ISIS Releases New Apocalyptic Video Depicting “Final” Battle With “Crusaders” In Syria

Three weeks ago, we highlighted what we dubbed “the greatest piece of terrorist video propaganda in history.” The clip, a 5-minute Hollywood special produced by Islamic State’s al-Hayat Media (the nerve center for a labyrinthine network of “Wilayats”), begins with a glorification of the “caliphate”, as an English-speaking narrator notes that ISIS’ territory is now “thirty times the size of Qatar.”

The graphics-laden presentation goes on to mock the US military for its high suicide rates and ineffective air campaign before presaging the “final” battle with the crusaders where the nonbelievers will “burn on the hills of Dabiq.”

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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H. L. Mencken

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