Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade pledges allegiance to IS caliphate

free Sunni brigade- Ahrar al-SunnaThe Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade  which has been claiming responsibility for various bombing in Lebanon has pledged allegiance to   the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham( ISIS  ) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, describing him as “the caliph of the Muslims.”

This comes  a day after   ISIS or ISIL  group declared an “Islamic caliphate” led by Baghdadi.

“With utmost honor and pride, we announce our allegiance to the jihadist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as a caliph for Muslims,” the little know  militant group  which is  also known as Ahrar al-Sunna announced on its Twitter account on Monday.

“We also announce our full support for what the [ISIS] is doing for Islam.” the statement added

The brigade  added that it is “the duty of all Muslims to work towards finding a caliph who can set up rule by sharia law.”

The Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade is a Lebanon based Salafist Islamist group which views Hezbollah as representative of Shi’ite supremacy that must be violently opposed. The group made its first appearance during November 2013 when it vowed to retaliate against Hezbollah following clashes between Hezbollah and Sunni supporters over Shi’ite group’s control of road-blocks in Baalbek’s outskirts. Subsequently, the group posted on its Twitter account, a call to “free Lebanon of Hezbollah” as well as praising the perpetrators of the Iranian embassy bombing in Beirut on 19 November 2013. The group also claimed responsibility for the assassination of Hassan al-Laqis, a senior Hezbollah operative, on 4 December 2013. The group referred to the killing as revenge for abuses of  Sunnis in Baalbek. The group  has no known associations with Lebanese or Syrian groups.

Hezbollah dismisses the actual existence of the Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade as a Salafist extremist group, by alleging that the group is a front organisation for Israel in Lebanon.

ISIS announced Sunday the establishment of a “caliphate,” or Islamist state and in an audio recording that was distributed online, ISIS declared its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as “the caliph” and “leader for Muslims everywhere.”

ISIS said it would impose the caliphate on areas already conquered in Syria and Iraq.

“The Shura (council) of the Islamic State met and discussed this issue (of the caliphate)… The Islamic State decided to establish an Islamic caliphate and to designate a caliph for the state of the Muslims,” said ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani.

“The jihadist cleric Baghdadi was designated the caliph of the Muslims,” said Adnani, adding that the caliphate will extend “from Aleppo (in northern Syria) to Diyala” in Iraq.

Baghdadi “has accepted this allegiance, and has thus become the leader for Muslims everywhere.” Adnani assured everyone

Shortens name to IS

“The words ‘Iraq’ and ‘the Levant (or Sham/ Syria )’ have been removed from the name of the Islamic State (IS)  in official papers and documents,” Adnani said, describing the caliphate as “the dream in all the Muslims’ hearts” and “the hope of all jihadists.”

Adnani demanded that “all Muslims pledge allegiance to the caliph, ” but so far very few countries are taking caliphate  issue seriously , although they are very concerned about its strength in Iraq

 

  • nagy_michael2

    Please go to Iraq or go to hell instead..

    • 5thDrawer

      “…. work towards finding a caliph who can set up rule by sharia law.”
      No matter how many they have to kill to do it, or how many lives they need to drive back into the dirt. It’s a ‘principle’ they promote … one of death and subjugation.

      • Comtessa di Alba

        It all started with these hordes of Stone-Age Neanderthals invading Syria….

      • nagy_michael2

        And today I read that 9 islamists movements in Syria are rejecting the Caliph and they accused IS leader of being selfish and being the absolute rulers of Islam.. Technically he is trying to replace Prophet Mohamed which in return will backfire on him. I think we should arm these movements in syria and have them go after him. Once they weaken each other, then we bomb the hell out of both of them.. and kill all their leadership to no avail..Then remove Bashar and Nassrallah and Natenyahooooo and Kim Juang.. lol

  • vs

    Iran offers to assist Lebanon in the fight against terror. PressTV website quoted Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Mohammad Fasano, who said that his country would send to Lebanon respective instructors, as well as to provide the Lebanese security services necessary weapons and equipment http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/07/01/369386/iran-ready-to-help-lebanon-fight-terror/

    • Hannibal

      A terrorist state knows best how to deal with terror… 😉

      • sweetvirgo

        LOL….

  • Hannibal

    tcharrafna… Shi bekharre… (like my generation used to say) 😛