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Amazon Is Selling ISIS Propaganda Online

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Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter

Amazon, the online retail giant, is selling copies of the ISIS’ glossy propaganda magazine, Dabiq, on its website.

The magazines are published by Al-Hayat Media Center, ISIS’ Western propaganda arm. Four separate Dabiq publications are for sale on Amazon.

[Update: Amazon has since removed the magazines from its website.]

“Dabiq is a periodical magazine focusing on issues of tawhid, manhaj, hijrah, jihad, and jama’ah,” reads Al-Hayat’s description of the magazine. “It also contains photo reports, current events, and informative articles on matters related to the Islamic State.”

Dabiq is named after a small northern Syrian city where the apocalypse will occur, according to one interpretation of the sayings of Muhammad.

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One issue of Dabiq shows the Islamic State’s infamous black flag flying atop the obelisk in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican City. The terrorist group has said it plans to attack Vatican City as part of its plan to establish an Islamic caliphate across the world.

In the same Dabiq issue, according to a Newsweek article last year, ISIS announced the enslavement of Yazidi Christian women and children.

“After capture, the Yazidi women and children were then divided according to the Shariah amongst the fighters of the Islamic State who participated in the Sinjar operations, after one fifth of the slaves were transferred to the Islamic State’s authority to be divided as khums,” the magazine reads, according to Newsweek.

Al-Hayat is also responsible for producing and releasing videos depicting the beheadings of several Western journalists and aid workers. The propaganda outfit uses its slick videos and publications to recruit Westerners to join ISIS.

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A spokeswoman for Amazon responded to The Daily Caller after publication to say that it is no longer selling Dabiq on the website.

[h/t BBC]

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