Skip to comments.Jihad Chic: Now You Can Now Buy an ISIS Hoodie Online
Posted on 06/21/2014 8:57:58 AM PDT by PoloSec
This is not the behavior of a group that is on the run and on the ropes. This is the behavior of a confident group that knows that what it is offering is appealing to young people. But but but were constantly admonished that groups like ISIS twist and hijack peaceful Islam, and that no Muslims, or only a tiny minority, approve of what they do. So who is buying the jihad hoodies?
You Can Now Buy an ISIS Hoodie Online, by Versha Sharma, Vocativ, June 19, 2014 (thanks to Edwin):
ISISthe Islamic militant group thats on a scorched-earth march to overthrow the government of Iraqis known for being as savvy on social media as it is deadly on the ground. The groups online marketing had helped turn ISIS into a global brand, and now the terrorist network even boasts its own clothing line.
Thats right: Online retailers have begun selling ISIS-themed T-shirts and hoodies. If youd like a unique cover-up for the beach this summer and dont mind a lot of black, you can purchase a sweatshirt with the groups full nameIslamic State of Iraq and Syriawritten in bleak white lettering. Another design features the groups acronym, ISIS, surrounded by automatic weapons and a map of the world, in an apparent reference to the groups global ambition.
The T-shirts, which are being offered by Indonesia-based websites, sell for $7 to $13 and have apparently been on the market for several months, according to Facebook posts from Indonesian vendors. The swag began gaining ground on social media this month after ISIS string of brutal victories in Iraq.
Zirah Moslem, a company that calls itself purveyors of Islamic style, offers merchandise promoting various terrorist causes, including ISIS. The companys website, which has more than 9,000 likes on Facebook, says its T-shirts feature a design that is always up to date, which apparently means having a group of kaffiyeh-wearing jihadis pose as if theyre promoting a Hollywood blockbuster.
Online retailer Zirah Moslem also offers non-ISIS, terror-themed apparel, like this T-shirt promoting jihadis.
A group of Indonesians proudly display T-shirts and flags bearing ISIS name.
Though ISIS is based in the Middle East, it has attracted followers among militant-minded members of Indonesias large Sunni Muslim population. (ISIS is a Sunni group.) Jakarta-based terrorism expert Solahudin (Indonesians often go by one name) tells Vocativ via email that Indonesian jihadis believe the Islamic equivalent of Armageddon will happen in Syria, where ISIS has been fighting the Assad regime. Various hadith [sayings of the Prophet Muhammad] predict an apocalyptic war, with one hadith signaling that it will start in Syria, says Solahudin, who adds that jihadis think every Muslim should be involved in the fight there. At least 50 jihadi fighters traveled from Indonesia to Syria earlier this year, according to Indonesias counterterrorism agency, though it isnt known if those fighters joined ISIS or other insurgents.
Militant fundamentalists in Indonesia also support ISIS for other, equally ominous reasons. They see that ISIS has succeeded in some areas in Syria and Iraq, says Solahudin. Theyve already declared an Islamic state there. A caliphate is the ultimate goal for every jihadist in Indonesia.
Indonesian retailers in particular can fill the demand for terrorism-themed swag because its not illegal in the South Asian country to join or promote a jihadi organization. In February, Indonesian ISIS supporters actually held a fundraiser for the group in Jakarta, collecting more than $3,500.
Its unclear whether money from the clothing sales goes to ISIS. None of the websites or Facebook pages provide such information, though the Zirah Moslem site says 100 percent of the money earned from its Pray for Gaza T-shirts gets donated to the Gaza community in Palestine. (Calls to Zirah Moslem were not returned before this article was posted.)
ISIS supporters arent the first to sell jihadi-branded merchandise. Al Qaeda has long recruited followers with swag, and the organizations T-shirts still pop up in Syria, where until last month, Qaedas splinter group, the Al Nusra Front, had been fighting its rival, ISIS.
How long till these show up on U.S. streets?
I guess Trayvon died too soon.
Do they come with discrete interior pockets for explosives and a detonator mechanism?
As hard as it is for me to understand, most people don’t want freedom. At least they don’t want “your” freedom. They want to force everyone to conform to their set of beliefs. The most obvious example, of course, is Islam but our own “dear leader” has the same tendencies. Thus we get PC, hate crimes, gay liberation (where everyone conforms to the gay lifestyle) and on and on.
... Ah .... So this is what ISIS does with their new found wealth of almost 2 billion dollars.
Profits to the DNC?
Isis hoodies will be the new Che Guevara attire for the leftist idiots
Dang. I hate this.
My favorite cat is named Isis. (after the goddess in ancient Egypt)
Ironic that a Terrorist garment would have a hood.
Perhaps it’s not a hood at all but a catch basket
just call them islamist dirtbags and a-holes
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