PJ Media: The new issue of the Islamic State’s weekly al-Naba newsletter includes a page of tips for lone jihadists that emphasized their first course of action in future attacks should be to escape from the site and live to kill again.
The advice comes after last week’s issue in which ISIS acknowledged Manhattan terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov as “one of the soldiers of the Islamic State of America,” but did not mention him by name, panned the size of the Home Depot rental truck he used in the West Side bike path attack, and noted the high casualty toll of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas.
With a wash of blood over a Paris cityscape, the full-page graphic faintly shows a masked man peering through binoculars, checking bullets in a magazine, and aiming a gun. The two-year anniversary of the coordinated Paris attacks, including the massacre at the Bataclan concert hall, is Monday; the pro-ISIS Wafa’ Media Foundation released a propaganda poster this week showing the Eiffel Tower extending upward as a rifle and vowing to “kill the young before the older.” more …
Opinion: Al Naba, the Announcement, is named for the seventy-eighth chapter (sura) of the Quran regarding resurrection. “Naba'” literally means news or useful news.
Recent news accounts herald the end of ISIS: “Game Over, Iraqi Forces See the Beginning of the End For ISIS” and ‘Trump Says the End of ISIS Caliphate is in Sight’ are as meaningless as when Barack Obama heralded “Osama Bin Laden is Dead and al Qaeda is ‘On The Run’ over and over in 2012 just before ISIS burst on the scene.
The modern day ideology of killing Jews in the name of Allah dates back to the founding of Islam:
When Mohammed embarked on his mission to spread Islam, his objective was to create a uniquely Arabian religion, one created by an Arab prophet, which reflected the Arabian values and culture. Yet to obtain legitimacy, he had to link it to the two previous Abrahamic religions, Judaism and Christianity.
He expected the Jewish tribes who lived in Arabia to declare him their Messiah and thereby bring him more legitimacy with Arabs, especially with his own tribe in Mecca, the Quraish.
At the beginning, the Koran of Mecca was full of appeals to the Jews, who were then described as “guidance and light” (5:44) and a “righteous” people (6:153-154), who “excelled the nations” (45:16). But when the Jews rejected the appeasement and refused to convert to Islam, Mohammed simply and completely flipped. The Quran changed from love to threats and then pure hatred, cursing, and commandments to kill Jews. Rejection by the Jews became an intolerable obsession with Mohammed.
Mohammed never got over his anger, humiliation, and rejection by “the people of the book” and went to his grave tormented and obsessed that some Jews were still alive. On his deathbed, Mohammed entrusted Muslims to kill Jews wherever they found them, which made this a “holy commandment” that no Muslim can reject.” (source)
It makes little difference to a God-hating world what the truth is, and it makes no difference if al Qaeda, ISIS, al Nusra or any of the hundreds of splinter terror groups are destroyed along the way. The best analogy is the arcade game Whack-A-Mole:
They will keep popping up until the destruction of Edom (Genesis 36:1; Isaiah 63:1-3; Revelation 19:11-16).