How Do Jihadis Imagine Their Emir?
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How Do Jihadis Imagine Their Emir?How Do Jihadis Imagine Their Emir?
May 1, 2009, 2:47 PM
Posted by CBS News Investigates
Despite confirmation by the Iraqi defense ministry, members of militant Islamist Internet forums are in denial over news about the arrest of the leader of the al Qaeda-led Islamic State of Iraq. Abu Omar al Baghdadi.
There are many on the online forums who seem certain that al Baghdadi hasn’t been arrested and recall the number of times when false reports emerged about his arrest or killing in th epast.
The picture of al Baghdadi unveiled by Iraqi military spokesperson Major General Qassim Atta at a press conference in Baghdad on Tuesday has aroused their suspicions even more, as it doesn’t seem to fit the image they had in their minds of what their “emir” (prince) should look like.
“Is this his picture?! This picture only proves they’re lying!” one member said. Another added “This guy in the picture here, just from his looks, he couldn’t even lift a Kalashnikov up, I’m telling ya!” “Al Baghdadi is over 60. There’s no way this man is over 60,” said a third member.
Since many seem persuaded that the man that was arrested couldn’t be al Baghdadi, there’s anticipation for the next audio statement by al Baghdadi. Members urged al Furqan media to speed up its release.Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it. (O people!) Beware! Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on the earth is His illegal (forbidden) things. Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart.
Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 2 :: Hadith 49
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