On Abu Bakr Naji’s “Edarat al-Wahsh” (Government in the Wilderness) – by Sehar Tauqeer

Who killed the brave Son of Baluchistan fighting for his Rights today ?

Who killed 100s of Baloch Nationalists , Punjab Settlers and Hazara Shias , all 3 big Entities of Baluchistan ’s Demographics in recent years ?

Who is their Common Enemy which is Killing them without any Distinction so that Baloch Nationalsits blame FC and Security Forces and others blame BLA for this resulting in the Complete Destruction of Balochistan ’s Political and Social System to create Vacuum ?

Who used the same Techniques in Bajaur , Mehmand and North Waziristan by killing 700+ Maliks and Tribal Chiefs to fill the Political Vacuum by creating Islamic Emirate of Bajaur and Waziristan ?

Who is killing 1000s of Hazara Shias of Quetta for past 6 years and who killed the same Sect in Mazar Sharif in 1996 and burnt tens and thousands of them with Petrol Tankers in Bazars and Shrines of Iraq ?

Who killed Shias of Parachinar and killed them in Pakistan from 1990-2010 by running 5 Camps in Kandhar and Khost operating under Mulla Omer’s main power centres or cities ?

Who is attacking Police and FC in Balochistan today and who attacked the Police Recruitment Centres of Iraq in 100s of number because attacking Security Structure is the easiest solution of Paralysing any State Functioning and creating Sense of Insecurity in General Masses of any country ?

Who caused Billions of Dollars loss to Pakistan Economy and Foreign Investment by attacking Marriot Islamabd and Pearl Continental of Peshawar and eliminated International Cricket and World Cup from Pakistan for atleast 6 years causing another billions of Loss to this country ?

Who successfully created the Deobandi and Brelvi Division and Hatred by carrying out Suicidal Attacks on Shrine of Syed Ali Hajveri ?

Which Group with the help of Laskra-i-Jhangvi and Deobandi Jihadi Banned Organizations carried out all majors attacks specially in Punjab and Lahore , who was funding them via Bank Looting in Karachi , Ransom and Petro-Dollars of Gulf ?

Which Organization exist in Pakistan whose Hall Mark is to create Anarchy , Bloodshed , Political Differences killing Benazir and attempting on Nawaz Sharif, creating Shia-Sunni , Sunni-Ahmedi , DeoBandi-Brelvi hatred , breaking the tolerance fibre of Pakistan Society ?

Who funded Badar Mansoor Group to attack on Ahmedis and cause billion of Dollars loss to economy and massive Brain Drain from this country with greatest number of Migration of Doctors,Engineers, Professionals leaving unbearable loss and vacuum in the social , private and public sector organizations ?

Who funded Afghan Taliban to cross Kunar Province border killing 110 innocent Mehmand Agency People just a week ago ?

Which Group released the Faisal Shahzad Video today with Arabic Style Topi on his Head and released to Arabic Channel and saying that He is taking Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi , the notorious head of Al-Qaeda who is responsible for hundreds and thousands of Shias , Sunnis and Kurds killings in Iraq from 2003-2008 ?

” Anarchy,Bloodshed , Paralysing the whole Structure of State , Dis-Functioning the Security System of any Country , Hatred , Indiscriminate killings to create Fear, In-Security and Terror like in Balochistan,Lahore,Karachi,Mehmand,Orakzai ,Peshawar and Southern Punjab etc. Which Organization possesses these Specific Tactics ” ?

Still you not Guess it ???
Here is something New for Many of you !

Jirga + Saleem Safi + Edarat al-Wahsh :

In the last Program of Jirga aired on Monday , when Saleem Safi asked Inspector General Police of Pukhtoonkha Province whats the real Ideology and real Motive behind the all Bloodshed happening in Pakistan for last 8 years , what they want and what theirr Purpose , IG Police replied some sort of this ” If anyone have seen or read the book ” Edarat al-Wahsh ” or “Governance in Wilderness” , this only one book can explain the whole purpose and motive of this whole bloodshed “The name of the book was new to me , so I Google it and found some most horrible details which I can guess very few people know it before or heard about it.

Below is the article on this book which is also distributed in large number in Afghanistan and Pakistan Tribal Area and even in Lebanon. But if you find it usual Conspiracy Theory of Yahood-Hanood-Nasara as per definition ,consider Faisal Shahzad attempt as CIA-RAW-MOSSAD plan and listen to or believe in the Most Intelectual Anchors and Journalists of Universe like Hamid Mir,Irfan Siddique , Nusrat Mirza, Majeed Nizami, Shireen Mazari,Shahid Masood,Orya Mabool etc etc and Black-Water etc which Islamabd IG in same program of Jirga saying in last 2 years , we have not caught a single Black-Water personal in Islamabad except locals and talibans , then we Pakistanis cannot do anythin except to Weep on You and your Fate !

Edarat al-Wahsh (Governence in Wilderness)

Sheik Abu-Bakar al Naji
Wednesday, 02 July 2008 :

During the recent mass arrests of Insurgents in Saudi Arabia, a new book by Sheik Abu-Bakar al Naji ,Al Qaeda’s Lead Warfare Theorist, Governance of the Wilderness (Edarat al-Wahsh), was found in safe houses. These are some of the ideas developed by al Qaeda’s chief theoretician, Sheik Abu-Bakar Naji, in his new book “Governance in the Wilderness” (Edarat al-Wahsh). Middle East analysts think that the book may indicate a major change of strategy by the disparate groups that use al Qaeda as a brand name. The Saudi police seized copies of the book last week as they arrested 700 alleged terrorists in overnight raids.

NO one should feel safe without submitting to Islam, and those who refuse to submit must pay a high price. The Islam ist movement must aim to turn the world into a Series of “Wildernesses” where only those under jihadi rule enjoy security. Naji’s book, written in pseudo-literary Arabic, is meant as a manifesto for jihad. He divides the jihadi movement into five circles – ranging from Sunni Salafi (traditionalist) Muslims (who, though not personally violent, are prepared to give moral and material support to militants) to Islamist groups with national rather than pan-Islamist agendas (such as the Palestinian Hamas and the Filipino Moro Liberation Front).

All five circles are at an impasse, says Naji. Some accept the status quo while hoping to reform it. Others have tried to set up governments in a world dominated by “Infidel” powers, and have been forced to abandon Islamic values. Still others failed because they didn’t realize that the only way to win is through total war in which no one feels safe.

NAJI claims that the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the abolition of the Islamic Caliphate in 1924 marked the start of “the most dangerous phase in history.” Those events put all Arab countries, the heartland of Islam, under domination by the “infidel”- who later continued to rule via native proxies. In Naji’s eyes, it is impossible to create a proper Islamic state in a single country in a world dominated by “Crusaders.” He cites as example the Taliban – which, although a proper Islamic regime, didn’t survive “infidel” attacks and opposition by Afghan elements. Instead, he says, the Islamic movement must be global – fighting everywhere, all the time, and on all fronts.

New Strategy

That persuaded some al Qaeda leaders that a new strategy of Smaller, Slower but Steadier attacks was needed. Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s No. 2, has advocated such a strategy since 2003, arguing that the jihad should First Target Muslim Countries where it has a chance of toppling the incumbent regimes.

Now Naji takes that analysis a step further – suggesting that low-intensity war be extended to anywhere in the world with a significant Muslim presence. Islamists in the “wilderness” must create parallel societies alongside existing ones, Naji says – but not set up formal governments, which would be subject to economic pressure or military attack. These parallel societies could resemble “Liberated Zones” set up by Marxist guerrillas in parts of Latin America in the last century. But they could also exist within cities, under the very noses of the authorities – operating as secret societies with their own rules, values and enforcement.

Taxation and Shariah

But they could also take shape in Western countries with large Muslim minorities: The jihadis are to begin by giving areas where Muslims live a distinctly Islamic appearance, by imposing special styles of dress for women and beards for men. Then they start imposing the shariah. In the final phase, they create a parallel system of taxation and law enforcement, effectively taking the areas out of government control.

Countless Small Operations

The “Wilderness” will provide the cover for bases for jihad operations. Jihad would be everywhere, rather than in just one or two countries that the “infidel” could hit with superior firepower. In a notable departure from past al Qaeda strategy, Naji recommends “countless small operations” that render daily life unbearable, rather than a few spectacular attacks such as 9/11: The “infidel,” leaving his home every morning, should be unsure whether he’ll return in the evening.

Tactics :

Naji recommends kidnappings, the holding of hostages, the use of women and children as human shields, exhibition killings to terrorize the enemy, suicide bombings and countless gestures that make normal life impossible for the “infidel” and Muslim collaborators.

Naji asks jihadis to target Oil Fields, Sea and Airports, Tourist Facilities and especially banking and financial services. He envisages “a very long war,” at the end of which the whole world is brought under the banner of Islam.


He identifies several Muslim countries as promising for establishing “The Governance of the Wilderness”: that are Saudi Arabia , Pakistan , Yemen , Turkey , Jordan , Libya , Tunisia and Morocco . The implication is that “Wilderness” units already exist in Nations such as Afghanistan , Iraq , Lebanon , Egypt , Somalia and Algeria .

Prophet promoted Terror ( Naouzubillah and Lanat ul Allah Al-Lal Khwarijeen)

Naji’s theory is built on the concept of Terror as the main organizing principle of the Mini-States he hopes to set up everywhere in preparation for the coming Caliphate. He claims that the Prophet(pbuh) himself practiced the tactic by making his enemies in Medina , where he ran his version of the “Wilderness,” pay “the maximum price” for any deviance, and through constant raids on trade caravans belonging to his enemies in Mecca .

Wahabi + Qutubi + Takfeeri Plan : Nutshell :

In a simple language, Naji offers a synthesis of the themes that appeal to different jihadi groups. With anti-imperialist sentiments, missionary dreams, ethnic and class grievances and puritanical obsessions, he mixes a deadly cocktail. Naji’s message is stark: Western civilization is doomed. Its last bastion, America , lacks the will for a long war. The “infidel” loves life and treats it as an endless feast. Jihadis have to ruin that feast and persuade the “infidel” to abandon this world in exchange for greater rewards in the next world.

Complete Translation of Edarat al-Wahsh at Harvard University Link

See also, a short review of Edarat al Wahsh on the academic blog Jihadica