Jihadist Group: We Started Arizona Wildfires

UPDATE: It seems some people are not reading the article and understanding that officials are clearly saying the jihadist's claims are false and that the fires were started by lightning.

Oh the many facets of jihad! Now we're seeing fire jihad in America. According to reporter David Barnett, a Palestinian jihadist group, Masada al Mujahideen, has recently claimed credit for the ongoing wildfires in Arizona in a statement that was posted to a jihadist forum on Wednesday.

Barnett reports:

The statement, titled "Masada al-Mujahideen Fulfilled its Promise and Attacked America Again After the Expiration of the Period with Fires that Achieved Historic Results," was obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group.

"We had previously announced an unconventional war against the occupation state of Israel, and then we escalated this war to reach its main supporter, America, so that it receives a major share of it, which will destroy their flora and fauna, with permission from Allah and then with our hands," the group said.

The statement further said that the group targeted the United States "in order to make it clear and to make it know we can reach it when we warn it, and to make it certain that our hands don't just reach it but also strike it."

The group warned that the attacks "will not be the last...if America does not respond to our demands." The statement boasted that 19 firefighters had been killed in the fires.

Authorities contradict Masada al-Mujahideen's claims, saying that they believe the fires were started by lightning.

Another site also points out that the fires were started by lightning, complete with pictures.

This is not the first time they have claimed responsibility for fires in the United States. In January of 2012, they also claimed credit for wildfires in Nevada and they have claimed credit for over a dozen fires in Israel since 2010. They have also claimed numerous attacks on Israel other than the fires, including rocket and mortar attacks.

Masada al-Mujahideen formed in April of 2008, claiming Abu Omar al Ansari as its leader.

Whether their claims are true or not is anyone's guess. However, Pamela Geller points out:

The devout Muslim group, Al Qaeda, has long urged the setting of forest fires as a form of jihad (holy war). Spring 2012: al-Qaeda's English-language online magazine, Inspire, published an article called "It Is of Your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb," which featured instructions on how to build an incendiary bomb to light forests on fire.

What should disturb everyone is that anyone would claim responsibility for such atrocities, especially these guys, right? They're from the "religion of peace" (Yes, there's loads of sarcasm laced in that statement.)

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  • mlimberg

    Yarnell is 150 miles north of the border...... Try looking at the border fires? The ones within ten miles of the border, and all along the smugglers trails?

  • auhunter

    I can say for certain that the claim is bogus, at least as far as the fire where 19 firefighters lost heir lives. I live less than 20 miles from where that fire was, and helped provide security and traffic control while it was being fought. Looking for gem material after the fire was out an investigator showed me he spot where the lightening struck

  • Freedomforall

    For them to take credit for starting the fires should have put DHS in action to round up every muslim to be systematically fingerprinted and 'tagged' and prove their legal residence. I am certain we have thousands of cells residing in our country just waiting for the word to attack us, but our government is too stupid to see the forest from the trees and this administration is so pro muslim it makes the rest of us sick to our stomachs. Maybe it's time to set up internment camps for all muslims and close every arab shop, muslim mosque and rid this country of any reference to sharia law.

  • JimMT

    25 October 2003, was the worst fire storm in Southern California history, spread across several counties (San Diego to Ventura) burning just about everything in lowlands and surrounding hills of the Santa Clara River [LA and Ventura counties] that had not been burnt in the prior 20 years. It was reported to have been started by "lost" hunters who set a fire to attract attention so they could be rescued - after which the fire began to rage in various spots, jumping fire lines and torching everything in their paths. The simultaneous nature of some of the fires was always suspicious... There were NO thunderstorms or lightning... just wind and searing heat. Fires closed parts of many highways, burned more than 3,000 structures, closed the connector CA-126 from I-5 to the US-101 at Ventura, and many others, for around a week. This was just about two years after the towers and Pentagon were hit, and after many, MANY news items of threats to set fires to burn America down - "burn, baby, burn" as Alinski and his ilk in the White House might have encouraged... Take all with a grain of salt at your own peril if you think most of many of the larger recent fires are "nature-caused". I have to laugh, however, that ANYONE who dwells in the desert and cooks over an open fire, without the aid of matches no doubt, needs "instruction" via the internet or anywhere else on how to start a fire!!!

  • TreeOfLifeSword

    That's why all muslims should be deported. They simply can't be trusted.

  • lowercaselettersonly

    I may be thought to be screwy, certainly when I say the following my husband looks at
    me as if I have lost my mind. I have been declaring quite strongly that there have been way to many fires at once and all seem to be lined up in a row when they start, to think that they are not being deliberately set by someone who truly wishes us harm. I know that California has always had fires, but look at them now 10 times more all in a row and few miles apart. It is either terrorism or a coincidence and I do not believe in coincidences. Also, look at the great number of train wrecks in the last several years, usually containing tankers of some sort. You rarely ever hear about how they happened. I believe the officials are keeping it quiet so as not to inflame the American people against Islamic terrorism even more. But remember we now have a huge influx of mexicans and other than mexicans including huge drug cartels, who don't mind terrorizing people to get what they want either. We are in trouble folks, always be on the look out. I understand that a big drug cartel is very active in Chicago, could that explain the massive killings in gang wars in chicago?

  • Paladin

    Jihadists did not start the fires... God did...

    • TreeOfLifeSword

      HE certainly did in Sodom and Gomorrah. Amazing archeology there.

  • Angry Grizzly

    Islam is a religion that traces it roots back to Ishmael the son that Abraham fathered with his servant girl at his wife Sari's urging. After Issac was born and was a young boy Abraham cast out the servant girl and Ishmael out into the wilderness to prevent a huge family conflict. This entire story is in the first book of the Bible Genesis.

    • mike lopez

      here You have wrong narration,because when Ismael was taken to where the inviolabe house(the first temple build on the earth for the worshipness of the one God,Isaac was not born,and was born after 13 years of the birth of his brother Ismael,and thisnarration is a falsification in the Bible,and there in the Mekka (now)Abraham got the vision to slay his his son Ismael,and Isaac was not born,and falsificating the Bible when said that the unique son was Isaac,because the unbelievers that time of the Jews consider tha Ismael is not because his mother was a servant,because they don´t like to accept the revelation..as God revealed,and that was not to prevent conflicts,because both were believers and prophets,and no conflicts between prophets,and they visited each others,but Ismael lived in the desert of Arabia en the mekka,and Isaac in Palestine,and both practiced the religion of their Father Abraham the Islam(Submission,obedience,surrender) to their one God Allah,and here read this true narration by God about the trial or examen of the Faith of Abraham to obey the order of his Lord and after that Abraham received the good news about the birth of Isaac,and afeter the birth of Jacob (good news to Sara)and that meant that She will have Isaac and will live to see Jacob..::::::::: And lo! of his persuasion verily was Abraham (83) When he came unto his Lord with a whole heart; (84) When he said unto his father and his folk: What is it that ye worship? (85) Is it a falsehood - gods beside Allah - that ye desire? (86) What then is your opinion of the Lord of the Worlds? (87) And he glanced a glance at the stars (88) Then said: Lo! I feel sick! (89) And they turned their backs and went away from him. (90) Then turned he to their gods and said: Will ye not eat? (91) What aileth you that ye speak not? (92) Then he attacked them, striking with his right hand. (93) And (his people) came toward him, hastening. (94) He said: Worship ye that which ye yourselves do carve (95) When Allah hath created you and what ye make? (96) They said: Build for him a building and fling him in the red-hotfire. (97) And they designed a snare for him, but We made them the undermost. (98) And he said: Lo! I am going unto my Lord Who will guide me. (99) My Lord! Vouchsafe me of the righteous. (100) So We gave him tidings of a gentle son. (101) And when (his son) was old enough to walk with him, (Abraham) said: O my dear son, I have seen in a dream that I must sacrifice thee. So look, what thinkest thou? He said: O my father! Do that which thou art commanded. Allah willing, thou shalt find me of the steadfast. (102) Then, when they had both surrendered (to Allah), and he had flung him down upon his face, (103) We called unto him: O Abraham! (104) Thou hast already fulfilled the vision. Lo! thus do We reward the good. (105) Lo! that verily was a clear test. (106) Then We ransomed him with a tremendous victim. (107) And We left for him among the later folk (the salutation): (108) Peace be unto Abraham! (109) Thus do We reward the good. (110) Lo! he is one of Our believing slaves. (111)And we gave him tidings of the birth of Isaac, a prophet of the righteous. (112) And We blessed him and Isaac. And of their seed are some who do good, and some who plainly wrong themselves. (113) And We verily gave grace unto Moses and Aaron, (114) And saved them and their people from the great distress, (115) And helped them so that they became the victors. (116) And We gave them the clear Scripture (117)And showed them the right path. (118) And We left for them among the later folk (the salutation): (119)Peace be unto Moses and Aaron! (120) Lo! thus do We reward the good. (121) Lo! they are two of Our believing slaves. (122) And lo! Elias was of those sent (to warn), (123) When he said unto his folk: Will ye not ward off (evil)? (124) Will ye cry unto Baal and forsake the best of creators, (125) Allah, your Lord and Lord of your forefathers? (126) But they denied him, so they surely will be haled forth (to the doom) (127)Save single-minded slaves of Allah. (128) And we left for him among the later folk (the salutation): (129)Peace be unto Elias! (130) Lo! thus do We reward the good. (131) Lo! he is one of our believing slaves. (132) And lo! Lot verily was of those sent (to warn). (133) When We saved him and his household, every one, (134) Save an old woman among those who stayed behind; (135) Then We destroyed the others. (136) And lo! ye verily pass by (the ruin of) them in the morning (137) And at night-time; have ye then no sense? (138) And lo! Jonah verily was of those sent (to warn) (139) When he fled unto the laden ship, (140)And then drew lots and was of those rejected; (141) And the fish swallowed him while he was blameworthy; (142) And had he not been one of those who glorify (Allah) (143) He would have tarried in its belly till the day when they are raised; (144) Then We cast him on a desert shore while he was sick; (145)And We caused a tree of gourd to grow above him; (146) And We sent him to a hundred thousand (folk) or more (147) And they believed, therefor We gave them comfort for a while. (148) Now ask them (O Muhammad): Hath thy Lord daughters whereas they have sons? (149) Or created We the angels females while they were present? (150) Lo! it is of their falsehood that they say: (151) Allah hath begotten. Allah! verily they tell a lie. (152) (And again of their falsehood): He hath preferred daughters to sons. (153) What aileth you? How judge ye? (154) Will ye not then reflect? (155) Or have ye a clear warrant? (156) Then produce your writ, if ye are truthful. (157) And they imagine kinship between him and the jinn, whereas the jinn know well that they will be brought before (Him). (158) Glorified be Allah from that which they attribute (unto Him), (159) Save single-minded slaves of Allah. (160) Lo! verily, ye and that which ye worship, (161)Ye cannot excite (anyone) against Him. (162) Save him who is to burn in hell. (163) There is not one of us but hath his known position. (164) Lo! we, even we are they who set the ranks, (165) Lo! we, even we are they who hymn His praise (166) And indeed they used to say: (167) If we had but a reminder from the men of old (168) We would be single-minded slaves of Allah. (169) Yet (now that it is come) they disbelieve therein; but they will come to know. (170) And verily Our word went forth of old unto Our bondmen sent (to warn) (171) That they verily would be helped, (172) And that Our host, they verily would be the victors. (173) So withdraw from them (O Muhammad) awhile, (174) And watch, for they will (soon) see. (175)Would they hasten on Our doom? (176) But when it cometh home to them, then it will be a hapless morn for those who have been warned. (177) Withdraw from them awhile (178) And watch, for they will (soon) see. (179) Glorified be thy Lord, the Lord of Majesty, from that which they attribute (unto Him) (180) And peace be unto those sent (to warn). (181) And praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds! (182)

  • mike lopez

    David barnet ,who who inented this lie that a group of jihadists started the fire,will be in other life in the fire of the Hell,and all that who invent lies ,like these may be in the fire,and I hope that those who believe these liers,will be not in the fire

  • rochelle

    "Chose this day whom you will serve" you can tell a tree by its "fruit". The "Golden Rule"? or the killing "tool"? How many are finally waking up, to find we've been hyjacked? It's all on purpose, and that's why no one can figure it out. It's not "business as usual". It's a plan, and it's a plan to destroy. Been years and years of programming, schools, T.V. , movies, media, and now, we have what we have. Behind the scenes? the strings are being pulled. Divide and conquer...race baiting...breaking down common sense, lawlessness and injustice, bad is good, and good is bad....So, now what? Pray, and ask to be on the "right" side....not the excuses, the lies, the deceptions, They think we're stupid...they've tried to make us stupid. It's time we stand up..and be who we ARE..."endowed by our Creator" not manipulated by the "powers that be", who want to play god. And they are playing god. A destructive, devious, hateful, deceptive one....Don't fall for it! Look in the mirror and decide, what's what. You will have to do it someday, so look for the Truth while it can be found. Read the Book, before "they" even take THAT away...You see "they MUST remove God....so that they can play god.....It's been done before, remember? The evil always returns, when our gaurd is down...when we forget who we are..and when we idolize and replace God with "things".....and our own puny agendas. "you'll know a tree by its fruit."

    • mike lopez

      Hi, Rochelle, thats right what you said,I heard tat a prophet said before more tha 1400 years,that a lapse of time will come, where the good will be cosiderd bad, and the bad good, the lier wil be considered as truth speaker,and who say the truth will be considered a lier,also the atheist will be considered right,and the beliver in the One God wrong,and that what is happening, because the democracy and freedom are considered bad now, and the dictators are considered the best governors now,and the elected presidents, like Obama and Mursi are considered bad because they have human sense and fear the God,

  • huntingfreedominAmerica

    I think we should respond to there demands if they want land lets give them a ton of drit on there head . If they want Money less give them all the counterfit money they want by the tons on there head. If they want food give them tons of pork on there heads. Lets Kill them with kindness with tons of what they want on there heads. We have got to do what it take to end this peaceful religionin a peaceful way. Do unto other as you would have them to do unto you. Jesus said to pray for our enemies. And the gate of Hell will not prevail. the Gates of hell is the government. Our prayers only brings them down,so pray like you have never before.

    • mike lopez

      God said to all the believers during all the time life of mankind , that He will not give a way to the incredulouses to destroy the believers,

  • Della Thorne

    Yeah...screw the eye-witnesses who saw how it started and the fire investigators (who are obviously liars & obama voters) in that area. Stupid us who live in AZ and know this area...

    Why be above the left when we can report and act just like them, right?


  • llellc

    Until we fight back these crummy people are going to continue to harass us. For sure, Obummer is not going to do anything. We will probably wind up doing it vigilante style in the the future when folks get sick enough of all this idiocy.

  • Michael G. Wilson

    There has been an other major derailing and disaster in Canada! The terrorists are hard at work, and yet there isn't any real investigations that I or anyone can see. The derailments and a oil pipeline "leak",This PC is going to destroy both our countries!

  • Tina Almario

    Yet just a few days when the police were asked this questions they replied "absolutely not, there is no evidence what so ever that would lead us to believe that, it appears to have been lightening strikes" Where is the media on this? Oh, that's right ALL muslims are okay and LOVE America and jihadism doesn't exist and probably never did. Go back to sleep sheep there is nothing to see, move along. ARGHH!!!!! this is infuriating but no one will talk about it either the terrorism side of it or the medias lack of reporting.

    • mike lopez

      the republicans invent these lies, to le the good american people, live in a stressed way,afraid from an inexisted enemy,and who knows if they prepare some evil persons and call them Jihadists to keep the Americans afraid,as the this enemy exists everywhere,and bihind every door there a Jihadist whos job is to do harm,and they apply that method written in the book of the protocoled of the wisemen of Zion,where they say lie and lie and lie till your lie becomes a truth..and every bad thing happens it is easy to them to accuse using this method and concept of lieying,and the attack the islam inspie that the don't know what Islam means, and how God revealed the Quran, and how all the prophets are muslims(submitted to to the one God;Read these verse of God::::::::::::

      And who doth greater wrong than he who forbiddeth the approach to the sanctuaries(mosques) of Allah lest His name should be mentioned therein, and striveth for their ruin. As for such, it was never meant that they should enter them except in fear. Theirs in the world is ignominy and theirs in the Hereafter is an awful doom. (114) Unto Allah belong the East and the West, and whithersoever ye turn, there is Allah's Countenance. Lo! Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing. (115) And they say: Allah hath taken unto Himself a son. Be He glorified! Nay, but whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth is His. All are subservient unto Him. (116) The Originator of the heavens and the earth! When He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is. (117) And those who have no knowledge say: Why doth not Allah speak unto us, or some sign come unto us? Even thus, as they now speak, spake those (who were) before them. Their hearts are all alike. We have made clear the revelations for people who are sure. (118) Lo! We have sent thee (O Muhammad) with the truth, a bringer of glad tidings and a warner. And thou wilt not be asked about the owners of hell-fire. (119) And the Jews will not be pleased with thee, nor will the Christians, till thou follow their creed. Say: Lo! the guidance of Allah (Himself) is Guidance. And if thou shouldst follow their desires after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, then wouldst thou have from Allah no protecting friend nor helper. (120) Those unto whom We have given the Scripture, who read it with the right reading, those believe in it. And whoso disbelieveth in it, those are they who are the losers. (121) O Children of Israel! Remember My favour wherewith I favoured you and how I preferred you to (all) creatures. (122) And guard (yourselves) against a day when no soul will in aught avail another, nor will compensation be accepted from it, nor will intercession be of use to it; nor will they be helped. (123) And (remember) when his Lord tried Abraham with (His) commands, and he fulfilled them, He said: Lo! I have appointed thee a leader for mankind. (Abraham) said: And of my offspring (will there be leaders)? He said: My covenant includeth not wrong-doers. (124) And when We made the House (at Mecca) a resort for mankind and sanctuary, (saying): Take as your place of worship the place where Abraham stood (to pray). And We imposed a duty upon Abraham and Ishmael, (saying): Purify My house(Mekka) for those who go around and those who meditate therein and those who bow down and prostrate themselves (in worship). (125) And when Abraham prayed: My Lord! Make this a region of security and bestow upon its people fruits, such of them as believe in Allah and the Last Day, He answered: As for him who disbelieveth, I shall leave him in contentment for a while, then I shall compel him to the doom of Fire - a hapless journey's end! (126) And when Abraham and Ishmael were raising the foundations of the House(Kaaba temple), (Abraham prayed): Our Lord! Accept from us (this duty). Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Hearer, the Knower. (127) Our Lord! And make us submissive unto Thee and of our seed a nation submissive unto Thee, and show us our ways of worship, and relent toward us. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Relenting, the Merciful. (128) Our Lord! And raise up in their midst a messenger from among them who shall recite unto them Thy revelations, and shall instruct them in the Scripture and in wisdom and shall make them grow. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Mighty, Wise. (129) And who forsaketh the religion of Abraham save him who befooleth himself? Verily We chose him in the world, and lo! in the Hereafter he is among the righteous. (130) When his Lord said unto him: Surrender! he said: I have surrendered to the Lord of the Worlds. (131) The same did Abraham enjoin upon his sons, and also Jacob, (saying): O my sons! Lo! Allah hath chosen for you the (true) religion; therefore die not save as men who have surrendered (unto Him). (132) Or were ye present when death came to Jacob, when he said unto his sons: What will ye worship after me? They said: We shall worship thy God, the God of thy fathers, Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac, One God, and unto Him we have surrendered. (133) Those are a people who have passed away. Theirs is that which they earned, and yours is that which ye earn. And ye will not be asked of what they used to do. (134) And they say: Be Jews or Christians, then ye will be rightly guided. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Nay, but (we follow) the religion of Abraham, the upright, and he was not of the idolaters. (135) Say (O Muslims): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received, and that which the prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered(muslims). (136) And if they believe in the like of that which ye believe, then are they rightly guided. But if they turn away, then are they in schism, and Allah will suffice thee (for defence) against them. He is the Hearer, the Knower. (137)(We take our) colour from Allah, and who is better than Allah at colouring. We are His worshippers. (138)Say (unto the People of the Scripture): Dispute ye with us concerning Allah when He is our Lord and your Lord? Ours are our works and yours your works. We look to Him alone. (139) Or say ye that Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes were Jews or Christians? Say: Do ye know best, or doth Allah? And who is more unjust than he who hideth a testimony which he hath received from Allah? Allah is not unaware of what ye do.

  • MrLogical

    The liars in the Obama administration, the Democrats and even many so-called Republicans (who are actually RINOs...) claim that our immigration system is "broken" and that we need to provide a "path to citizenship" for all those who are here illegally and wish to become Americans. Balderdash.

    America's immigration system isn't 'broken" at all - it's working just fine, except for border security and enforcement which is purposely left unenforced.

    Here's how America's immigration system works:

    1) If you're outside of the United States, you go to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your nation of residence and make an application for citizenship. Then, you wait for your application to be processed just like everyone else. If you are approved for citizenship, you will be granted permission to enter the country legally and complete the citizenship process after your legal arrival. This may take years.

    2) If you're in the United States illegally, you must leave the U.S. and return to your lawful nation of origin and then perform the same application process as described in #1 above. This may also take years.

    America's immigration system works just fine, as it has for hundreds of years. It's really quite simple: Follow the law.

    Write or call your Senator and Congressman today and tell them how America's immigration works, and how simple it it is.

  • Amy

    Our government made a HUGE mistake after 9/11 - the government should have closed our borders to ALL people coming from a known terrorist nation. That was when all the "rules of the game" should have changed, but of course that didn't happen. Now we have all these wacko's walking all around our country, free as a bird because our Idiot-in-Chief loves them and they have had years to show up here and establish their little cell groups. It will boil down to the American people having to start taking them out someday. You just wait.

    • mike lopez

      the cause started because President Bush,didn't work for peace in Palestine provoking death and exported terrorism to middle east countries and allowed to Ariel Sharon the first criminal of war,to kill the civilian palestineans in concentration camps caused by Israel,in Palestine and abroad,and for that He caused the 9/11 desaster to kill more innocents,and Bush may have the same luck of Sharon before his final death in this life,and there in the life,He will meet the fire in the morning and Evening

    • Amy

      I love how all these years later, everything is still Pres. Bush's fault. Or are you one of the radical rag-heads thinking you are something special? If anyone paved the way for the wacko Muslims to get their start, it was that dingbat Clinton, who did NOHING after several attacks. Look up the facts Bozo.