The latest edition of a glossy magazine published by the Islamic State (ISIS) contains numerous calls to kill Americans, including civilians, along with our European and Australian allies.
The ISIS magazine is called Dabiq. The fourth issue was released last month. The second item in the publication is an English transcript of a lengthy speech by ISIS’ chief propagandist Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani ash-Shami. Next to a photo of businessmen walking down a street captioned “crusader ‘civilians'” he calls on those sympathetic to ISIS to murder Americans and their allies:
So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. 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, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, 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. Kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military, for they have the same ruling.
So O muwahhid wherever you may be, hinder those who want to harm your brothers and state as much as you can. The best thing you can do is to strive to your best and kill any disbeliever, whether he be French, American, or from any of their allies.
The Feature article in the magazine is titled “Reflections on the Final Crusade.” This piece argues that the current western coalition against the Islamic State will be a kind of last gasp for the west. The piece concludes with a section titled “Rush to Support Your State O Muslim.” It urges Muslims to murder enemies of ISIS even if they die in the process:
At this point of the crusade against the Islamic State, it is very important that attacks take place in every country that has entered into the alliance against the Islamic State, especially the US, UK, France, Australia, and Germany. Rather, the citizens of crusader nations should be targeted wherever they can be found. Let the muwahhid not be affected by “analysis paralysis” and thus abandon every operation only because his waswas and “perfectionism” pushes him towards an operation that supposedly can never fail – one that only exists theoretically on paper. He should be pleased to meet his Lord even if with just one dead kafir’s name written in his scroll of deeds, as the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “A kafir and his killer will never gather in Hellfire” [Sahih Muslim].
Every Muslim should get out of his house, find a crusader, and kill him. It is important that the killing becomes attributed to patrons of the Islamic State who have obeyed its leadership. This can easily be done with anonymity. Otherwise, crusader media makes such attacks appear to be random killings.
There is evidence that some individuals have attempted to follow ISIS’ advice. Last month, six suspected ISIS supporters were arrested in Australia as they planned to kidnap and behead people in Sydney.
Last month an Islamic convert beheaded a woman he worked with after he was suspended. The prosecutor and the FBI have so far put it down to workplace violence, though a final decision has not been made.