Calling the ummah! Calling the ummah! Over!
Ummah that world-wide Islamic community.
Bai'at it is called. Allegiance and fealty as pledged. First Abu Sayyaf and not also the Indonesian Abu Bakr has taken notice of ISIL. Thanks to Robert for the tip.
"Indonesia jihad leader Abu Bakar Bashir pledges allegiance to Islamic State"
"Abu Bakar Bashir Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, or Bashir, is the spiritual leader of the jihad terror group Jamaah Islamiyah, and consequently retains considerable influence among Indonesian jihadists. He is the first jihad leader of any significant prominence to jump on the Islamic State bandwagon"
Abu Bakr locked in prison as we speak. When Abu Bakr speaks, his followers listen.
That temptation to jump on the "bandwagon" is very strong. Many cannot resist. That number more than we might like to think. Everybody likes a winner, nobody likes a loser.