Volume 15: Breaking the Cross
The final volume in this series offers a great deal of focus on scripture and evidential proofs. Da’esh challenge the concepts of modernity and Christian theology, citing verses from Christian sources that seemingly contradict each other. In addition, they argue that jihad is not an Islamic construct, rather is a practice found within both Judaism and Christianity quite often with far more brutal consequences. Da’esh refer to Deuteronomy and Leviticus ahead of ending their discussions by suggesting that the black flag of IS flutter over Rome.
Interestingly there is little incitement to violence compared to the other volumes. They continue to reject democracy and rebut the claims made by scholars who they deem to be deviant. Da’esh state that their aggression is in response to the Muslims who are killed by international actors such as the United States as well a challenge to the kufr that is prevalent in society. They draw parallels from the various prophets who called their deviant communities to Allah; be they the Abyssinians, Romans or the Copts. Da’esh suggest that dawah was never forsaken and must continue and neither were the prophets uncompromising in their stance on the ‘truth’.
The ruthless mentality of Da’esh is evidenced again in the final pages of this edition where they talk about the Holocaust being a bedtime story compared to what they would do to the Jews in Europe and how they were quite happy to drop another Nuke on Japan. The title of this volume relates to the long theological discussion that Da’esh have put forward in respect of Christian theology. It also relates to an eschatological narration of the prophet Muhammad who states that prior to the final hour Esa (Jesus) son of Mary will return to the fight the antichrist during which he will break the cross, the symbol of Christianity.