Islamic State (ISIS) Weekly Editorial Mocks Iranian Attack On Israel As 'Cinematic Performance,' Which Exposed 'The True Value Of Palestine' To Iran

April 19, 2024

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On April 18, 2024, the Islamic State (ISIS) released issue 439 of its weekly newsletter, Al-Naba'.[1] The issue's feature article, titled, "The False Promise," derided the April 14 Iranian missile and drone attack on Israel, which Tehran dubbed operation "True Promise."

Iranian Attack On Israel Was A "Cinematic Performance"

The editorial opened by ridiculing the Iranian attack: "Nothing demonstrates the lies of the Rafidite [Shi'ite] promises to Palestine as much as their latest 'retaliation' against the Jews, which was 'purely Iranian' insofar as Gaza's plight did not play at all into the reasons and motives for the attack, which was unprecedented and followed by a huge, contrived media uproar which attempted to 'promote' it and even 'warn' about it ahead of time!"

In ISIS's view, Tehran's strike was purely sensational – a "cinematic performance" which purposely failed to achieve any tangible results. As proof, the article pointed to the fact that Iranian official media announced the start of the operation before the missiles and drones had been launched, providing Israel more than enough time to prepare to defend itself.

"How can it be 'resistance and a strike and a retaliation' when America and the Jews and many others knew about its place, size, depth, height, land, and air?" the editorial asked rhetorically, adding, "It is as if 'the attacker' were actually Jewish-American, and not Rafidite Iranian!"

Iranian Attack "Exposed The True Value Of Palestine" To Iran

The editorial also cynically dismissed the aim of the Iranian attack, which it noted came as "revenge 'for the assassination of Iranian commanders in Damascus,' not for the tens of thousands of dead and wounded Palestinians [...] a fact which clearly exposes the true value of Palestine and its people to the apostate Rafidites!"

The article continued: "This only illustrates that the so-called 'Axis of Resistance' exists for no other reason that to serve Iranian interests." The piece then accused Iran and its proxies of apostasy.

"The Crimes Of Iran And Its Militias Against Muslims Exceed That Of The Crimes Of Jews Many Times Over"

In view of this, the editorial wrote, every Muslim should view "the hostility and conflict between Iran and the Jews as a political conflict of interests, not as a shar'i [Islamically legitimate] one."

It noted: "Hatred of the Jews is obligatory and fighting them is jihad, as well as hatred of the Rafidites is obligatory and fighting them is jihad. Indeed, if we wanted to do a calculation in the language of numbers, then the crimes of Iran and its militias against Muslims exceed that of the crimes of Jews many times over. Regardless to what extend the tyrannical conflict between these two sides reaches, we keep in mind that no matter how interests divide them, what unites them is the intensity of their animosity toward Muslims."

In conclusion, the editorial asserted that the only legitimate response to the Israel-Iran conflict is to wage jihad against all sides – Rafidites, Jews, Crusaders, and polytheists – and "to fight all of them as a joint enemy of Islam."

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[1] Telegram, April 18, 2024.

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