The First Statement of the Caliph

On August 1, 2014, Caliph Al-Baghdadi released a statement to the world, announcing the establishment of the Islamic State and calling upon Muslims worldwide to support it:

So let the world know that we are living today in a new era. Whoever was heedless must now be alert. Whoever was sleeping must now awaken. Whoever was shocked and amazed must comprehend. The Muslims today have a loud, thundering statement, and possess heavy boots. They have a statement that will cause the world to hear and understand the meaning of terrorism, and boots that will trample the idol of nationalism, destroy the idol of democracy and uncover its deviant nature.

So listen, O ummah of Islam. Listen and comprehend. Stand up and rise. For the time has come for you to free yourself from the shackles of weakness, and stand in the face of tyranny, against the treacherous rulers – the agents of the crusaders and the atheists, and the guards of the jews.

O ummah of Islam, indeed the world today has been divided into two camps and two trenches, with no third camp present: The camp of Islam and faith, and the camp of kufr (disbelief) and hypocrisy – the camp of the Muslims and the mujahidin everywhere, and the camp of the jews, the crusaders, their allies, and with them the rest of the nations and religions of kufr, all being led by America and Russia, and being mobilized by the jews.

Here we see clearly that ISIS views the world as being divided into two warring camps: the camp of Islam and the camp of disbelief. When al-Baghdadi speaks of the latter – the “agents of the crusaders and the atheists, and the guards of the jews” – he is speaking of the West, and its Christian, secularist and Zionist ideologies – the three ideologies that are at the heart of the “New World Order” project we shall discuss later.

Al-Baghdadi then attacks the Western powers for their plundering of Muslim lands, their installation of puppet rulers, and their promotion of un-Islamic ideologies:

Indeed the Muslims were defeated after the fall of their khilāfah (caliphate). Then their state ceased to exist, so the disbelievers were able to weaken and humiliate the Muslims, dominate them in every region, plunder their wealth and resources, and rob them of their rights. They accomplished this by attacking and occupying their lands, placing their treacherous agents in power to rule the Muslims with an iron fist, and spreading dazzling and deceptive slogans such as: civilization, peace, co-existence, freedom, democracy, secularism, baathism, nationalism, and patriotism, among other false slogans.

Al-Baghdadi goes on to recite a litany of crimes committed by the ‘global forces of disbelief’ against Muslims, which he mocks by saying sarcastically: “All this is not terrorism. Rather it is freedom, democracy, peace, security, and tolerance!”

Al-Baghdadi makes it clear that the Caliphate intends to establish an alternative world order, which will be open to all peoples, of every race and region across the globe:

O Muslims everywhere, glad tidings to you and expect good. Raise your head high, for today – by Allah’s grace – you have a state and khilāfah, which will return your dignity, might, rights, and leadership. It is a state where the Arab and non-Arab, the white man and black man, the easterner and westerner are all brothers. It is a khilāfah that gathered the Caucasian, Indian, Chinese, Shāmī, Iraqi, Yemeni, Egyptian, Maghribī (North African), American, French, German, and Australian. Allah brought their hearts together, and thus, they became brothers by His grace, loving each other for the sake of Allah, standing in a single trench, defending and guarding each other, and sacrificing themselves for one another. Their blood mixed and became one, under a single flag and goal, in one pavilion, enjoying this blessing, the blessing of faithful brotherhood. If kings were to taste this blessing, they would abandon their kingdoms and fight over this grace. So all praise and thanks are due to Allah.

In other words, the Islamic State’s project is an another form of radical globalism, which, like the Illuminati’s New World Order, seeks to erase the old divisions of tribe and nationality and unite all mankind under one ideology and one global government – the Caliphate. Al-Baghdadi’s final statement makes the Caliphate’s goal of world domination very clear:

This is my advice to you. If you hold to it, you will conquer Rome and own the world, if Allah wills.