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'To Bless All Mankind'

Winning the hearts of Islamic State’s potential recruits

From the June 12, 2017 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Adapted from an article published in The Christian Science Monitor, February 14, 2017.

As it began to lose more territory last year in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State (IS) posted a 55-page document online that aims to entice Muslims to operate on its behalf—as “media operatives”—in spreading its radical and violent message in the digital universe. “Media weapons [can] actually be more potent than atomic bombs,” one passage states.