An ISIS call to Muslims worldwide to kill as many as 10 million Americans “in any manner or way however it may be” is supported by an Islamic decree by a Saudi theologian, which was discovered among documents seized from an ISIS base in Syria, reports Islam researcher Walid Shoebat
The fatwa, which calls for the complete annihilation of the U.S., comes from Saudi theologian Nasr Al-Fahd.
Shoebat, a former Muslim terror operative who renounced his ways, reviewed the 26-page fatwa, which, he said, has never been translated by the U.S. government for public scrutiny.
The fatwa, said Shoebat, a native Arabic speaker, gave ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani ash-Shami the justification to call on Muslims to kill Westerners.
In a video that was posted on YouTube and later removed, the ISIS leader is seen declaring: “If you can kill a disbelieving American or European – especially the spiteful and filthy French – or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever … including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be.”
Shoebat describes himself as a former “radicalized Muslim willing to die for the cause of jihad” and member of the PLO until he converted to Christianity in 1994.
The fatwa from Al-Fahd states that Allah demands Muslims “punish in similar fashion as you were afflicted” and “pay evil with evil.”
He said Muslims can kill and destroy in response to what they believe is destruction inflicted on Muslims.
“So the observer sees American aggression on Muslims and their lands during the past decades [and] concludes the … number of dead from amongst the Muslims [is] close to 10 million.”
He continued: “And as for the lands that [America] burned with their bombs and their explosives and rockets not one can enumerate except Allah, and whatever else happened in Afghanistan and Iraq, and this is what caused the wars on many of the Muslims causing homelessness. So if [a] bomb is launched at them that will kill 10 million of them, and it will burn their land as much as they burned the Muslim lands this is therefore permissible without the need to mention any other evidence.”
Al-Fahd was responding to a question about weapons of mass destruction, Shoebat explained.
Al-Fahd’s instructions were: “If the infidels cannot be repulsed from the Muslims except by resorting to using such weapons, then it may be used even if it killed and wiped them out completely including decimating their crops and their descendants.”
Shoebat said his website worked on the translation of the fatwa and found it “horrifying and extremely disturbing.”
“The letter and the details is what every ISIS leader carries on his laptop and is what is disseminated to their operatives globally,” Shoebat said. “But it’s also quite widespread on the social network media in Arabic, and that laptop discovery should not be shocking at all. It is what ISIS uses as well as several jihadi networks who post the teachings for general public use for all Muslims residing in Western societies.”
He noted the fatwa describes the killings as “kindness and charity.”
The document states: “It was shown in Sahih … the prophet said ‘Allah wrote everything we need to know about Ihsan (kindness) so if you kill perfect your killing and if you slaughter, perfect your slaughter and sharpen your blade and comfort your sacrifice.'”
Shoebat pointed out ISIS sees killing Americans as an act of mercy.
He cited the fatwa: “Ibn Rajab said regarding Allah’s mercy in his collection on science and governance, p 112: ‘in charity it is permissible to kill people and animals in the easiest way and do not increase in the torture and the easiest method to kill a human being is to strike off the neck with the sword of violence in accordance to the Quran’ when ‘you meet the unbelievers then strike off their necks’ (Quran) ‘فإذالقيتمالذينكفروافضربالرقاب’ and it also said: ‘I will spread horror/terror in the hearts of the unbelievers, smite above their necks and smite [their] fingertips thereof.'”
Shoebat warned there is much more to translate from the fatwa, which is “littered with horrific declarations and is strictly pointing to the United States from mass killing to spreading disease to utter destruction of human life in masse.”
He explained the laptop in which the manifesto was found “was seized from an ISIS base in Syria [and] contains plans to launch devastating terror attacks [and] also contains instructions on how to build explosives, use disguises to travel undetected, and plans to build chemical weapons.”
He said the document states the advantage of biological weapons is “that they do not cost a lot of money, while the human casualties can be huge.”
While the U.S. and several “Arab allies” joined Monday in air strikes against ISIS in Syria, former Rep. Allen West said unless the U.S. deploys Special Forces on the ground and acknowledges its enemy is Islamic jihadists, the Obama military strategy against ISIS is doomed to failure.
Joining West in that opinion was retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin. Both have experience in Middle Eastern combat.
In separate interviews with WND, Boykin and West asserted President Obama cannot employ politically correct warfare to defeat brutally savage Islamic jihadists who have already demonstrated their ability to achieve victory in the ideologically charged 21st century battlefield of the Middle East.
Last week, Congress approved Obama’s plan for training and arming so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels of the Free Syrian Army, the FSA, to fight ISIS. There is evidence that members of the FSA have openly cooperated with ISIS and the al-Qaida-linked group Jabhat al-Nusra.