Resilience of Insurgencies in Iraq: Part 2 of Abdullah Janabi's sermon in Fallujah, Friday January 17th 2014
In this part of his sermon, Sheikh Abdullah Janabi clearly shows how many lessons learned have been taken from the 2004 sieges of Fallujah, and how important it is for the fighters/mujahedeen to "win hearts and minds", this is a paradigm shift in the way that "resistance" has been apprehended until now. Since this sermon, ISIS, Al-Qaeda and the Tribes of Fallujah have agreed to administer the city together, in a partnership.
Thanks to the Al Mighty, who knows what lies behind the visions of people's eyes as well as the internalized processes occurring in the chests of the people.
Thanks to the Al Mighty, who preached that the feelings and thoughts that we choose not to say or hide are actions like all actions that will be judged and accounted for.
Thanks to the Al Mighty, the all-knowing, even those who hide things as well as the secrets behind them. I bare witness that there is no god but God, recognizing his oneness where no command is above His, who preached through the Qudsi Hadith, "Oh son of Adam, don't fear any Sultan. Sultans come and go but my Sultanism remains. Oh son of Adam, don't fear them. My slave, my slave, my greatness and goodness flows to you from above whilst your sins ascend to me. You are entrusted with my goodness and greatness, yet you are distracted by those other than me?"
And I bare witness to our leader, our backbone, our honorable Prophet Mohammad, Peace by upon him, the one the Al Mighty entrusted him with the message of truth and true faith. He has conveyed the message and succeeded in his entrustment and advised the Umma and struggled for this purpose and obeyed the Al Mighty until his last day on this earth; peace be upon him. The Al Mighty has increased his honour and dignity and respect for the Prophet as he has assigned him as the messenger of his Umma.
And his Greatness has also honored and dignified our leaders thereafter; Abu Bakr, Omar, Uthman and Ali; peace be upon them as well as Hassan and Hussein and their mother; part of the prophet's sacredness Fatima Al Zahra peace be upon her along with the rest of our beloved leaders, caliphs, the genuine and truth worshippers and faithful, religious jurists and followers who genuinely and love them out of purity until the last day peace be upon them. The Al Mighty has reached to us; to be vigilant and cautious about corruption. And now what.
Dear beloved people, I am not taking the stand that I am taking to go back in time. No. Nor is it for love of boasting and chauvinism or bias of perspective. No. Instead, my dear people, it is the falsehoods about me that were driven by the people who were around me or close to my inner circle. Some of them believed the falsehoods, whether those who were close and those who were not. The same sources are starting once again to blame me and for this reason I want to clarify the picture for those who like to talk about me so that we stand hand in hand in front of the eyes of the Al Mighty and the Most Just.
Dear people, I have witnesses, who will witness while i am in the hands of the Al Mighty and the Most Just. These witnesses I am referring to can be no shape or form be false or fake witnesses. Do you know who my witnesses are? Who are they my dear people? Answer me. (People in background mumble). Yes. The Angels of the Al Mighty.
For those who don't accept them as witnesses, they are similarly denying the walls of this mosque and the pillars of this speaking stand along with the roof of this mosque. Tomorrow, they will be my witnesses that this speaking stand was never silent to any word of truth. These witnesses are enough for me to present in the hands of the Al Mighty.
Dear beloved people, as part of my sermon, I have some questions directed to you and I want you to answer me. This process is religiously permissible and has happened in the times and era of the Prophet peace be upon him. For the sake of the Al Mighty, I will ask and you answer.
Are we Creators or Creations? (People answer "Creations"). Are you sure? Are we not up to date to our status and we are Creators but we just dont know it?. Ok. Yes, we are creations. Ok. Do we have a Creator?-(People answer Yes).
Our Creator my dear people; has drafted and created a law for us to follow as a compass and direction?(People answer Yes.). He commanded us to follow this Law. The next question to you all:
The entrustment of this Deen is on whose neck?(People answer-the religious jurists)-Yes the religious jurists and then?(People answer- the rulers)- Yes the rulers and then?(People answer- Us.). Yes, you my beloved people after the primary responsibility on the religious clerics and the rulers. It is you.
Now, when the rulers are corrupt and the religious jurists are corrupt; I am not generalizing as there are some faithful and genuine religious jurists out there. When this law is not followed in our society as a result of the corruption we are currently seeing, are the religious jurists and rulers following the Al Mighty's orders in terms of protecting this law? I am asking you in the hands of the Al Mighty right now. Have they been fulfilling their obligations in their capacities as religious jurists and rulers? (People answer-No)
Dear beloved ones, I say this because of what is internalized and felt in my chest because whenever the occupation occurred, and with the support of the Al Mighty we faced them and we have been maimed and our image has been distorted and unfortunately most people follow this avenue of narrative. And now, the issue is reoccurring like the previous occupation.
As always I am going to be honest and straight to the point and I swear by the Al Mighty that behind every propaganda; there is a facilitator, someone responsible. On the top of our list is Al Hizb Al Islami (The Islamic Party) and the politicians. Their symbol is like the symbol of the Army of Bashar Al Assad (i,e, Either Al Assad, or we burn the country). They are using the same principle; Either we govern, or we make your lives hell; one strategy is through the falsification and propaganda against our great warriors and mujahedeen. This is the sour and bitter reality. Another question to you my beloved ones:
Dawood Al Hamashi and Mohammad Al Hamashi, may God bless them and give them the highest level of paradise as they were the ones who contributed in building this mosque. Now how spacious is this mosque. (People answer: mumbles). Yes, it is very small. Now what about the house beside the mosque; they are both equally built for the use of the sheikh who runs the mosque.
Now Ahmad Abdul Ghaffour would bring strippers/belly dancers to the House of the Al Mighty and would give every stripper/belly dancer a Karat of Gold but then beheads Abdulla Al Jalabi and people like him; they do not recognize our rightful demand for our rights. This is the bitter reality my beloved ones. Abdulla Al Jalabi has real estate and buildings everywhere, too busy worrying about his goatee and messing with women.
We went out and stood up for our rights in front of the Al Mighty. The sovereign and independent human being, who has their salary cut, has here and there the religious jurists among them. Those who choose a political party is a sell out for a salary, rent, and privileges. Is this Islam? Answer me people. (People answer: No). Let us stop buttering up and talking highly of people. Fallujah is the safest place in Iraq today because Maliki nor the dogs of Maliki are able to besiege Fallujah. The army and Maliki are history. (People in background say inshalla). And the ones who chase after them, the Islamic Party who have betrayed the people that have brought rise to them in the first place. They have sold you out for nothing.
My beloved ones, I have stands. My first stand is with the pride, honour, dignity of the Muslims that are whom? The Mujahedeen. They are the pride, honour and dignity of our Umma. I have stands that they need to listen to carefully.
First, they have to have the consent of the people, their families and their neighbors because if it wasnt for the people of Fallujah's resistance which rid Fallujah of Maliki's rodents, Abdullah Al Jalabi and the mujahideen would have never been able to enter Fallujah. This is the truth. So the families and the people of Fallujah need to be protected, respected and defended and thanked and greeted in the highest level of respect and honour.
Therefore my beloved ones, those who want to participate in jihad, need not to be directed by their self-opinions but rather be of full humility and be directed by families of Fallujah. Their art of war and capacity as fighters will be demonstrated through their social interactions with the people because that is the real art of war. This is how we need to be if we are to have peace in the afterlife. This is a strategy of non-forgetting and discipline. We have capable teachers to implement this strategy except with the circumstance that they have received a status in society and are filling their pockets and sitting on their shaky thrones. This is my message, the first part directed to our young men, the mujahedeen.
The second stand is be aware of mixed interactions. Be vigilant of who is mixing among you that is not from among you. There are those that will come among you and infiltrate to destroy our image and the overall picture of what is happening and then come around to boast, to condescend and so on and so forth. Be careful of those kinds and infiltrations in general as they are government agents and/or military personnel.
We do not do anything that doesn't satisfy or fit Gods want or wishes. Answer me my beloved ones. Is it permissible for the infidels to be ahead of the believers. (People answer no). Look at the American occupation, because of this lack of strategy I am talking about, the people of certain villages could not resist the occupation because they were providing them something that their own people didn't have among themselves. It is an illusion of the real thing, that is love, respect and honor and dignity. Mujahedeen, don't make this mistake and be hasty in your decisions as you will fail the people and therefore fail society.
If there was ever an Islamic State and the first thing that is worked on is determination of borders then that state is a stupid and ignorant state that will evaporate or it is a state created to infiltrate and destroy Islam. My beloved ones since a century ago, people have been suffocated, people are not allowed to speak the truth. Let the people speak, let the people criticize.
In addition to these advises and stands I have discussed, I want to advise you to be modest and simple. If someone asks you who are you, you dont answer I am a mujahid, you answer by saying I am your small servant. Be simplistic and humble to the people. These are your families, your communities. Those who have lost their families, have lost everything. Shake the hands of the people and greet them and I will be the first to do so.
The mujahideen are important and sacred and it ought to be preserved. I believe their sacredness is equivalent to me washing myself with the urine of the mujahideen.