Abu Mariya Al Qahtani حفظه الله تعالى

Abu Mariya Al Qahtani
(May Allah protect him)
Regarding the statement of AQAP supporting Islamic State
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Commenting regarding the statement released by our brothers from Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, we agree with them about the danger of the crusader campaign. But we have some legal points to be noted since they described the group “The State” saying that they are not Khawarij. And we are afraid that the brothers’ statement may be understood to mean that they support Baghdadi’s gang in the spilling of impermissible blood that they have spilt in Shaam and while they have risen to kill the mujahideen and their leaders.

And with the presence of the Raafidhi alliance on land and air, we did not find from our brothers from AQAP, a statement condemning the crimes of Baghdadi’s gang who killed the best of the mujahideen and the leaders. And neither did the brothers in AQAP have a clear stance, nor did they release any statement even if it be with shyness, declaring in it those who did such acts to be criminals. Indeed, those near and far, have come to know of all the crimes of that gang and today, in just a second, they are forgetting all of those crimes under the pretext of the crusader alliance. And everyone knows that the crusader alliance have targeted the leaders of Jabhat ul Nusra and Ahrar before they targeted the Khawarij of Baghdadi. So the brothers in Yemen must review what they have stated regarding Baghdadi’s group that they are not Khawarij.

And we say, the people of Mecca know better about the condition of the people. And the one who confirms is given precedence over one who denies. Umar had considered Ibn Muljim to be good but the nation has consensus that Ibn Muljim is the killer of Ali and he is from the head of the Khawarij. And some of the predecessors refused to condemn Ibn Al Arabi, and among them are those who praised him but the Ahlul Sunnah have consensus over the astrayness of Ibn Al Arabi. So the brothers’ justification of Baghdadi’s gang will not change any of what has been confirmed with us and what we have directly seen with our eyes with regards to the crimes. And what both those near and far have testified to the misguidance of Baghdadi’s gang, will not be erased just by a mere statement.

We also ask the brothers in Yemen’s group, what is your stance regarding those who slandered our Ameer as well as your Ameer, the splendor of Al Qaeda, the Mujahid Sheikh Dr. Ayman Al Zawahiri and accused him with false accusations?

What is your stance towards the one who announced his Khilafa and declared all the mujahid groups to be cancelled and invalid, including AQAP and split the ranks of the mujahideen and killed them?

We do not disagree with you with regards to calling the mujahideen to confront the crusade campaign. We have called for it and we did not wait for any statement from anyone. But we disagree with your justification of a renegade group.

What is your position towards those who killed the leaders of mujahideen while the Rafidhi alliance is gathering against them? It was more befitting you, our dear ones, for us to hear a statement from you declaring criminality of Baghdadi’s gang and not denying their crimes.

And we ask our brothers in Yemen’s group, have you known the leaders of “the state” very well so that you could approve of and defend them? Indeed, you have been silent towards their crimes and hurried to exonerate them, glory be to Allah.

Is this your stance towards the ones who declared your brothers in Nusrah and Ahrar Shaam to be kaafirs and targeted their centers with explosives? Do you support them in that? We fear that your words may be understood to mean that.

We fear from your statement that it may be understood to mean you accept their killings and their causing of corruption for the people of Sunnah in Shaam and their mujahideen. This is what people would understand from your statement. Fear Allah, our beloved ones..!

So your support for the actions of Baghdadi’s criminal gang, we fear that it will be followed by your followers. And your statement is not going to change our stance, but it will confuse the minds of your followers and they may see the actions of that gang as if it is religion and they may then follow them in making Takfir on Muslims and in declaring their blood to be permissible and announcing their imaginary khilafa. So this statement will create confusion in your soldiers and your supporters.

And so we will never betray the blood of the Sunnah in Shaam and our mujahideen who were killed by Baghdadi’s fairy tale gang. And truth is more worthy to be followed. We had enough of “flattering” at the expense of the blood the Muslims.

And we repeat here that we are neither with the people of the hell fire nor with its dogs. The crusader campaign has targeted Nusra and Ahrar before that of the Khawarij gang.

And we declare our innocence to Allah from all those who allied with the crusaders and supported them. And we also declare our innocence to Allah from the Khawarij and their deeds. And we declare our innocence to Allah from all those who supported them in their takfeer and killing of the Sunnis in Shaam. And Allah is the granter of success.

And I say this as giving victory to the people of Shaam and defending them and being loyal to their blood takes precedence over all groups and organizations. And so we are with the people of Shaam and their revolution and against the crusaders and their dogs.

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Moazzam Begg’s ” From Guantanamo to Belmarsh “

Moazzam Begg – From Guantanamo to Belmarsh
Dilly Hussain02/10/14 07:05
This is a story which will not make the front-page headlines of the British press or aired on the mainstream news channels.

Yesterday, an innocent man was freed for the second time in his life after being detained on terrorism charges without conviction. Former Guantanamo Bay detaineeMoazzam Beggwas arrested on Tuesday 25 February forSyria-related terrorism offences. He was charged under Section 6 and Section 17 of the Terrorism Act, for allegedly training and funding the Syrian rebels.

Moazzam’s seven-month ordeal at HMP Belmarsh was incomparable to his three-year incarceration at Gitmo, where he experienced horrific treatment in the most inhumane prison in modern history.On this occasion, financial sanctions were imposed on him, as a result of which his bank accounts (including joint accounts) were frozen or shut down. His wife was unable to pay her utility bills that were held in their joint accounts without receiving a license from the Treasury, and it became a criminal offence to even support his family with money during this period. Moazzam’s arrest corresponded with the UK government’s crackdown on activities related to Syria. Aid workers, Islamic charities as well as prominent Muslim figures were being targeted for their support for the Syrian revolution.

Moazzam is well known to Muslims andnon-Muslimsacross the world as a representative of justice, truth and human rights at the face of oppression, tyranny and injustice. Naturally, themainstream mediaalong with the ‘Knights of the War on Terror Templar States’ will portray him as aterrorist sympathiser, supporting the likes of Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

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However, the reality is this – after his release from Gitmo, Moazzam chose to pursue a path which shook the thrones of the same oppressors who had him imprisoned without charge for four years. When he joined advocacy group,CAGE(formerly known as CagePrisoners) in 2005, his life as a determined human rights activist, responding to the call of those who fell victim to draconian anti-terror laws eventually caught up with him earlier this year.

As the Syrian revolution gained momentum, and the Islamist rebels were a stone’s throw away from Damascus at the start of 2013, the British government began its campaign of criminalisation. Muslim humanitarian aid workers were arrested, demonstrations were closely monitored, and in Moazzam’s case, investigating the wrongdoings of the British government became a crime in itself. The government’s anti-Syria measures included askingMuslim mothers to spy on their children, cracking down ononline activities, theconfiscation of passports, andrevoking citizenships. The Con-Dem coalition did not hold back in its attempt to silence the genuine sentiments among British Muslims who supported the Syrian revolution, and the removal of a brutal dictator.

At an event held in Manchester in January entitled – “Is Islam Being Criminalised?” – Moazzam spoke to an audience of 600 people regarding the British government’s anti-terrorism strategy, and the harassment he faced for investigating the intelligence service’s links with tyrannical regimes in the Arab world. During hisspeech, he said: “I told the British secret services that I’m going to Syria to investigate them. This war against Islam and Muslims transcends boarders and continents, unlike any other war against any other group.” Coincidentally, Moazzam’s lastFacebook postbefore his arrest was, “Sometimes knowing too much can be a curse.”

From the onset, Moazzam had been open about his travels and his objectives, which included exposing the British government’s complicity in rendition and torture. The timing of Moazzam’s arrest, given his trip to Syria was in December 2012, requires a detailed explanation – which I doubt anyone is seriously holding their breath for. Additionally, his arrest coincided with the release of CAGE’sreport on Syriathat was due to be given considerable media coverage. There were also concerns that the police and the security services applied ambiguous anti-terror laws to the Syrian conflict, which in turn made legitimate activism unlawful.

Taking all the above into consideration, it is clear that the government along with law enforcement agencies failed miserably at setting a precedence of fear by trying to make an “example” of Moazzam. His arrest and subsequent release has only damaged the already fragile relationship between the government, its shambolicPREVENTstrategy, and the Muslim community, which it aims to silence and ultimately control.

In an article I wrote for theHuffington Post last week, I said that Moazzam Begg was the closest example British Muslims had to Martin Luther King or Malcolm X – I reiterate this comparison with no hesitation whatsoever, at a time of immense hardship, pressure and demonisation for Muslims worldwide.

British Muslim organisations across the spectrum have welcomed Moazzam’s release. No doubt he was in the prayers of many Muslims, and in the thoughts of his non-Muslim supporters who knew too well that an individual like Moazzam could never be guilty of the crimes he was unjustly arrested for… twice. While British Muslims rightfully celebrate the release of one of their respected and admired leaders, days before the Islamic festival of Eid, I’m sure Moazzam along with CAGE will insist that the struggle between justice and oppression is far from over.