Indonesian magazine

10 Aug, 2014

isis-al-mustaqbal-malay-language-magazineImages show a Malay-language ISIS magazine titled Al-Mustaqbal (The Future) apparently being distributed at mosques on the main Java island of Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country with over 200 million Muslim inhabitants. The magazine is recommended for ‘those who really want to know about ISIS’, and pledges to ‘answer the myriad of questions and the rumours’ circulating about the group. It includes information on ISIS leader al-Baghdadi. Inside pages feature spreads of photographs of ISIS militants in battle, fighters carrying out executions and rows of what look to be the dead bodies of children. Converts apparently spread the group’s ideology via social media and at mosque events. Aji Prase, a resident of Malang city in Central Java province, where a group calling itself Ansharullah Khilafah has pledged allegiance to ISIS:

I was tagged about the establishment [of the group] on Facebook, so my friends and I went [to the mosque]. There was a video screening and a sermon about ISIS. They handed out Al Mustaqbal magazines, brochures and vouchers for fried chicken.

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