URGENT Video: ISIS releases Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sermon in Mosul Grand Mosque

Mosul ( The terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, released the following video on Saturday, claiming it is a Friday sermon by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from the Grand Mosque of Mosul. ISIS spokesman, Abu Mohammad Shami, claimed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the Caliph of all Muslims and that everyone should pledge their allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

UPDATE 2014/7/5 19:51 (+3 GMT): According to a statement released by the Iraq Ministry of Interior, the video is a fake:

UPDATE 2014/7/6 13:51 (+3 GMT): According to a statement released by the Security Committee of the Nineveh Provincial Council, ISIL’s Mosul leader Al-Khatuna, not Al-Baghdadi appears in the video:

UPDATE 2014/7/7 18:31 (+3 GMT): The U.S. State Department announced that it has no reason to doubt the authenticity of the al-Baghdadi video:

Here is the full video of the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sermon with English subtitles:


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  1. This video is a complete fake from head to foot. Why would COIS post such a complete fake? Maybe der Fuehrer is slightly out of sorts!

  2. After CIA chief praised the video (CBC news), I listened again and did not find very impressive. Using several humble sentence from past Islamic leaders the speaker (So called Khalifah) lacks knows that he is not someone deserving such at title. As such he has not got self confidence, which of course he should not have. Nevertheless he asked others that if he is doing wrong, they should tell him and obstruct him from doing so.

    He did not mention who should tell him. If he meant I am a Muslim and hereby inform him that he should not kill innocent people and make bloodshed and horror for his cause. But I cannot stop him. I understand he has killed others that criticize him or challenge him. Here is a paradox.

  3. What is the point of an English language website publishing a video like this without English subtitles? Including the referring link from the New York Times?

    Can we have some English subtitles, please?

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