Posts Tagged ‘Baghdadi’

Why Is ISIS So Bad?

Posted: 15th September 2015 by Will McCants in Uncategorized
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Why is ISIS bad? It’s a basic question that I encounter a lot, along with the related question, why is ISIS so evil? Good and evil are value judgments, so everyone will have a different opinion about what deserves the labels. But we can at least say that ISIS (aka the Islamic State) is out […]

Letter from a Jihadi in Iraq

Posted: 22nd May 2008 by Will McCants in Iraq
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On May 10, Ekhlaas member Muhibb al-Amir al-Baghdidi (Fan of Commander Baghdadi) posted a letter he received from a certain Abu Hurayra. Muhibb claims that Abu Hurayra is “one of the soldiers of the Islamic State of Iraq.” Here’s the letter: In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. My dear brother, precious to […]

Identity of Future Caliph Revealed?

Posted: 7th May 2008 by Will McCants in AQ Leadership
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The mysterious Abu `Umar al-Baghdadi, the amir of al-Qaida in Iraq and would-be caliph, may no longer be so mysterious. Al-`Arabiyya reported yesterday, on the authority of the police chief of Haditha, that Baghdadi is Hamid Dawud al-Zawi, a former intel officer in Saddam’s security apparatus. Zawi is said to be from nearby Haqlaniya, where […]