The latest issue of the Islamic State’s magazine, Dabiq, features a photo of gay U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning with the caption, “An effeminate sodomite leads the Crusaders.”
An article in issue 15 of Dabiq, entitled “The Fitrah of Mankind,” argues that the litany of decadent Western philosophies propagated by figures like Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, Freud, and others, has corrupted the “basis of religiosity” and resulted in the roles of men and women being perverted almost beyond recognition.
Vices like marijuana, bestiality, transgenderism and sodomy (referred to as “fitrah”), which are ultimately counter to human nature, or natural instinct, have triumphed in Western countries, according to the article. The article identifies sodomy as a quintessential example of sexual perversion, citing the Qur’an in support of this position and showing a picture of Army Secretary Eric Fanning with the caption: “An effeminate sodomite leads the Crusaders.”
ISIS is not terribly fond of “liberalist sodomites.”
“Muslims undoubtedly hate liberalist sodomites, as does anyone else with any shred of their fitrah (inborn human nature) still intact,” another article entitled “Why We Hate You & Why We Fight You,” reads.
The reference to Fanning is a not-so-subtle jab at the Obama administration for placing an openly gay man in the position of Army secretary, an appointment that generated some amount of controversy in Congress. Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, who blocked Fanning’s nomination to the position for eight months, insisted the delay had nothing to do with his sexuality and everything to do with extracting concessions from the Obama administration regarding Guantanamo Bay.
The quote from Dabiq also how ISIS views U.S. troops: through the lens of a thousand-year-long struggle against Christendom. As far as ISIS is concerned, the Christian provocation or casus belli took place in the late 11th century through the Crusades continuing into the modern era.
Army public affairs did not respond to a request for comment from The Daily Caller News Foundation.
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