October 17, 2016

THE CRUSADES ROLL ON...:

Syrian rebels deal symbolic blow to Islamic State (Nabih Bulos, 10/17/16, LA Times)

Dabiq figured heavily in the propaganda of Islamic State, which believed its jihadists would fight -- and defeat -- the Christian armies of the west on the land of Dabiq, marking the beginning of Armageddon. 

Islamic State would often end its videos with a clip of one of its jihadists walking with a black banner hoisted above him as the voice of Abu Musab Zarqawi, the Jordanian-born militant considered the group's spiritual father, says that while the "spark" of the caliphate was lighted in Iraq, "its heat will continue to intensify... until it burns the Crusader armies in Dabiq."

The group also named its English-language online magazine after the town. "Jihadi John," a British Islamic State recruit whose real name was Mohammed Emwazi, staged the beheading of American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig there. 

Posted by at October 17, 2016 12:09 PM

  

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