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Al-Qaeda 2.0A Critical Reader$
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Donald Holbrook

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190856441

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190856441.001.0001

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Indeed, Your Lord is Ever Watchful

Indeed, Your Lord is Ever Watchful

September 2014

Sheikh Abu Mohamed Al-Adnani Ash-Shami, spokesman for the Islamic State

Chapter:
(p.153) Indeed, Your Lord is Ever Watchful
Source:
Al-Qaeda 2.0
Author(s):
Donald Holbrook

Cerwyn Moore

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190856441.003.0011

In this second example of key texts from the Islamic State group, the IS spokesperson, Abu Mohamed al-Adnani presents his group as a force that emerged in defense of believers which will ultimately spread to conquer the world. He promises to defeat Rome, representing Christian-dominated hegemony, enslaving the infidel women and defeating its Arab ‘guard dogs’, such as the Saudi military. He speaks directly to Muslims in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen and elsewhere, in direct competition with Zawahiri. Contrasting his stance, he welcomes the slaughter of nonbelievers and calls for IS loyalists to carry out attacks wherever they can. The disbeliever can be killed like a dog. This is sanctioned by God, Adnani insists. The contrast with Zawahiri’s message at this time, therefore is stark.

Keywords:   Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, ISIS, Islamic State, Killing, Terrorism

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