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'Why We Hate You': Islamic State Mocks Claims That Terror Group Isn’t ‘Islamic’


“The politicians will say it regardless of how much it stands in opposition to facts and common sense."

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/militant website, File)

In a new edition of its propaganda magazine, the Islamic State mocks Western claims that the terrorist group isn't "Islamic," adding that politicians will refuse to say it "regardless of how much it stands in opposition to facts and common sense."

The July 31 edition of Dabiq, titled “Break the Cross," explains to the West “Why We Hate You and Why We Fight You," Fox News reported.

“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,” one article reads. “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.”

“There are exceptions among the disbelievers, no doubt, 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 continues.

The article drives at the heart of the ongoing discussion in the U.S., which is whether politicians should use the term "radical Islamic terrorism." Many on the political left, including President Barack Obama, refuse to say it for fear that it would paint all Muslims as terrorists.

Many Republicans, on the other hand, most notably the party's nominee for president, Donald Trump, say "radical Islamic terrorism" without apology and often criticize those who refuse to say the words.

And in a move that seems to show just how quickly the Islamic State can produce its publications, the magazine also features an image of fallen Muslim American Army Capt. Humayun Khan, whose father delivered a viral speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week in which he blasted Trump, saying the billionaire businessman has "sacrificed nothing and no one" for his country. Trump fired back, setting off a media firestorm that lasted for days. Trump's comments, which he made in an interview over the weekend, came just one day before the latest Dabiq edition was published.

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