he would arrive at his home in the next few hours. When the patrol arrived they disconnected the electricity from the entire building and they proceeded to raid the home.
When Ghassan Tarraf broke down the door, Colonel Hammam mistakenly opened fire on the forces of Ghassan, and the firefight lasted an hour, where Ghassan Tarraf was killed, as was his entire patrol, and the ambush group suffered many deaths as well, while the remaining forces all suffered injuries.
Allah struck the oppressors with the oppressors.
The leader (member of the Hizb) never entered the house, and returned from where he came.
It was the will of Allah (swt), and they are the beloved of Allah. Allah protected them.
Oh Allah I have conveyed the message, so please witness it.”
– Brigadier Hussam Alawak
The Geneva 2 conference has raised the stature of the Syrian regime and despite being engaged in the most brutal crimes against the Syrian people that have included every imaginable evil against the whole people including their children, women and elderly they have been presented as equal partners in these negotiations.
This current conference ended without any results or resolutions and was reported by news agencies to have ended in argument and sharp disagreement whilst Lakhdar Ibrahimi said that the talks were planned to resume on February the 10th. This indicates that the US and all those who support the unified position which has clearly established the aim of preserving the regime whilst bringing in some new faces from the supposed opposition, it indicates that they are not in a rush to see these negotiations come to a quick resolution. This is clear by the relaxed attitude of the Syrian regime which is speaking and acting as if no pressure is upon them.
It must be clear in everybody’s mind that both sides in these negotiations are firmly in the American camp. The regime has been protected up until now and been allowed to continue in its slaughters and merciless war against the Syrian people without facing any serious challenge or obstacles from outside. Indeed the policy of chemical weapon destruction has allowed Syria more time to fight the revolutionaries bringing as much slaughter, death, destruction and starvation as it desires whilst all world leaders can talk about is getting both sides to the table. They have even managed to turn the focus to fighting terrorism and raised that to a higher priority than removing or stopping the Asad regime!
The Syrian National Coalition on the other hand have already conceded that the regime will pretty much remain in place but have been promised by America that they will have a future in the rule. As such they are eager for the transition to take place however the US will continue to tell them that they are doing everything they can and that they need to remain patient until their promises come into fruition.
Whilst the US and the world behind it continue to play the games of Geneva and their like they will continue to attempt to weaken the revolutionaries on the ground by instigating fighting between the factions and by trying to divide them upon lines of being moderate and extremist. They will use their agents from inside and outside including the rulers of Turkey, Saudi, Kuwait, Iran, Jordan and Iraq to assist them in this, in addition to relying upon the media to focus on the real problem and enemy in Syria which is terrorism and Al-Qaeda etc…
When the US decides that the groundwork has been accomplished sufficiently inside Syria and outside Syria, it will quickly apply the required direction and pressure upon the Syrian regime and the opposition who will obey the commands of their master just as quickly and a resolution will be made which will be sanctioned by the world and declared as a groundbreaking peace deal. Anyone who then rejects this will then be labelled legally by the UN and by the media as an enemy of peace or extremist or terrorist and the whole world including the new Syrian regime (which will in reality still be the same old regime with a few new faces) will then declare a unified war against them in the name of peace.
This is the plan of the disbelieving US colonialist and the world order that it leads that gives no value to human life and the only justice they believe in is the one that guarantees that their interests will be preserved and their influences maintained to continue to control and exploit the Muslim lands. The Syrian regime is a secular regime and the US manufactured opposition represented in the Syrian National Coalition are calling for a secular regime and the whole world is unified and striving with all their efforts to derail the revolution in Syria which declared war on secularism, colonialism and the policies of Sykes and Picot and declared their allegiance to Allah (swt) and his Messenger (saw).
This is the plan of the enemies of Islaam and the Muslims but:
وَيَمْكُرُونَ وَيَمْكُرُ اللَّهُ وَاللَّهُ خَيْرُ الْمَاكِرِينَ
And they plot and Allah plots (as well) and Allah is the best of plotters (Al-Anfaal 30).
However the Muslims in Ash-Shaam have proven that they will not be an easy push over and even if the world as a whole has united against them and their revolution. There may be some who will compromise, make concessions and fall into the clutches of the enemy and indeed some already have but this revolution was established upon the basis of reliance upon Allah alone when they threw away the flags of Sykes Picot and raised the banner of Islaam and said: ‘O Allah we have none other than you O Allah’ and ‘We will never bow down to other than Allah’ and ‘Our leader forever is Muhammad Rasoolullah’. This revolution was for Islaam and you O Muslims of Ash-Shaam have sacrificed everything for the sake of Allah so we ask Allah (swt) to reward you with the highest rewards and to magnify them and we ask Allah (swt) to make you strong and firm on your Deen and to never compromise it and not even by a hairs breadth. If you do this then you will have the greatest abode awaiting you in the hereafter and you will also be hastening the downfall, demise and collapse of the enemies of the Deen by the permission of Allah (swt). On that day the believers will rejoice and their breasts will be healed when they hear the news of Allah’s victory that he has given to His servants with the reestablishment of His Deen, Shari’ah and Khilafah upon the path of the Prophethood.
In regards to the believers He (swt) said:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا إِنْ تَنْصُرُوا اللَّهَ يَنْصُرْكُمْ وَيُثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَكُمْ
O You who believe! If you support Allah he will support you and make your foothold firm (Muhammad 7).
And in regards to Himself (swt) He said:
وَاللَّهُ غَالِبٌ عَلَى أَمْرِهِ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
And Allah has full power and control over His Affairs, but most of men know not (Yusuf 21).
Abu Abdil Hasib
(Taken from Al-Waie in English and more)