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Rumiyah (Issue 1)
|Categories||Online magazine for propaganda|
|Founder||Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant|
|First issue||September 5, 2016|
|Country||Syria (under Islamic State)|
|Language||Arabic, Bosnian, English, German, French, Indonesian, Turkish, Uyghur, Urdu|
Rumiyah (Arabic: رومية, romanized: Rome) was an online magazine used by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for propaganda and recruitment. It was first published in September 2016 and is released in several languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Indonesian and Uyghur.
The magazine replaces Dabiq, Dar al-Islam and other magazines that were released until mid-2016. Analysts attributed the change of name partly to the imminent loss of the town of Dabiq to a Turkish-led military offensive, which occurred in October 2016.
Like Dabiq, each issue opens with a quote attributed to Abu Hamza al-Muhajir: "O muwahhidin, rejoice, for by Allah, we will not rest from our jihad except beneath the olive trees of Rumiyah (Rome)."
The first issue was released after the death of ISIL's spokesman, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, who was featured heavily in the magazine. In October 2016, Islamic State released the second edition of the magazine in which it justified attacks against non-Muslims, including detailed descriptions of how to carry out knife attacks on smaller groups of people.
In October 2016, Rumiyah advised followers to carry out stabbing attacks and argued that jihadists throughout Muslim history have "struck the necks of the kuffar" (unbelievers) in the name of Allah with "swords, severing limbs and piercing the fleshy meat of those who opposed Islam". The magazine advised its readers that knives are easy to obtain and to hide and that they make good, deadly weapons where Muslims might be regarded with suspicion.
|Issue||Date (Hijri)||Date (Gregorian)||Pages||Publication frequency|
|Dhul-Hijjah 1437||5 September 2016||38|
|Muharram 1438||4 October 2016||38||29|
|Shawwal 1438||11 November 2016||46||38|
|Rabi al-Awwal 1438||7 December 2016||40||26|
|Rabi al-Akhir 1438||6 January 2017||44||31|
|Jumada al-awwal 1438||4 February 2017||44||29|
|Jumada al-akhirah 1438||7 March 2017||38||31|
|Rajab 1438||4 April 2017||48||28|
|Sha'ban 1438||4 May 2017||58||43|
|Ramadan 1438||17 June 2017||46||31|
|Shawwal 1438||13 July 2017||60||26|
|Dhu al-Qidah 1438||6 August 2017||46||26|
|Dhul-Hijjah 1438||9 September 2017||44||34|
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- Sengupta, Kim (19 December 2016). "Isis indoctrinating children to plan attacks on Big Ben, Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty". The Independent. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
- Gambhir, Harleen (December 2016). "The Virtual Caliphate: ISIS'S Information Warfare" (PDF). Institute for the Study of War. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
- Weiss, Michael (9 August 2016). "An ISIS Plot to Blow Up Notre Dame Cathedral—and Rule the World?". The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast Company LLC. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- Wright, Robin (26 November 2016). "The Hand of ISIS at Ohio State". The New Yorker. Condé Nast. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
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