Islamic State calls for terrorist attacks in Australia
The Islamic State has issued a vicious and detailed call to “lone wolf” followers to stab, shoot, poison and run over Australians at iconic attractions, including the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach.
ISLAMIC State has named Australia as one of five main targets for terrorist attacks, calling for “stab the crusader” to be a “battle cry” for its supporters around the world.
The group released the latest edition of Dabiq — its official magazine — early this morning, which featured calls for worldwide action against the “crusaders”, as it has dubbed the US-led coalition committed to tackling Islamic State through military action.
The release of the magazine followed last month’s speech by the group’s official spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, in which the first public calls for attacks in specific countries were made.
All terrorist attacks should clearly be attributable to “patrons” of Islamic State so they cannot be described by media as “random killings”, the new article said.
“It is very important that attacks take place in every country that has entered into the alliance against the Islamic State, especially the US, UK, France, Australia and Germany,” an article in the magazine said.
“Every Muslim should get out of his house, find a crusader, and kill him.
“It is important that the killing becomes attributed to patrons of the Islamic State who have obeyed its leadership … otherwise, crusader media makes such attacks appear to be random killings.”
The article contained warnings not to include too many people in the planning of the attack, and to not over-analyse plans to the point they are aborted.
Secrecy should be followed when planning and executing any attack. The smaller the numbers of those involved and the less the discussion beforehand, the more likely it will be carried out without problems,” it said.
“One should not complicate the attacks by involving other parties, purchasing complex materials, or communicating with weak-hearted individuals.
“‘Rely upon Allah and stab the crusader’ should be the battle cry for all Islamic State patrons.”
The group also admitted to “enslaving” women and children from the Iraq-based religious group, the Yazidis, in another article.
The targeting of the Yazidis helped spur US president Barack Obama to plan military action against the Islamic State, which controls large swathes of Syria and Iraq.
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