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Is ISIS using ‘fried chicken’ to sell its magazine?

The publication called al-Mustaqbal or 'the future' was issued last month by ISIS and supposedly distributed outside mosques

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Pictures of an alleged magazine released by the Islamist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been circulating in Indonesia along with free vouchers for fried chicken, the British daily news website theDaily Mail reported Monday.

The publication called al Mustaqbal or the future was reportedly issued last month by ISIS and supposedly distributed outside mosques in the province of Java, Indonesia.

The first issue of the magazine, which was under the theme of “Islamic State Undercover,” featured a man waving an ISIS flag on the cover.

Inside the monthly issue, Pictures of world leaders such as former President of the United States George Bush and former Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr appear.

Several images of soldiers armed with heavy weaponry are also portrayed in the magazine

The magazine is recommended for “those who really want to know about ISIS”, as it pledges to “answer the myriad of questions and the rumours” circulating about the group.

Recently, the Central Java government discovered that a local branch of ISIS has been active in Malang, Indonesia's second largest city, for at least a month.

One Malang resident told the Jakarta Globe that he was notified via social media about a meeting held by the group where the magazines were being distributed.

“I was tagged about the establishment [of Ansharullah Khilafah] on Facebook, so my friends and I went [to the mosque]. There was a video screening and a sermon about ISIS. They handed out al Mustaqbal magazines, brochures and vouchers for fried chicken,” Aji Prase said.