It takes a nation to protect the nation
The first 3 editions of the magazine are in the folder below, for reference and analysis. Although, there will be little that the members of this site are not familiar with already.
I haven't had time to read them yet, but skimming the first issue, I find one thing curious. There is endless talk of the master race of Muslims, conquering all other peoples and humiliating and subjugating them. Well, this we already know well. But they ride triumphantly through the streets in cars that none of them (their people or their countries) can build, using mobile phones that none of them can make, even the weapons they hold are not made by them. At some point, do they not reflect on the poverty of their own achievement? Its a bit like a bunch of schoolchildren that over-run their school in the morning, then at mid-day ask who is going to give them lunch. Yes, the Islamic State has lots of money, and will have lots of money, from oil and so on. But at some point, if that was me, looking around and seeing that all my possessions come from the despicable inferior kaffir, and that I'm incapable of making anything like them, I would get a twinge of self doubt. Well, I suppose Islam is good at suppressing the slightest trace of inquiry, never mind the beginnings of self doubt.
A war will start that involves the capture of Istanbul and a final battle in a place called Dabiq in northern Syria. ISIS and al-Qaeda believe fully in this final battle. ISIS has chosen the name Dabiq for its online magazine. Al-Mahdi soldiers will be tall, with long black hair and beards, dressed in black and carry the prophet’s black banner, the rationale for ISIS's and al-Qaeda’s choice of these figures in their propaganda videos
Now Sam Harris has reviewed ISIS's latest Dabiq.
I like one of Sam's arguments a lot. He point out that you wouldn't query the reasons a medical student gives for studying medicine. After all, why spend hours in windowless rooms examining cadavers when you can be relaxing at the beach? But for some reason people are determined to second guess the reasons Islamists give for supporting ISIS. ISIS have got so sick of all the what-about-ery that they've finally cracked and written the full, exhaustive and definitive repudiation of all arguments and rhetoric that attempts to deny their legitimacy as the true progenitors of Islam. As Sam Harris points out, the Dabiq article is very well written, properly argued and thoroughly referenced ... but still the dumb kuffar will believe what makes them feel nicer.
You can read the article he's talking about, in Dabiq issue 15, which is in this 4F cloud storage:
Issue 15 of Dabiq on the Google Drive contains this important article.
Why we hate you
Shortly following the blessed attack on a sodomite, Crusader nightclub by the mujahid Omar Mateen , American politicians were quick to jump into the spotlight and denounce the shooting, declaring it a hate crime, an act of terrorism, and an act of senseless violence. A hate crime? Yes. Muslims undoubtedly hate liberalist sodomites, as does anyone else with any shred of their fitrah (inborn human nature) still intact. An act of terrorism? Most definitely. Muslims have been commanded to terrorize the disbelieving enemies of Allah. But an act of senseless violence? One would think that the average Westerner, by now, would have abandoned the tired claim that the actions of the mujahidin – who have repeatedly stated their goals, intentions, and motivations – don’t make sense. Unless you truly – and naively – believe that the crimes of the West against Islam and the Muslims, whether insulting the Prophet g, burning the Quran, or waging war against the Caliphate, won’t prompt brutal retaliation from the mujahidin, you know full well that the likes of the attacks carried out by Omar Mateen, Larossi Aballa, and many others before and after them in revenge for Islam and the Muslims make complete sense. The only thing senseless would be for there to be no violent, fierce retaliation in the first place!
Many Westerners, however, are already aware that claiming the attacks of the mujahidin to be senseless and questioning incessantly as to why we hate the West and why we fight them is nothing more than a political act and a propaganda tool. The politicians will say it regardless of how much it stands in opposition to facts and common sense just to garner as many votes as they can for the next election cycle. The analysts and journalists will say it in order to keep themselves from becoming a target for saying something that the masses deem to be “politically incorrect.” The apostate “imams” in the West will adhere to the same tired cliché in order to avoid a backlash from the disbelieving societies in which they’ve chosen to reside. The point is, people know that it’s foolish, but they keep repeating it regardless because they’re afraid of the consequences of deviating from the script.
There are exceptions among the disbelievers, no doubt, people who will unabashedly declare that jihad and the laws of the Shari’ah – as well as everything else deemed taboo by the Islam-is-a-peaceful-religion crowd – are in fact completely Islamic, but they tend to be people with far less credibility who are painted as a social fringe, so their voices are dismissed and a large segment of the ignorant masses continues believing the false narrative. As such, it becomes important for us to clarify to the West in unequivocal terms – yet again – why we hate you and why we fight you.
What’s important to understand here is that although some might argue that your foreign policies are the extent of what drives our hatred, this particular reason for hating you is secondary, hence the reason we addressed it at the end of the above list. The fact is, even if you were to stop bombing us, imprisoning us, torturing us, vilifying us, and usurping our lands, we would continue to hate you because our primary reason for hating you will not cease to exist until you embrace Islam. Even if you were to pay jizyah and live under the authority of Islam in humiliation, we would continue to hate you. No doubt, we would stop fighting you then as we would stop fighting any disbelievers who enter into a covenant with us, but we would not stop hating you.
What’s equally if not more important to understand is that we fight you, not simply to punish and deter you, but to bring you true freedom in this life and salvation in the Hereafter, freedom from being enslaved to your whims and desires as well as those of your clergy and legislatures, and salvation by worshiping your Creator alone and following His messenger. We fight you in order to bring you out from the darkness of disbelief and into the light of Islam, and to liberate you from the constraints of living for the sake of the worldly life alone so that you may enjoy both the blessings of the worldly life and the bliss of the Hereafter.
The gist of the matter is that there is indeed a rhyme to our terrorism, warfare, ruthlessness, and brutality. As much as some liberal journalist would like you to believe that we do what we do because we’re simply monsters with no logic behind our course of action, the fact is that we continue to wage – and escalate – a calculated war that the West thought it had ended several years ago. We continue dragging you further and further into a swamp you thought you’d already escaped only to realize that you’re stuck even deeper within its murky waters… And we do so while offering you a way out on our terms. So you can continue to believe that those “despicable terrorists” hate you because of your lattes and your Timberlands, and continue spending ridiculous amounts of money to try to prevail in an unwinnable war, or you can accept reality and recognize that we will never stop hating you until you embrace Islam, and will never stop fighting you until you’re ready to leave the swamp of warfare and terrorism through the exits we provide, the very exits put forth by our Lord for the People of the Scripture: Islam, jizyah, or – as a last means of fleeting respite – a temporary truce.
That's actually a very good article, and nicely explains many of the themes we've been banging on about here for years.
Interestingly, he also notes that Hudna is an option, albeit a temporary one. So face with Islam, you can choose to convert, or pay Jizya, or be executed - but you may also have a temporary Hudna option, if you're lucky :-)