Anyone who doubts ISIS is motivated by Islam need only look at the propaganda they put out. Their gruesome videos garner plenty of media attention, but that’s hardly the only propaganda tool they have.
ISIS publishes a magazine called “Dabiq” in a handful of languages, including English. The first issue was titled “The Return of the Khilafah (Caliphate),” which declared the establishment of a new so-called Caliphate, and offers a scriptural justification for it.
The name “Dabiq” is a town in northern Syria where ISIS believes the final battle between Muslims and “infidels” will be, bringing on the apocalypse after their victory.
In the latest edition of Dabiq, ISIS turned its attention away from the rest of us infidels, and onto other Muslims. Via The Hill:
ISIS is making death threats against longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.).Abedin and Ellison, both of whom are Muslim, are included in a list of “overt crusaders” and “apostates” the extremist group claims should be killed in the new issue of an English-language magazine from the terror organization. “One must either take the journey to [ISIS’s self-proclaimed caliphate], joining the ranks of the mujahideen [fighters] therein, or wage jihad by himself with the resources available to him (knives, guns, explosives, etc.) to kill the crusaders and other disbelievers and apostates,” the extremist group wrote in the new issue of the magazine Dabiq, which circulated on the internet Wednesday.
The list naming officials in the U.S., United Kingdom and around the Western world is the first time the magazine has compiled a list of Muslims in the West it claims should be killed for their work, according to the Site Intelligence Group.
The magazine also profiled the Brussels terrorists as “knights” of the group. They conclusion to the article is chilling; “Paris was a warning. Brussels was a reminder,” it added. “What is yet to come will be more devastating and more bitter.”
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]