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

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

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) 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: http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politics/urgent-video-al-baghdadi-fake-according-ministry-interior/

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: http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politics/urgent-isils-mosul-leader-al-khatuna-al-baghdadi-appeared-video-according-nineveh-provincial-council/

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: http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politics/us-reason-doubt-authenticity-al-baghdadi-video/

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

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