Who you gonna believe Barack or Sy?
Steve Coll is dean of the Columbia Journalism School and former managing editor of the Washington Post. He is a former president and CEO of New America Foundation, and has been a staff writer for The New Yorker. He is author “Ghost Wars:The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September ” He is interviewed by “Democracy Now”
I LOVE this picture. Happy, heavily armed young men joining their brethren from across the globe in a noble battle to conquer evil and create a better world!
“The Khalīfah (hafidhahullāh) said, “O Muslims everywhere, glad tidings to you and expect good. Raise your heads high, for today – by Allah’s grace – you have a state and khilāfah, which will return your dignity, might, rights, and leadership. It is a state where the Arab and non-Arab, the white man and black man, the easterner and westerner are all brothers. It is a khilāfah that gathered the Caucasian, Indian, Chinese, Shāmī, Iraqi, Yemeni, Egyptian, Maghribī (North African), American, French, German, and Australian. Allah brought their hearts together, and thus, they became brothers by His grace, loving each other for the sake of Allah, standing in a single trench, defending and guarding each other, and sacrificing themselves for one another. ”
Don’t get me wrong. I oppose this movement and think it should be stopped. But I respect their excellent marketing skills. This is from edition #8 which you can get here. You can read them all at Jihadology.net
There’s been much handwringing in the west about educated, middle-class kids can become “radicalized” and want to join the fight against for a Caliphate. Part of the answer is maybe the excellent information and recruitment materials they publish.
The framework agreement the U.S. and its international partners reached with Iran that blocks Tehran’s pathways to building a nuclear bomb is barely a week old and yet the usual suspects have already denounced it as a “bad deal.” Sound Familiar?