Nalysis of the Introduction Page of the Al Qaeda Terrorist Training Manual

Al Qaeda Terrorist Training Manual
Martyrs were killed, women were widowed, children were
orphaned, men were handcuffed, chaste women s heads were
shaved, harlots heads were crowned, atrocities were inflicted
on the innocent, gifts were given to the wicked, virgins were
raped on the prostitution alter ...

After the fall of our orthodox caliphates on March 3, 1924 and
after expelling the colonialists, our Islamic nation was
afflicted with apostate rulers who took over in the Moslem
nation. These rulers turned out to be more infidel and
criminal than the colonialists themselves. Moslems have
endured all kinds of harm, oppression, and torture at their

Those apostate rulers threw thousands of the Haraka Al-
Islamyia (Islamic Movement) youth in gloomy jails and
detention centers that were equipped with the most modern
torture devices and [manned with] experts in oppression and
torture. Those youth had refused to move in the rulers
orbit, obscure matters to the youth, and oppose the idea of
rebelling against the rulers. But they [the rulers] did not
stop there; they started to fragment the essence of the
Islamic nation by trying to eradicate its Moslem identity.
Thus, they started spreading godless and atheistic views among
the youth. We found some that claimed that socialism was from
Islam, democracy was the [religious] council, and the prophet
God bless and keep him propagandized communism.
Colonialism and its followers, the apostate rulers, then
started to openly erect crusader centers, societies, and
organizations like Masonic Lodges, Lions and Rotary clubs, and
foreign schools. They aimed at producing a wasted generation
that pursued everything that is western and produced rulers,
ministers, leaders, physicians, engineers, businessmen,
politicians, journalists, and information specialists.
[Koranic verse:]  And Allah s enemies plotted and planned, and
Allah too planned, and the best of planners is Allah.
They [the rulers] tried, using every means and [kind of]
seduction, to produce a generation of young men that did not
know [anything] except what they [the rulers] want, did not
say except what they [the rulers] think about, did not live
except according to their [the rulers ] way, and did not dress
except in their [the rulers ] clothes. However, majestic
Allah turned their deception back on them, as a large group of
those young men who were raised by them [the rulers] woke up
from their sleep and returned to Allah, regretting and

The young men returning to Allah realized that Islam is not
just performing rituals but a complete system: Religion and
government, worship and Jihad [holy war], ethics and dealing
with people, and the Koran and sword. The bitter situation
that the nation has reached is a result of its divergence from
Allah s course and his righteous law for all places and times.
That [bitter situation] came about as a result of its
children s love for the world, their loathing of death, and
their abandonment of Jihad [holy war].

Unbelief is still the same. It pushed Abou Jahlmay Allah
curse him and Kureish s valiant infidels to battle the
prophet God bless and keep him and to torture his
companions may Allah s grace be on them. It is the same
unbelief that drove Sadat, Hosni Mubarak, Gadhafi, Hafez
Assad, Saleh, Fahed Allah s curse be upon the non-believing
leaders and all the apostate Arab rulers to torture, kill,
imprison, and torment Moslems.

These young men realized that an Islamic government would
never be established except by the bomb and rifle. Islam does
not coincide or make a truce with unbelief, but rather
confronts it.

The confrontation that Islam calls for with these godless and
apostate regimes, does not know Socratic debates, Platonic
ideals nor Aristotelian diplomacy. But it knows the dialogue
of bullets, the ideals of assassination, bombing, and
destruction, and the diplomacy of the cannon and machine-gun.

The young came to prepare themselves for Jihad [holy war],
commanded by the majestic Allah s order in the holy Koran.
[Koranic verse:]  Against them make ready your strength to the
utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike
terror into (the hearts of) the enemies of Allah and your
enemies, and others besides whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know.


I present this humble effort to these young Moslem men who are
pure, believing, and fighting for the cause of Allah. It is
my contribution toward paving the road that leads to majestic
Allah and establishes a caliphate according to the prophecy.
According to Imam Ahmad s account, the prophet God bless and
keep him said, ...
[A few lines of Hadith verses, not translated]