December 1, 2011 Special Dispatch No. 4324

AQIM Official: The Past Year's Achievements Herald Islam's Victory Over the World and the Establishment of the Islamic Caliphate

December 1, 2011
Special Dispatch No. 4324

On November 18, 2011, the Jihadi website Shumoukh Al-Islam released an audio recording by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) featuring an Eid Al-Adha sermon by Sheikh Abu Hayyan 'Asem, an official in AQIM and a member of the shari'a council. In his sermon, Abu Hayyan states that the past year's achievements in the various arenas of jihad around the world and the revolutions in Arab countries are the harbingers of Islam's imminent victory and rise to global prominence, which herald the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate. He calls on youth in Algeria to fulfill their duty and oust their regime, as their brothers have done in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. Stating that whenever the opportunity presents itself to implement the shari'a anywhere in the world, the West tries to intimidate the Muslims into thinking that it will harm their economic interests, he calls on the Muslims to trust Allah to provide them with their livelihood, as He did in the past when He made them "the wealthiest of men and greatest of kings."...

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