Issues of the English-language magazine of terror group ISIS were briefly for sale Saturday on Amazon.
Copies of Dabiq — which carries ISIS propaganda on an array of topics including jihad and reviving slavery — were available for $26. A BuzzFeed News editor saw the listing and took a screen capture showing the publication also had a two-star review.
The BBC reported that the publication was also available in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Four volumes were available in paperback when the BBC reported the story. The author was listed as al-Hayat Media Center, an organization the New York Times described as an ISIS affiliate that creates material for westerners.
The listing for the magazine was removed within several hours. Amazon spokesperson Brittany Turner told BuzzFeed News Saturday the magazine was no longer available, but she did not say how long it had been for sale. Amazon also did not provide information about its policy for dealing with terror-affiliated content.
Images posted online showed that before the listing disappeared, it was available for various prices in multiple parts of the world.
The product description described Dabiq as "a periodical magazine focusing on issues of tawhid (unity), manhaj (truth-seeking), hijrah (migration), jihad (holy war), and jama'ah (community), including photo reports, current events, and informative articles on matters relating to the Islamic State."
Despite going on sale Saturday, Dabiq is freely available online. The magazine is part of ISIS's sophisticated propaganda efforts that also include YouTube videos and forays into social media.
BuzzFeed News editor Tom Gara contributed to this report.
Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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