Because I am a completist I have translated the statement given by Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar (JMA) on pledging allegiance to Jabhat al-Nusra.
Yesterday I posted about the announcement by White Minaret, Nusra’s Russian media wing, about the pledge and made some comments about JMA.
Please note that I have translated the Russian version of the statement verbatim but I’m providing both the Russian and the Arabic versions below.
Just a note — on JMA and other accounts people have been talking about a couple of other smaller groups that are going to or have joined Nusra alongside JMA, having read this statement it seems they may be referring to Jabhat Ansar al-Din.
There is going to be a video, too — when that comes out I will post it here.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, the very best greetings and blessings to he [who was] sent as grace to the worlds — our Prophet Muhammad and his family and all his companions, and hereafter:
Verily, observing what is happening in Sham, we see the extent and severity of the war against our blessed nation of Sham and the unification of the Infidels from among the Nusarites [Alawites], Rafidites, Russians and cross-beareres in the war against them. And verily, this pushes us to unite and rally the ranks, answering the word of the Almighty: “…and keep the faith of Allah all together and do not divide [yourselves]” and also the words of the Almighty, “Verily, Allah loves those who fight on his path together, in a word they are a robust construction [OK, I looked up a better translation from Arabic, “as if they were a firm and compact wall” — Ed.]
And, from this, verily, we, Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar, hereby announce our bay’ah to Jabhat al-Nusra, in order to unite in word and rally the ranks, and multiply the strength of the Mujahideen, and arouse the wrath of the enemies of the religion.
And in conjunction with this we offer our thanks to our remaining brothers in in coalition Jabhat Ansar al-Din, with whom we are united in one aqidah and path. We ask Allah for a blessing for them on their path and for success for them. And also — for the remaining righteous jamaats, so that they become bricks in the wall of the Islamic project in the Land of Sham.
We ask Allah for help and success.