Brief Messages To A Victorious Nation
Fear Allah In The Matter Of Iraq
By Sheikh Ayman Al-Zawahiri (May Allah protect him)
In the name of Allah. All praise is due to Allah. And may prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah and upon his family and his companions and whoever follows him.
Dear Muslim brothers in every place, may peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.
Cities, villages and mosques and Ahlus Sunnah in Iraq are being burned in these days, and they are being tortured and killed under the pretext of fighting Ibrahim al Badri’s (i.e Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi) group. However the basic goal is the extermination of Ahlus Sunnah in Iraq in an organized campaign which is led by the Safavid Iran and its subservient government in Iraq along with their militias and their mercenaries who are carrying out the plans of the Safavid Iran in the region. And because of that, these same militias are fighting against our people in Sham.
It is the Crusader Safavid Nusairi alliance, which is striving to conquer the region through American – Iranian understanding. As for the governments of the region, that claim to resist the Iranian Safavid plans, they are in reality tools of America in the region, and they are in alliance with America and Israel, and they do not possess their own freedom. So how can they help others in gaining their freedom?!
No one will defend Ahlus Sunnah against the Safavid Crusader campaign except Ahlus Sunnah themselves. So Ahlus Sunnah throughout the world must unite to expel those enemies who are collaborating to exterminate them. And they must not consider what is happening in Iraq and Sham as a local problem. Rather it is the tragedy of all the Muslims.
The Ahlus Sunnah in Iraq must not surrender merely when the cities fall into the hands of the Safavid Shiah army. Rather they must once again reorganize themselves for a long guerilla warfare in order to defeat the new Crusader Safavid occupation of their areas just like how they defeated it before.
And it is necessary for them to review their past experiences to rectify the mistakes which has led them to be isolated from their Muslim nation and which pushed them into the abyss of extremism and Takfeer and into spilling of sacred blood, or becoming dependent on America’s agents in the states around the region.
As for our brothers, the heroes of Islam from amongst the Mujahideen of Sham, I urge them to support their brothers in Iraq to reorganize themselves, as their battle is one, and Sham is a reinforcement for Iraq, and Iraq is the innermost part of Sham.
Oh our people in Iraq, do not become weak nor grieve nor despair, but ponder upon the statement of Allah the most high:
“Those (believers) to whom the (hypocrite) people said, “Verily, the people have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them”. But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: “Allah Himself is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs”. So they returned with Grace and Bounty from Allah. No harm touched them; andthey followed the good Pleasure of Allah. And Allah is the Lord of Great Bounty.” (3:173-174)
So stand firm, and have patience, and be increasingly patient, and be on guard and walk in the footsteps of the leader, the martyr, as we see him, Abu Mus’ab Al Zarqawi, may Allah have mercy upon him, who began his Jihad in Iraq with just only a few men and materials. And get rid of all the previous deviations, which led to the greedy ones climbing for power upon your shoulders, those who violated the sanctities of the Muslims. And rearrange your rows in a righteous Jihad towards a righteous Khilafah, and do not become weak nor be sad for you will surely be the superior ones if you are true believers.
And our final call is that all praise belongs to Allah, the lord of all that exists. And may peace and blessings of Allah be upon our master Muhammad and his family and his companions.
And may peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.
Translated by G.I.M.F