MIM: The MAS mission statement reflects that of the Muslim Brotherhood and by extension Al Qaeda.
"...Should the use of force be the initial solution or only if necessary, the choice of last resort in a final stage? How does one identify and evaluate the good or had results of the use or non-use of force in each stage of the systemic revolution to which all Muslims are called? The Islamic Movement should consider these questions carefully..."
Imam Hasan Al-Banna explained the role of material strength in the strategy of the Islamic movement as follows:
Many people ask, "Does the Islamic movement plan to use its strength in achieving its goal?" "Does the Islamic movement have in mind a comprehensive or a complete revolution to replace the ruling system and other social systems that exist today?" Since I do not want to allow these questioners to continue in their state of confusion, I want to use this opportunity to answer those questions thoroughly and clearly.
The Qur'an says:
Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into [the hearts of] the enemies, of God and your enemies. [Qur'an 8:60]
MIM: Imam Mazen Mokhtar was accused of ties to Al Qaeda was a scheduled speaker at a Muslim Youth Camp in Pennsylvania
The Muslim Youth Camps are run by ICNA and MAS , two groups behind the establishment of the Universal Heritage Foundation in Kissimmee Florida.
The Muslim Camp Theme was entitled "A Few Good Men". Another scheduled speaker was the web administrator for the UHF, Tayebb Yunus, more proof of "zero degrees of separation' between groups like Al Qaeda , and major Muslim organisations.
The youth camps used to be called "Jihad Camps" and "Afterlife Camps"
For more on this see:
MAS/ ICNA "Muslim American Subversives" and "Islamist Conservatives of North America"
NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., Aug. 11 -- Mazen Mokhtar, a computer professional trained at Johns Hopkins University, is a familiar face to young activist Muslim men in New Jersey, often delivering what acquaintances describe as mild speeches extolling marriage and religious piety.
But Wednesday, Mokhtar, an Egyptian-born American citizen, found himself issuing a statement denying government accusations that he has aided violent terrorists. Some of those who know him expressed surprise at allegations that he worked with a British man who is accused of soliciting funds for terrorism by operating jihadist Web sites.
"I do not support and I have never supported any action that harms innocent people," Mokhtar, 36, said in the statement, released by his attorney. "I have never knowingly assisted any terrorist group."
Mokhtar has often lectured to youth groups at mosques, has spoken at Rutgers University rallies supporting the Palestinian cause and was invited to speak later this month at a summer camp run by the Young Muslims of North America...
"...Before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the group's summer gatherings were called "Jihad Camp." Advertised speakers in August 2001 included Imam Siraj Wahaj, identified by federal prosecutors in 1995 as a "possible unindicted co-conspirator" in the terrorism case against blind sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and Saffet Catovic, a Bosnian associated with the Benevolence International Foundation, a now-defunct Muslim charity accused by the U.S. government of financing terrorism..."
Mokhtar's lawyer, Yasser Helal, confirmed that Mokhtar has been under investigation by U.S. authorities since at least March, when Homeland Security agents seized computer files and other records in a search of Mokhtar's North Brunswick, N.J., home. Helal said he was not prepared to discuss the investigation or to comment on allegations that Mokhtar worked with British citizen Babar Ahmad to create backup copies of the jihadist Azzam.com Web site when administrators shut down that site after the 2001 terrorist attacks.
In court papers filed in the case, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent contends that "a concerted effort existed between the administrators of Azzam, including Ahmad, and individuals in the U.S. . . . to further the goals of Azzam, that is, to solicit funds for blocked organizations, namely the Taliban and the Chechen Mujahideen, in an effort to support their goals."
Ahmad was swept up in a recent international wave of arrests of suspected al Qaeda operatives, some accused of involvement in scouting financial targets in the United States. Ahmad allegedly possessed classified routes of a 2001 U.S. naval battle group and is believed to be linked to captured al Qaeda mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed.
Although Mokhtar is not named in the complaint filed by U.S. authorities against Ahmad, a Web site that Mokhtar registered and administered, www.minna.com, is cited.
Helal said Mokhtar wants to cooperate in the probe. He said authorities returned computer files and records to him two weeks after their search, but he believes they have made copies of the material..."http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/239
The center's real name is the Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center and their mission statement is to: Be a place apart to build up the Body of Christ in Love...".
(The Saudi funding behind MAS must have helped the people at Cedar Kirk ignore a seeming conflict of interests between their mission statement and the radical Islamist organisation which is using their premises.)
The 'Generation with a Mission' means teaching the youth to become 'soldiers of Allah' and turn the United States into a Muslim American Society. The MAS volunteer page explicitly states that :
"...You will, inshallah, get a chance to practice being a "role model" for the youth, Muslims and Non-Muslims too. This method of putting you in a position to "teach" Islam will, inshallah, greatly increase your own Iman and dedication to Islam..." http://www.mastampa.org/volunteer/volunteer.htm
MIM:The description of the books on the MAS website leave no doubt that they are radica Islamists who promote the concept of a Khalifate aka a Muslim American Society. The book "To be a Muslim" specifically states that Muslims have a responsibility "to become activists for Islam and participate in the Islamic Movement..."
"The book "To What do we Invite Humanity?" was written by Hassan Al Banna one of the Founders of the Muslim Brotherhood, (Ikwhan), a precursor of Al Qaeda.
To Be A Muslim
This book is divided into two parts. The first part focuses on the characteristics that every single Muslim should portray in order to fulfill the conditions of being a Muslim in both belief and practice. The second part of the book discusses the responsibility to become an activist for Islam and participate in the Islamic Movement. It explains the nature of this movement and its goals, philosophy, strategy, and tactics, as well as the desirable characteristics of its members.
This is one of the discourses of Imam Hassan Al-Banna. It is a letter sent by him to the kings and leaders of the Arab countries inviting them to apply Islam in their system of governance. Many of the viewpoints and directives it contains still represent the hope of all the Muslims.
Abul Ala Mawdudi This book provides all those persons Muslims & non-Muslims who have no access to the original sources of Islam with a brief treatise giving a lucid, comprehensive and all-embracing view of Islam.
Khurram Murad. This book is the product of a long and still-continuing search. Its contents have been gathered over many years of reading. The beginning of this book goes back more than three decades when I had just begun my own struggle to live by the Qur'an, and when I was given the duty of explaining how to study the Qur'an to a group of similarly committed young students.
Program outline & Lectures: Principles of Aquida. Tafseer of Sura Yousef with lessons learned. Quiam & Azkar Reflection on the nature and creation around. Short talks after prayers about : Repentance, Khoshu in prayer, Duaa, Remembrance of death. Leadership lecture and workshop. Gender relation and interaction on campus, Islamic prospective.
The word "Tarbiyah" is an Arabic word that linguistically means the increase, growth, and loftiness. Conventionally, Tarbiya means the development and the training of people in various aspects. The word is commonly used to describe children upbringing as the parents provide them with physical, educational, moral and spiritual needs to help them grow up and become useful parties in the society. The following are different ways in which Tarbiya can be implemented:
Usrah (Halaqah, circle, Usrah model) :
The Usrah represents the critical basis of the internal structure of the Society. It consists of a weekly meeting of three to six members who are close in their level of understanding and seniority in joining the Society.
The Usrah serves as one of the most important and unique methods of the Society in developing all aspects of the Muslim character and preparing the Muslim individual for the various Dawah responsibilities.
It follows a strict and thoroughly reviewed educational program and timetable, and serves as nurturing ground for educational, spiritual and intellectual development.
The Usrah mechanism helps joining the hearts of its members by developing true brotherhood and sisterhood, trust and mutual understanding, loyalty and a sense of belonging, and commitment to the service of Islam and Muslims.
Working for Islam means to reform oneself so that one's life teaches others true belief and Islamic behavior. Working for Islam equally means to form a society that is committed to the Islamic way of thinking and Islamic way of life, which means to form a government that implements principles of justice embodied in the shariah to guard the rights of every person and community, and establish truth and justice, and at the same time call others toward Islam - truth, peace, and justice.
These three responsibilities are obligatory not merely for the entire Muslim community but for every individual Muslim until we have established a system of governance adequate to the task. Until the nations of the world have functionally Islamic governments, every individual who is careless or lazy in working for Islam is sinful. These sins of omission will not be forgiven until they take a quick action to carry out all their responsibilities and Islamic duties.
These responsibilities to change both oneself and the world are binding in principle, in law, in self-defense, in community and as a sacred obligation of jihad, as explained in this chapter.
Working for Islam is a must in principle because it is the core of all the duties that have been prescribed by Allah for all human beings. This responsibility to work for Islam was enjoined by all prophets and messengers, for all human beings until the Day of Judgement. Allah, the Almighty, has said:
I swear by the declining day, that man is in loss, except those who have faith and do righteous deeds and counsel one another to follow the truth and counsel one another to be steadfast. [Qur'an 103:1-3]
On those who conceal the clear (signs) We have sew down our guidance, after We have it clear for the people in the Book, shall be the curse of Allah, and the curse of those entitled to curse them. [Qur'an 2:159]
In the sunnah of the Prophet (s) there are many narrations directly related to teaching the truth (dawah), enjoining the good, and forbidding evil. The Messenger of Allah (s) said:
Whosoever of you sees in evil action, let him change it with his hind, and if he is not able to do so, then with his tongue; and it-he is not able to do so. then with his bean - and that is the weakest of faith.[Trimidhi]
Oh mankind, verily Allah says: "Order them to do good and forbid them from doing evil [while they still have a chance] before (the time) when they will pray to Me but I will not answer, they will ask (something) from Me but I will refuse, and they will seek My help but I will not help them.
Working for Islam is a must from the Islamic point of view because the existing political and economic system and manmade laws operate functionally to deny the wisdom of Allah on earth. This denial makes it compulsory for every Muslim to establish a functionally Islamic society in every country on earth and to restore the Islamic way of life taught by all the prophets. It is also every Muslim's responsibility to remove all impediments to the worship of Allah alone, by every human being in belief, behavior and social life. Allah, the Almighty, has said.
By your Lord, they can have no (real) faith, until they make you judge in all disputes between them. and find in their souls no resistance against your decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction. [Qur'an 4:65]
In whatever you disagree among yourselves, the decision is with Allah. [Say therefore] "Such is Allah, my Sustainer; in Him I trust and to Him I turn." [Qur'an 42:10]
If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah has revealed, they are (no better than) unbelievers. [Qur'an 5:44]
If any do fail to judge by (the light of ) what Allah has revealed, they are (no better than) wrong-doers. [Qur'an 5:45]
If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah has revealed, they are (no better than) those who rebel. [Qur'an 5:47]
Since transforming every society into a functionally Islamic community and governing in accordance with the law of Allah, the Almighty, is a must, therefore every effort to accomplish these goals, according to the shari'ah is also a must. Whenever the accomplishment of something compulsory is impossible without accomplishing something else, that prior accomplishment is also compulsory.
The Muslim countries have been ruled by man made systems with elements borrowed from the Romans, Chinese, French and many other cultures. The economic systems in these countries are capitalistic, Socialist, or a mixture of both evils. This overlay of secular cultures makes it all the more necessary to abolish all traces of such primitive life (Jahiliya) and to reinforce the understanding and application of the eternal and universal Islamic din until it becomes the ruling power throughout the world.
The application of the Islamic din depends on the elected ruler or leader. Their election depends on the existence of Islamic power, which alone can implement the shari'ab as an Islamic system throughout society in every field, whether it be economics, family law, war, disarmament, or international law, or any other, throughout the world.
Working for Islam is necessary to counter attacks from every materialistic ideology and system that threatens the existence of Islam as a global paradigm of thought and system of life. In most of the Muslim world today it is necessary in self-defense to form an Islamic opposition. From a legal (fiqhi) perspective such an organized effort is obligatory.
Many Muslim countries suffer from the oppression of non-believing occupiers, such as Palestine, Kashmir, Eritrea, Cyprus, Bukhara, Samarkand, and many more. Other Muslim countries suffer from the brutality of an evil minority, which governs through the iron-fist. In still others, the Muslims complain of the cruelty inflicted on them because they either are controlled by the left or right wing or must suffer from bloody wars between the two.
This general situation is so acute because the whole Muslim ummah or global community is still living in a crisis of political, economic and social ignorance, oppressed by overall decadence in values, thought and behavior.
The very extreme of these general and local conditions proves that Working for Islam is necessary and compulsory in self-defense against the external machinations of secular powers and against the collaboration internally between these enemies and their local puppets. The Qur‘an says:
And fight them until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah. [Qur'an 8:39]
The responsibility to work for Islam is the personal duty of every Muslim. As in the case of every Islamic duty one is rewarded if and only if one fulfills these responsibilities, and one is punished for neglecting them. Allah, the Almighty, has said:
Every soul will be (held) in pledge for its deeds. [Qur'an 74:38]
And everyone of them will come to Him singly on the Day of Judgement. [Qur'an 19:95]
No bearer of burdens shall be made to bear the burden of another. [Qur'an 6:164]
And if any strive (with might and main), they do so for their own soul. [Qur'an 29:6]
Allah has made every human being responsible to sacrifice according to his own ability and limitations in organizing and developing one's life, on condition that one has reached adulthood, and is of sound mind and body. Each of these persons, with responsibilities appointed by Allah, are to form a society and operate as a living cell so that each person will participate in building the truth and see this as compulsory. Each person in the community then will give freely of his or her own talents and compete to do whatever work is needed. From this we see why personal work for Islam is an Islamic duty.
Just as working for Islam is compulsory for each person, there is a collective obligation of the community to act in a movement of solidarity to carry out its specific responsibilities. This collective obligation is necessary for a number of reasons.
The responsibilities and duties to work for Islam are too big a load for one person, because the goal is to obliterate jahiliyyah (evil ways and systems of thought and life) down to their roots and replace it with the truth of Divine Revelation. This requires sacrifice, energy and power in amounts not possible from one man alone, even working to his fullest capacity and with maximum effort and unlimited readiness to suffer. This obligation can be carried out only by an organization that has a certain level of consciousness and organizational capability to confront the existing evil systems.
The fact that working for Islam is a collective responsibility is borne out by the life-example of the Prophet (s) and his companions, who faced the jahiliyyah together in order to form a society that could follow the teaching of Islam and preserve the Islamic way of life. The life-example of the Prophet (s) proves that he did not operate as an individual, but rather realized the importance of forming a community right at the beginning. He chose the right people to form the new community, and he trained each member of the community until he or she was strong and able to carry out the process of transformation.
The path of Islamic activism is full of hardship because, as Syed Qutb said, the devil is at work wherever good Muslims are active. The challenges are great and there are so many evil powers always looking to use them as weapons to destroy Islam and its followers. These challenges, make it necessary to build an organized movement of sufficient size and quality to carry on every level of Islamic work and also to handle unexpected situations and needs. The Qur'an and hadith of the Messenger of Allah (s), demonstrated repeatedly that working for Islam in an organized group is a necessity. Allah, the Almighty, has said:
Help one another in righteousness and piety, but help not one another in sin and rancor. [Qur'an 5:5]
Those who work for Islam must be clear that they need Islam more than anyone else. They should be aware that when they are working, striving, and fighting for Islam this is an opportunity granted by Allah to purify their souls so that they will be rewarded by Allah in the Hereafter. On the Day of judgement, all eyes will be cast down and their souls will be in utter humiliation because of their fear of punishment.
Those who continue working for Islam are the ones who will prosper and those who withdraw will be in terrible loss. Allah, the Almighty, has said:
For Allah does not stand in need of anything in all the worlds. [Qur'an 29:6]
If you turn back (from the path), He will substitute in your stead another people; then they will not be like you! [Qur'an 47:38]
Muslims should realize that their self-value derives only from Islam, without which they are like animals or worse. They must know however, that true honor can never be achieved unless they continue actively to involve themselves in the Islamic Movement. Those who remain in isolation will be in the Hellfire. Those who join in the Islamic Movement are joining themselves with an honorable people. They are the enlightened, the -prophets- and the -martyrs- on whom Allah, the Almighty, bestows his blessings. How fortunate they are!
They should know that constancy in solidarity with the community is a condition for being steadfast. As the Prophet (s) said:
Verily, a wolf will eat a sheep only when it is separated (from the herd).
Living in a decadent society is like being lost on a dark night. Those who are far from the advice of their companions in Islam and from encouragement to be patient and virtuous cannot survive in jahili society without being influenced by the surrounding filth. In the Qur'an, we read:
But teach (your message), for teaching benefits the believers. [Qur'an 51:55]
I swear by the declining day, that man is in loss, except those who have faith and do righteous deeds and counsel on another to follow the truth and to be steadfast. [Qur'an 103:1-3]
Therefore, Muslims are required always to live within the faithful family of Islam and to unite in the ummah under the banner of Islam, to transform the world. Allah, the Almighty, has said:
And keep your soul content with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His presence: and let not your eyes pass beyond them, seeking the pomp and glitter of this life; and pay no heed to one whose heart We have permitted to neglect the remembrance of Us, one who follows his won desires, and whose [transgressions] have gone beyond all bounds. [Qur'an 18:28]
Muslims should never forget that they are striving for Allah, the Almighty. The path to Allah is long and full of hardship. Heaven is surrounded by unpleasant obstacles while Hell is surrounded by everything pleasant to human lusts.
The road is difficult for those who fear to lose their money and secure future. The end of the road can never be reached by those who love leisure and pleasure, by the narrow minded and weak, the impatient and stingy, the arrogant and lazy, and by those who refuse to support what has been decided in the community.
The path of Islamic activism purifies and liberates a person and teaches one to he strong. It is a path of blessings and honor, but it requires patience and endurance, honesty, and sincerity. A path with these characteristics can be traversed only by those who are confident of the truth, and who rely on Allah always and everywhere. Allah, the Almighty, has said:
And if anyone puts his trust in Allah, sufficient is [Allah] for him. For Allah will surely accomplish His purpose; verily all things has Allah appointed in due proportion. [Qur'an 65:3]
Then anyone who violates his oath, does so to the harm of his own soul, and if anyone fulfills what he has covenanted with Allah, Allah will soon grant him a great reward. [Qur'an 49:10]
MIM:: Hassan Al Banna the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood is considered a role model for Muslim youth.
Hasan al-Banna was the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood or Society of the Muslim Brothers, the largest and most influential Sunni revivalist organization in the 20th century. Created in Egypt in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood became the first mass-based, overtly political movement to oppose the ascendancy of secular and Western ideas in the Middle East. The brotherhood saw in these ideas the root of the decay of Islamic societies in the modern world, and advocated a return to Islam as a solution to the ills that had befallen Muslim societies. Al-Banna's leadership was critical to the spectacular growth of the brotherhood during the 1930s and 1940s. By the early 1950s, branches had been established in Syria, Sudan, and Jordan. Soon, the movement's influence would be felt in places as far away as the Gulf and non-Arab countries such as Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Driving this expansion was the appeal of the organizational model embodied in the original, Egypt-based section of the brotherhood, and the success of al-Banna's writings. Translated into several languages, these writings have shaped two generations of Sunni religious activists across the Islamic world.
Like many of the Islamic leaders who followed in his footsteps, Al-Banna enjoyed the benefits of a modern education, but had been raised in a traditional Islamic environment. He was born in 1906 in Mahmudiyya, a small town in the Nile Delta. His father, a watch repairman who also served as prayer leader and Qur'anic teacher in the local mosque, had been educated at Al-Azhar. Author of a few works on Islamic jurisprudence, he instilled strong religious values into Al-Banna. Even as a primary school student, Al-Banna joined several religious societies dedicated to the promotion of Islamic standards of moral behavior. It was also at that young age that he became a member of the Hasafiyya Brothers' Sufi order. His early participation in dhikr circles and avid reading of Sufi literature help explain why he always saw the moral reform of the individual as a precondition to the Islamization of society.
In 1923, at the age of 16, Al-Banna moved to Cairo to enter the famous Dar al-'Ulum college. The four years that Al-Banna spent in Cairo exposed him to the political ferment of the Egyptian capital in the early 1920s, and enhanced his awareness of the extent to which secular and Western ways had penetrated the very fabric of society. It was then that Al-Banna became particularly preoccupied with what he saw as the young generation's drift away from Islam. He believed that the battle for the hearts and minds of the youth would prove critical to the survival of a religion besieged by a Western onslaught. While studying in Cairo, he immersed himself in the writings of the founders of Islamic reformism (the Salafiyya movement), including the Egyptian Muhammad 'Abduh (1849-1905), under whom his father had studied while at Al-Azhar. But it was 'Abduh's disciple, the Syrian Rashid Rida (1865-1935), who most influenced Al-Banna. Al-Banna was a dedicated reader of Al-Manar, the magazine that Rida published in Cairo from 1898 until his death in 1935. He shared Rida's central concern with the decline of Islamic civilization relative to the West. He too believed that this trend could be reversed only by returning to an unadulterated form of Islam, free from all the accretions that had diluted the strength of its original message. Like Rida at the end of his life — but unlike 'Abduh and other Islamic modernists — Al-Banna felt that the main danger to Islam's survival in the modern age stemmed less from the conservatism of Al-Azhar and the ulama (which he nevertheless criticized) than from the ascendancy of Western secular ideas.
Al-Banna urged the rejection of all Western notions, emphasizing instead the need to return to the foundations and original purity of Islam. Indeed, through the organizational skills he would soon demonstrate, Al-Banna did more than any other thinker during that time to contribute to the eclipse of Islamic refornism and modernism by Islamic fundamentalism. Upon graduating from Dar al-'Ulum in 1927, at the age of 21, Al-Banna was appointed as a teacher of Arabic in a primary school in Isma'iliyya. At the time, Isma'iliyya served as the capital of the British-occupied Canal Zone and hosted the headquarters of the Suez Canal Company (SCC). British military camps and the homes of the SCC's foreign employees were as much a part of this rapidly expanding new town as the wretched conditions in which the majority of the SCC's Egyptian workers lived. Al-Banna's first assignment thus heightened his resentment of what he saw as Egypt's military occupation, economic exploitation, cultural domination, and loss of dignity. It strengthened his determination to rid Egypt of British and, more generally, Western influences. From the moment he arrived in Isma'iliyya, Al-Banna involved himself actively in the life of the community. He made an effort to become acquainted with the town's notables while reaching out to the broadest possible public. He conducted night classes for his students' parents and led informal discussions in the mosque, coffeehouses, clubs, and private homes. His basic message was that Egypt had lost its soul; it had become politically sub-servient and economically dependent because it had strayed from the path that had been laid down by God. The only remedy to the decadence of state and society was to reassert Islamic values and ways of life.
It was to spread this message that Al-Banna launched the Society of the Muslim Brothers in March 1928. At first, the society was only one of the numerous small Islamic associations that existed at the time. Similar to those that Al-Banna himself had joined since he was 12, these associations aimed to promote personal piety and engaged in charitable activities. By the late 1930s, it had established branches in every Egyptian province. A decade later, it had 500,000 active members and as many sympathizers in Egypt alone, while its appeal was now felt in several other countries as well. The society's growth was particularly pronounced after Al-Banna relocated its headquarters to Cairo in 1932. The single most important factor that made this dramatic expansion possible was the organizational and ideological leadership provided by Al-Banna.
He endeavored to bring about the changes he hoped for through institution-building, relentless activism at the grassroots level, and a reliance on mass communication. He proceeded to build a complex mass movement that featured sophisticated governance structures; sections in charge of furthering the society's values among peasants, workers, and professionals; units entrusted with key functions, including propagation of the message, liaison with the Islamic world, and press and translation; and specialized committees for finances and legal affairs.
In anchoring this organization into Egyptian society, Al-Banna skillfully relied on pre-existing social networks, in particular those built around mosques, Islamic welfare associations, and neighborhood groups. This weaving of traditional ties into a distinctively modern structure was at the root of his success. Directly attached to the brotherhood, and feeding its expansion, were numerous businesses, clinics, and schools. In addition, members were affiliated to the movement through a series of cells, revealingly called usar (families). The material, social and psychological support thus provided were instrumental to the movement's ability to generate enormous loyalty among its members and to attract new recruits. The services and organizational structure around which the society was built were intended to enable individuals to reintegrate into a distinctly Islamic setting, shaped by the society's own principles.
Rooted in Islam, Al-Banna's message tackled issues including colonialism, public health, educational policy, natural resources management, Marxism, social inequalities, Arab nationalism, the weakness of the Islamic world on the international scene, and the growing conflict in Palestine. By emphasizing concerns that appealed to a variety of constituencies, Al-Banna was able to recruit from among a cross-section of Egyptian society — though modern-educated civil servants, office employees, and professionals remained dominant among the organization's activists and decisionmakers.
As the society expanded during the 1930s, it quickly changed from a movement for spiritual and moral reform into an organization directly active on the Egyptian political scene. Concurrent with that transformation, radical tendencies asserted themselves within the organization. A "secret apparatus" (al-jihaz al-sirri) was formed that engineered a series of assassinations of enemies of the brotherhood.
Between 1948 and 1949, shortly after the society sent volunteers to fight in the war in Palestine, the conflict between the monarchy and the society reached its climax. Concerned with the increasing assertiveness and popularity of the brotherhood, as well as with rumors that it was plotting a coup, Prime Minister Nuqrashi Pasha disbanded it in December 1948. The organization's assets were impounded and scores of its members sent to jail. Less than three weeks later, the prime minister was assassinated by a member of the brotherhood. This in turn prompted the murder of Al-Banna, presumably by a government agent, in February 1949, when Al-Banna was still only 43 and at the height of his career.
Though the society never fully recovered from the loss of its charismatic founder, it survived. Since then, the brotherhood has remained a significant force in the politics of several Arab countries, either directly or through the movements it inspired. It appeals most to cultural conservatives who want their government and society to reflect and defend certain basic Islamic values and principles, and who favor a pragmatic and incremental approach to achieve these goals. The legacy of Al-Banna is thus still present, and will continue to shape the destiny of Arab societies in the new millennium.
MIM: Mazen Mokhtar's website actively helped to raise funding for the Taliban with pages like these:
What you can do to help the Taliban
We will be updating this section again in the New Year insha-Allah, with other things you can do to help the establishment of an Islamic State in Afghanistan. However, at this moment in time, cash donations are required more than other due to an expected strike on Afghanistan by Russian and American Special Forces. Read U.S. - Russian Crusade Against Afghanistan- as a widely-accepted acknowledgement of this expectation.
***URGENT APPEAL FOR CASH DONATIONS***
An appeal for cash donations is especially urgent at this time (Winter 2000/2001) since a joint U.S./Russian chemical strike on Afghanistan is imminent. In our analysis, it is a bigger priority for Muslim organisations to help the Taliban at this time than to help any other Muslim cause in the World, whether Chechnya, Kashmir or Palestine. The fall of an Islamic Afghanistan due to financial difficulties will be a calamity that will make all other Muslim calamities look like nothing in comparison.
After U.N. sanctions and international isolation, the Taliban are wholly dependent on their Muslim brothers and sisters around the World to come to their aid and build the first Islamic State. Money is required to re-build damaged roads, re-build hospitals and schools, renovate factories, pay salaries to workers and many, many other things. There are many things the Taliban is unable to do due to the lack of funds. As a reasonable estimate, at least $10million a month are required in donations from outside the country to be of any meaningful use. Whilst it is not necessary for one organisation or one Muslim community to provide all of this money, smaller amounts from all Muslim communities, organisations and businesses around the World can make this figure in no time at all. Assuming there are 10 million wealthy Muslims in the World, they would only have to donate $1 a month to the Taliban to reach this figure.
At present, it is relatively simple for either Muslim organisations, or wealthy individuals, to assist the Taliban financially. The procedure is given below:
(a) Muslim communities, organisations, mosques and centres should collect money for the people of Afghanistan through appeals, collections and fundraising events. It is advisable to hold the appeals in the name of the people of Afghanistan rather than the Taliban, since the enemies of Islam will try to prevent fundraising for the Taliban in the future.
(b) All the money collected should be converted into US$ in cash and deposited with two or three wealthy, trustworthy and respected members of the community or organisation.
(c) At the end of each month, depending on the amount of the money, two or three of the same trustworthy members or elders of the community should travel to Karachi, Pakistan with the money in US$ in cash. If a large amount of money is involved, it is probably advisable to send one or two trustworthy, young, strong, fit Muslims with the delegation for protection of the money and the delegation. The delegation should carry an official letter on the letterhead of the organisation or centre, giving the full names of the members of the delegation and that they are carrying donations for the suffering people of Afghanistan. Sample text for such a letter is found below:
"To Whom it May Concern:
We would like to introduce our official delegation from the Islamic Centre of South Arlington who are carrying monetary assistance for the suffering people of Afghanistan. The members of this delegation are listed below:
1. Abdullah Muhammad Saeed, American Passport Holder 2. Ishaq Mansoor Al-Katib, American Passport Holder 3. Muhammad Abdur-Rasheed, Canadian Passport Holder
They are carrying a quantity of cash donations which have been collected by the Muslim community of South Arlington and are to help the suffering people of Afghanistan. We request all those whom it may concern to allow the bearers of this letter to pass freely without let or hindrance and to provide them such assistance and protection as may be necessary.
Please do not hesitate to contact myself at any time for any further information in this regard.
We thank you in advance for your assistance and cooperation.
Chairman of the Islamic Centre of South Arlington, USA"
This letter should only be produced upon request by authorities of any country. You should not unnecessarily go round flashing this letter to everyone indicating that you are carrying large amounts of cash.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MUST ANY OF THE MONEY BE HANDED OVER TO ANY OFFICIAL OF ANY AIRPORT OR COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, EVEN FOR A FEW SECONDS. IF THERE IS A MAJOR PROBLEM, SAY THAT YOU WILL RETURN BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY WITH THE MONEY BUT THAT YOU WILL NOT HAND OVER THE MONEY TO ANYONE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, EXCEPT ITS INTENDED RECIPIENTS. IF THEY OFFER TO KEEP THE MONEY SAFELY FOR YOU UNTIL YOU DEPART, REFUSE AND INSIST TO STAY WITH THE MONEY, EVEN IF IT MEANS STAYING IN THE AIRPORT UNTIL THE NEXT FLIGHT.
(d) Once safely in Karachi, Pakistan, the money should be handed over to the Official Taliban Consul-General, Mullah Rahmatullah, at the Taliban Consulate in Karachi, together with a copy of your official letter from your organisation. The contact details of the Taliban Consulate in Karachi are given below:
Mullah Rahmatullah Kakayzada Khybanay Shamsheer Consul-General Consulate of the Taliban Islamic Movement of Afghanistan Karachi Defence Housing Association (D.H.A.) Bungalow No. 33 Street No. 27 District 11, Phase V (five) Karachi PAKISTAN Tel: 00-92-21-585 1128 (585 1128 inside Karachi)
If you have problems contacting the Taliban Consulate in Karachi, you may also call the Taliban Embassy in Islamabad, Tel: 051-282 4505/6 (inside Pakistan)
It may be necessary to go to the Consulate first in person with your official introductory letter and make an appointment with the Consul-General first. It is better not to make this appointment over the telephone since the enemies of Islam will try everything possible to prevent financial help from reaching the Taliban. However, there is no harm in ringing the Consulate from your country, before travelling, to ensure that the Consul-General will be in Karachi at the dates you wish to travel in. If you do call, it is better to call from a public call centre and not give your name or the name of your centre over the telephone. You can inform the Consulate staff that your request is urgent since you have come from abroad. Once you meet the Consul, hand over the money to him in cash and he will issue you with an official receipt from the Taliban Islamic Movement of Afghanistan in whatever name you wish. In this meeting, you will also have the opportunity to request anything specific you would like the money to be used for (if possible), ask questions about their current needs and perhaps arrange a visit into Afghanistan if you have time.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU HAND OVER THE MONEY TO ANYONE AT THE CONSULATE OTHER THAN THE CONSUL-GENERAL, MULLAH RAHMATULLAH.
Although, there is no minimum amount to the donation that you can give, since the Consul-General will also be busy with other things, it is advisable that you wait until your donation reaches at least $20,000 before travelling to Pakistan.
(e) Once you have received your official receipt, you can take it back to your country and display a colour photocopy of it (not the original) in the organisation or mosque noticeboard as proof to the donors that you have conveyed their money to its intended recipients.
With the method we have described above, you can convey your donations directly to their intended recipients, without having to go through middle-men or third parties. Therefore, you and the members of your community can be assured that their money has been personally handed over to its intended recipients by members of their own community that they know and trust.
In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful the Most Kind
Fatwa on the Shariah Implementation of the Taliban Government in Afghanistan
by His Excellency, Sheikh Hammoud bin Uqlaa' Ash-Shuaibi 2nd Ramadan, 1421 Hijri/ 29 November 2000 Al-Qaseem, Arabian Peninsula
"Some people hold doubts about the Shariah implementation of the Taliban Government in Afghanistan. What is the reality regarding this government? We request from you a comprehensive answer backed up by evidences. May Allah protect you."
Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and Peace and Blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, upon his family and his companions altogether. As for what follows:
Indeed to determine the implementation or rejection of Shariah by a country depends on a number of factors:
Its legislation by the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (SAWS) in all the branches of ruling and other than it in other worldly dealings.
Indeed one of the most important components of a country is its control of land. It is well-known that the Taliban Government has over 95% of Afghanistan under its control.
That its relations and dealings with other countries are established on the basis of the Noble Deen.
The Taliban Regime in Afghanistan has been proven to fulfil these factors, so it is the only country in the World in which there are no man-made laws and legislations. Rather, indeed its legislation is established on the Shariah of Allah and His Messenger in the Courts of Law, in the ministries, in the governmental circles and in other establishments.
As for the Muslim countries other than Afghanistan, amongst them are those which legislate with man-made laws in their totality and amongst them are those who contain Courts of Law which are man-made in their totality, but under the label of the Shariah of Allah and His Messenger (SAWS). Even the vast proportion of the rulings in the so-called 'Shariah' Courts in these countries are based on man-made institutions and legislative acts, so in reality there is no difference between this type of ruling and the ruling of man-made laws except by name.
Amongst the evidences that the Taliban Government is a Shariah Government is the fact that the disbelieving countries who are enemies of Islam and the Muslims are hostile towards it, have imposed an economic boycott on it, isolated it and tightened their grips on it for no reason other than its adherence to the Deen of Islam.
Furthermore, military strikes are about to be carried out on Afghanistan just like America attacked it with Cruise Missiles in 1998. At the same time, these same disbelieving countries continue to support the Opposition Northern Alliance (of Ahmad Shah Masood) with funds, weapons and advisors. This itself is clear evidence on the Shariah implementation of the Taliban Government and that they are upon Truth in their fighting against the Northern Alliance. In addition, the failure of the disbelieving nations to recognise the Taliban Regime as a nation and a government further removes any doubt in the Shariah implementation of the Taliban Government.
Amongst other reasons that point to the fact the Taliban Government is a Shariah Government is the fact that it fulfils certain criteria as mentioned earlier, with the exception that it is in urgent need of financial assistance due to its limited financial resources. Therefore we appeal to our Muslim brothers and sisters around the World to assist it with financial and material means and to support it with their media capabilities because the enemies of Islam and their agents have deceived and misguided most of the people until they have become confused as to whether this is a Muslim Government or not.
At this time, the Taliban Regime remains in a state of warfare against its opposition, the Northern Alliance, so Jihad with it is ordained by the Shariah because Jihad with the Taliban is against the Northern Alliance which is being funded by the forces of Disbelief like America, Britain and Russia and others who are calling for a broad-based government in Afghanistan established upon a Western legislative system. Since the situation is like this, then indeed it is obligatory to assist the Taliban Regime and to make Jihad with it in order to bring victory to Islam and in order to cooperate upon all acts of piety and fear of Allah, as Allah (SWT) says in the Quran: "And cooperate with one another in all acts of piety and the fear of Allah…" [Quran 5:2]. In addition, the Messenger of Allah (SAWS) said: "The similitude of the believers in their mutual love, mutual feelings and mutual relations is like a single body: if one part of it is in pain, the entire body feels discomfort." He also said (SAWS): "A Muslim and his fellow Muslim is like a building, one part of which supports the other (whilst interlocking his fingers)."
And from the greatest qualities further proving the validity of the Muslim Taliban Government are:
Its efforts to support the Mujahideen and defend them against their enemies. This has been witnessed in this government.
It does not contain any forms of media which are forbidden in the Shariah.
Indeed it is adamant, sincere and honest in its efforts to implement Shariah from its establishment of the Islamic Penal Code (hudood) to forbidding open acts of disobedience to Allah and His Messenger, meting out suitable punishments for them and Islamicising education and media.
Indeed it is the only country in the World which is striving for women's rights according to the Shariah and not according to the ways of the Secularists who encourage the women to display their beauty, cast off their hijabs, mix freely with men, drive cars alone and other things like that.
It is the only country in the World which has a separate ministry by the name of the Ministry to Encourage Good and Forbid Evil.
Just as we pray for the Taliban Government for ability and guidance from Allah, we also appeal to them to remain firm and steadfast upon these aforementioned great Islamic qualities and to hold fast to the Book of Allah (SWT), the Sunnah of His Messenger (SAWS) and the ways of the Salaf-us-Saalih (Pious Predecessors) and that they do not worry about pressure and intimidation from the disbelieving countries and others like them. Allah (SWT) says in the Quran: "And whosoever fears Allah, He will make for him a way out (from every difficulty) and provide for him from where he could never have imagined…" [Quran 65:2-3] and "And whosover fears Allah, He will provide for him a solution to all his affairs…" [Quran 65:4] and "And the end will belong to the Allah-Fearing…" [Quran 7:128].
For them is an example in the Messenger of Allah (SAWS) and the Muslims with him when they were boycotted by the Quraish to the valley on the outskirts of Makkah in an attempt to prevent them from establishing Allah's Deen, but the end belonged to the Allah-Fearing. We also appeal to the other Muslim countries to follow in the footsteps of the Taliban in the implementation of Shariah in respect to all worldy dealings in judgements, media, economics, internal and foreign politics, women's affairs and education and that they do not blindly follow the West in its anti-Islamic and misguided ways and policies.
And all ability is from Allah (SWT) and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions altogether.
Written by His Excellency, the Sheikh, the Teacher Hammoud bin Uqlaa' Ash-Shuaibi
2nd Ramadan, 1421 Hijri/ 29 November 2000 Al-Qaseem, Arabian Peninsula
Assalamu alaikum to all the Mujahideen. I pray that Allah (SWT) protects you. You have given us a reason to hold up our heads and call ourselves Muslims. You must keep firm on the right path and our prayers are with you every day and every night, that Allah (SWT) helps you in every way to make His Word clear. I appeal to all the Muslims everywhere to help the Mujahideen and the refugees in any and every way possible. If the difference between truth and falsehood has not become clear to you, it very soon will, which path will you choose then? Your Muslim brothers and sisters are suffering, will you not take heed? I would like to point out the economic slowdown in the West. I know many Muslims have invested heavily in the West, shameful as it may be, hoping it would bring them rich returns. The only sure investment is with Allah (SWT), He guarantees your return. Muslims are in dire need of your assistance, but they patiently rely on the help from Allah (SWT), and they ask nothing from you except your duas. Suhanallah! Can you have a faith more pure than that? I pray with all my heart and all my soul that Allah (SWT) help and protect the Mujahideen from the right, from the left, from above and from below, and with the full extent of His Mercy and guide the rest of us to the right path. Ameen." [Sister AA, UK, 07 April 2001]
"Assalamu alaikum. Insha Allah the Mujahideen will establish Islamic Shariah in Chechnya, and other parts of the world. I pray that we will have an Islamic country, with one Ummah and one Khilafah. Insha Allah the Islamic Flag will raise again, and there would be a place we could call home" [Brother RA, USA, 09 April 2001]
"Assalamu alaikum. May Allah bless all the brothers who have done an excellent job of showing the Muslims what Jihad is like, and encouraging them to fulfil the 'forgotten obligation'. I swear by Allah, the story of the sister who sacrificed her life to bomb the Russian base, makes us Muslim 'men' look like wimps. May Allah protect us from cowardice and selfishness. "O you who believe! what is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the cause of Allah [Jihad] you cling heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is the enjoyment of life of this world as compared to the Hereafter" (9:38)." [Brother AA, London, UK, 07 April 2001]
"Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Dear brothers of Islam, I am glad and happy that our mothers are still birthing Mujahideen like you who are fighting like lions for the Cause of Islam and will fight till the day of Judgement comes. We were born to spread Islam on Allah's earth. We all pray for you and Allah will give you guidance." [Brother IM, Saudi Arabia, 07 April 2001]
"Assallamu aalikum. The Jihad in Chechnya is one of the biggest Jihads today. May Allah (SWT) accept the Mujahideen and all those who support them. Pray that one day I go for Jihad." [Brother DTA, USA, 07 April 2001]
Added 07 April 2001
"Peace and blessing to all Muslims in the world, qoqaz.net is a wonderful website. It gives uptodate information and we Muslims are also being taught some important topics. Please make dua for me and the whole Muslim world to follow the teachings of Islam correctly. Keep up the good work." [Brother AS, London, UK, 06 April 2001]
"Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Assalamu alaikum to all the Mujahideen brothers . May Allah keep you on the right path. I am really very happy to hear that the Russian army is withdrawing from Chechnya. I pray that very soon there will be Islamic Shariah (rule) in Chechnya and all over the world." [Brother MF, USA, 04 April 2001]
"Assalamu alaikum. How are you my dear Mujahideen brothers? I ask Allah to defeat your enemies and I hope one day Chechnya will become an Islamic State." [Brother AS, Eritrea, 04 April 2001]
"Assalamu alaikum. My heart goes out to all the Mujahideen fighting in the name of Allah (SWT). May Allah (SWT) reward you for all your endless efforts. I pray for you." [Brother S, UK, 05 April 2001]
"Assalamu alaykum!!! I notice many sincere brothers sending emails telling the world of their desire to go to Jihad and sending their support for the Mujahideen. I understand that dua is a very powerful way of helping our brothers in Sheeshan (Chechnya). However...more is needed in the way of Jihad!! It is Fardh (obligatory) for us to go and help with defensive Jihad, which Alhamdulillah Sheeshan is. So don't think twice. We don't need permission from parents to go for defensive Jihad!!! If our hearts truly desire the Martyrdom then let us make some actions that prove what is in our breasts. Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Keep up the work my brothers in Islam and I wish to join you soon." [Brother OH, USA, 06 April 2001]
"Assalamu alaykum to all Mujahideen brothers. May Allah grant you mercy and reward you on the Day of Judgement with the greatest of rewards. We always remember you all in our prayers." [Brothers S & M, USA, 04 April 2001]
"Assalamu alaikum. I have just heard the news that the Russian army are about to pull out of Chechnya. I pray this is the case. For a second time the Kuffar army have been humiliated." [Brother TG, UK, 04 April 2001]
"Salaams. My name is ** and I'm from Macedonia. I love you all and you should know that I'm very proud of you. And every time I pray for my brothers in Chechnya. I pray that Allah will hear and grant my wishes, which I believe are the same as yours, and they are, big victories against the Russian military." [Brother PSE, Macedonia, 03 April 2001]
Added 03 April 2001
"Assalamu alaikum. To all Mujahids who are alive and those who are dead, may Allah bless you and reward you. I always pray for you in my prayers." [Sister M, Germany, 02 April 2001]
"Assalamu alaikum, I want to say congratulations to all Mujahideen in Chechnya who are killing and defeating thousands of Russian soldiers. I hope the Mujahideen will kill more of the enemies of Allah in the Future. Allahu Akbar." [Brother IJ, USA, 02 April 2001]
"Assalamu alaikum. I hope Chechnya will become an Islamic state like Afghanistan and rule by the Shariah. Then you may help all our brothers and sisters in the world to expand the Islamic State, and especially in my country, Malaysia." [Brother ZAK, Malaysia, 02 April 2001]
"Assalamu alaikum. To our Muslim brothers in Chechnya, Kosova, Kashmir and all over the world, Insha Allah, you will achieve what you set out to do. You have the duas from your brothers all over the world. I am very concerned about all of my brothers and sister who are involved in Jihad all over the world. I am also striving to be a soldier of Allah." [Brother MNA, Malaysia, 02 April 2001]
"Salamu aleykum from brothers in Macedonia. We pray for Almighty Allah (SWT) to help you and make you successful in your operations against the enemy. Insha Allah we will never forget you. We will mention you in our duas." [Brother NM, Macedonia, 01 April 2001]
Added 01 April 2001
"The air fills with sounds of artillery, shelling the homes nearby. Drowning out the voices of the innocent, the elderly and their cry.
While the dead of heart sleep, there are others who are awake. They fear no one, and their land is ready for the take.
The enemy is filled with terror. And he cannot see straight. He thinks he will kill us all, to be able to go home that night. Little does he know, that this is not about might. It is about those Mujahideen, who lie for you in wait!
The world can say what it wants. Even put on us, the blame. But we fight not for our own purpose, rather, in Allah's name.
So be warned O Enemies of Islam. There is nothing you can do. Khattab is out there, and he's coming for you." [Brother MS, Canada, 29 March 2001]
"I am really glad to see our people fighting for a great cause. I wish they succeed in the future. I too have a burning desire to help them out. To do Jihad with them. I too have the desire to die for such a great cause" [Brother HB, India, 31 March 2001]
"Assalamu aleikum. May Allah (SWT) bless you and make your efforts successful in making Chechnya and all other Muslim territories free from the Kuffar. Aameen" [Brother MT, Melbourne, Australia, 31 March 2001]
MIM: The personal connection between Mazen Mokhtar and terrorism can be seen on the video page of Mokhtar's Azzam.com mirror website, where readers are told that they must first get copyright permission from Shamil Basayev and other members of the Islamic Army in Chechyna to distribute or copy the CD's. Shamil Basayev plotted and ordered the Beslan school massacre in which more then 300 people died, 186 of them children.
Perversely the terror videos are preceded by a warning and accompanied by a cynical pseudo legal disclaimer which informs consumers that "this contains some scenes which may not be suitable for children or the fainthearted" and that "no part of this CD may be reproduced without express reference tothe Islamic Army of the Caucus as copyright holders".
Original Text from website:
"...Warning: Contains scenes that some people may find extremely disturbing.
This CD is duplication of original copyright material produced by the Islamic Army of the Caucasus. It has not been edited and thus contains some scenes which may not be suitable for children or the faint-hearted. Any opinions or views expressed therein are those of the copyright holders, not necessarily shared by Azzam Publications. This CD is not being sold for profit, hence the low price inclusive of postage and packaging.
No part of this CD may be reproduced without express reference to the Islamic Army of the Caucasus as copyright holders.
Any enquiries regarding the content of this CD should be directed to the Islamic Army of the Caucasus, to Field Commander Shamil Basayev, Field Commander Khattab or their spokesman Movladi Udogov..."
Russian Hell in the Year 2000 PART TWO
Exclusive, live film footage of two martyrdom operations carried out against Russian Barracks in Argun and Gudermes in July 2000
Combat footage of Mujahideen operations, ambushes and remote-control detonation of Russian Military vehicles throughout the Year 2000
Video of the nine OMON troops after they were executed due to the failure of the Russian Government to hand over the Russian War Criminal Colonel Yuri Budanov to the Mujahideen (April 2000)
At the time of release of this CD (March 2001), the Russian Government has finally conceded defeat at the hands of the Mujahideen and has already begun to withdraw its troops from Chechnya saying that its "...anti-terrorist operations are over...". However, as regards the Mujahideen, their anti-terrorist operations against the Russian fundamentalists have just begun. Field Commander Shamil Basayev was recently reported as saying in an interview that the Mujahideen were prepared to continue fighting for another 25 years or until the Russian crusaders were expelled from Chechnya.
This war has prolonged far longer than expected by both the Russians and their financial and military backers from the Western Governments. Russian media now openly criticises the operations of the Russian fanatics in Chechnya. In their efforts to gracefully back out without losing face, spokesmen from Western Governments are beginning to mention the odd human-rights abuse in their speeches of praise and gratitude to the Russian extremists.
The sequel to Russian Hell in the Year 2000, this full-length MPEG video contains more proof of the actual casualties suffered by the religiously-intolerant Russian fundamentalists. On 02 July 2000, the Mujahideen carried out five simultaneous martyrdom operations against barracks housing Russian soldiers. These attacks killed a total of 1500 Russian soldiers within minutes. The Russian Military obviously issued their various statements, mentioning that about 37 soldiers had been killed in these attacks (Chicago Tribune 2000) and otherwise everything was OK. It is a well-known fact that martyrdom operations against barracks housing hundreds of soldiers in tightly-packed rooms (as happened in Beirut, Lebanon, 1981, when 242 US Marines were killed in a similar operation) rarely result in just a few deaths. Aware of this fact, the Western Media attempted to down-play the fact that these operations took place and that they killed hundreds of Russian troops. As usual, NO proof was provided by either the Russian Army or their propaganda outlets (Zionist-run Western Media) in terms of independent verification of the casualties.
In this video, the Islamic Army of the Caucasus provided proof that these operations killed more than just '37 soldiers'. The trucks laden with explosives are seen approaching the Russian Barracks, entering them, coming under fire from Russian guards and then the actual explosion is shown that razes both buildings to the ground. Any intelligent individual can thus decide after viewing this, whether 37 soldiers were killed in five similar operations, or 1500.
At the beginning of April 2000, the Mujahideen captured nine Russian OMON troops whilst they were ransacking and looting Chechen villages. They offered to exchange these nine troops for the War Criminal Russian Colonel Yuri Budanov, who raped an 18-year old Chechen Muslim girl then drove a tank over her. The Mujahideen gave the Russian Government a series of deadlines to comply with this offer, but the Russian Government refused all such offers. The Mujahideen wanted to sentence Budanov to execution, which is the Islamic legal punishment for rape. It is unlikely that he would have got a similar sentence under 'International Law', where loss of wealth is regarded more valuable than loss of honour (armed robberies and serious fraud carries heavier sentences than rape in Russia and most Western countries).
When the deadline expired, the Mujahideen executed the nine OMON troops BBC News 200 to prove to the World that whoever goes round raping Muslim woman will be caught by the long-arm of the Mujahideen and brought to justice, no matter how long it takes. This video contains video film of these nine troops soon after their execution.
A Library of Russian Crimes Against Humanity
An hour-long video of raw, unedited footage showing Russian war crimes against humanity in the period 1999-2000. There is no soundtrack and no special effects; just scene after scene of carnage, destruction, death, mutilation and wreckage. This is the type of video that the International Community would prefer to hide from the masses otherwise it would lead very quickly to public opinion against this Russian Crusade.
Warning: Contains scenes that some people may find extremely disturbing.
Martyrs of the Caucasus
39 minutes of Real Video containing film of Foreign Mujahideen that have been killed in the Caucasus between 1997 and 2000. Amongst others, it contains exclusive footage of:
Field Commander Abu Bakr Aqeedah, martyred in Dagestan in December 1997 Field Commander Hakeem Al-Madani, deputy to Field Commander Khattab, martyed in Dagestan in 1999 Field Commander Sheikh Abu Musab At-Tabuki, martyred in Dagestan in 1999
Massacres in Chechnya
Another video 29 minutes in length, professionally made, showing yet more carnage and crimes against civilians. This video has previously appeared in the Videos section of Qoqaz.net.
Warning: Contains scenes that some people may find extremely disturbing.
This CD is duplication of original copyright material produced by the Islamic Army of the Caucasus. It has not been edited and thus contains some scenes which may not be suitable for children or the faint-hearted. Any opinions or views expressed therein are those of the copyright holders, not necessarily shared by Azzam Publications. This CD is not being sold for profit, hence the low price inclusive of postage and packaging.
No part of this CD may be reproduced without express reference to the Islamic Army of the Caucasus as copyright holders.
Any enquiries regarding the content of this CD should be directed to the Islamic Army of the Caucasus, to Field Commander Shamil Basayev, Field Commander Khattab or their spokesman Movladi Udogov.