The Islamic State terror group has released the latest issue of its English-language magazine Dabiq, in which the extremists claim that Jesus Christ was a "slave of Allah" and much of the New Testament was fabricated, urging Christians to "break their crosses" and convert to Islam.
"Break the Cross," as the latest issue of Dabiq is titled, argues that Jesus was never crucified, and the Apostle Paul was a "criminal" and a "treacherous Jew" who decided to abandon massacring Christians in order to pervert the religion from inside.
The editors of the IS magazine demand that people in the West follow them and learn "why Muslims hate and fight them, why pagan Christians should break their crosses, why liberalist secularists should return to the fitrah (natural human disposition), and why skeptical atheists should recognize their Creator and submit to Him."
"In essence, we explain why they must abandon their infidelity and accept Islam, the religion of sincerity and submission to the Lord of the heavens and the earth," the editors write, according to Breitbart News.
The Express noted that the radicals have also sought to justify their spate of attacks in Europe and the United States by arguing that their actions are punishment for insults against Islam.
"One would think that the average Westerner, by now, would have abandoned the tired claim that the actions of the mujahidin — who have repeatedly stated their goals, intentions, and motivations — don't make sense," the Dabiq editors write.
"The only thing senseless would be for there to be no violent, fierce retaliation in the first place!"
Both Christian and Muslim leaders far and wide have condemned the beliefs and actions of radical Islam which has led to the deaths and suffering of populations across the Middle East, Asia and Africa and other regions.
The Mufti of Singapore, Mohamed Fatris Bakaram, said back in March following the deadly Easter Sunday attack in Pakistan against Christians, where 72 people were killed, that such violence "is not only against Islamic teachings, but it is also an attack against all humanity."
The mufti argued that "it is unjustifiable to attack another human being just because they have a different faith," and described the attack as "an act of inhumanity and an affront to the people who believe in the values of compassion and peaceful coexistence."
Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa President Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks added: "The Islamic teaching in the Quran states, 'Whoever kills a person, it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.'"
Western leaders, including the U.S. government, declared IS' ongoing slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria a "genocide" back in March.
"Daesh is genocidal by self-proclamation, by ideology and by actions — in what it says, what it believes and what it does," Secretary of State John Kerry said at the time, using an alternate name for IS.
Kerry added: "We know that Daesh's actions are animated by an extreme and intolerant ideology that castigates Yazidis as 'pagans' and 'devil worshippers,' and we know that Daesh has threatened Christians by saying it will 'conquer your Rome, break your crosses and enslave your women.'"