“Here, we are not fighting for a handful of dirt, nor for some imaginary borders drawn by Sykes-Picot; likewise, we are not fighting here to replace a Western Tāghūt, with an ‘Arab Tāghūt. Rather, our Jihād is loftier and higher. Verily, we fight to make the Word of Allāh, the Highest, and to make the Dīn entirely for Allāh.
“And fight them until there is no more fitnah (shirk), and the religion (worship) will all be for Allāh (in the whole of the world).” [Al-Anfāl: 39]
So anyone who opposes this aim, or stands in the way of this goal – then he is an enemy of ours, and a target of our swords, regardless of what his name or lineage is.
Verily, we have a Dīn which Allāh has sent down as a Scale and Judge. Its statement is decisive, and its verdict is not a joke.
This is the relationship which we have with mankind. Thus, our standards - and praise is to Allāh - are Heavenly, and our verdicts are Qur’ānic, and our decisions are based upon the Prophetic Law. The American Muslim is our brother, beloved; and the Arab apostate is our enemy, despised – even if he and we came out of the same womb.”
- The Commander of Tanthīm Al-Qā’idah Fī Bilād Ar-Rāfidayn, Shaykh Abū Mus’ab Az-Zarqāwī, may Allāh have mercy upon him. Taken from the video,“And the Dīn Will Be Entirely for Allāh”; time span 27:58-29:13.