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Lesson 11 Unspeakable Evil - The Islamic State

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Lesson 11 Unspeakable Evil - The Islamic State

  1. 1. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State 1 A Special Topic Course Presented by: www.IslamicStateOfAmerica.com Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Lesson 11: Unspeakable Evil. The Islamic State
  2. 2. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Review: The Rise of Terror • Muslim Brotherhood: The father of all modern terror – Founded 1928, multiple assassinations in Egypt – Sparked 1982 and 2011 civil wars in Syria – Global goal for caliphate and submission of all peoples – Manifesto for the overthrow of the United States • The seven sons of Satan – Hamas (Sunni, funded by Iranian Shi’a) – FATAH (Sunni, funded by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, others) – Hezbollah (Shi’a, funded by Iran) – Al Qaeda (Sunni, funded by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, others) – Taliban (Sunni, funded by drug money, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, others) – Al Shabaab (African Sunni in Somalia, various funding ties, links to ISIS) – Boko Haram (African Sunni in Nigeria, various funding ties, links to ISIS) 2
  3. 3. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Review: An Intractable Problem • Chemical weapons • Tactical and ballistic missiles (Scud) • Anti-aircraft weapons • Anti-ship missiles • Thermobaric weapons • Anti-tank missiles • Syrian Armed Forces • Shabiha • Hezbollah • Iran Revolutionary Guard Rebels Saudi Arabia Qatar Turkey USA • Free Syrian Army (FSA). Muslim Brotherhood. Syrian Islamic Liberation Front. al-Nusra Front (al- Qaeda affiliate)  Destroy Assad’s regime, then set up an Islamic state. • Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the Levant (ISIS).  Establish the caliphate now, then destroy Assad’s regime Syrian Gov’t Russia Iran Hezbollah 3
  4. 4. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Unspeakable Evil: The Islamic State • A fundamentalist Islamist group – Dedicated to the most severe and “perfect” interpretation of Islam, grounded entirely in the Quran and Islamic jurisprudence • An apocalyptic-focused fighting force – It has no fear of death, waging war for the specific purpose of bringing about the end of the world and the global expansion of a formal Islamic State • A well-funded, technology-savvy fighting force – It draws fighters from all over the world. Untapped reserves of funding from inside and outside the Islamic State • A Satanically-inspired force – It pushes into every continent of the globe. It is a force that we will fight for decades to come 4
  5. 5. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Overview • Salafist jihadist militant group – Fundamentalist Islamic doctrine – Sunni Wahhabism • Also known as – Daesh (Arabic acronym, a slur) • Punishable by cutting out tongue – Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) – ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and Levant) – ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) • Led by Caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – Claims religious, political, and military authority over all Muslims worldwide – Affiliates in Libya, Nigeria, North Africa, South Asia, Afghanistan – Active in Europe, UK, United States. Expanding elsewhere 5
  6. 6. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State History • Originated as Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in 1999 – Founded by Jordanian radical al-Zarqawi (killed June 2006) – Original allegiance to al Qaeda. Supported Iraqi insurgency efforts following March 2003 invasion of Iraq – Joining other insurgent Islamic groups, formed the Islamic State of Iraq in October 2006 – Following start of Syrian civil war in August 2011, joined the Syrian battle under leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, aligned with al-Nusra front – Merged with al-Nusra front April 2013 to form Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – al-Nusra Front and al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri rejected the ISIL concept and cut ties in February 2014 6
  7. 7. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Foundations • October 13, 2006: Coalition Proclamation – "to rid Sunnis from the oppression of the rejectionists (Shi'ite Muslims) and the crusader occupiers ... to restore rights even at the price of our own lives ... to make Allah's word supreme in the world, and to restore the glory of Islam” – Founded Islamic State of Iraq • May 16, 2010: Appointed leader – July 2012, announced return to Iraqi towns taken from them by the war • June 29, 2014: Declared Caliphate – Al-Baghdadi declares himself Caliph Ibrahim with authority over all Muslims 7
  8. 8. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Expansion • January 27, 2014: Obama calls ISIL “jayvee team” • February 2015: Libyan land grab • March 7, 2015: Boko Haram swears allegiance • March 13, 2015: Uzbekistan rebels swear allegiance • Global terror outbreak – Tunisia resort (38 dead), Suruc bombing in Turkey (33 dead) – Yemeni mosque bombing (142 Shi’a dead), Russian aircraft bombed (228 dead), Ankara Turkey bombing (102 dead) – Beirut (43 Shi’a dead), Paris attacks (130 dead) – Aden, Istanbul, San Bernadino, and yesterday… Brussels • Bottom line: They said they would do this, and they did – Certainly not a “Jayvee Team” 8
  9. 9. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Ideology • Extreme Salafist (Wahhabi) interpretation of Islam – All who disagree are apostates or infidels worthy of death – Emerges from ideology of Muslim Brotherhood and the guiding principles of Wahhabi-inspired Islamic jurisprudence – The most elemental, “back to the basics of Muhammad” form of Islam encountered today. • Rejects ALL innovations in the religion, which it believes has corrupted Islam • Condemns all followers of secular law as apostates – Their first priority is the purification of Islamic societies • E.g., HAMAS = apostates because their jihad is not legitimate – To claim that the group is not Islamic ignores all reality • Barak Obama, September 10, 2014 “ISIL is not Islamic” 9
  10. 10. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Apocalyptic Focus • Major focus on eschatology and apocalypticism – The Day of Judgment is near – Imam Mahdi will arise and wage war on battlegrounds of Dabiq – Only four caliphs will follow al-Baghdadi until Mahdi arrives • Based on the Hadith of the Twelve Successors 10
  11. 11. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Dabiq • Official magazine of Islamic State – Periodical magazine focusing on tawhid (unity), manhaj (truth- seeking), hijrah (migration), jihad (holy war) and jama'ah (community) – Contains photo reports, current events, and informative articles relating to the Islamic State.” • Praises terror attacks – San Bernadino, Paris • Paints romantic images – Restored Islamic golden age – Glorious new caliphate – Based on a holy war at Dabiq 11
  12. 12. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State 12
  13. 13. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Islamic State Overview 13 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzmO6RWy1v8 Video: The rise of ISIS, explained in 6 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ034SvB16E Video: A brief history of ISIS
  14. 14. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Propaganda and Social Media • Owns media production companies to push their “brand” – Media branches in countries with affiliates, producing material in Arabic and 23 other languages – Magazines, radio networks, social media blitz • Release of savagery images – Hallmark of their campaign – Leads to “vexation and exhaustion” of enemy • Social media very sophisticated – Better than most companies • ”Anonymous” has declared war – To bring down their social media accounts 14
  15. 15. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Finances • Occupation of territory – Taxation, Jizya tax of Christians – Control of banks, farming, oil and gas reservoirs • $1M – $3M per day in oil exports; 350 wells at peak • Crime – Drug trade, kidnapping for ransom – Robbery, sale of stolen antiquities – Sale of slave women, extortion • Donations from Saudi Arabia and Gulf states – Often disguised as “humanitarian charity” • Material support provided by foreign fighters • Fundraising using social media, modern communications 15
  16. 16. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State 16 http://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2015/12/12/bizview-how-isis-makes- money-romans-lklv.cnn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tHmgWznaMM Video: How does ISIS make money? Video: How Does ISIS Get Its Money?
  17. 17. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Strategy • Strategy and execution based in large part on 2004 Arabic work “Management of Savagery” – Strike fear into the hearts of all people in order to win them over – Attack outside the territory to vex the enemy and drain its reserves by dispersing the collaborative efforts of enemy alliance – Terror attacks on soft targets like resorts will financially weaken the invaders through huge expenditures for protection – Inspire youth who are disaffected, naturally rebellious, energetic – Draw the Crusaders into a quagmire of conflict – Inspire massacre as a conscious plan designed to instill among believers a sense of meaning that is sacred and sublime, while scaring the hell out of fence-sitters and enemies 17
  18. 18. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Savagery as a Management Tool • Beheadings with swords, explosive necklaces • Bombs embedded inside dolls and toys • Drowning in cages. Burning in cages • Execution of Down Syndrome children • Child executioners taught to behead • Dragging to death. • Running over with a tank. Exploded in a car • Throw homosexuals off buildings • Rape little girls and slave women while claiming that that rape will bring glory to Allah • Chemical weapons to gas enemies • Hanging. Stoning. • Orphan babies wrapped in explosives 18
  19. 19. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Persecution • Compels all people in territories to live by sharia law – Death threats, torture, mutilation to compel conversion to Islam – Directs violence against Shi’a, Alawites, Assyrians, Armenian Christians, Yazidis, Druze • Ethnic cleansing on a historic scale – Entire communities at risk of being wiped off the map – 830,000 have fled Islamic State areas since 2014 • Christians have three options – Convert, pay the jizya tax, or die • Children as young as 6 kidnapped for training camps – Taught to behead dolls, provide blood transfusions for soldiers – 89 children killed fighting, 39% of them suicide bombings 19
  20. 20. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Violence Against Women • Multiple reports of sexual abuse and enslavement – Predominantly Yazidis, some Christians • 7,000 women and children sold into slavery – 150 women killed who refused to participate in sexual jihad – Older women sold in slave markets – Younger girls raped or married off to fighters – Victims report rapists claim “by raping you I draw closer to god.” • Wall Street Journal – Slavery appeals to Hadith and Qur'an claims of the right to enslave and rape non-Muslim women • Revival of slavery is seen as precursor to the end of the world • Allows sex with captives as long as they are not pregnant. Some rapists use condoms to ensure no pregnancy. 20
  21. 21. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State Islamic State Rapists 21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWn6ed9u8s8 http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/10/08/isis-rape-yazidi-shubert- pkg.cnn http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/girl-aged-8-raped-isis-7521499 Video: Girl aged 8 raped by ISIS as other kidnapped children forced to listen to her screams Video: ISIS militants- A young Yazidi woman raped 30 times in just a few hours Video: ISIS terrorists 'hijack Islam' to rape women
  22. 22. Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Unspeakable Evil—The Islamic State 22 • Lesson 12 • Islamism on the rise in the Western world – Demography – Refugees – Methodical transformation of Europe, the UK, and Canada • Pray! – For wisdom, for God’s grace, and for His hand in our lives In the Next Lesson

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