Islamic State firmly opposes Pope Francis’s “heartwarming” attempts to illustrate Islam as a religion of peace in the latest issue of propaganda magazine Dabiq.
Several articles in Dabiq go into length about how Francis differs from his predecessors in the way he defends the Islamic religion. ISIS is critical of Francis standing behind the gay community in the aftermath of the ISIS-inspired attack on a gay nightclub June 13 in Orlando, Fla., that left 50 dead, including the shooter, and 53 wounded.
“While previous popes spoke against Islam due to the actual reality they faced, based on mutual enmity between the pagan Christians and monotheistic Muslims, recent popes – and especially Pope Francis – have attempted to paint a picture of heartwarming friendship, seeking to steer Muslim masses away from the obligation of waging jihad against disbelief,” one article reads.
“Indeed, waging jihad – spreading the rule of Allah by the sword – is an obligation found in the Quran, the word of our Lord,” another article concludes.
Pope Francis ended a five-day tour in Poland Sunday by pointing out that radical Islamic organizations such as ISIS don’t represent the religion as a whole.
“I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence,” Francis told reporters on a flight back to Rome. “This is not right and this is not true.”
ISIS further outlines six reasons “why we hate you.”
The article claims Islam as a religion is violent in nature, hates “disbelievers” and says Western politicians who claim otherwise are just out to “garner as many votes as they can for the next election cycle.”
ISIS also offered a helpful little list of reasons they hate us all so much…
Islamic State wants you to know the top six reasons why it hates Western civilization in the latest issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq.
The issue released Sunday is titled “Break the Cross,” and is focused around what the organization finds wrong about the West and its politicians. An article titled “Why we hate you & why we fight you” gives a thorough explanation for ISIS’s jihad.
1. Western society is full of “disbelievers.”
People “blaspheme” against Allah by simply rejecting the “oneness of Allah,” according to ISIS.
“We have rejected you, and there has arisen, between us and you, enmity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone,” the author writes. (RELATED: ISIS To Pope: Actually, Islam IS A Religion Of Violence)
The disbelief is also the primary reason for fighting the West, and ISIS will continue until everyone submits “to the authority of Islam.”
2. ISIS hates the freedom Western people enjoy.
The author lists the existence of alcohol, drugs, fornication and gambling, as well as the fact that people “tolerate and even support ‘gay rights,’” as some of the West’s flaws.
3. ISIS appears to be frustrated with the labeling of the June 13 attack against a gay nightclub in Orlando as “an act of senseless violence.”
“One would think that the average Westerner, by now, would have abandoned the tired claim that the actions of the mujahidin – who have repeatedly stated their goals, intentions, and motivations – don’t make sense,” the writer says. (RELATED: Loretta Lynch: We May Never Know Why That Islamic Terrorist Killed All Those People)
4. The existence of atheism and the “disbelieve in the existence of your Lord and Creator.”
“You witness the extraordinarily complex makeup of created beings, and the astonishing and inexplicably precise physical laws that govern the entire universe, but insist that they all came about through randomness,” the author writes.
5. ISIS hates the West’s crimes against Islam and Muslims, including bombings of land and killings of people.
“As long as your subjects continue to mock our faith, insult the prophets of Allah – including Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad– burn the Quran, and openly vilify the laws of the Shari’ah, we will continue to retaliate,” ISIS lists as crimes against Islam.
Crimes against Muslims include “your drones and fighter jets bomb, kill, and maim our people around the world.”
6. ISIS hates the West for “invading our lands,” and it will continue to fight until everything has been reclaimed.
“As long as there is an inch of territory left for us to reclaim, jihad will continue to be a personal obligation on every single Muslim,” the article states.