Why the U.S. Can’t Make a Magazine Like ISIS

ISIS’s propaganda success isn’t just online. Its magazine, Dabiq, is read all over the world. If only the U.S. government was so creative and effective.

The Obama Administration attributes much of ISIS’s success at communicating to its technological savvy, which has elevated the group to a global media and terrorist phenomenon. The president has gone so far as to say that the Paris attackers were a “bunch of killers with good social media.”

  • Brenda

    A pretty disappointing article. There are reasons why the US can’t produce an online magazine like Dabiq, such as its unwillingness to speak the truth about Islam or to reveal personal information about its own soldiers, but this article didn’t really touch on them.

    • Hard Little Machine

      The reason is that government work is uninspiring. All the money in the world isn’t going to help you make an excellent product when no one gives a shit and it’s all crushed by bureaucracy. ISIS produces a quality product because they want to and their leaders let them.

  • Hard Little Machine

    ISIS has their own social scientists and human resources departments. They have TV studios, a strong online presence and a well crafted message. They have their own money, taxes, social services, police and courts. ISIS is what the left hoped Pol Pot would be, including all the mass murder, rape, torture, atrocities and such.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Just like the Liberal Party.

  • El Martyachi

    … couldn’t do it in .ca because it’d be classed as hate speech.