Forgery: Alleged Circulars from the General Supervisory Committee

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Islamic State
Caliphate on the Prophetic Methodology
General Supervisory Committee

No. 1003
Date: 1 May 2016

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

To: Wilayat al-Fallujah
Subject: Mobilising of forces

Praise be to God and prayers and peace and salutations be upon the Messenger of God and his family. As for what follows:

As-salam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu

The Almighty has said: ‘If you do not go forth, He will inflict a painful torment on you and replace you with a people and you will do no harm to Him and God is capable over everything’- (al-Tawba 39).

To the mujahideen muhajireen brothers God has blessed our state with tamkin but the news points to the undertaking of an attack on your city, the city of glory and dignity, at the hands of the Safavid Army and the sectarian Hashd. And we would like to explain to you the methods of withdrawal:

1. The muhajireen brothers of the leadership must return to the land of the Caliphate (the city of Mosul) then to Turkey and spend a period of leave permit there extended to one month while other assignments are received.

2. The fighting brothers of the muhajireen must return to the land of the Caliphate in the city of Mosul and rest in it until the issuing of instructions.

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Islamic State
Caliphate on the Prophetic Methodology
General Supervisory Committee

No. 685
Date: 26 March 2016 CE

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

To: all the wilayas
Subject: Reinforcements

Praise be to God and prayers and peace and salutations be upon the Messenger of God and his family. As for what follows:

As-salam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu:

After God blessed you with successive victories against the Rafidites in all the wilayas, you will be supplied with ammonium nitrate that will be received via the state of Qatar.

2. The receipt will be via the supplier of the wilaya in coordination with the general supplier and with speed in order to prolong the operations.

[Comment: there are numerous signs of forgery in these documents. First, the Gregorian dating is marked in an abbreviated form (with 2016 marked as 16) and no indication is given that this is Gregorian dating and no hint is given of the Hijri dating. In addition, by the time these documents were supposed to have been issued, the General Supervisory Committee had become the Delegated Committee. Moreover, the documents contain some familiar tropes of local Iraqi discourse such as the idea that Turkey and Qatar have been supporting the Islamic State].

Circular on Antiquities Excavation

Islamic State
Date: 18 Dhu al-Q’ida 1435 AH [13 September 2014 CE].

General Committee

Number: 5

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful


Praise be to God and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of God, his family, companions and whoso is loyal to him. As for what follows:

Administrative order no. 5

It is not allowed for any brother in the Islamic State to excavate antiquities or give permission to anyone from the general mass of the people without taking a permission stamped by the Diwan al-Rikaz wa al-Ma’adan- Antiquities Division.

And any assignment or permission granted by anyone previously to any side, whatever his source, is considered annulled. And the one who has said assignment or permission must go and see the Diwan al-Rikaz- Antiquities Division to obtain a replacement.

And all whose violation of this order from the date of this document is proven will be considered as disobeying the order and will be punished according to what the Shari’i court decides.

And may God reward you best.

Islamic State
General Supervisory Committee.

General Supervisory Committee