by Christopher W. Holton
The Islamic State’s media arm, al-Hayat, has released the second issue of their magazine, named Rumiyah.
Rumiyah means “Rome,” indicative of the Jihadists’ oft-stated goal of taking control of the perceived capital of the Christian world.
Different versions of the magazine were released in English, French, German, Indonesian, Pashto, Russian, Turkish & Uighur. The content is evidently quite varied between the languages.
The English language version urges more knife attacks on lone individuals and small crowds near riversides, parks and beaches near night clubs. It specifically calls for “gruesome” attacks to instill fear.
The magazine also instructs knife Jihadis to leave behind some kind of evidence or logo to identify an attack as an Islamic State attack.