‘Caliph of All Muslims’ wears looted $ 6000 watch, threatens Saudi Arabia

by Gramfan on July 7, 2014

in Caliphate, Gramfan (team member), Islamic State (of Iraq and ash-Sham/Levant/ISIS/ISIL/Daesh), Muslim mindset, Saudi Arabia

He’s wearing the looted watch in the video below. It doesn’t quite fit his wrist.

First Appearance of ISIS Caliph Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi (English Subtitles)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxawa6VnSTM

Published on Jul 5, 2014 by MMEMonitorMideast

Excerpts from the speech at the Grand Mosque in Mosul by ISIS Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

ISIS emir and newly, self-appointed Caliph for all Muslims blesses mankind with his first public appearance in a video recorded at a mosque in Mosul. In his first appearance, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi enlightens misguided Muslims and informs them that he too is, in fact, imperfect.

Excerpts from his speech were translated exclusively for Monitor Mideast.

Al Baghdadi’s first lecture consists of interpretations he gave to Quranic verses, whilst some other quotes were plagiarized from the first speech held by the first Sunni Caliph, Abu Bakr.

Taken from The Telegraph:

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, emerged from the shadows to lead Friday prayers at Mosul’s Great Mosque, calling on the world’s Muslims to “obey” him as the head of the caliphate declared by the Sunni jihadist group.

The notoriously secretive jihadi, who has never before been seen in public, chose the first Friday prayer service of Ramadan to make an audacious display of power in the city that Salafist Islamists have now controlled for three weeks.

Speaking from the balcony in his new incarnation as self-anointed “Caliph Ibrahim”, al-Baghdadi announced himself as “the leader who presides over you”, urging Muslims to join him and “make jihad” for the sake of Allah.

Under his direction, the Islamic world would be returned to “dignity, might, rights and leadership”, he said.

“I am the wali (leader) who presides over you, though I am not the best of you, so if you see that I am right, assist me,” he said, dressed in a black turban and robe reminiscent of the last caliphs to rule from Baghdad.

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The black turban shows that al-Baghdadi claims descent from Muhammad through the male line.

Daniel Greenfield: ISIS Caliph of All Muslims Wears Stolen $6000 Watch

While ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has proclaimed an Islamic State, was telling Muslims they had to obey him, he showed off some of the loot that his followers could expect to pick up along the way.

The Islamic State leader spoke publicly for the first time at Mosul’s Great Mosque of Friday, an intervention in which he called on the world’s Muslims to “obey” him as “the leader who presides over you”.
But the self-anointed ‘Caliph Ibrahim’ also brought a touch of branding into the bloody conflict, with many who have seen the 20-minute sermon commenting on his bulky and expensive wristwatch.

Appearing in black robes and a turban in an attempt to evoke memories of the last Caliphs to rule from Baghdad, the jihadist broke with the tradition to sport an ill-fitting chrome watch with a dark face.

His choice of accessory, which is believed to be either a Rolex, Sekonda or £3,500 Omega seamaster…

Some are calling this a misstep, but looting was the core of Mohammed’s conquests. His followers weren’t all that devout, they were looking for stuff to steal. That is why many of Mohammed’s original targets, including the Jews, were well off.

Like most thieves, Mohammed went where the money was.

“Allah made booty lawful and good. He used it to incite the Muslims to unity of purpose. So enjoy what you have captured.

Ishaq:327

“Allah saw what was in their hearts [what they coveted] so he rewarded them with victory and with as much spoil as they could take. Allah promised that they would soon capture a great deal of booty.”

Ishaq:503

Allah taught them how to divide the spoil. He made it lawful and said, ‘A fifth of the booty belongs to the Apostle. (Mohammed)’

Ishaq:324

On the Badr expedition, the Messenger took the sword of Dhu al-Faqar as booty. It had belonged to Munabbih. On that day he also took Abu Jahl’s camel as booty. It was a Mahri dromedary on which he used to go on raids. It is said that he wrote ‘Ma’aqil’ [Blood-Money] on his sword.”

Religion was a means for Mohammed to rob people. It’s not that different from what Al-Bagdadi is doing. The “spiritual” aspect of martyrdom simply promised those of the Mohammedan bandits who died in the process of robbing people that they would enjoy the spoils of victory, e.g. food, women, wealth, in Islamic paradise.

Islam, as I have said before, is innately a gang religion. Its faith is in its ability to steal from others.

Islam always reverts back to the gang. It comes out of the desert and returns to the desert. It begins with a handful of men raiding civilized towns and cities. And no matter how much time must pass and how the world turns, it always reverts back there. Over a thousand years later, the climactic struggle of Islam is almost indistinguishable from what it was in the time of Mohammed.

The gang can only think of fighting more, killing more and doing the same things it did last week again. It finds meaning in the ethos of the fight and in the comradeship of fellow gang members. That is why Jihad is so central to Islam. It is why women occupy such an inferior position. Jihad is the gang culture of Islam. Its bonding rituals are central to Islam whose original elements derive mainly from the raids of Mohammed and his companions against the more civilized peoples of the region.

Islam finds its meaning from fighting and killing non-Muslims. It is the only meaning that it can ever have.

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Walid Shoebat: Behold The New Muslim Caliph Eyes Saudi Arabia For Its Ultimate Destruction

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was on video openly rallying the adepts of the new Islamic state he had just pronounced in the largest city that his fighters had taken. Clad in black robes that invoked a distant, almost mythical phase of Islamic history, Baghdadi gave a half-hour sermon during Friday prayers in Mosul and led worship inside one of the most important Islamic sites in Iraq in open defiance of the US intelligence officials who have put a $10m bounty on his head.

In doing so, he laid down for the first time after the fall of the Ottoman Caliphate, a new Caliphate in Iraq.

What he mimicked was the first Caliph in Islam Abu Bakr who on the day following the meeting at Saqeefa Bani Salida, all the Muslims of Madina assembled in the Prophet’s mosque for Zuhr prayer, and for offering allegiance to Abu Bakr as the Caliph.

In a surprise, those present at the grand mosque in Mosul had no idea who would be preaching on Friday. But as the bearded figure made his entrance, he was introduced to them simply as “your new caliph Ibrahim”.

“I am not better than you or more virtuous than you,” Baghdadi says in the video. “If you see me on the right path, help me. If you see me on the wrong path, advise me and halt me. And obey me as far as I obey God.”

Everything, statements, attire, setting and message comes from the Inaugural address to the first Muslim Caliph Abu Bakr and is why Al-Baghdadi chose the name Abu Bakr and even used the same statements of the historic Abu Bakr:

“When all the Muslims, gathered in the mosque, had offered their allegiance to Abu Bakr, Abu Bakr rose to address them. After praising Allah and offering his tribute to the Holy Prophet of Islam, Abu Bakr addressed the congregation in the following terms: “O people, I swear by Allah that I never coveted the caliphate either by day or by night … Now, it is beyond doubt that I have been elected your Amir, although I am not better than you. Help me, if I am in the right; set me right if I am in the wrong …”

Al-Baghdadi’s choice of attire and language showed he was trying to liken himself to the earliest caliphs, especially those who ruled during the Abbasid period, a flourishing but brutal time in Islamic history. Al-Baghdadi in his sermon was relying heavily on verses from the Qur’an and the words of other caliphs, in particular Abu Bakr the first caliph, who led the Islamic world after the death of the prophet Muhammad.

All the worshippers had to perform Friday prayers and give allegiance to the new Caliph or face 50 lashes.

To understand this allegiance Shoebat.com explained in detail how Islam coined the Sharia ruling of Mubaya’at or “Bay’at”, which is giving an allegiance to the Prince of the Faithful, which currently Al-Baghdadi, Da’ish’s leader pledged to establish the Caliphate (read here).

The besieged prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has constantly claimed to be making gains on the battlefields, but his forces are yet to claw back any of the losses to Isis.

Scholars in Baghdad say the fact that Baghdadi can trace his lineage back to the Muslim prophet gives him significant leverage under sharia law, making it difficult for any senior cleric to contest his legitimacy as an Islamic leader.

“He is trying to seize a moment,” said Hashimi, a scholar on Islam. “He truly does believe he is a man worthy of historical comparison. He has all the all the criteria and the conditions. He belongs to the family tree.”

Officials have attempted to suggest that Baghdadi is a deluded figure overcome by hubris. Some even suggested that he was the contemporary equivalent of a Jonestown cult leader, brainwashing followers into blindly following him in a nihilistic grab for power and influence.

However, the gains that Isis has made over two countries in such a short time suggest that its leadership is highly organised and efficient. “He is rational,” said Hashimi.

“He thinks very clearly about what he is doing. He is deeply ideological and committed.

“He is also very determined to make himself into the one true ruler of Sunni Islam.”

In Baghdad, the appearance of the video was met with alarm and curiosity in equal measure.

Azima Zahra, a resident of the capital, said Baghdadi’s image would give her nightmares for weeks.

“He is what I thought he would be: a cold, mean and cruel man who thinks he is a prophet,” she said. “He will lead us all to ruin.”

The gestures of support from Saudi Arabia primarily take the form of anonymous individuals holding placards declaring admiration for ISIS.

[…]

Saudi Arabia is aware that its a main target of al-Baghdadi. Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz recently met with Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt to obtain assistance in case of an attack on the kingdom.

And just this week, Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 troops to its border with Iraq.

The Caliphates army are well-armed and well-funded and has already seized control of most of western Iraq, is now effectively at the kingdom’s doorstep. Nearly half the 900km (560 mile) Saudi-Iraq border is with Iraq’s Anbar province where The Caliph’s army now is able to move its fighters around at will and officials fear that the attack on Saudi Arabia is only a matter of time.

The Harlot of Babylon, Saudi Arabia is realizing finally that funding the Syrian revolution created a curse, that the same Jihdist fighters in Syria are now about to terrorize Arabia.

Saudi is also a major source of support for ISIS. Since the latest offensive in Iraq, hashtags have overwhelming been originating from Saudi Arabia with 95 percent emanated from Saudi Arabia over the last week, by far eclipsing those from Iraq and Syria, where the ISIS is actually operating at present.

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