The following video was posted on YouTube on December 12. This declaration describes how leaders of several battalions of the Free Syrian Army vow themselves, and their men, to topple the Assad (Ba’athist) regime and to install an Islamic Caliphate in Syria, nearby Aleppo.
What follows is the video and the English translation. The original Arabic text is available in pdf-format (just ask)
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
“The command is for none but Allah. He hath commanded that ye worship none but Him: that is the right religion, but most men understand not…” (Qur’an Yusuf:40)
We are the leaders of the following battalions:
Battalion of Ansar ash-Sharia
Battalion of Abdullah Ibn Alzubair
Battalion of Rijal’ullah
Battalion of the martyr Mostafa Abdul Razaq
Battalion of Seyouf ar-Rahman
In belief that we have to apply the Islamic law “Shari’a” to all aspects of our life and to state organisms; to please the Will of Allah, we declare that we form the Brigade of Ansar al-Khilafa, West Rif Aleppo sector and we vow to Allah Almighty that we will do our best to bring down the heretic criminal Baathist Regime. [We vow] to oppose all the conspiracies inside and outside Syria and bring down their malice plan, which is the plan of a civil and democratic state, and we will work with the faithful people of our Ummah to form a state of Islamic Caliphate and put an end to decades of colonialism and slavery and be the masters of east and west, as we used to be. We ask our brothers fighters of the faithful battalions to declare their disengagement from the new traitors and we warn them not to concede their religion in return of money and weapons as this will lead them to their doom. “… but to Allah belong the treasures of the heavens and the earth; but the hypocrites understand not…” (Qur’an, al-munafiqun:7)
Allah Almighty has guaranteed our victory if we will aid His cause and work on establishing his religion as He said “O ye who believe! If ye will aid (the cause of) Allah, He will aid you, and plant your feet firmly” (Qur’an Muhammad:7)
God is Great …
We vow to Allah Almighty that we will be protectors of Islam, will worship only Allah and will accept only the Caliphate state even if it cost us money and souls.
And Allah is our witness