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ISIS Is Hiring Judges, Doctors And Engineers As Al-Qaeda Prepares For War Against Caliphate

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As we reported earlier, in what was perhaps the first official action by the jihadists with the glossy year end brochures, the newly crated ISIS Caliphate which stretches from Syria to Iraq (and which is not longer ISIS, just IS, or Islamic State) made a global call urging the Muslim proletariat to immigrate to the newly created territory in a clear example of what in the US would be called “porous” immigration policy. Judging the by the expansive proposed borders, the terrorist organization, which in the past has received occasional training and support by the US and with a penchant for cannibalism will have a while to wait before its removes all the slack from its incipient economy, more or less like the Fed.

But perhaps more curious is that the leader of the self-proclaimed al-Qaeda spin off nation, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in addition to a broad religious call to arms, so to speak, also beckoned workers with a specific skillset to present themselves for duty: namely those with military, medical and managerial skills were urged to flock to the newly-declared state in an audio recording released Tuesday.

As Al Arabiya reports, the newly named “caliph” said the appeal especially applied to “judges and those who have military and managerial and service skills, and doctors and engineers in all fields.”

It goes without saying that IS is also in need to fighters (not to mention suicide bombers, although compensation arrangements there could be problematic): Baghdadi also addressed the group’s fighters, saying that “your brothers in all the world are waiting” to be rescued by them.

“Terrify the enemies of Allah and seek death in the places where you expect to find it,” he said. “Your brothers, on every piece of this earth, are waiting for you to rescue them.”

“By Allah, we will take revenge, by Allah we will take revenge, even if after a while,” Baghdadi said. “Fighters should “embrace the chance and champion Allah’s religion through jihad,” he added.

Undated file picture claims to show Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Furthermore, since the caliphate is now wealthier than its ideological competitor Al Qaeda ever was, it just may be the case that Europe (and/or the US) may suddenly experience a major skilled worker brain drain as the best doctors, managers and engineers rush to get paid by terrorists, with the occasional virgin thrown in as a Christmas bonus.

Perhaps ironically, the biggest question now is not whether or not IS(IS) will continue its jihad against Baghdad and seek to branch out by, say, crossing the Atlantic – that much is guaranteed – but what happens with the abovementioned Al Qaeda itself, which will hardly stand idly by and watch as it is upstaged by its formerly smaller, and (formerly) far more irrelevant spin off.

According to AFP, the declaration of an Islamic caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria is a direct challenge to Al-Qaeda and could set off a dangerous contest for the leadership of the global jihadist movement, experts say.

Paradoxically, it would be the west that suffers the most:

Desperate to retain its preeminent role, the movement behind September 11 may be driven to carry out fresh attacks on Western targets to prove it remains relevant.

 

“This competition between jihadists could be very dangerous,” said Shashank Joshi of the London-based Royal United Services Institute, warning that Al-Qaeda may look to make a “spectacular” show of force.

 

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) announced on Sunday it was establishing a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria where it has seized control. A form of government last seen under the Ottoman Empire, a caliphate has been a long-held dream of radical jihadists who want to impose their version of Islamic sharia law.

 

Renaming itself simply the Islamic State (IS), the group also daringly declared its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as caliph and “leader for Muslims everywhere”.

Here is where it gets interesting: Al-Qaeda can hardly ignore what is essentially a declaration of war from an upstart that has scored a string of successes, said Magnus Ranstorp, an expert on radical Islamic movements at the Swedish National Defence College.

“The competition has already started,” he said. “Al-Baghdadi already refused to pledge allegiance to (Al-Qaeda leader Ayman) al-Zawahiri and now he can say: ‘Look what we have accomplished… You are just somewhere, we don’t know where, talking on the Internet.'”

 

For a new, younger generation of radical Islamic militants, Al-Qaeda with its grey-bearded 63-year-old leader is no longer the draw it was under Osama bin Laden.

 

Believed to be holed up in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region, Zawahiri in their eyes seems to have done little in recent years beyond issuing statements and videos.

Finally, in what could be the coup de grace in its recruitment efforts, the Islamic State is allowing its cannibal terrorists to use FaceBook and Twitter. In other words, the original Al Qaeda will have to blow up some really big and really symbolic buildings to regain its coolness factor from its much younger and much hipper Islamic State terrorist competition.

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55 Comments on "ISIS Is Hiring Judges, Doctors And Engineers As Al-Qaeda Prepares For War Against Caliphate"

  1. Davy on Thu, 3rd Jul 2014 7:04 am 

    The ME is in a civil war. Civil wars are more concern in the inflicting of pain then they are in plunder. With the rest of the world involved there and the vital commodity oil we can be assured there will never be peace and stability from here on out. The involvement of outside powers there will ensure the gunpowder will be available for the fireworks. The ME may be the black swan that sinks the SS BAU. I imagine this will be a slow process like antifreeze an angry wife puts in her husband’s coffee. The central point is ME volatility especially in Iraq will ensure a dangerous PO dynamics leading to faltering production creating a dynamics that will rock the financial markets. The bad news is good news on Wall Street will not hold up with an oil shock and liquid fuel shortages. These liquid fuel shortages do not have to be everywhere. Just the sprinkling of shortages will be enough to spook an already fragile global economic system. What ingredient will bifurcate the global system to a lower level of economic activity? There are so many waiting in the wings. It is ME instability that is a ticking time bomb if those other potential BAU killers remain sleeping. ME PO dynamics is in play slowly but insidiously unfolding like a boiled frog.

  2. MPA on Thu, 3rd Jul 2014 8:30 am 

    Yawn. The writer attempts to be witty by mocking the organization, but fails. He/she simply shows that he/she would piss his/her pants, among other things, if he/she were suddenly surrounded by IS.

    That is why he/she can only write from the safety of his/her Western home, instead of having the courage to go visit the aforementioned ruled land.

  3. Ali on Thu, 3rd Jul 2014 8:52 am 

    This is some sick, crazy, whacko crap. I’m wondering what kind of crack these inhuman, imbeciles are smoking.

    We should send some drones and get rid of this guy. May be put a bounty on him watch how fast he will vanish lol.

  4. Dharam Bahl on Thu, 3rd Jul 2014 12:46 pm 

    This new jihadi force of ISIS is an enigma in the Middle East. When one looks at the type of arsenal and equipment these rebels use to fight the Iraqi forces, one wonders who is behind these jihadis financing their operations. I have read and heard a few countries – kuwait, Qatar etc., a Sunis set of Muslim countries – abetting these jihadis. If that is true, is there anything the western nations can do – diplomatically, economically and militarily – to put pressure on these financiers to stop these operations, because failing which will have a very dire consequences for the western nations. Just imagine, if an Islamic State, as jihadis planned to declare, is born, where this wave of caliphate is going to end. First of all, the world will witness a complete massacre of Shia community and then they will turn to the non-Muslims – Christians, Jews and Hindus etc. Yes, it is true it will not happen overnight, but then it may become very costly – financially, economically as well as in the shape of innocent human lives – to overcome. Is that what the western world is waiting for. The best solution for Iraq is to establish a government in Baghdad which will have Sunis and other minorities included in the government with the understanding that these ISIS members will stop their operation and work together to run their lives. If this is not doable at all for whatever reason, then this writer holds an opinion of decimating these jihadis from the roots once and for all. IS THE WESTERN WORLD READY TO INITIATE AN ACTION NOW OR WAIT TO PAY A HIGHER PRICE LATER ON WHICH MAY BE TOO LATE AND TOO EXPENSIVE.

  5. farmlad on Thu, 3rd Jul 2014 2:59 pm 

    Oil price.net has an interesting and to me a believable article on Isis http://oil-price.net/index.php?lang=en

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