„Islam was never a religion of peace. Islam is the religion of fighting.“

As quoted in "Islamic State releases 'al-Baghdadi message'", BBC (14 May 2015)
2014, 2015
Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-32744070

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi11
leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 1971 - 2019

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