Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
AlHamduliLlah Rabb Al-Aalameen
Peace and prayers be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and all of his companions.
To the noble brother Mukhtar Abu Al-Zubair, may Allah protect him. As-Salam alaykum waRahmatuLlah waBarakatuH.
I hope this letter of mine reaches you while you, all the brothers, and your children are well and in good health.
To Allah I draw closer with righteous deeds.
We received your noble letter and I was happy reading its contents that most Jihad groups have united to join you, as well as certain issues which occurred, of which you debated two important matters, namely the issue of:
1~ Declaring a dawlah ~country (i.e. the Islamic emirate); and
2~ Merging with the brothers within the declaration of the dawlah*.
I think that there should be a practical working emirate on the ground, but without declaring it in the media or confirming it in any paperwork, in order to avoid these documents leaking out to the enemies – should it happen for any reason.
This is my opinion, but you are there on the ground and you see all realities; whatever you see and witness live, the absent does not see.
Therefore, you would balance out between the positives and negatives on the issue of declaring or not declaring the establishment of the emirate.
Or you may balance things out on your side – as I see it – to make the declaration under the name of the Islamic Emirate Of Somalia, with her named emir to be the Emir of the Islamic Emirate Of Somalia.
Now, in relation to the issue of a merger, I see that this obligation should be carried out legitimately and through unannounced, secret messaging, by spreading this matter among the people of Somalia, without any official declaration by any officers on our side or your side, that the unity has taken place.
remains the situation of the brothers on your side and their talking about their relationship with Al-Qaedah, if asked.
It would be better for them to say that there is a relationship with Al-Qaedah, which is simply a brotherly Islamic connection and nothing more, which would neither deny nor prove.
And for the above matter, there are two reasons:
The first: If the matter becomes declared and out in the open, it would have the enemies escalate their anger and mobilize against you.
This is what happened to the brothers in Iraq or Algeria.
It is true that the enemies will find out inevitably; this matter cannot be hidden, especially when people go around and spread this news.
However, an official declaration remains to be the master for all proof.
Also, opportunities will be open to those who would like to provide rescue assistance to Muslims in Somalia to deny this reality, which is not based on definitive evidences.
Therefore, such would minimise the restraints on Muslims in the region of the emirate and likewise on the emirate proper.
– To be continued.
*Dawlah, also spelled dawla, daula, daulah.
*Mukhtar Abu Al-Zubair = a leader of Somali’s Harakah Ash-Shabaab Al-Mujahideen [Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahideen]