This article seems to me to represent a sea change in media: Finally, we are talking about ISIS as they represent themselves, not as PC culture dictates. I had no idea this ISIS magazine existed–and was apprehensive to even click through to it.
I salute the work of Rita Katz and wonder if I am alone feeling that we have not been “allowed” to look at this kind of reality, to discuss it, to learn its terms–without going through countless filters. NOBODY thinks “all Muslims” are ISIS radicals. So how did that guilt trip ever get started?
From Katz’ Daily Beast article:
“The first issue of Rumiyah, released on Sept. 5, 2016, contained an article headlined “The Kafir’s [Unbelievers’] Blood is Halal [Legitimate] for You, so Shed It.”
The article told readers that killing any non-Muslim not protected by covenant “is not sinful, but is rather rewarded with Jannah [Paradise].” After providing what was presented as various religious justifications, the article concluded in part:
Muslims currently living in Dar al-Kufr must be reminded that the blood of the disbelievers is halal, and killing them is a form of worship to Allah, the Lord, King, and God of mankind. This includes the businessman riding to work in a taxicab, the young adults (post-pubescent “children”) engaged in sports activities in the park, and the old man waiting in line to buy a sandwich.”