“Do you think you’re at war with a small group of Mujahedeen in Iraq, Syria, Libya and other places? You are sadly mistaken.” Al-Amriki means that there are many, many other Muslims worldwide who consider themselves to be part of the jihad against the U.S. and the free world in general. And indeed, while Muslim groups in the U.S. universally condemn the Islamic State, most of them are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is not actually a “moderate” group but one that also wishes to establish a caliphate — just not the one that the Islamic State has established. They’re competitors, not Muslim groups with any significant differences in their understanding of Islam.
Regarding Omar Mateen, al-Amriki says: “Omar Mateen, one of the soldiers of the [caliphate], was one of the few that was truthful to his lord. While having prepared his weapons and taken steps, while having trust and reliance upon Allah, it is through his hand that Allah punished his enemies.”
That’s a Qur’anic reference, not that anyone in the FBI will notice or care: “Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them and satisfy the breasts of a believing people and remove the fury in the believers’ hearts.” (Qur’an 9:14-15) Why does that matter? Because if these men are patterning their actions after the Qur’an, then the Qur’an and Sunnah might provide more insight into their priorities, world view, and future plans. But that line of inquiry would, of course, be “Islamophobic.”
“Alleged American ISIS fighter praises Orlando gunman in new video,” Fox News, June 19, 2016:
An ISIS fighter identified as an American praised the Orlando gunman in a new video.
A man identified as an American ISIS fighter praised the Orlando nightclub gunman and urged more attacks on the U.S. in a video released by the terror group on Sunday – exactly one week after Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 people inside a Florida nightclub.
During Mateen’s massacre, which also wounded 53 people, he called a 911 operator to pledge allegiance to ISIS. The terror group quickly claimed credit for the attack; however, officials have said there was no direct guidance from the jihadist organization. Rather, it is believed Mateen was only inspired by ISIS to carry out his assault on Pulse, a gay nightclub.
But in the new video, identified by the non-governmental counterterrorism organization SITE, the American fighter urges other Muslims to be inspired by Mateen’s actions.
“Omar Mateen, one of the soldiers of the [caliphate], was one of the few that was truthful to his lord,” Abu Isma’il Al-Amriki says. “While having prepared his weapons and taken steps, while having trust and reliance upon Allah, it is through his hand that Allah punished his enemies.”…
One of the Islamists reference a “surprise” operation during the Euro 2016 tournament in France, NBC reported.
The slogan “You are not held responsible except for yourself” is also featured in the video, with an image of President Obama on one side, Mateen on the other and images of the Orlando slaughter in-between.
“Do you think you’re at war with a small group of Mujahedeen in Iraq, Syria, Libya and other places? You are sadly mistaken. And do you think you can defeat us by bombarding our homes with the help of your drones and F-16s [and government groups]? Then again, you have sadly made a great mistake,” Al-Amriki says. “Oh America, indeed you are at war with all the true and sincere Muslims around the world.”