Group leader’s new audio message calls on every muslim to pick up weapon and join fight
An unverified audio recording, calling on supporters to join the Jihad fight, has been reportedly issued by the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
According to the recording, Baghdadi calls on supporters around the world to join the fight in Syria and Iraq or to take up arms wherever they live.
In the audio which was issued by ISIL al-Furqan media outlet and posted online, a voice identical to Baghdadi’s says, “there is no excuse for any Muslim not to migrate to the Islamic State … Joining (its fight) is a duty on every Muslim.
We are calling on you either join or carry weapons (to fight) wherever you are.”
In the tape, the deadly group leader, who had been reported dead, also sent out a message to Saudi Arabia, who he considers his enemies, saying “their end is near.”
Referring to the to the Arab coalition operation led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen against Shia Houthi rebels, Baghdadi said, “they have lost their so-called legitimacy.”
“When they felt that their masters, the Crusaders and the Jews, have replaced them with the Rafeda they launched their so-called war against Rafeda in Yemen.
“They claim that they are defending the Sunnis … They are lying. It is a desperate attempt to deter Muslims from joining the Islamic State … [because] it is defending them and this terrifies the sons of Saloul.”
Baghdadi has issued several audio messages since he declared a caliphate in June 2014 but has appeared in only one video right after his group seized the Iraqi city of Mosul last year.