The Al Qaeda Manual
The attached manual was located by the Manchester
(England) Metropolitan Police during a search
of an al Qaeda member ’s home. The manual
was found in a computer file described as “the
military series ”related to the “Declaration
of Jihad. "The manual was translated into
English and was introduced earlier this year at
the embassy bombing trial in New York.
OF JIHAD [HOLY WAR ] AGAINST THE COUNTRY ’S
[Emblem ]:A drawing of the globe emphasizing the
Middle East and Africa with a sword through the
[On the emblem:] Military Studies in the Jihad
[Holy War ] Against the Tyrants
In the name of Allah, the merciful and compassionate
To those champions who avowed the truth day and
night... ...And wrote with their blood and sufferings
-*-The confrontation that we are calling for with
the apostate regimes does not know Socratic debates...,
Platonic ideals..., nor Aristotelian diplomacy.
But it knows the dialogue of bullets, the ideals
of assassination, bombing, and destruction, and
the diplomacy of the cannon and machine-gun.
Islamic governments have never and will never
be established through peaceful solutions and
cooperative councils. They are established as
they [always ]have been
by pen and gun
by word and bullet
by tongue and teeth
Pledge, O Sister
To the sister believer whose clothes the criminals
have stripped o f f .
To the sister believer whose hair the oppressors
To the sister believer who's body has been abused
by the human dogs.
To the sister believer whose...
Pledge, O Sister
Covenant, O Sister ...to make their women widows
and their children orphans.
Covenant, O Sister ...to make them desire death
and hate appointments and prestige.
Covenant, O Sister...to slaughter them like lambs
and let the Nile,al-Asi,and Euphrates rivers flow
with their blood.
Covenant, O Sister...to be a pick of destruction
for every godless and apostate regime.
Covenant, O Sister...to retaliate for you against
every dog who touch you even with a bad word.
the name of Allah, the merciful and compassionate
Thanks be to Allah. We thank him, turn to him,
ask his forgiveness, and seek refuge in him from
our wicked souls and bad deeds. Whomever Allah
enlightens will not be misguided, and the deceiver
will never be guided. I declare that there is
no god but Allah alone; he has no partners. I
a l s o declare that Mohammed is his servant and
[Koranic verses ]:
“O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should
be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam"
“O mankind! Fear your guardian lord who
created you from a single person. Created, out
of it, his mate, and from them twain scattered
[like seeds ]countless men and women; fear Allah,
through whom ye demand your mutual [rights ],and
be heedful of the wombs [that bore you ]:for Allah
ever watches over you."
"O ye who believe! Fear Allah, and make your
utterance straight forward: That he may make your
conduct whole and sound and forgive you your sins.
He that obeys Allah and his messenger, has already
attained the great victory."
The most truthful saying is the book of Allah
and the best guidance is that of Mohammed, God
bless and keep him. [Therefore,] the worst thing
is to introduce something new, for every novelty
is an act of heresy and each heresy is a deception.