Within the usual jihadist forums a video now has been released showing Abu Dujana speaking about his allegiance to UBL and Baytullah Mehsud, who was killed and for whom he undertook the suicide mission killing seven CIA agents and one member of the Jordanian intelligence service. This 90second long video was released earlier today.
Abu Dujana extensively speaks out to revenge Baytullah Mehsud and eulogizes Baytullah Mehsud, while sitting next to a quite Hakimullah Mehsud, who is acknowledged by Abu Dujana as the legitimate new leader. He addresses “this message to the enemies of the umma, the intelligence services of the US and Jordan, I am a migrant on the path of God” and thus he set out to fight the very enemies he just mentioned. “I am a mujahid on the path of God, not selling religion”. “Our amir, Baytullah Mehsud, we will not forget you, by God we won’t forget you, ever!” UBL is also praised, who, according to Abu Dujana “is not within our territory”.
In another video, taken from Aljazeera, short sequences of Abu Dujana are shown as well, that appear not in the original video above.
Baytullah Mehsud’s corpse – and the successful revenge operation against a high value target of the enemy, committed by Abu Dujana.
There is probably more material to be expected in the near future.
Just on a short note, the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” just issued a statement claiming the death of seven British soldiers in Jarshak and Sanjeen in the contested Helmand province.
Issued today it claims that “three firefights took place between the mujahidin and the occupational forces in the region Kufki in the city of Jarshak. This led to the death of four occupational soldiers and wounded two severely.” Three other soldiers had allegedly been killed as “a result of the explosion of a mine”.
In a German-language video released by the Jund Allah, showing a bunch of German Mujahidin troopers in action, the death of Abu Sufyan is widely portrayed. According to the video, Abu Saffiya “came, saw and was victorious” – maybe the German jihadists after all are only fans of Asterix & Obelix where Caesars veni, vidi, vici was often stated? Abu Saffiya is, according to the video, Djavad Sediqi, who in the opening of the video is shown carrying an anti-tank weapon and repeatedly stating his personal hope to finally die on the path of God as shahid. A short lecture on the shahade is heard while Abu Saffiya is sitting on a Dushka, in an attempt to train. Marching in a caravan, the Mujahidin are shown in a classical way while coalition aircraft are heard flying over their positions bombing something in the more mountainous area.
Abu Saffiya’s lecture on his hope to attain the shahada is bound to the usual historical-textual understanding of al-Qaeda & co. According to the video, “Abu Saffiya died on the death of honor on the 17.10.2009 on the battlefield, he died as a shahid”, as Abu Adam reads it out. “He left in early 2009 his homeland Germany and migrated with his family to carry the banner of truth. After his training he fought in Khorasan and fought on three different fronts. With a strong wish to meet his lord, he asked always to be in the first rows of combat.”
Some training elements in Afpak with the Mujahidin sitting in a half-circle
A screenshot from his testimony – parts are naturally based on specific chosen elements of Quran and Sunna.
Quite interesting, and of course not in any way visible – note that even the eyes are concealed in the video – the wife of Abu Safiyya (or Saffiya) speaks out. Her voice, also in a nice German, is dubbed by a female voice.
“I thank God for everything, after the hijra and such, to accept my husband as a shahid and that this honor will be bestowed upon all our brothers in the umma. One big difference between Mujahidin us and these cowards is that I as a widow of a shahid am full of pride. (…) I am saying full of pride that my husband chose to move into jihad for the umma and the Muslims with me and our daughter” – she then recites a specific part of the Quran to make her claim. She also reinforces her aim to remain in jihad and calls out to all of her sisters to join the Mujahidin in defense of honor, pride and freedom of the women, that can only be granted among the Mujahidin.
Women are of course also part of the globalized jihad – particularly when they are inhabitants, thus wives of obliged Mujahidin, in Islamic territories that have been conquered and invaded by non-Muslim armies. Plenty of textual sources compiled by various jihadist scholars and some legal scholars, specifically historic ones, can be found within the spheres of online jihad.
These are pictures of Mujahidat from the Taliban in Afpak.
Pictures posted by a member calling himself “Acer 007” show a burning fuel tanker in what “Acer 007” claims to be Jalalabad. Suggesting that the tanker subtly – without any reference or note – was most likely en route to supply NATO troops in Afghanistan. The pictures, some of which are shown here, suggest the helplessness of security personnel who seem to be standing by idle. The jihadist notion of attacking oil tankers, networks, pipelines and by all means oil sites has had a great propagandistic impact when AQAP unsuccessfully attempted to attack the Saudi Abqaiq (or Baqiq) facilities in 2004 and when a similar operation was undertaken in Hadramawt, Yemen. The ideological implications are clear and often in its basic practical definitions repeated, such as by Nasir al-Wahhayshi, the leader of the Yemeni AQ branch. The strategic need for jihadists to attack oil related and relevant sites are taken from the understanding that enemy forces, occupying Islamic territories, are pillaging Islamic oil and gas resources and are using these elements bestowed by God upon the Muslims against the innocent Muslim populations worldwide. Al-Wahhaishi called on to continue any effort to undertake operations against the oil industry in Yemen, to harm both the government and the military-industrial complex of the West – to safeguard Muslims and to protect the Islamic resources.
Whenever such pictures are shown in the forums, blogs, websites,…, the general notion, in some parts highly ideological, should be kept in mind. “Acer 007” placed the pictures under the banner “The Hell of the Romans and Apostates in Jalalabad – Present to the People of Tawhid ~ Afghanistan ~ new pictures”.
The “Hell of the Romans and Apostates” had once been limited to al-Furqan productions in Iraq, but as it is these times, everything swaps into a more comprising and global mindset.