Sayyid Imam Calls Zawahiri a Liar and Cursed Before God

In a book being published serially, Sayyid Imam points out the lies and double-dealing of Ayman Al Zawhari, and challenges him to a cursing before God. See here at Jihadica, partial list below:

  • Zawahiri repeatedly says I wrote the Document [the Tarshid] under the supervision of the U.S. and the Jews. He is a liar and I call him to a mubahala. I swear to God that I wrote the Document to help Islam and if Zawahiri has lied about this, may God curse him.
  • What Zawahiri says about the Document he also said about Bin Laden. Zawahiri accused UBL of being an agent of Saudi intelligence working among the Islamic movements when UBL didn’t support them with money in 1995. Zawahiri thinks everyone is a traitor like him.
  • Zawahiri accused me of being an agent of Sudanese intelligence. I swear that I heard Zawahiri say to me in Sudan at the end of 1993 that he had to carry out 10 operations for the Sudanese in Egypt and that he received $100,000 from them to that end. If he denies it, I call him to a second mubahala: I swear Zawahiri said this and if he denies it, may God send his curse down upon him.
  • He began working for the Sudanese a year after I cut off my ties with Islamic Jihad. He paid the Islamic Jihad group in Egypt to carry out operations there. I sat with them and warned them that it was futile and not required by Islamic law, but Zawahiri persisted. He and his brother swore they would go fight in Egypt until they died, but they did not; they let others die there instead.
  • For those not knowing who this person is, he wrote the book on Jihad originally used to train Al Qaeda, and is one of Ayman Al Zawahiri’s oldest associates.
    [ Editor: note that underlying this is not just fear of Allah, and it’s not just personal. A mubahala involves Zawahiri’s family as well, and who is to say how Allah’s will in the curse would be wrought? See this section from Wiki:

    Muhammad called them to Mubahala(Cursing), where each party should ask God to destroy the lying party and their families. Muhammad, to prove to them that he is a prophet, brought his daughter Fatimah and his surviving grandchildren, Hasan and Hussein, and Ali ibn Abi Talib and came back to the Christians and said this is my family (Ahl al-Bayt) and covered himself and his family with a cloak


    h/t Internet Hagganah

    Ancient Enemies

    From November last year, Analysis of the other roots of Jihad that lie beyond hate of Israel and the US, such as tribal nationalism, economics, expansionism, class envy, and of course which particular sect is most Muslim, and therefor tops the caliphate. The Muslim Brotherhood, Hizb ut Tahrir, Al Qaeda, and other Jihadist groups are experts at leveraging these flaws in the Muslim world to their benefit.

    In conflict resistless each toil they endur’d
    Till their foes shrunk dismay’d from the war’s desolation.
    And pale beam’d the crescent, its splendor obscur’d
    By the light of the star-spangl’d flag of our nation.

    – Francis Scott Key 

    guards.jpgThe tribes of Araby and the tribes of Persia have fought since times ancient. When Alexander conquered Egypt the Arabs flung open town gates and flogged the Persians out as he passed for the Persians were more hated than the new conquerers.

    Today we see no change — Sunni and Shia are again at odds for ascendency in the Middle East, egged on by prideful despots. As one power rises the other will fall; both held fast in hatred and enthralled to tyranny.

    Occasionally there are interlopers in their internecine wars, the Greeks, the Jews, The Romans, The Americans; but when it comes to precedence of place their pride feels its greatest sting when their ancient tribal enemy rises above them.

    We are at such at time again – and in four countries the strife between these ancient enemies threatens to overthrow stability and four existing governments. The pattern of these struggles remains constant throughout history — the land always ruled by tyrants, opposed by rebellious mystics wrapping themselves in twisted religion who are abetted by the neighboring tribes driven by timeless emnity.

    Centuries ago the west freed themselves from rulers tied to deity with the Magna Carta and many bloody that birthed modern liberty, the Reformation, and the Renaissance. In Islamic lands there’s been no reformation, no declaration of individual rights, no rendering unto Ceasar. Instead it’s the dictator, the monarch, the tyrant, the despot tied to Allah who still rules.

    When rule is based on Allah’s will, and all are slaves to the state and Allah both, then government is weak, for it takes little to convince ignorant slaves that you know Allah’s will better perhaps than the current ruler. All the despotic kingdoms and dictatorships of the Middle East are like feathers upon the sand, awaiting the deathwind of the next religious fanatic.

    In Pakistan and Afghanistan we see two parliamentary governments under attack by Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their political arm, the MMA. The MMA, upset with passage of the Women’s protection bill, threatens to resign and disable the weak parliamentary government in Pakistan ruled by the party of Musharraf. Musharraf in turn recently escaped three attempts to assassinate him. Neighboring states aid the terrorists, Iran, India, and of course both Pakistan and Afghanistan agitate against each other.

    In Lebanon we see fledgeling democracy being throttled by the political thugs of Hizb’Allah, who are also threatening to resign from parliamentary government and hold the citizens of Lebanon hostage. A head of state was assassinated, and Hamas is aided by neighboring states.

    In Iraq we see the Sadrists threatening resignation, and holding the fledgling Iraqi democracy hostage, egged on by Al Qaeda. Many heads of state have been assassinated, and the Mahdi Armies are aided by neighboring states.

    In Palestine we see Fatah and Hamas near civil war, with no real ruling authority. Thanks to the Israelis, the Hamas and FATAH factions don’t have to assassinate each other – a tip to the IDF gains them what they need. Hamas and FATAH are aided by neighboring states.

    In each case above you glimpse the ancient emnity and you see tactics exactly the same. You see a political arm backed by a terrorist militia, aided and abetted by neighboring tyrants and madmen. Do you wonder that the tactics are the same, the timing the same, and the aim the same? You really shouldn’t.

    By pointing to external enemies these tyrants survive, they externalize all problems and make others the reason for the dirt, dust, death, and despair in their lands. They point to America and Israel as the great satans; for there really are two enemies more ancient even than these and they side with one, while America and Israel side with the other.

    Liberty must always oppose tyranny, freedom must always oppose slavery. And so you have it that America has fought at least three wars against these tyrants. The first was at the birth of our nation, and below you see the first famous song written by Francis Scott Key:

    “Warrior’s Return”

    When the warrior returns from the battle afar
    To the home and the country he was nobly defended,
    Oh! Warm by the welcome to gladden his ear,
    And loud be the Joys that his perils are ended!
    In the full tide of song, let his fame roll along.
    To the feast-flowing board let us gratefully throng.
    Where mixt with the olive the laurel shall wave
    And form a bright wreath for the brow of the brave.
    Columbians a band of thy brothers behold!
    Who claim their reward in they heart’s warm emotion:
    When thy cause, when thy honour urg’d onward the bold,
    In vain frown’d the desert; in vain rag’d the ocean.
    To a far distant shore to the battle’s wild roar
    They rush’d they fair fame and thy right to secure.
    Then mixt with the olive the laurel shall wave,
    And form a bright wreath for the brow of the brave.
    In conflict resistless each toil they endur’d
    Till their foes shrunk dismay’d from the war’s desolation:
    And pale beam’d the Crescent, its splendor obscured
    By the light of the star-spangled flag of our nation.
    Where each flaming star gleam’d a meteor of war,
    And the turban’d heads bowed to the terrible glare.
    Then mixt with the olive the laurel shall wave,
    And form a bright wreath for the brow of the brave.
    Our fathers who stand on the summit of fame,
    Shall exultingly hear, of their sons, the proud story,
    How their young bosoms glow’d with the patriot flame,
    How they fought, how they fell, in the midst of their glory.
    How triumphant they rode, o’er the wandering flood,
    And stain’d the blue waters with infidel blood;
    How mixt with the olive the laurel did wave,
    And form a bright wreath for the brow of the brave.
    Then welcome the warrior return’d from afar,
    To the home and the country he so nobly defended.
    Let the thanks due to valor now gladden his ear,
    And loud be the joy that his perils are ended.
    In the full tide of song, let his fame roll along.
    To the feast-flowing board let us gratefully throng.
    Where mixt with the live the laurel shall wave
    And form a bright wreath for the brow of the brave.
    New York Evening Post, January 9, 1806, Boston Independent Chronicle, December 30, 1805

    Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge Walter Tevis, from who I borrowed some phrasing above, Walter originally wrote:

    “My life is light, like a feather upon the back of my hand awaiting the deathwind.”

    Lynch Mob Forms After Friday Prayers in Sudan

    In a clear sign of where the hate of extremists originates, a lynch mob of thousands of Muslims formed after Friday prayers in the Sudan calling for the death of a British teacher. The teacher had allowed one of her students to call their teddy-bear Mohammed. Sentenced to a lesser charge, she will serve fifteen days in prison and then be deported, as detailed at Little Green Footballs.

    Story from Fox News:

    KHARTOUM, Sudan — Thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and knives, protested Friday outside the presidential palace in Khartoum, demanding the execution of a British teacher convicted of insulting Islam for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad.
    The protesters streamed out of mosques after Friday sermons, as pick-up trucks with loudspeakers blared messages against Gillian Gibbons, the teacher who was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in prison and deportation.
    They massed in central Martyrs Square, outside the palace, where hundreds of riot police were deployed, though they did not attempt to disrupt the rally. “Shame, shame on the U.K.,” protesters chanted, and they called for Gibbons’ execution, saying, “No tolerance: Execution,” and “Kill her, kill her by firing squad.”

    The women’s prison where Gibbons is being held is far from the site. Unity High School, which is closer by in central Khartoum, is under heavy security protection.

    The protest arose despite vows by Sudanese security officials the day before, during Gibbons’ trial, that threatened demonstrations after Friday prayers would not take place. Some of the protesters carried green banners with the name of the Society for Support of the Prophet Muhammad, a previously unknown group.

    Update: more at Little Green Footballs, and you have to wonder why the government of Sudan will take time to prosecute this and not the Janjaweed murderers.

    Muslim Brotherhood Propagandist Loses Head, Ten to Hang

    The story of Mohammed Taha comes to a close as the Islamists responsible for his beheading were sentenced to death by hanging. Mohammed was a propagandist for the Muslim Brotherhood, he wrote Islamist screeds to further their aims. The problem with MB Islamism however is that anyone can assume the mantle of Amr, anyone can declare someone Takfir, apostate, etc. From ABC News:

    Ten men from the Darfur region of Sudan have been sentenced to death for the murder and beheading of a controversial Islamist newspaper editor.

    Mohamed Taha was kidnapped from his home last year by armed men.

    His decapitated body was found the next morning lying on a street in the south of the capital Khartoum.

    The crime came as a huge shock in Sudan.

    Many believed it echoed images of the brutal killings by Al Qaeda militants in Iraq.

    Mr Taha, an Islamist himself, had angered some by reprinting an article questioning the roots of the Prophet Mohammed.

    More at BBC 

    So the extremists war with themselves, and that is the problem with Political Islam – it becomes a dog-eat-dog fight over who will be Emir or Caliph, who is more holy, and who is Takfir. It attracts the worst sorts in the Islamic world, not the best.

    So you have it that Al Qaeda and allies have killed ten times the number of Muslims that the US has, even though we are at war in two Muslim countries. Think on the evil that must drive that – and the cowardice of the Islamists. 

    They have no hope for a future, and really never did.

    The Lead up to 9/11/07 : Bin Laden Dead or Alive?

    Bin Laden has long been silent, dead, captured, incommunicado, or uncaring — regardless of which it is he is not effectively leading, so it will be of interest if confirmed new tape instead of retread old stock does arrive. Al Sahab, Al Qaeda’s media branch, has become pretty sophisticated at video manipulation, including blue-screen like effects of substituted false backgrounds in some of their newer tapes.





    .More at AP.

    UPDATE: US Government agencies reportedly have a copy of the video and they are analyzing it now. 11:25 central  

    The Islamist and Jihadist websites are picking up lately, and tonight I’ll be researching. I’ll post back here as I find items of interest. Current situation:

    Back in early July Sudanese Islamists made plenty of threats at a gathering, as detailed today at Memri, notable were appeals to Bin Laden, and potentially hints that he might be there, or coming there.

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