The Islamic State Challenge in Libya
… the abundance of arms and the condition of tawahhush (mayhem) then ideal for jihad …
Source: “Remaining and Expanding,” November 2014. Dabiq. Available at: http://media.clarionproject.org/files/islamic-state/isis-isil-islamic-state-magazine-issue-5-remaining-and-expanding.pdf
Libya – from amongst the lands mentioned in the official expansion – is the one with the strongest presence of the Islamic State, with larger cities already being administered solely by its leaders and soldiers… the Islamic State uprooted methodologies in Libya that allowed for the consolidation of murtaddin – the allies of the crusaders – by ordering to directly target them, despite what might be said by the weak-hearted and sick-hearted, those who claimed that Libya should only be a land for “da’wah” immediately after the killing of Gaddafi despite the abundance of arms and the condition of tawahhush (mayhem) then ideal for jihad.”
“Islamic State Supporters Call for Mobilization to its Libyan Branch,” 15 January 2015. Al-Sabeel (Jordan). http://goo.gl/on5E47
Supporters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham have begun a publicity campaign for the group’s Libyan branch… its supporters created the hashtag “#(see above hyperlink) ” … fighters from Libya, as well as from African countries and particularly Sudan, Senegal and Mali, as well as a number of Tunisians, Egyptians and Algerians, together constitute the core of the Islamic State in Libya.
Source: “Libya: The Islamic State Organization Declares Sirte an Islamic Emirate,” 10 January 2015. Le Maghreb (Tunisia). http://goo.gl/d0KlUx
Only days after officially announcing its official presence in Libya and expanding its operations, military sources from eastern Libya claim that the Islamic State organization intends to announce a new Islamic Emirate in Sirte in the following days… A local security report spoke of the existence of an extremist organization that follows the IS ideology and seeks to implement religious punishment as is done in the emirate of Derna, as well as to replace the civilian state apparatus with religious institutions as a prelude to ruling by Shari’a…. The spread of the IS and its goal of imposing its ideology is also on the verge of occurring in Tripoli, al-Zawiya and Sabrata.