Volume 10: The Laws of Allah or the Laws of Men?
This volume opens with a summary of Da'esh’s attacks across the world; Lyon, France and the Tunisian beach attack. Da’esh issue an open plea to support their efforts against the ‘crusaders’ and stress upon their readership not to abandon this obligation. There is a special focus on parental rights and obligations that need to be adhered to but not at the cost of jihad as that is the greater obligation. As with other volumes, Da’esh highlight their contempt for other operational jihadi groups, in particular the Jawlani front and Ahrar al-Sham who Da’esh argue are being posited by US Secretary of State John Kerry as an alternative power in Syria.
Da’esh provides details of a radio interview with Zahran Alloush, leader of the Army of Islam in Syria. They suggest that he and his organisation pose a threat to the monolithic Muslims of Syria as this sort sectarian group condemns the killing of Druze communities by Da’esh. They continue to highlight issues with Mulla Omar and his Afghan Emirate suggesting that it is a nationalistic, not global entity. Da’esh offers instruction to their wali (designated representative) in the Caucuses to observe taqwÉ´ (God consciousness). Additional accounts of two of Da’esh’s supporters are also offered; Abu Malik al-Tamimi and Abu Umar al-Tunisi, who were both observers of additional religious practices to build closeness to Allah. Da’esh places a great deal of emphasis on the reestablishment of the hadd (corporal punishment) and argue that they are the caliphate so seeking help against them from the non-believers is apostasy. The title of this volume is in response to operational perspectives offered by Ayman al-Zawahiri (and others) who argue that non-combatants should not be targeted in military operations; rather they should be left alone and educated. Da’esh reject this philosophy and state that Allah’s laws should be implemented to the full hence their volume title.