Jihadist vs. Jihadist: AQAP Denounces ISIS Territory Claim
Jihadist politics can be fickle. AQAP released a video condemning an ISIS claim that it now controlled territory outside of Iraq and Syria.By Jake Godin | November 22, 2014
Even jihadist movements have to worry about politics, and that includes ISIS and Al-Qaeda.
Shown here is Harith Al-Nadhari, a senior Sharia law official within Al-Qaeda’s Yemen-based offshoot, AQAP. His statement, released Thursday, is directed to ISIS-leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. (Video via YouTube / ع ABMOGA)
According to The Long War Journal, what he’s saying translates to a condemnation of ISIS for over-reaching with its authority. Rejecting the idea of an ISIS Caliphate, he says it’s also causing divisions amongst jihadists. (Video via YouTube / ع ABMOGA)