Berlin Truck Jihadi’s Pledge of Fealty to the Islamic State

Below is a video recording of Anis Amri, the now-deceased mujahid who massacred twelve people and injured dozens more by running a truck into a crowded Berlin Christmas market last week. In it you’ll hear the murderer pledge allegiance to the Islamic State and Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The subtitles in this video were translated from the German text in previously-existing subtitles. Both sets of titles are obviously much shorter than Mr. Amri’s actual words, so either the original is in flowery Arabic that can be condensed to a few simple sentences, or some of his message has been left out — I don’t know which.

Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


0:03   All praise to allah and blessings and peace unto the prophet Mohammed.
0:10   I am here, blessed, to obey the caliph Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi,
0:13   whatever he commands me to do,
0:16   even if I am reluctant,
0:19   and to continue to do unless I am ordered to do something
0:22   that I know for sure is forbidden in Islam.
0:35   I pledge also to work for Islam and to rule,
0:38   to judge, and to be judged according to Islam,
0:41   and to work hard until the Islamic state
0:44   is well founded and established.
0:47   Ultimately I promise to actively participate in jihad
0:50   against the enemies of allah as much as I can.
0:53   And to those unbelievers who every day bomb Muslims,
0:56   I pledge that we will hunt them like the pigs they are.
0:59   We will kill them for what they do to Muslims.
1:06   Did you think that what you do to them will go unpunished?
1:14   There are masses of Muslims in the entire world
1:17   who are ready to take revenge on behalf of those Muslims
1:20   who are killed every day.
1:23   And they will be avenged because we are strong,
1:26   and we are determined to pay the price
1:29   for the actions against our Muslim brothers and sisters.
1:32   And I summon my Muslim brothers and sisters
1:35   in the whole wide world to participate in this jihad as well,
1:40   and to fight for the dominance of our religion
1:43   as much as each of you can.
1:50   And if you cannot join your brothers on the front line
1:53   then fight for Islam in your country.
2:02   and if they live in Europe
2:05   then fight against these pigs there,
2:08   each according to his own abilities.
2:11   May allah grant us success in this fight.
2:15   I commit myself to allah and I pledge
2:18   to shed as much blood as is needed
2:21   for Islam.
2:24   I pray to allah to smooth the path,
2:27   to kill those unbelievers
2:30   who fight Islam and Muslims.

One thought on “Berlin Truck Jihadi’s Pledge of Fealty to the Islamic State

  1. “We will kill them for what they do to Muslims”.

    Islam commands muslims to kill non-muslims, simply for being non-muslims.

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