ISIS Releases New Issue of Dabiq Magazine

ISIS has released Issue #5 of its English publication, Dabiq Magazine. You can read it here.

There's nothing in it about Peter Kassig or other ISIS beheadings. It's mostly about the other groups which recently announced their allegiance to ISIS leader al Baghdadi. There's also an article about its new currency and about Kobane. And a four page essay by hostage John Cantlie, titled "If I were U.S. President Today," in which he again criticizes the policy of the U.S. and its allies. [More...]

The [coalition] governments are like a robot that is stuck on a loop, continually performing the wrong sequence despite repeated instructions by its master to the contrary.

...Of course, Robo-Obama doesn’t listen to voices of reason and thus programs himself with the same corrupted old data, making the same mistakes over and over again.

...If I were the president of the US today – and let it be said, I am very glad I am not – I’d be aghast at the mess that was blowing up in my face. Sucked into a war I claimed was over, making allies with the most vile tyrants in the Middle East, committing my country and presidency into a cauldron of conflict while my own people rise up against me in response to the Islamic State’s call, already halfway to the magic one billion dollars spent and the enemy appear to be leapfrogging from strength to strength. And not just that, they’re actually expanding their influence and territory into other countries I’d already built military bases in and committed billions of dollars into to stop them doing just that.

In the face of such a train wreck, I’d have to say that 18 holes around Martha’s Vineyard was a far more sensible alternative. And in light of current events, probably more constructive as well.

Cantlie says the words of Sheik al-Adnani reverberated around the world, causing chaos. (Background and more quotes from al-Adnani here.) He provides this quote:

“"You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawāghīt. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European – especially the spiteful and filthy French – or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be.”

According to Cantlie, "And so it began. Just days later, chaos erupted around the world." He gives these examples:

In Australia, Numan Haider stabbed two counterterrorism police officers. In Canada, a soldier was shot and killed in front of the war memorial in Ottawa by 32 year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau on October 22nd, who then entered Canada’s parliamentary building looking for other targets before himself being shot and killed by police. In the same week another two soldiers were run over in a hit-and-run in Quebec by Martin Couture-Rouleau....

Curiously, as an example from the U.S., he omits Alton Nolen's beheading of a co-worker in Oklahoma, but includes Zale Thompson's hatchet attack on policemen in Queens. He says, about all these attacks:

All these attacks were the direct result of the Shaykh’s call to action, and they highlight what a deadly tinderbox is fizzing just beneath the surface of every western country, waiting to explode into violent action at any moment given the right conditions.

...The attacks served as a damning indictment of America’s continued policy of foreign intervention. Everything the United States and its allies had been fighting for in the “war on terror,” the old “if we don’t fight them there we’ll have to fight them here” reasoning, was in one week shown to have completely failed.

“Trained and battle-hardened, these fighters could try to return to their home countries and carry out deadly attacks,” warned Obama in his speech to the nation on 10th September. But what he hadn’t counted on was his own citizens picking up weapons and attacking his police officers without any training or battle experience whatsoever.

Cantlie disputes the "Lone Wolf" scenario:

It is one thing for an individual to think about attacking or killing another man. It happens every day and such thoughts are neither uncommon nor even that alarming. But to actually step up and do it at the behest of a man they had never met, never seen, fighting in a country several thousand miles away who did not even speak their language, shows an undeniable strength in the power of jihād.

Regardless of their social standing, regardless of who these men were that committed these acts or how long they had been Muslim, it demonstrates the immense power that jihād wields over those who chose to embark upon its path.

The significance of these attacks and others is enormous and cannot be underestimated. By calling on Muslims around the world to rise up in arms, the Shaykh launched attacks in Canada, America, and Australia (three of the countries mentioned in his speech) with nothing more than words and a shared belief in the act of worship that is jihād.

Cantlie does not refer to his own dire situation in the article. His reflections on that are in his latest video message also released today (my post on that is here.)

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    by Militarytracy on Sat Nov 22, 2014 at 11:14:26 AM EST