How is it that Dokka Abu Usman, who situates everything he says in the context of Islam and frequently quotes the Qur'an, have misunderstood Islam so thoroughly as to think that Muslims must fight in order to impose Sharia? Can some Muslim in the U.S. please explain how his vision of Islam differs from Dokka's, and what he would say to Dokka if he had the chance to try to convince him that his understanding of Islam was wrong?
"Emir Dokku Abu Usman about bin Laden, the Caucasus Emirate and casualties among the Mujahideen," from the Kavkaz Center, May 17 (thanks to Joseph):
KC: The beginning of this spring has been marked by casualties among the Mujahedeen of the Caucasus Emirate. The leading commanders of the Emirate - Emir Supyan, Emir Hassan, Emir Abdullah and others - martyred (Insha'Allah). These are tangible casualties. Can we say that the Mujahideen are weakened?
Dokka Abu Usman: The casualties we incurred have not weakened us and will not weaken us in the future, Insha'Allah. War is impossible without casualties. Since 1999, we have lost many of our emirs and leaders, but the Jihad did not stop, but vice versa, it expanded and strengthened. Generations of the Mujahedeen replace each other. New young men take place of the deceased. More and more young men want to join the Mujahedeen, but unfortunately we cannot accept all the newcomers. Another thing is that due to casualties, we have to correct our plans, to change tactics on the fields. However, that does not mean that a relative calm, for example, in Ingushetia, testifies about the weakening of the positions of the Mujahedeen.
At one place, the activity of the Mujahedeen could be reduced for tactical reasons, and in other place, they could be intensified. There could be calm in Nalchik, but a major sabotage attack could be carried out in Vladivostok. We consider the Caucasus Emirate and Russia as a single theater of war.
We are not in a hurry. The path has been chosen, we know our tasks, and we will not turn back, Insha'Allah, from this path. Today, the battlefield is not just Chechnya and the Caucasus Emirate, but also the whole Russia. The situation is visible to everybody who has eyes. The Jihad is spreading, steadily and inevitably, everywhere.
I've already mentioned that all those artificial borders, administrative divisions, which the Taghut drew, mean nothing to us. The days when we wanted to secede and dreamed of building a small Chechen Kuwait in the Caucasus are over. Now, when you tell the young Mujahedeen about these stories, they are surprised and want to understand how those plans related to the Koran and the Sunnah.
Alhamdulillah! I sometimes think that Allah has called these young people to the Jihad, so that we, the older generation, could not stray from the right path. Now we know that we should not be divided, and must unite with our brothers in faith. We must reconquering Astrakhan, Idel-Ural, Siberia ´- these are indigenous Muslim lands. And then, God's willing, we shall deal with Moscow ulus (district - KC).
KC: As you know, the US said that they had been able to kill bin Laden. There was a statement on behalf of al-Qaida posted on the Internet, which confirmed the martyrdom of their Emir. What is your assessment of what happened? The US says that the death of bin Laden will positively (for the West) affect the overall situation in the world.
Dokka Abu Usman: If the death of Sheikh Osama bin Laden is confirmed, then we will only say the words from the Holy Koran - "We all belong to Allah and to Him shall be our return".
We ask Allah that He accepts the martyrdom of Sheikh Bin Laden, because that man abandoned his wealth and peaceful worldly life for the sake of protecting Islam. And that is a great goal, and the reward for it is great.
With regard to the question of whether bin Laden's death will affect the situation in the world, I think that the infidels do not believe themselves that their life became easier. According to all signs, it is clear that the world is in such situation that the death of the leaders of the Jihad cannot stop the process of the revival of Islam.
That development will go forward, regardless of the fact if the United States, Russia or the UN want it or not.
We all see that the world has changed very much.
For the first time in decades, the awakening of the Islamic Ummah from hibernation has become so clear and widespread. The Mujahedeen and true scholars operate more than ever simultaneously in different regions of the globe, supporting each other and realizing the common goal. Ordinary Muslims take to the streets and express their support for the Mujahedeen, demanding to restore the Sharia.
And in response, the infidels are frightening the public with al-Qaeda that allegedly became more active in the Caucasus, the Philippines, Yemen and Somalia.
KC: In this regard, we would like to hear your opinion about so-called "Arab revolutions". Some experts say that these revolutions were initiated by Western countries.
Dokka Abu Usman: For the West, these developments were as much a surprise as for the Arab regimes. It is obvious. And it is all nonsense that America planned here, and the CIA acted there...
Allah, praise to Him, shook those regimes by His Will and Wisdom, humiliated those Taghuts who were in power for many years and humiliated the religion, and humiliated the Muslims.
And it is another problem that Western countries are trying to use the wave of "Arab revolutions". And they manage to do it, although not everywhere.
At present, it is not all clear, and it is not clear how the events will unfold further.
Everybody sees today how America and other Western countries betray their allies, puppets, who faithfully served them for many years. Subhan'Allah, these dictators sought greatness from the infidels, while all the glory belongs to Allah and his Messenger . Now the masters rejected them and left them to be devoured by the crowd.
The time has come for collapse of dictatorial regimes, which the Prophet Muhammad warned about, and it is obvious.
Even if the infidels manage put in power new puppets, I'm sure that there will be no longer former control over these countries now. A completely new situation emerges before our eyes, Allah opens up new opportunities for the Muslims.
Another problem is how this opportunity will be used by the Muslims. Because Allah does not change the condition of the people unless they change it themselves.
At present, there is a state of confusion in Libya. Although, according to incoming information, groups of Mujahedeen are operating there. There is a hope that they will be able to lead the Muslims.
There is no sufficient information about the situation in Egypt and Tunisia. We hope for the best, but at present, certain calm is felt there, and, unfortunately, news reaches us that some well-known Jamaats are again going to play the game of "Democratic Islam".
Events in Syria, as it seems, just start to unfold. There is unrest in Algeria, Morocco and Jordan.
Perhaps, the most interesting events, of all Arab countries, can be expected in Yemen, where the positions of the Mujahedeen are most promising and from where a serious military movement could start.
The only thing I can say for certain is that if there are no armed force of Muslims, no Jihad and no fighting, nobody would allow us to establish the Sharia of Allah. If it were possible, it would have been done already by our Prophet .
KC: May Allah reward you in goodness for the interview and your comments.