This is an English transcript of the video statement made by Emir of the Caucasus Emirate Dokka Abu Usman following the Majlis al-Shura on 29 Rabi' al-Thani 1430 (25.04.2009). The statement translated from Russian to English by The Caucasus Blog.
I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed shaytan.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, may peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family, his companions and his followers on the true path till the day of Judgment.
I, Emir of Mujahideen of Caucasus, greet all Mujahideen of Caucasus, greet all Muslims, greet all Mujahideen, who are working today on Allah's path all over the world. Today is 29 Rabi' al-Thani, 1430, translated to the kafir language it is April 25, 2009.
Praise be to Allah, today with Allah's help we have carried out Majlis al-Shura in the territory of Wilayah (Province) Nokhchicho (AKA Chechnya/Ichkeria). Praise be to Allah, we have gathered all fighting commanders, we have solved some issues, which we are facing due to the changing situation in the world, in order to establish the Word of Allah in Caucasus and in the whole world, as sooner [as possible] and as better [as possible], and how to do more [for] Jihad, more effort, in order to become closer to Allah.
Praise be to Allah, events here in Caucasus, the situation, praise be to Allah, are satisfactory. Looking at that pressure, those military actions, those dirty actions, that are done against us through mass media, through the occupation military, praise be to Allah, Allah helps us to hold out, praise be to Allah, Allah grants us victories.
Today Putin and his local Kremlin proteges in Caucasus, watchdogs, it is impossible to call them by any other term, they are Kremlin's watchdogs, they always existed and will exist, they will not be in short supply in any people, because there are always enough traitors and betrayers in all peoples. While Putin and these watchdogs kept passing off their desires for facts, belittling victories of Mujahideen in Caucasus, belittling their number, belittling those military actions which they carry out, praise be to Allah, Allah has granted us, Allah has helped us, in the meanwhile, to restore all Jamaats in Caucasus, to restore links between ourselves, and I consider that the main victory is that we have restored "Riyad-us-Saliheen", Jamaat of our dear brother Shamil, who, insha'Allah, was martyred.
After this Jamaat was restored, it carried out two successful operations: one was carried out in the territory of Vedeno, at a base of kuffar (infidels), of "Yug" battalion, and another operation was also carried out by our Mujahid in the territory of Russia, in the town of Vladikavkaz. Praise be to Allah, those were our test steps, insha'Allah, now there is a great number of Mujahideen among us, who are joining Jamaat of "Riyad-us-Saliheen", who want to conclude, at the cost of their lives, the bargain with Allah, Who promised them Paradise in exchange for their Jihad.
Therefore these operations, insha'Allah, will be carried out all over the territory of Russia, in the territory of Caucasus. Why? Because, if it is said in the Qur'an "fight against them in the same manner, as they fight against you", and we see from a small episode, that in the territory of Caucasus, even if a person, out of humanitarian motives, out of compassion, gives a piece of bread to a Muslim, if he brings a loaf of bread, then this person is eliminated. Even if a doctor, who took a Hippocratic Oath, if he bandages a Mujahid, then this person is eliminated forever, he disappears.
And if by those laws which we did not write, by the laws which were written by Taghut for itself, by kuffar for themselves, by those laws which we did not agree with and didn't sign, if we are forbidden to kill those citizens, who are so called peaceful citizens, who provide for the army, for the FSB by their taxes, by their silence, who support that army by their approving silence, if those people are considered civilians, then I don't know, by what criteria it is judged.
Therefore, insha'Allah, it is our great success that we have restored this Jamaat, and that this Jamaat will carry out operations in the territory of Russia, and it will be our retaliatory attacks for those deeds which are committed in Caucasus. Praise be to Allah, I appreciate Allah's help, Allah has granted us a possibility to restore this Jamaat, to restore our forces, to restore the communication and control.
I want to emphasize particularly in this connection, that there is Kremlin's main slave, it is Kafyrov (AKA Kadyrov), he is Kremlin's main slave, Kremlin's stooge, a stooge of that Putin, who silenced mass media, silenced everyone he could, and tried to present Chechnya as an oasis of well-being in the territory of Russia, as a quietest territory in the territory of Russia.
I, Emir of Mujahideen of Caucasus and the military Emir of Mujahideen of Wilayah Nokhchicho, and the entire headquarters of Caucasian Mujahideen, and all main forces, all coordinations are located and made in the territory of Wilayah Nokhchicho, praise be to Allah. And no matter how hard they try to belittle it, no matter how hard they try to hide it, it was all done in order to deceive the people, although it is hard to call them a people, those who live in the territory of Russia. Why? Because that money, those resources, those human resources, which were wasted to eliminate our State, to eliminate our people, to eliminate Chechens, in order to prevent that issue from coming up, so that the people would not ask either Putin or that stooge Kafyrov, Putin's slave, what it was all wasted for, what it was spent on, it was done to prevent it from being revealed. Therefore they have been trying to conceal those events, which have been happening in the territory of Wilayah Nokhchicho. But Allah will never allow to conceal it, and Allah will never allow to hide it. Why? Because there is Allah's will.
I can simply mention events that happened in the territory of Wilayah Nokhchicho during the single month of March: two helicopters were damaged, I can't say that they were destroyed, around ten operations were carried out successfully, resulting in elimination of kuffar and murtadin (apostates). I personally tried to hear mass media mentioning it, but not a single word was said about it all.
But by mentioning it I don't want to emphasize events that happen in the territory of Wilayah Nokhchicho. All Mujahideen, who are based today in the territory of Wilayah of Ingushetia or Dagestan, they are all our brothers, we are same Mujahideen, but there, in those places, there is opposition to those Kremlin dogs, who are sitting today on the top there, therefore [events] in those places are given publicity because of that, while here they try to hide it all, but praise be to Allah, you see today that we are even carrying out Majlis in the territory of Nokhchicho, we are meeting in the territory of Nokhchicho, we control our Jamaats from the territory of Nokhchicho, praise be to Allah, it is all, praise be to Allah, a gift from Allah to us.
Kafyrov and those stooges who stand behind him, are also trying today to conjure numbers. I can, in principle, explain the meaning of it in two words. That watchdog Kafyrov is given money by Kremlin to kill Muslims, to kill Mujahideen, therefore he must give an account, his masters in Kremlin demand it, therefore they always try to conjure those numbers: now we are thirty men, now we are sixty men, now we are one hundred men. We do not engage in this conjuring, praise be to Allah. Why? Because we are sure that Allah will give us such number of Mujahideen, that will be enough to establish the Word of Allah in Caucasus and in the whole world, and we don't hurry the events so that these Mujahideen increase in numbers in a single day, but I can say with full confidence, that our number today is enough to establish the Word of Allah, our number is enough, because Allah defined our number. Quantity is not important for us, quality is important.
Today we try to bring up every Mujahid, every young man from Caucasus, on following criteria: the first is Tawhid, the second is Sunnah of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, the third is al-Wala' wa-al-Bara', it is love toward your brother for Allah's sake, and hatred toward the enemy for Allah's sake, the fourth is to command good and forbid evil, so that a person would do good and so that a person would forbid evil, and the fifth is so that every young man who is striving today after Islam, a man who feels himself inside Islam, so that he believes in four previous points, and so that he practices them from the heart, with pure intentions, and so that he is sure after that, that Allah will grant him victory, that Allah will lead him to that goal, which he has at heart.
Praise be to Allah, today Jihad in Caucasus is not limited by me, or by Magas, or by Abu Supyan, or by anybody else. I am sure that previously there was such euphoria in the whole territory of Rusnya (AKA Russia), that if Basayev was killed, then Jihad would stop after that, if Maskhadov was killed, then it would be over, entire Caucasus would calm down after that. Praise be to Allah, Allah has proven you once more that it is not so, our situation today is better than it was in 2006, in 2007, in 2008, praise be to Allah, it is by Allah's will, nothing is limited by us.
Therefore if I will be martyred today, or Magas will be martyred, or Supyan will be martyred, insha'Allah, a new generation is rising, it loves Allah, it loves the Word of Allah, it dedicates itself to establish the Word of Allah, and it concludes a bargain with Allah in exchange for Paradise, which was promised by Allah. And who keeps his promise better than Allah? Therefore it is not limited by us. Therefore I give guarantee today with a hundred percent certainty, that Jihad in Caucasus will going on till the Judgment Day, insha'Allah, until the full establishment of Allah's Word.
A new year has come, we, Mujahideen, due to disparity in forces, usually always consider that a new year comes with spring, when Allah makes our forces equal, to some degree, to forces of kuffar. So we assign new tasks for ourselves, insha'Allah, that we will be accomplishing this year, insha'Allah, the result is with Allah, but we will do everything possible, so that Allah would be pleased by us.
Insha'Allah, there will be great results, insha'Allah, I guess this year will be our offensive year, insha'Allah, this year will be also our offensive year all over the territory of Russia. Why? Because I think that those people who are living today in the territory of Russia, they are also responsible for their soldiers, for their leadership, for those atrocities, for that outrage, that they commit, and for those wars that they wage today against Islam. Insha'Allah, the result is with Allah, but we will do everything possible, so that the results would be satisfactory.
And our final prayer is: praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!