Moments ago, ISIS released the 12th issue of its magazine profiled here previously, which had a cover page with a clear enough title: “Just Terror“
But while it has the usual content full of pro-Jihad propaganda, some 66 pages of it, as well as numerous images to commemorate the martyrs for the ISIS cause, what was most stunning about this edition was ISIS admission of how it brought down the Russian airplane above Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, which as even Russia admitted yesterday, was the result of an ISIS bomb.
On page 3, we find the following two photos: one shows what Dabiq alleges are passports belonging to the “dead crusaders obtained by mujahidin”…
… and more troubling, is the image of the IED used to bring down the Russian airliner: a bomb concealed in a can of Gold beer.
This corroborates what Russia FSB chief Aleksandr Bortnikov said: “traces of a foreign-made explosive substance” have been found. “During the flight, a homemade device with the power of 1.5 kilograms of TNT was detonated.”
And something else which is perhaps just as surprising: in the foreword to its magazine, ISIS says it had originally planned to bring down a plane “belonging to a nation in the American-led alliance” but changed its mind to blow up the Russian plane instead.
On “30 September 2015,” after years of supporting the Nusayr in the war against the Muslims of Sham, Russia decided to participate directly with its own air force in the war. It was a rash decision of arrogance from Russia, as if it held that its wars against the Muslims of al-Qawqz were not enough offence. And so after having discovered a way to compromise the security at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport and resolving to bring down a plane belonging to a nation in the American-led Western coalition against the Islamic State, the target was changed to a Russian plane. A bomb was smuggled onto the airplane, leading to the deaths of 219 Russians and 5 other crusaders only a month after Russia’s thoughtless decision.