ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi: 'Erupt Volcanoes of Jihad'


Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of extremist group ISIS, called on his supporters to “erupt volcanoes of jihad” in an apparent new audio message released Thursday. The recording, which appeared to be genuine according to Flashpoint Intelligence, a global security firm and NBC News counterterrorism consultancy, came days after speculation that Baghdadi had been wounded in an airstrike in Iraq.

“O soldiers of the Islamic State, continue to harvest the soldiers,” the recording said. “Erupt volcanoes of jihad everywhere. Light the Earth with fire.” The extremist leader claimed the bombing campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq is failing, saying: “America and its allies are terrified, weak, and powerless.”

He also said ISIS fighters would not “never abandon fighting,” adding: "They will be triumphant, even if only one man of them is left.”

The message, shared on jihadist web sites, appeared to have been recorded recently and included a reference to Egyptian militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which pledged allegiance to Baghdadi on Monday.

Baghdadi called for attacks in Saudi Arabia, said his self-declared caliphate was expanding across the Arab world.


ISIS to mint coins inscribed “Caliphate in Accordance w/ Prophetic Method.” What that means:

When the Islamic State declared a caliphate in June, Adnani reminded the world of the prophecy uttered “by the tongue of the prophet,” proclaiming “nothing remains after the elimination of these borders, the borders of humiliation, and the breaking of the idol, the idol of nationalism, except the caliphate in accordance with the prophetic method.” Signage and stationary further reinforce the claim that the Islamic State’s nightmarish bureaucracy fulfills Muhammad’s prophecy. An Islamic State soldier in Iraq’s Nineveh province wears a patch emblazoned with the slogan, and official Islamic State letterhead includes the words.

According to the story of the prophecy, Muhammad fell silent after he predicted the restoration of the caliphate. Many Sunni jihadists and other apocalypticists have interpreted the Prophet’s silence to mean the caliphate will be restored at the end of time. Among them was al-Qaeda firebrand Anwar al-Awlaki, who believed Muslims would reestablish the caliphate in accordance with the prophetic method after they had finally vanquished the infidels. Awlaki theorized that the “massive air power invented by humanity today” would annihilate any caliphate established before this final victory. The Islamic State is testing that theory today.


Normally jihadists get offended when they get attacked. This does not surprise me that the ISIS leader is telling other jihadists to explode and fight back.


I think he means it!!

Now they are minting coins too! It is frightening how well funded they are! Now that they are joining forces there will be more violence.
This cannot be a good thing unless there are suspicions among the two groups.

The world now appears to be even less safe than it has been over the last year.


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