ISIS’ Dabiq offers primer on Islamic extremism

The Islamic State’s online magazine Dabiq has recently been posted on the internet. Every American would do well to review it.


CHARLOTTE, NC, January 2, 2015 – The tendency in the United States and the West is to focus upon the graphic horrors of terrorism that reach us through social media.

Disgusting as those images may be, they are just a small part of a much larger strategy by ISIS in particular to bring down the West.

Issue number six of the Islamic State’s online magazine Dabiq has recently been posted on the internet. Every American would do well to review the 64-page e-mag to get a better understanding of just how sophisticated terrorist organizations have become.

Readers will not have to delve more than a paragraph or two to realize the severity of the ISIS threat and, despite Barack Obama’s denials, that is one and the same with Islam.

Dabiq is a slick, sophisticated publication incorporating the highest levels of English usage, including proper punctuation, to get its message out to followers and potential recruits.

Perhaps more disturbing however, is that the publication is a detailed guide into the goals and aspirations of ISIS, and other terror organizations, that outlines precisely what they want to achieve. Yet, the West ignores the threats as if they do not exist.

Dabiq contains lengthy interviews, articles, testimonials, training guides, tips and editorials that are readily available to anyone, including Westerners, wanting to obtain a working knowledge of their tactics.

Articles are not only informative, from the perspective of understanding Islam’s motives, but also current as evidenced by these excerpts from the foreword in Issue #6:

“This month, an attack was carried out in Sydney by Man Haron Monis, a Muslim who resolved to join the mujāhidīn of the Islamic State in their war against the crusader coalition.

“It didn’t take much; he got hold of a gun and stormed a café taking everyone inside hostage. Yet in doing so, he prompted mass panic, brought terror to the entire nation, and triggered an evacuation of parts of Sydney’s central business district. The blessings in his efforts were apparent from the very outset.”

Notice how later paragraphs distort any semblance of logical reasoning in order to justify the terrorist’s actions.

“Then, as the situation developed and his identity was revealed, we saw a predictable response from the international media. They immediately began searching for anything negative that they could use against him, and subsequently began reporting numerous allegations made against him in an attempt to smear his character and, by extension, the noble cause that he was fighting for – the cause of Allah (ta’ālā).”

In other words, the ISIS cause is the only “just” cause and the press should be condemned for any negative response to Monis’ terrorism.

Dabiq goes on to extol the virtues of the attack. “After a lengthy standoff, brother Man Haron Monis was killed. His daring raid ended with two kāfir hostages dead, and four others wounded, including a police officer. Thus, he added his name to the list of Muslims who answered the Khilāfah’s call to strike those waging war against the Islamic State wherever they may be.

“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 then rely upon…Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be. Do not ask for anyone’s advice and do not seek anyone’s verdict (Indeed Your Lord Is Ever Watchful.)”

Disturbing as those words may be, however, the real ISIS threat comes in the final pages of the e-magazine where the true source of their strategy is revealed.


‘Whoever fights so that
the word of Allah is the highest is fighting in the
path of Allah.’ – Dabiq


“War is on the increase, oil values on the decrease, and America is printing $85 billion dollars a month to stave off total collapse. Economic meltdown is approaching fast and the world needs a stable currency it can rely on. For 5,000 years, that currency has been gold.

“Iraq is the second largest supplier of oil after Saudi, but Islamic State gains there have heavily disrupted oil supply. Libyan supply has been disrupted by Islamic State attacks while Nigerian production is being hit by mujahidin there. It’s no coincidence and a smart way of hitting America where it hurts, so the US has to rely more on its own supply. In a panic to stop the situation from getting worse, America has invested billions into their own oil and gas drilling programs, making them now the largest oil producer in the world at 11 million barrels per day and entering into an oil price war with their Saudi friends.

“So suddenly the market is flooded with cheap oil that everyone can now buy with their increasingly worthless US dollars. You don’t have to be a financial expert to see where it is all headed. Wars, economic implosion, chronic deflation and, eventually, a new global financial system that will emerge from the ashes.”

These are not the words of a rag-tag, disorganized “JayVee” team as President Obama describes it.

Diabolical mass media killings are primarily a sensationalized diversion for the true purpose of ISIS. It’s all there in pictures and print if we only heed the warnings and educate ourselves.

Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.

Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (

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