Minister of Warfare in the Islamic State of Iraq, al-Shaykh Abu Ayoub al-Masri


Abu Ayoub al-Masri, the Emire of Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn (AQI), an Egyptian weapons expert who was born in Souhag, a town in Upper Egypt that lies on the west bank of the Nile, in 1968. He went to Afghanistan in 1999 and joined to al-Farouq training camp, one of Shaykh Osama bin Laden’s key bases, where he took up explosives training plus other courses in urban warfare. Later he moved to live in Baghdad where he spent 7 months in Karrada, then moved to al-Amiriya where he stayed there for 6 months before he moved to Baghdad al-Jadida in 2003 before the US invasion of Iraq. He was the last one to withdraw from the city of al-Fallujah in the Second Battle of al-Fallujah. He has succeeded Shaykh Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi. Soon after, he announced the formation of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) under the leadership of al-Shaykh Abu Omar al-Baghdadi in October 2006, and promoted to be the Minister of Warfare in the Islamic State of Iraq, when he was known as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir.

Islamic State of iraq issued an eulogy statement for Emir Abu Omar al-Baghdadi and Military Leader Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, stated that they were in a house near al-Tharthar area, a rural area, for a meeting with the leaders of Jaysh Abu Bakr al-Siddiq al-Salafi for inviting them to join the Islamic State and supporting al-Jihad when an iraqi army patrol came across the house, which led to clashes between the security forces of the Islamic State and the Iraqi Army forces before the fighting forced the Iraqi forces to withdraw from the battle, thus prompting the US aircraft to bomb several houses, one of which was the meeting house.


Videos:

Footage of al-Shaykh, Abu Ayoub al-Masri, with His Brothers
July 7, 2008

A 01:12-minute clip showing al-Skaykh, Abu Ayoub al-Masri, singing a wonderful nasheed about al-Hour al-Ayn along with al-Shaykh, Abu Mus’ab al-Zarqawi, and other brothers 🙂

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Statements:

1. Their Assembly Will be Defeated, and They Will Turn their Backs
June 13, 2006

An 17:31-minute audio speech from the Emir of Tanzim Qaedat fi Bilad al-Rafidayn (AQI), Abu Ayoub al-Masri, renewing al-Bay’a to Shaykh Osama Bin Laden and Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, as well as Mullah Muhammad Omar, promising the war gainst the occupation and Shia Iraqi government will continue, assuring a coming victory for al-Mujahideen and threatening a continuing, calling upon every Sunni Muslims to kill at least one American during the next fifteen days, either by sniper fire, IED or martyrdom operation as it is needed in the battle, he also calling upon every free Sunni whose kin was killed or captured by Shia authorities, to kill one Shia member of al-Mahdi Army, al-Ghadr Brigade, Da’wa Party or Hezbullat.

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2. Oh Come to a Just Word
September 28, 2006

 An 20:24-minute audio speech from the Emir of Tanzim Qaedat fi Bilad al-Rafidayn (AQI), Abu Ayoub al-Masri, announcing the beginning of a great militaristic campaign, calling for fighters to come to Iraq and join al-Jihad, referring to Shay Omar Abdulrahman, the blind Egyptian cleric who was convicted in 1995 of plotting to blow up New York landmarks and is now in a federal medical prison in Springfield, Mo. and encouraging al-Mujahedeen to capture some of the Roman dogs so as to secure his release from the darkness of his prison.

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3. Legislation Is  Only for Allah
November 10, 2006

An 22:24-minute audio speech from the Emir of Tanzim Qaedat fi Bilad al-Rafidayn (AQI), Abu Ayoub al-Masri, speaking in the regard of recent events, including the establishment of the Islamic State, highlighting the very real fact that al-Qaeda worked to influence elections in the West (American elections), and has a real preference in their outcome, threatening continual attacks against the US and Israel.

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4. Oh My Sister, Here I am [At Your Service]
February 22, 2007

An 11:46-minute audio speech from the Minister of Warfare in the Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, promising revenge regarding the rape accusations of the Sunni Woman Sabrine al-Janabi by Shia Iraqi Police.

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5. Say Die in Your Rage
May 5, 2007

An 17:52-minute audio speech from the Minister of Warfare in the Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, calling for Sunni unity.

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6. The Paths of Victory
April 19, 2008

An 59-17-minute audio speech from the Minister of Warfare in the Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, promoting the unification of the Sunni Mujahideen under the banner of the Islamic State of Iraq.

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7. The Prophetic State
September 19, 2008

An 42:07-minute audio speech from the Minister of Warfare in the Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, referring to the time when the Prophet Muhammad, ﷺ, established the rule in al-Medina, indicating that the situations in al-Medina and Iraq are comparable, for al-Medina was a battleground where the pious minority faced a larger, better-equipped enemy, so is Iraq. Also as al-Medina was plagued by disease, hunger and insecurity, so is Iraq.

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8. The First Audio Interview with al-Shaykh Abu Hamza al-Muhajir
October 24, 2008

An 43:17-minute audio speech from the Minister of Warfare in the Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, declaring that the Islamic State of Iraq has sought to execute attacks abroad, including the bomb plot in London and Glasgow of June 2007, and threatens attacks in American, Australia and Britain.

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9. The Second Audio Interview with al-Shaykh Abu Hamza al-Muhajir
April 20, 2009

An 37:12-minute audio speech from the Minister of Warfare in the Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, answering questions posed to him. The questions cover the occupation of Iraq, the situation in Gaza, the Sahwa Councils, the necessity of acquiring non-traditional weapons, and others.

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10. Ramadan, the Month of al-Jihad and Forgiveness
August 25, 2009

An 22-minute audio speech by Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, the Minister of War of the Islamic State of Iraq, announcing the next stage of the State military campaign in the month of Ramadan.

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11. A Message to the Knights of Baghdad
November 6, 2009

An 16:15-minute audio speech from the Minister of Warfare in the Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, praising al-Mujahideen, particularly those in Baghdad who operate in complicated and difficult circumstances and urging all Mujahideen to continue and expand al-Jihad.

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Books:

1. Advice for the Soldiers
September 23, 2007

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2. Advice for the Leaders
September 23, 2007

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3. The Prophetic State
September 7, 2008

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4. The Prophet-Commander – ﷺ 
November 7, 2008

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5. Provisions for the Mujahid
July 27, 2009

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6. Cares and Pains (Poems)
[Released by al-Furqan Media]
February 25, 2011

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