Statement Regarding the American Crusader Strike in Yemen on 11 Rabi’i 1437 H

February 5, 2015

al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula releases a statement on the drone strike in Yemen that killed AQAP Shaykh Hārith an-Nadhārī








Official translation

Al Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula

Statement Number: 90

Date: 16 Rabi’i Akhr 1437 H

“Statement Regarding the American Crusader Strike in Yemen on 11 Rabi’i 1437 H”

Praise be to Allah who said: “And how many a prophet [fought and] with him fought many religious scholars. But they never lost assurance due to what afflicted them in the cause of Allah , nor did they weaken or submit. And Allah loves the steadfast.” (146) And their words were not but that they said, “Our Lord, forgive us our sins and the excess [committed] in our affairs and plant firmly our feet and give us victory over the disbelieving people.” (147) So Allah gave them the reward of this world and the good reward of the Hereafter. And Allah loves the doers of good.” (148) al Imran.


The grindstone of war continues going around between the Crusader America carrying the banner of war on Islam in this time and between the Muslims in different land regions. War is lined with the sons of Islam epic battle after epic battle; sparing for the sake of Allah the precious and dear from the same and people and the money compliant with the order of Allah the exalted in His Book “And fight them until there is no fitnah and [until] the religion, all of it, is for Allah . And if they cease – then indeed, Allah is Seeing of what they do.” (al Anfal 39).

And the Yemeni of Faith and Wisdom mujahidin were fortunate in participating in that heroic war defending the Muslims; you witnessed in that their raids in Aden and New York and Khurasan and Iraq and al Sham and so forth. And in the evening of Saturday 11 of Rabi’I Akhir of the current year 1437 H, corresponding to 31 January 2015 M; Yemen was on an appointment of a new sacrifice for a group of the sons of Islam who obtained martyrdom in an American Crusader plane strike on a car they were riding in in the region of as Sa’id in Shabwah province in Southern Yemen.

And in this place we congratulate the Islamic Ummah with the martyrdom of four of their righteous mujahidin sons and they are:

The Mujahid Sheikh of the World and member of the AQAP Shar’iah Committee Harith bin Ghazi al Nithari –
Known as Muhammad al Mushidi

The Mujahid brother Sa’id Awadh ba Faraj
The Mujahid brother Abd as Sami’I Nasir al Hada’a
The Mujahid brother Azzam al Hadhrami

Allah have mercy on them all and accept them among the martyrs, Allahuma Ameen.

And verily the events and discourse about obtaining martyrdom and they will not really die, and their homes and power will not come down. How is that and they have left the world and its vanities and they were victorious in their religion and their Ummah compliant with the order of Allah the exalted in jihad for His sake (azz wa jall).

And the Sheikh Harith al Nithari left Allah permitting, a martyr to his Lord after a life of seeking Shari’ah knowledge and spreading it and teaching it to Muslims, and the Sheikh, may Allah have mercy on him, was not burdened by that and gave himself and his wealth to the jihad for the sake of Allah; fighting His enemies; the teacher and guide and its wave for the mujahidin in the trenches of the Arabian Peninsula and so forth. Walking in the footsteps of the people of knowledge and jihad old and new from examples like al Imam Abdallah bin al Mubarak, and Sheikh al Islam Ahmad bin Taymiya, and al Imam Abdallah al Azzam, and Sheikh Anwar al Aulaqi, and Sheikh Adil al Abab, may Allah have mercy on all their souls.

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