Dabiq Magazine and the ISIS Propaganda Machine

The latest issue of Dabiq hit magazine stands this week. Well, not all magazine stands, because Dabiq is published by ISIS. The glossy, English-language quarterly features some typical magazine fare, but with a Jihadi slant. For instance, there’s an advice column for widows of fighters who died for the ISIS cause. Then there’s the more troubling stuff – like an article that praises the San Bernardino attackers, and a fawning obituary for the British man known as Jihadi John, who’s responsible for multiple executions of Westerners. How does this publication fit into the terrorist group’s propaganda machine?