Homeland Security

ISIS: Orlando Was 'Hate Crime' and Terror, But Stop Calling Attacks 'Senseless Violence'

A mourner reacts at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting outside the Orlando Regional Medical Center on June 28, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (Phelan M. Ebenhack via AP)

In a new issue of their English-language Dabiq magazine, ISIS battles against the term “senseless violence” being used to describe their attacks, stressing that all of their crimes make perfect jihad sense.

One of the articles in the 82-page “Break the Cross” issue, titled “Why We Hate You & Why We Fight You,” notes that “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,” the article states. “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, 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.”

Aballa, who killed a French police commander and his wife during his June 13 attack on their suburban home, said he was following the directive of ISIS caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for jihadists in their home countries to kill the infidels in their homes.

“The only thing senseless would be for there to be no violent, fierce retaliation in the first place!” the ISIS piece continues. “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.’”

ISIS singles out “exceptions among the disbelievers, no doubt,” called “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.”

The article details the reasons why ISIS hates the West: for being disbelievers who “reject the oneness of Allah,” because “your secular, liberal societies permit the very things that Allah has prohibited while banning many of the things He has permitted,” because the West includes an “atheist fringe,” to “punish you for your transgressions against our religion,” for  “crimes against the Muslims” such as drone strikes, and for “invading our lands.”

“Although some might argue that your foreign policies are the extent of what drives our hatred, this particular reason for hating you is secondary,” the article adds, because “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.”

ISIS stresses that 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,” the articles continues.

“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 ISIS piece is not bylined, but British jihadist Siddhartha Dhar, dubbed the terror group’s new Jihadi John, dropped a famous latte reference in a bylined booklet last year encouraging Westerners to come to the Islamic State — assuring would-be jihadis that they could find Western comforts in the caliphate including Snickers, Kit-Kat and “some of the best lattes and cappuccinos around.”

Much of the Dabiq issue is focused on telling Westerners what fate awaits if they don’t convert to Islam, with multiple lengthy testimonials from converts from Christianity to Islam and a special focus on slamming the Catholic Church. ISIS has made the conquest of Rome by 2020 a bedrock of their apocalyptic plans.

The terror group said in the foreword that the issue was intended to be reading for Christians, liberal secularists and atheists “between the release of this issue of Dabiq and the next slaughter to be executed against them by the hidden soldiers of the Caliphate – who are ordered to attack without delay.”

Many pages are devoted to picking apart the Bible and branding the Holy Trinity as polytheism. “Would you follow your parents and ancestors if you knew they were walking into a fire? It is clear from their doctrines and the history of their ‘Church’ that they had neither guidance nor comprehension in religion,” the magazine argues.

ISIS takes hits at freedoms enjoyed by women in the West, at people campaigning for the legalization of marijuana, and at openly gay Army Secretary Eric Fanning, calling him “an effeminate sodomite” who “leads the Crusaders.”

The magazine again lauds Mateen for “massacring the filthy Crusaders” in “the most deadly attack in America since the Manhattan raid 15 years ago.”

Within an article on a convert from Christianity, ISIS ran a photo of the gravestone of Capt. Humayun Khan — the soldier killed in Iraq whose parents’ appearance at the Democratic National Convention sparked a war of words with Donald Trump — accompanied by the caption, “Beware of dying as an apostate.”