Here again we see the jihadist appeal rooted in Islamic teachings and modes of thought. Peaceful Muslims who demand that we refuse to notice the Islamic character of this appeal should show how they are refuting it on Islamic grounds.
But they never do.
“Dokka Umarov Declares The Islamic Emirate Of The Caucasus, Expands Jihad,” from the pro-jihad site Jihad Unspun:
In a statement to Chechen press, Sheikh Dokku Khamatovich Umarov, Amir of the North Caucasus has declared the Islamic State of the Caucasian Emirate and the implementation of Shariah Law while acknowledging that the United States, the UK and Israel are all legitimate targets of the global jihad.
And from his statement:
We, the Mujahideen, went out to fight the infidels not for the sake of fighting but to restore the Shariah of Allah in our land. Allah says that He does not change the condition of people until they change themselves. Today, as throughout history, our condition can only be changed with a weapon in hand. If Allah’s Religion could be established on Earth using another method, then our Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would not have engaged in twenty seven battles.
There is no power and no power acquiring except through Allah. At the same time Allah tell us to heed our cause and prepare our forces to wage war, as much as we can. This does not mean that we must have equal means to the kuffar. This is impossible at this time but don’t be mistaken, the victory of Muslims will come, inshaAllah, not because of the numbers of warriors or an abundance of weapons; it will come because of our fear of Allah. And fear of Allah comes to a soul and alters behavior when a Muslim is afraid of violating limits of that which is permitted and forbidden as established by Allah. The most important prohibition is contained in the formula of the faith itself; “La Ilaha Illa Allah”. Repeating these great words is easy and simple, but putting them into practice is not. Achieving Paradise is not easy and not simple.
Allah the Most High warns us in the Quran that he will not forgive Shirk (the act of associating partners with Allah) but He may forgive anything other than this, if He wills. Muslims must be afraid of Shirk always throughout their lives. Therefore, we the Mujahideen, reject any laws, rules and establishments that do not come from Allah. Jihad against Russian kuffar has never stopped; it was revived sixteen years ago in Chechenistan when Jokhar Dudayev, may Allah have mercy on him, by the will of Allah became the leader of Chechen people. Since then several leaders have served. We ask Allah to bless their Jihad and all brothers who preceded us.
Whatever political slogans were pronounced and whatever words used to describe it, those who went out to fight against Russian kuffar spoke only of Jihad and martyrdom for His sake and each will be awarded according to their intentions, inshaAllah. Every leader of the Jihad spoke and acted according to his understanding of the religion and the situation. We, inshaAllah, don not condemn or criticize them, but ask Allah to have mercy on us and them.
By the will of Allah, praise be to Him the Most High, it was my destiny to leader of the Jihad. The Most High knows that I did not want this nor did I seek this responsibility for I never thought that I could carry such burden. But since it was my destiny, I will lead and organize the Jihad according to the understanding given to me by Allah the Most High.
I announce to all Muslims that I am waging a war against infidels under the banner of “La ilaha illa Allah”. This means that as the Amir of Mujahideen in Caucasus I reject everything associated with taghut. I reject all kafir laws established in the world. I reject all laws and systems established by infidels in the land of Caucasus. I reject all names used by infidels to divide Muslims. I declare ethnic, territorial and colonial zones carrying names of “North-Caucasian republics”, “Trans-Caucasian Republics” and other such terms as outlawed. All lands in Caucasus, where Mujahideen who gave bayah (oath) to me wage Jihad, I declare states of the Islamic Caucasus Emirate including Dagestan, Nokhchiycho (Chechnya), Ghalghaycho (Ingushetia), Iriston (North Ossetia), the Nogay steppe (includes parts of northern Chechnya, Dagestan and Stavropol district) and the combined areas of Kabarda, Bulkar and Karachay.
But none of this has anything to do with Islam. Oh, no. If you suggest otherwise, you’re a wicked Islamophobe.
Anyway, it goes on for awhile, in the same vein. Read it all.