The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF), a shadowy transnational jihadi-takfiri media and translation network, released an English translation today of Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) Arabic martyrdom statement for the militant American Muslim preacher Anwar al-'Awlaqi and his fellow American jihadi, Samir Khan. The original Arabic statement, released yesterday, can be viewed in the previous POST. This translation by the GIMF was produced unusually quickly.
ترجمة بيان تنظيم القاعدة في جزيرة العرب A Translation of the Statement of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
دم الشهيد نــور ونــار The Blood of the Martyr is Light and Fire
[ بـيان استشهاد الشيخ أنـور العولقي ورفـاقــه ]
A Statement about the Martyrdom of Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaqi and His Comrades
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
All praise be to Allah, the Lord of all that exists, and may peace and blessings be upon our Messenger, Muhammad, and his family. To proceed:
We affirm to our Mujahid Ummah which has risen against injustice the martyrdom of the heroic Mujahid, Sheikh Abu Abdur-Rahman Anwar bin Nasir al-Awlaqi.
His martyrdom as well as that of his comrades, Abu Muhsin al-Ma'ribi, Sameer Khan and Salim al-Marwani, may Allah have mercy on them all, was a result of an American airstrike in an area between Ma'rib and Jawf.
By Allah's Grace, the Sheikh and Islamic preacher was killed while he remained firm in the path of Da'wah and Jihad, while both global and local pressure were unable to cause him to retract from it, despite lengthy attempts of seduction and threat, imprisonment and pursuit.
This Islamic preacher is the one who achieved victory, by his beliefs, as remaining firm on beliefs is the true victory. He died upon his beliefs, as we reckon. This is a characteristic of the Muslim Ummah; their leaders do not die on their beds. The honor and the victory of the Ummah is that their leaders and preachers are martyred.
Has any true call or the nation ever lived without sacrifices? If not, then we are an Ummah which never dies! Rather, it is victorious, it lives, and it is persists, because death gives it life!
The Americans assassinated the Islamic preacher, Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaqi and Sameer Khan without any brought proof of allegation, and they presented no evidence according to their own criminal laws of “freedom”.
Where are their calls of freedom, justice, and human rights and freedom which they claim? America was so harmed by them that they contradicted their own principle, which they do daily, on which they claim their country was founded.
America is the one who failed, as they did not abide by their principles, while the Sheikh proved victorious, as he lived according to his beliefs and died upon them.
And thus does America commit acts of injustice and aggression, killing on a daily basis. Indeed they have a dark history in the likes of these crimes, too lengthy to be recorded. They fabricate brazen lies in public, claiming to be the protectors of human rights, freedom and justice.
Their mendacious king makes a public appearance, stating that the death of Sheikh Anwar al-Awlaqi is a victory for the Yemeni people, because the Sheikh, according to him, killed many Yemeni people. But Obama, the yo-yo who changes his religion daily, that he was found confessing to the fact that he killed hundreds of the Sheikh's fellow tribesmen in Ma'jalah and Rafadh, most of them women, children and the elderly, with the blessings and participation of the butcher of Yemen, Ali Saleh.
The Sheikh has proceeded to the Everlasting Gardens, Allah willing, while leaving behind for the Ummah a clear and pure ideology, a distinguished style, and a path of Da'wah and Jihad which the Ummah can adopt in their march towards honor and victory.
Yes, America has killed Sheikh Anwar, may Allah have mercy on him, but they can never kill his ideology. Rather, the martyrdom of the Sheikh is a new and revived life of his ideology and style.
The Sheikh has students which he taught, and students which have benefited from him in various parts of the world. They will march his march, following his tracks, continuing on the straight path, the path of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam.
As for American politicians, people have become accustomed to the fact that whenever they kill a leader of Islam, or whenever one of its heroes is martyred, they start to imagine things, saying that they have finished off Islam or the Muslim Ummah, that the Muslim Ummah is now impotent, or on that day they have achieved a great victory by killing such-and-such Muslim.
Indeed it is only their imagination, as they are fighting an entire nation and a magnificent religion. They are fighting the Nation of True Monotheism (Taweed) and Jihad. How on earth can they think to break its resolve?!
These patchy techniques, as well as the injustices of America against the entire world, and its continual support of the Jews and the idol-tyrant rulers, its proxies in various regions, have led Muslim masses to revolt and step into the fields, in outright refusal of the idiotic policies of America, their injustices against the entire world, and their support of their proxy rulers who they have placed over their neck.
By Allah's Grace, America was slapped in Egypt when the revolutionaries refused to meet the U.S. Secretary of State. Then, they were given another slap in Libya, the land of Jihad.
Now, they can only stand and watch the Muslim people of Syria, unable to do anything about the uprising in Yemen, who condemn and object to the ways of America, refusing to accept American interference, all of course except the opposition party, who by Allah's Grace do not represent the majority, nor do they have any strength on the ground.
Our Yemeni revolutionaries! Indeed you left your homes in pursuit of freedom, justice, and in refusal of U.S. interference. You must state your firm decision about these flagrant and shameless transgression of airspace and these continual airstrikes against the best of your people, as well as the helpless from your women, children and the elderly. You must shout in the face of all those who have been appointed by America, just as you now shout in the face of the agent Ali Saleh, as by Allah they are two sides of the same coin. Are our calamities due to anyone other than America and their proxies?
Ali Abdullah Saleh has taken America as a lord besides Allah. It is they who support him and grant him legitimacy, standing by his side for now thirty years!
Our Yemeni revolutionaries! Indeed you must make your liberation from American slavery, the refusal of American plans for the region, and support for the people of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine against American occupation goals of your revolt as well.
Our Yemeni revolutionaries! You have brought on a bright dawn against the proxy agent Ali Abdullah Saleh. You must bring on one more dawn against American interference in the region.
In conclusion, we ask that Allah grants us and you the best of consolation, O tribe of Awaliq, for the assassination of your son, the magnificent, noble, brave and heroic, unjustly killed Sheikh Anwar bin Nasir al-Awlaqi.
While just yesterday, the Mujahid Sheikh, Muhammad bin Umair al-Kalawi al-Awlaqi was killed along with a large number of your women, children and elderly. The regime of Ali Saleh killed the Mujahid Sheikh Zayid ad-Daghari, which is an open sign of them making these defiant and freeborn tribes a target due to their refusal to accept oppression, injustice and ignobility.
O defiant tribes! Indeed the blood of the Sheikh and his comrades will not be spilled in vain! Indeed behind him there are heros which will not turn their eyes to injustice, in soon, Allah willing, they shall exact revenge!
Tell the tribe of Awaliq that the best of consolation are the raves of the proud which cannot be muffled.
We are at war with America, they inflict harms upon us as we do upon them, and the final end is for those who patiently persevere, and it is they who will prove victorious
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