UPDATE 9/27/12 8:36 PM: Here is an English translation of the below Arabic statement:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad.

Allah the Exalted says:

“الذين يتربصون بكم فإن كان لكم فتح من الله قالوا ألم نكن معكم وإن كان للكافرين نصيب قالوا ألم نستحوذ عليكم ونمنعكم من المؤمنين فالله يحكم بينكم يوم القيامة ولن يجعل الله للكافرين على المؤمنين سبيلا”

(Those (hyprocrites) who wait and watch about you; if you gain a victory from Allah, they say: “Were we not with you,” but if the disbelievers gain a success, they say (to them): “Did we not gain mastery over you and did we not protect you from the believers?” Allah will judge between you (all) on the Day of Resurrection. And never will Allah grant to the disbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers.) Qur’an Nisaa 131

The Muslim people know that the Muslims or Mujahideen fighting in Somalia against the crusader enemy have passed through many phases and were able at last to unite their ranks, and for the past two years, the Muslims have been enjoying that unity and goodness and the Mujahideens’ united force. The disbelievers weren’t able to tolerate that blessing, bounty and the united strength; they couldn’t bear seeing that and would love to divide the Muslims and to disperse them.

Yesterday, as many people heard, they said in a released report that they would break the unity the Mujahideen achieved, unity that brought happiness to all the Muslims. These people, what forced them to resort to that tactic precisely in this moment can be attributed to two things.

The first thing is that they want to enter into negotiations with the disbelievers so that they can be given political appointments and seats.

The second is that they saw or rather convinced themselves that the Mujahideen have been weakened now and their power has dwindled.

Those two matters have made them announce that they will destroy the unity and pull back from it.

The negotiations, it’s not the first time we are seeing it. We have seen people who claim to be looking for a solution or to be leaders of those seeking to solve the problem. We can remember that Sharif Murtad started by saying that he would enter into negotiations to look for the problems facing the Muslim Somali population. We then saw him on top of the tanks killing Muslims, shelling and bombing them with what the infidels provided him. That is not a new thing, for people who are clad in the cloth of religion to enter into negotiations with the kuffaar. We have seen many and I expect no one is surprised by this.

As regards the claim that the strength of the Mujahideen has declined, it holds no water, because the Mujahideen hand in hand with the Muslim population are facing strong enmity and the greatest alliance of crusaders in recent times, they are fighting against almost six crusader countries who have invaded the country together with the apostate militias, inflicting on them heavy losses and defeat. That shows that their strength has increased and has made the Muslims to become one and face the enemy together, a force that the enemy hasn’t been able to break through, the enemy being confined to a certain towns while the banner of the Prophet stands in all the other parts of the Wilayahs where they are administered with the Islamic Shari’ah. This is proof that the strength of the Mujahideen has increased.

After leaving the matter concerning that report, I want to reiterate the stance of the Mujahideen on this issue. The stand of the Mujahideen regarding everything that is done in order to break the unity of Muslims, where new groups are formed to deceive the Muslims, the Mujahideen previously released a report by the leadership of the Mujahideen on 26-3-2012, which stated that everyone who tries to divide the Muslims will be seen as an enemy of the Muslims who wants to deceive them and will be confronted with heavy opposition.

So, as soldiers of the Mujahideen, we won’t just oppose this report by words only, but we’ll follow it with action God-willing against all who want to disunite the Muslims and divide them.

All the Muslims who are listening to me in and outside the country, I tell them that Allah has bestowed on them and blessed them to have unity, one leadership, and one flag and to face the same direction. That hasn’t brought happiness to a lot of people, mainly hypocrites and the infidels. You are supposed to strengthen that unity and to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Mujahideen, and to oppose anyone who tries to break that unity by words of mouth and every way possible. That is what is required of you.

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Source: http://amiirnuur.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7666:abu-musab-we-will-resist-anyone-who-wants-to-disunite-the-muslims&catid=48:wararka

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمدلله والصلاة والسلام على نبينا محمد.

يقول الله سبحانه:

(الذين يتربصون بكم فإن كان لكم فتح من الله قالوا ألم نكن معكم وإن كان للكافرين نصيب قالوا ألم نستحوذ عليكم ونمنعكم من المؤمنين فالله يحكم بينكم يوم القيامة ولن يجعل الله للكافرين على المؤمنين سبيلا) 131 سورة النساء.

إن الأمة المسلمة تعرف أن المسلمين والمجاهدين خلال قتالهم في الصومال ضد العدو الصليبي مروا بالعديد من المراحل وأخيرا تمكنوا من توحيد صفوفهم، وخلال العامين الماضيين، كان المسلمين يتمتعون بالوحدة وببركات قوات المجاهدين المتوحدة. لم يتحمل هذه البركة، والألفة، والقوة المتحدة، ولم يطيقوا رؤية ذلك وكانوا يحبون أن يفرقوا المسلمين ويشتتوهم.

بالأمس، كما سمع العديد من الناس، قيل في تقرير نشر أنه سيكون هناك كسر لوحدة المجاهدين التي تحققت، تلك الوحدة التي أسعدت جميع المسلمين. هؤلاء الأشخاص، الذي أجبرهم على اللجوء لذلك التكتيك بالتحديد في هذه اللحظة يمكن إرجاعه إلى أمرين.

الأمر الأول هو أنهم يريدون الدخول في مفاوضات مع الكفار ليتم إعطاؤهم تعيينات ومناصب سياسية.

والشيء الثاني هو أنهم رأوا أو بالأحرى أقنعوا أنفسهم أن المجاهدين قد ضعفوا وأن قوتهم تراجعت.

هذان الأمران جعلهم يعلنون أنهم سيدمرون الوحدة ويتراجعون عنها.

المفاوضات، إنها ليست المرة الأولى التي نراها. لدينا أناس يدعون البحث عن حل أو زعماء لأولئك الذين يزعمون البحث عن حل للأزمة. يمكننا أن نتذكر ذلك المرتد شريف بدأ بالقول أنه سيدخل في مفاوضات من أجل النظار في المشاكل التي يواجهها الشعب الصومالي المسلم. ثم رأيناه على الدبابات يقتل المسلمين، ويقصفهم ويفجرهم بما قدمه الكفار له. هذا ليس شيئا جديدا، للأشخاص الذين يتشحون بلباس الدين للدخول في المفاوضات مع الكفار. لقد رأينا الكثيرين وأنا أتوقع أنه لم يفاجأ أحد بهذا.

وبخصوص إدعاء أن قوة المجاهدين قد ضعفت، فذلك لا يقوم على دليل، لأن المجاهدين يدا بيد مع الشعب المسلم يواجهون عداء شديدا وأقوى تحالف للصليبيين في الآونة الأخيرة، فإنهم تقريبا يقاتلون ضد ستة دول صليبية قد غزت البلاد مع الميليشيا المرتدة، موقعين بهم الخسائر الشديدة والهزيمة. يظهر ذلك أن القوة قد زادت وجعلت المسلمين متحدين ويواجهون العدو معا، وهي قوة لم يستطع العدو أن يكسرها، فالعدو متقوقع في مدن معينة بينما راية النبي مرفوعة في جميع الأجزاء الأخرى من الولايات التي تدار بالشريعة الإسلامية. هذا دليل على أن قوة المجاهدين قد زادت.

وعودة إلى موضوع ذلك التقرير، أريد أن أكرر موقف المجاهدين من هذه المسألة. إن موقف المجاهدين بخصوص كل شيء يجري من أجل كسر وحدة المسلمين، حين تشكل المجموعات الجديدة لخداع المسلمين، فقد صدر سابقا عن المجاهدين بيان من القيادة العامة في 2012-03-26، جاء فيه أنه كل من يحاول أن يقسم المسلمين سينظر إليه كعدو للمسلمين يريد أن يخدعهم وسيواجه بمعارضة شديدة.

لذلك، كقوات للمجاهدين، نحن لن نعارض هذا التقرير بالكلمات فقط، ولكن سنتبعه بالفعل إن شاء الله ضد جميع من يريد تفريق المسلمين وتقسيمهم.

إلى جميع المسلمين الذين يستمعون لي داخل وخارج البلاد، أقول لهم أن الله قد أنعم عليهم وباركهم بالوحدة، والقيادة الواحدة، والراية الواحدة، والتوجه الواحد. وهذا لم يسعد العديد من الناس، خصوصا المنافقين والكفار. ومن المفترض عليكم أن تقووا هذه الوحدة والوقوف جنبا إلى جنب مع المجاهدين، ومعارضة كل من يحاول كسر هذه الوحدة بالكلمات وكل وسيلة ممكنة. هذا هو المطلوب منكم.

والسلام عليكم

الشيخ أبو مصعب عبدالعزيز

المتحدث العسكري لحركة الشباب المجاهدين

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Source: http://www.shamikh1.info/vb/showthread.php?t=178150

To inquire about a translation for this press release for a fee email: azelin@jihadology.net

NOTE: For more on this read here. Looks like the Shabāb split may be official.

Shaykh Ḥasan Dahir Aweys — Interview on Radio Shabelle

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Source: http://halgan.net/2012/03/31/sheekh-xasan-daahir-aweys-oo-naqdiyey-bayaan-ka-soo-baxay-ururka-al-shabaabdhageyso/

To inquire about a translation for this interview for a fee email: azelin@jihadology.net

NOTE: Below are all of the primary source materials that I did not post while on vacation. All materials are posted by date that they were first released to the various fora. I hope this is helpful to those who were also on vacation during this time period and did not get the opportunity to follow the fora activities.

December 23:


‘Abdullah ‘Azzām Brigades — Statement Number 3 within the series- Identifying the Way of the Offenders

December 24:

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula releases its Arabic language magazine Ṣadā al-Malāḥim Issue #14

Ḥarakat al-al-Shabāb al-Mujāhīn releases an Arabic and English translation of their statement, which announced an alliance with Ḥizb al-Islām. See here for the original in Somali language.

Anṣār al-Mujāhidīn English Forum in honor of its two year anniversary presents an English translation of  As-Saḥāb’s Ramaḍān Sermons series #1 by Abū Zayd al-Kūwaytī “Ramaḍān Intensive Course”

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan presents its list of martyrs for the year 1431 H. According to them, fifty-two individuals were killed.

December 25:


al-Furqān Media, which is affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq [al-Qā’idah in Iraq] has released “Risen Alive #3,” which is one of their many martyrology series’

December 26:

Kavkaz Jihād Blog translates into English a jihādī story titled “Fight in the Forest,” which was originally published by Hunafa.

December 28:

Ḥizb al-Islāmī al-Turkistānī [Turkestan Islamic Party] released its martyrology video series  “Lovers of Paradise #5,″ which you can see below. For previous videos see #3 and #4.

Dār al-Jabhah Publications and Distribution and the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) released “The Explosives Course” by Shaykh Abū Khabbab al-Miṣrī

Ma’sadat al-Mujāhidīn — Claiming Responsibility for the Attack on the Israeli Train

December 29:


al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula releases its Arabic language magazine Ṣadā al-Malāḥim Issue #15

December 30:

Anṣār al-Mujāhidīn English Forum publishes an English translation of the Global Islamic Media Front’s release by Abū Qandahār al-Zarqāwī “The Blazing Light- In Inciting for Jihād”

New article from member of the Anṣār al-Mujāhidīn English Forum titled “Refute the Unbelievers- Mujāhidīn Fighters, Mercenaries Without Boundaries?”

Abū Muḥmmad al-Maqdisī’s Minbar at-Tawḥīd wa’l-Jihād Sharī’ah Council published a new fatwā by Abū Hamām Bakr Bin ‘Abd al- ‘Azīz al-‘Atharī: “What is the Ruling on Congratulating Christians During New Years?”

December 31:

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan releases In Fight Magazine #24. For previous issues see: #23#22#21; and #20.

Abū Muḥmmad al-Maqdisī’s Minbar at-Tawḥīd wa’l-Jihād Sharī’ah Council published two new fatāwā:

January 1:

Statement from Ḥarakat al-al-Shabāb al-Mujāhīn on Opening the Door of Communication with al-Katāi’b Media

The January 2011 issue of Nawaī Afghān Jihād Magazine released

Abū Muḥmmad al-Maqdisī has released a new video sermon titled “Three Assets:”

January 2:

Anṣār al-Mujāhidīn English Forum has translated “The Last Will of the First Sister Who Attacked the Moscow Subway,” which was attack in March 2010.

Abū Muḥammad Jibrīl of Sawt al-Jihād in Nusantara wrote a new article titled “De-Radicalization, The Effort To Extinguish The Light Of Shari’a And Jihad In Indonesia”

UPDATE 4/23 9:21 AM: Here is an Urdu translation of the below message:

Click the following link for a safe PDF copy: Official Announcement of Merger between Ḥizb al-Islām and Ḥarakat al-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn (Urdu)

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Source: http://bab-ul-islam.net/showthread.php?t=187

UPDATE: Here is an excerpt from the press conference:

We have united with ours brothers, Shabāb, ‘we will continue the war we the government and AMISOM and we will also teach Uganda And Burudi lessons here in Mogadishu and in their country.

NOTE: Below is the official announcement of merger between the two Somali groups Ḥizb al-Islām and Ḥarakat al-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn. First, is a joint audio message with representatives from the two groups and second, is the official press released published by  al-Shabāb’s media wing Al-Katāi’b Media. Since both the audio and press release are in Somali I cannot provide a summary. That said, a member of the Anṣār al-Mujāhidīn English Forum wrote ten items that were highlighted:

1. To build an Islamic Caliphate on the path Of Our Holy Prophet SAW..

2. To continue the jihād path till we erase Shirk from the earth and to bring up the tawḥīd.

3. To Confront the International Crusade War

4. To follow the Law Of Allah on the earth, to make justice between the people and to remove the oppression.

5. To follow the creed of al-Walā’ wa’l-Barā’.

6. To Bring Back the Lost Muslims Lands..

7. To Support the oppressed Muslims and to free the Muslim prisoners

8. To Unite the people under the banner of Tawḥīd

9. To Prepare Islamic Society which loves each other and have good creed and ethics

Also the brother Requested From The Brothers of Anṣār al-Islām and The Islamic State of Iraq to Announce Unity Between Them.

Audio Message from Shaykh ‘Alī Dheere, the spokesman of Ḥarakat al-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn and a “brother” from Ḥizb al-Islām (message is in Somali):

Official Announcement of Merger between Ḥizb al-Islām and Ḥarakat al-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn

Press Release (in Somali):

Official Announcement of Merger between Ḥizb al-Islām and Ḥarakat al-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn