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ISIS Sneers At Obama’s Strategy, Says He’s A ‘Mule Of The Jews’

Neil Munro White House Correspondent

An official communique from ISIS describes President Barack Obama as “the mule of the jews,” sneers at his understanding of Islam and says Muslims have an Islamic right to kill Westerners and steal their possessions.

“Whoever is a Muslim, his blood and wealth are sanctified … [but] whoever is a disbeliever, his wealth is legal for a Muslim to take and his blood is legal to spill,” says the 7,500-word theological tract, which was authored by a senior ISIS imam.

Non-Muslims’ “blood is like the blood of a dog; there is no sin for [a Muslim] in spilling it,” said the new document, which was released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

The ISIS strategy and tactics described in the document are based on quotes from the Quran and Islamic traditions. They help explain why ISIS — which champions the Sunni variant of Islam — has attacked Shia Muslims in Iraq, why it wants to kill Alawite Muslims in Syria and why it wants Muslims in the West to kill Western civilians, instead of just sitting on the wealth it has captured.

“We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah, the Exalted. This is His promise to us; He is glorified and He does not fail in His promise. If we do not reach that time, then our children and grandchildren will reach it, and they will sell your sons as slaves at the slave market,” says the Quran-quoting tract, which was authored by Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani ash-Shami.

ISIS’s theological claims have had a large impact on many Muslims living in the West. Hundreds of Muslims living in America and Europe have joined ISIS’s army, and several have murdered or tried to murder non-Muslims.

“If you are not able to find an [bomb] or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies,” the tract says to Muslims living in the United States and Europe. “Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him,” says the document, which targets both Christians and secularists.

Muslim groups in the United States say they are trying harder to redirect the Islamic energy of alienated Muslims’ away from jihad and into U.S. electoral politics. Those groups, however, have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood movement, which seeks to establish fundamentalist Islamic governments in the West via political bargaining, religious conversion and propaganda.

Media reports says most Muslims ignore ISIS or are frightened or embarrassed by ISIS’s demands, its revivalist theology and its bloodthirsty tactics. However, there have been no large-scale protests just against ISIS, by Muslims in the United States or Europe.

The ISIS document scoffs at Obama’s recent claims that ISIS is not guided by Islamic ideas and strategies.

On Aug. 29 for example, Obama told donors in New York that its ideology “doesn’t reflect Islam, but rather just reflects savagery, and extremism, and intolerance.” On Sept. 12, however, Obama told another set of donors that the state’s theology is a “particular brand of Islamic extremism that really has no place in the 21st century.”

Obama describes ISIS’s Islamic theology as a non-religious extreme ideology partly because he’s working with Sunni-Muslim governments in Saudi Arabia and Jordan to delegitimize ISIS’s Islamic bona-fides.

The tract scornfully rebuts Obama’s claims. “Obama, the mule of the jews, suddenly became a sheikh, mufti (Islamic scholar that issues verdicts), and an Islamic preacher, warning the people and preaching in defense of Islam, claiming that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam,” said the document.

White House officials “turned into Islamic jurists, muftis, sheikhs, and preachers, standing up for Islam and the Muslims, so it appears that they no longer have confidence in the ability or sincerity of their sorcerers in the various committees of senior scholars working for the rulers — committees of the supporters of the tawāghīt (rulers ruling by manmade law).”

Secretary of State John “Kerry, the uncircumcised old geezer, suddenly became an Islamic jurist, issuing a verdict to the people that the Islamic State was distorting Islam, that what it was doing was against Islamic teachings, and that the Islamic State was an enemy of Islam,” said the communique.

The communique contain numerous quotes from the Quran and sayings from the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.

“All praise is due to Allah, the Strong and Mighty. And may blessings and peace be upon the one sent with the sword as a mercy to all the worlds,” the document begins.

Obama’s planned small-scale air campaign against ISIS will be defeated because the jihadis are motivated by Islamic ideas and by faith in rewards from the Muslim deity, Allah, says the document.

“So know that — by Allah — we fear not the swarms of planes, nor ballistic missiles, nor drones, nor satellites, nor battleships, nor weapons of mass destruction. How could we fear them, while Allah the Exalted has said, {If Allah should aid you, no one can overcome you; but if He should forsake you, who is there that can aid you after Him? And upon Allah let the believers rely}.”

The document explains the murder of numerous prisoners as a means to calm the justified anger of Muslims. Allah “has healed the chests of the believers through the killing of the nusayriyyah (alawites) and rāfidah (shiites),” the document says.

The beheadings and crucifixions of two U.S. journalists and Arab opponents of ISIS are described as terrorism by the tract. “The hearts of America and its allies were broken by the Islamic State when it cut off the rotten heads of some agents, spies, and apostates. It was terrified and its allies were terrified when the Islamic State would flog and stone the fornicator, cut off the hand of the thief, and strike the neck of the sorcerer and the apostate.”

The document includes numerous descriptions of Jews as devious plotters who control Western governments.

That reflects a central idea in Islam, which regards Jews as the inveterate enemies of Islam following their refusal to become Muslims 1,400 years ago. For example, Muslim tradition says their prophet Muhammad destroyed several Jewish tribes living in what is now Saudi Arabia, and eventually died after being poisoned by a Jewish woman.

The Islamic animosity toward Jews helps explain why Muslims governments have not been ready or able to persuade Muslims to accept the existence of a Jewish-majority state on territory captured by Muslim armies over 1,000 years ago.

It describes Obama as “O mule of the jews,” its lists Jews as the first enemy of Islam — “jews, crusaders [Westerners], rāfidah [Shia and Iranians], nusayriyyah [Alawites], hindus, atheists, and apostates — and it explains Obama’s new effort to curb ISIS as a scheme to protect Jews.

Once ISIS jihadis began advancing this summer toward Syria’s capital in Damascus — which is near Israel — the tract said, “America and its allies rose in alarm and summoned one another, terrified. The jews! The jews! Save the jews! This is the reason they came. This is the purpose of their mobilization.”

That claim, sincere or not, portrays ISIS as the chief enemy of Israel and of Jews, and so strengthens its theological claim to Islamic faithfulness.

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