Islamic State has taken its propaganda campaign a step further, British news outlets reported Saturday night, attempting to sell copies of its English-language magazine Dabiq on mega-retailer Amazon.co.uk – and may have sold thousands of copies in a two-week period.
Copies of Dabiq were sold for up to £27 ($41) and included the possibility of free delivery and even gift-wrap, according to the Daily Mail.
Digital downloads are available in many countries of the world, but for now, the magazine was being sold in paperback form on the website, with shipping to the US and several EU countries.
The publisher was listed as the al-Hayat Media Center – ISIS's Western publishing arm – via Amazon's independent publishing platform, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Previous copies of Dabiq have justified forcing women into sexual slavery, claimed ISIS is close to buying a nuclear bomb from Pakistan and smuggling it into the US, and included articles supposedly written by ISIS captive and British citizen John Cantile.
On Amazon, it was described as "a periodical magazine focusing on issues of tawhid (unity), manhaj (truth-seeking), hijrah (migration), jihad (holy war), and jama'ah (community)."
Late Saturday night, Amazon reported to BBC that the post had been removed, saying simply, "this product is no longer available for sale."
Amazon will not likely be held responsible for the post, the Mail predicts, although any affiliates on British soil may be; it is illegal under UK (and US) law to raise or use funds for terrorism.