Here is the Mannan family’s full statement:
PRESS RELEASE DATED 3RD JULY 2015
FROM THE MANNAN FAMILY IN THE LAND OF KHILAFAH
In the name of Allah the Merciful and especially Merciful
We release this statement to confirm that, indeed we are in the Islamic State. A land that is free from the corruption and oppression of man made law and is governed by the shariah, the perfect and just laws of Allah subhanAllah wa Ta’la [the most glorified, the most high].
Yes, all 12 of us and why should this number be shocking, when there are thousands and thousands of Muslims from all corners of the world that are crossing over land and sea everyday to come to the Islamic State? That are willingly leaving the so called freedom and democracy that was forced down our throat in the attempt to brainwash Muslims to forget about their powerful and glorious past and now present.
Or is it shocking that those attempts have clearly failed? That regardless of being born and bred in the west, the epitome of democracy, our Islam was not washed away? And despite the totalitarian rules that are in place, Muslims are still awaking to their obligations?
Don’t be shocked when we say that none of us were forced against our will. In fact it is outrageous to think that an entire family could be kidnapped and made to migrate like this. It wasn’t by the command of a single person in the family but by the command of the Khalifah [caliph] of the Muslims. Who has called all Muslims, whether young or old, single or in families, to make hijrah [migration for the sake of Islam] to the state of Islam. A land that has established the Shariah, in which a Muslim doesn’t feel oppression when practising their religion. In which a parent doesn’t feel the worry of losing their child to the immorality of society. In which the sick and elderly do not wait in agony, tolerating the partiality of race or social class.
Alhamdulillah [thanks be to Allah] for the establishment of the Khilafah [caliphate].
We say to those that are concerned for our safety to put your hearts at rest for we feel safer than we have ever felt before. We call all Muslims, to rush to the command of your khalif. Race to your state. Race to what will give you honour in this life and the hereafter. Hasten to the obedience of Allah. Do not fear losing the life you built for yourselves by making hijrah but fear losing your Imaan and Islam whilst residing in darul kufr [house of unbelief] and not making hijrah.
‘Verily! As for those whom the Angels have taken (in death) while they are wronging themselves (as they stayed among the disbelievers even though emigration was obligatory to them), they (angels) asked them, “In what condition were you?”. They replied, “We were weak and oppressed on earth”. The Angels asked, “Was not the earth of Allah spacious enough for you to migrate therein?” Such men will find their abode in Hell – what an evil destination!” [Chapter Nisa:97] [Qur’an 4:97]
We pray Allah saves from such a fate and guides us all to be obedient to His commands. Ameen.
The Mannan Family in the Islamic State
One might almost get the impression that all this had something to do with Islam.
“Missing UK family of 12 ‘feel safe after joining Isis,'” Guardian, July 4, 2015:
A British family of 12 who went missing have joined Islamic State and feel safer than they ever have, according to a statement purportedly issued on their behalf.
The statement, sent to the BBC by a member of Isis, rejected claims that the Mannan family, who have not been seen since 17 May, had been kidnapped and forced to join the extremist group.
The BBC said it could not verify whether the statement is genuine.
“We say to those that are concerned for our safety to put your hearts at rest for we feel safer than we have ever felt before,” it read.
The statement is accompanied by two photos purportedly of family member Muhammed Abdul Mannan, 75, which have not been independently verified.
He and his wife, Minera Khatun, 53, went missing, with their daughter, Rajia Khanom, 21, and sons Mohammed Zayd Hussain, 25, Mohammed Toufique Hussain, 19, Mohammed Abil Kashem Saker, 31, and Mohammed Saleh Hussain, 26….
Khanom had links to banned Islamist group al-Muhajiroun, which had members in Luton.