ISIS would like to have a word with those denying they’re Islamic.
It’s not just President Obama telling us that “ISIS is not Islamic,” completely ignoring that the “I” in ISIS stands for Islamic. The other day, Pope Francis answered a question regarding the priest in France who had this throat slit by an ISIS-inspired Jihadist, stating “I think it is not right to identify Islam with terrorism.” He continued, “I don’t like to talk about Islamic violence because every day when I look at the papers I see violence here in Italy – someone killing his girlfriend, someone killing his mother-in-law. These are baptised Catholics” – not realizing that the difference is that these people weren’t motivated to kill by their religion. He then tried to play off the appeal of ISIS as being political, not religious.
ISIS says otherwise.
ISIS responded to Pope Francis in the latest issue of their magazine Dabiq. Dabiq, by the way, is where ISIS believes the apocalypse will occur once they defeat us infidels. They explain in one of their propaganda videos that Mohammad said they would fight infidels from eighty nations, before “the flames of war burn you on the hills of Dabiq.” You could say that the magazine’s title is religiously, not politically motivated.
Breitbart’s Thomas D. Williams summarizes: In the most recent issue of Dabiq, the propaganda magazine of the Islamic State, ISIS criticizes Pope Francis for his naïveté in clinging to the conviction that Muslims want peace and that acts of Islamic terror are economically motivated.
“This is a divinely-warranted war between the Muslim nation and the nations of disbelief,” the authors state in an article titled “By the Sword.”
The Islamic State directly attacks Francis for claiming that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Quran are opposed to every form of violence,” saying that by doing this, “Francis continues to hide behind a deceptive veil of ‘good will,’ covering his actual intentions of pacifying the Muslim nation.”
Pope Francis “has struggled against reality” in his efforts to portray Islam as a religion of peace, the article insists, before going on to urge all Muslims to take up the sword of jihad, the “greatest obligation” of a true Muslim.
Despite the obviously religious nature of their attacks, the article states, “many people in Crusader countries express shock and even disgust that Islamic State leadership ‘uses religion to justify violence.’”
“Indeed, waging jihad – spreading the rule of Allah by the sword – is an obligation found in the Quran, the word of our Lord,” it reads. “The blood of the disbelievers is obligatory to spill by default. The command is clear. Kill the disbelievers, as Allah said, ‘Then kill the polytheists wherever you find them.’”
A man can simply “identity” as a woman and liberals will believe them, but ISIS “identifies” as Islamic and they say “no you’re not.”
And just as a bonus, ISIS included a section in the most recent issue of Dabiq titled “Why we hate you & why we fight you” to answer that question once and for all.
To quote from the first reason they list: “We hate you, first and foremost, because you are disbelievers; you reject the oneness of Allah – whether you realize it or not – by making partners for Him in worship, you blaspheme against Him, claiming that He has a son, you fabricate lies against His prophets and messengers, and you indulge in all manner of devilish practices. It is for this reason that we were commanded to openly declare our hatred for you and our enmity towards you.”
Does that motivation sound political or religious to you?
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]