This is the latest nasheed to be released by the Islamic State’s Ajnad Media. Similar to its the nasheed ‘The Land of Sinai‘, this represents an elevation of the importance of the fight in Yemen to the Islamic State’s international expansion. One should compare with the statements the Islamic State distributed on the ground in Yemen (here and here) promising bloodthirsty attacks on Houthis prior to the bombings in Sanaa: though the U.S. may be mentioned briefly as a force of evil, the focus is overwhelmingly on the perceived Houthi threat and Iranian expansionism.
“Oh son of Yemen, arise and prepare your [suicide] belt.
Your people are the men of God, not accepting humiliation.
America is behind you, the Majusi [Persian Zoroastrian] in front of you.
Arise, blow up the Houthi in Sanaa, make him tremble. [chorus]
Oh you who have inherited manliness from your ancestors,
Slaughter the Majusi of Iran, neutralize them, neutralize.
Support your Yemen today, follow by your Sham,
Don’t let evil Iran penetrate.
Adorn Yemen without scarring your revenge.
Seek God’s support, then call on all.
The banner of Tawheed is the object of your desires.
Resound with the voice of Truth in every gathering.
Unleash your arrows on the heart of the enemy,
Strew the bellies of the Rafidites [Shi’a] on the balance.
Support for Islam is all your interest.
The finest sword for the Rafidites is the solution.
Make the masses of disbelief taste the strike of your sword.
Make the quarters of eternity rejoice with what you offer.
Now you may realize the full potential of your skill [?]
Thus there appears the light of the generation, the most complete goodness.
Oh our sheikh Abu Bakr, supreme over your place,
The swords of our Yemen are begotten for your eyes.
Oh you whose tribes hear your talk,
Call upon them: look how you engage [in war?]
Finally bless your most praiseworthy Imam [Baghdadi],
Who by his acclaim has won over people who did not sympathize.”