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Unanimocity: Top Leader Of Al-Qaida In Yemen Hails Gains Made By ISIS Caliphate

The longer the “Islamic State” continues to grow in size, strength and superiority the likelihood increases that we’ll be seeing branches of al-Qaida joining their rank, especially if al-Qaida affiliates continue losing their own fighters to ISIS. Even though certain tactics may be a little different between the two Sunni groups, the various claws of this Beast all serve the same deadly purpose …

Hadith, Sahih Muslim 1:33a, “The Messenger of Allah [Mohammed] said: ‘I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish [Islamic] prayer …”

Hadith, Muslim 1844, 1851, “Whoever gives his oath of allegiance to a leader and gives him his hand and his heart, let him obey him as much as he can … Whoever dies and did not make an oath of allegiance (to the Muslim leader) has died a death of jaahiliyyah [like an ignorant non-Muslim in pre-Islamic times]” – The “Prophet” Mohammed

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By Mohammed Ghobari and Sami Aboudi, Haaretz – “A top leader of Al-Qaida’s Yemeni branch has hailed the seizure of swathes of Iraqi territory by the Sunni guerrilla group Islamic State, raising the possibility of cooperation between two of the most active Islamist militant networks.

A senior U.S. official last month expressed concern over possible collaboration between bombmakers from Yemen and militants in Syria, where Islamic State has also seized extensive territory in the rebellion against President Bashar Assad.

‘I congratulate all the Mujahideen on all battlefronts and all Muslims on the victories that our brothers in Iraq have achieved against the puppets of the (Iranians),’ Ibrahim al-Rubaish, the main ideologue of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), said in a video posted online.

‘Who does not rejoice in the victory of the Sunni Muslims and the defeat of the gangs of [Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-] Maliki, which had tormented the Sunnis?’ he added.

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) changed its name to Islamic State after its fighters swept through northwestern Iraq in June, and declared a caliphate spanning the parts of Iraq and Syria under its control.

The movement originally sprang out of Al-Qaida in Iraq, and shares with Al-Qaida a hatred of Shi’ite Muslims, whom they regard as heretics who have started wars against Sunnis across the Middle East.

‘The Sunnis of Iraq have realised that co-existence in Iraq is not possible … and that fighting the rejectionists (Shi’ites) is a legally binding duty,’ said Rubaish, who is on a list of 85 people wanted by the Saudi government.

‘The same situation is being repeated in Yemen and the Gulf. Will Sunnis learn the lesson of Iraq and take the initiative?’

It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity or the date of the 11-minute recording, which appeared to have been posted on the Internet on Tuesday.

Many Sunni Islamists have hailed Islamic State’s victories against a government that they regard as heavily influenced by the Shi’ite power Iran.

But most Al-Qaida groups have refrained from breaking away from the parent to pledge allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has declared himself caliph.” Read more.

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