This is the full-length video of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his band of less than merry jihadi men, in his first video appearance since declaring the re-establishment of the Islamic Caliphate in 2014.
TheDefensePostThe elusive chief of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has appeared for the first time in five years in a propaganda video released Monday, April 29 by the jihadist organization. It is unclear when the footage was filmed, but Baghdadi referred in the past tense to the months-long fight for Baghuz, ISIS’s final bastion in eastern Syria, which ended last month.
“The battle for Baghuz is over,” he said, sitting cross-legged on a cushion and addressing three men whose faces have been blurred. He referred to a string of ISIS defeats, including its onetime Iraqi capital Mosul and Sirte in Libya, but insisted the jihadists had not “surrendered” territory. “God ordered us to wage ‘jihad.’ He did not order us to win,” he said.
The world’s most wanted man was last seen in Mosul in 2014, announcing the birth of ISIS’s much-feared “caliphate” across swathes of Iraq and Syria, but appears to have outlived the Islamic proto-state.
In a segment in which the man is not on camera, his voice referred to the April 21 Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, which killed 253 people and wounded nearly 500, as “vengeance for their brothers in Baghuz.” Baghdadi insisted ISIS operations against the West were part of a “long battle,” and that ISIS would continue to “take revenge”for members who had been killed. “There will be more to come after this battle,” he said.
VladTepesBlog(h/t Ann B) To understand the enemy, retired military intel man, Stephen Coughlin says, “One must read the enemy propaganda meant for us, as well as the propaganda they make for themselves”.
This video is a lot of both. But for sure, so long as the MSM is determined to hide the real motives and inspiration for Islamic terror (Hint: the truth is in the name) and then fabricate the motives to further leftist agendas, (I guess you could call that, terrorist appropriation?) we are determined to show you what its really about. There is no fix for a problem if you cannot know the source. And the source is the illegal importation of millions of un-vetted religious muslims, or teachers and transformers of less religious muslims into these: