Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis Joins Islamic State

News article, posted 11.16.2014, from Egypt, in:
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“Therefore, in obedience to the order of God … and in obedience to His Messenger, … ordering not to divide and to stick to the jama’ah, we declare our bay’ah [pledge of allegiance] to the Khalifah Ibrahim Ibn Awwad Ibn Ibrahim al-Qurashi al-Husayni [Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi], pledging to selflessly hear and obey, in times of hardship and ease, and in times of delight and dislike. We pledge not to dispute the matter of those in authority except if we see obvious kufr concerning which we have proof from God. We call the Muslims everywhere to give bay’ah to the Khalifah and support him, in obedience to God and actualization of the unheeded obligation of the era."


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