Australian Jihadi Preacher: For Islam To Dominate, We Must Establish The Islamic Caliphate

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March 1, 2022
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On February 25, 2022, Australian preacher Wisam Hadad, a.k.a. Abu Ousayd, a central figure in the Salafi and jihadi community in Australia and among English-speaking jihadis on social media,[1] posted a brief video on his Telegram channel,[2] in which he stated that "our aim" is for Islam to dominate all ways of life, institutions, and societies. To achieve this, he called for "establishing a khilafah [Caliphate] based upon the foundations laid down by the Prophet Muhammad."

The short video, which included English subtitles, depicted a hand raising the Quran at what appears to be a mosque congregation, with Abu Ousayd saying: "We call to the deen [religion] of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala [Almighty Allah], and we wish for it to dominate." He added: "And it will dominate all other ways of life, even if the disbelievers they hate it, [and] even if the mushrikeen [polytheists] detest it."

Abu Ousayd continued: "Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala will establish this deen [religion] on this earth when Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala chooses. But it's up to us to want to be part of this establishment, to work for this establishment, to work for the deen of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, to work for this aim."

He then added: "We aim to establish Allah's religion in its entirety in every soul and upon every inch of this earth. In every home, institution, and society. To achieve this, we must first succeed in bringing people to the worship of their Lord. And two, establishing a khilafah [Caliphate] based upon the foundations laid down by the Prophet Muhammad."


A still from the video in which Abu Ousayd calls for establishing the Islamic Caliphate.

According to a biography posted on his website,[3] Abu Ousayd is "a strong voice for many voiceless Muslim Prisoners in Australia and a pioneer in activism against injustice."

 
Abu Ousayd's brief biography on his website

 

[1] MEMRI JTTM recently published a comprehensive report about the network of jihadis in Australia, of which Hadad is a key figure. See Network Of Jihad Supporters In Australia Still Going Strong, August 13, 2020.

[2] Telegram, February 25, 2022.

[3] Abuousayd.com/about/, accessed March 1, 2022.

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