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Islamic State called for more attacks in the West and praised previous attacks in Canada, France, Australia and Belgium in an audio message released this week through its Al-Furqan media outlet.
According to MEMRI’s (The Middle East Media Research Institute) Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor, Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani renewed his call from September for attacks in the West and praised previous assaults, adding: “What lies ahead will be worse... and more bitter.”
“Likewise, we renew our call to the monotheists in Europe and the disbelieving West and everywhere else to target the Crusaders in their own lands and wherever they are found. We will argue, before Allah, against any Muslim who has the ability to shed a single drop of Crusader blood but does not do so, whether with an explosive device, a bullet, a knife, a car, a rock or even a boot or a fist.”
Adnani basked in the attacks carried out in the West.
“Indeed, you saw what a single Muslim did with Canada and its parliament of polytheism, and what our brothers in France, Australia and Belgium did – may Allah have mercy upon them all and reward them with good on behalf of Islam.
“And there were many others who killed, ran others over, threatened, frightened, and terrorized people, to the event that we saw the Crusader armies deployed on the streets in Australia, Canada, France, Belgium and other strongholds of the cross to whom we promise – by Allah’s permission – a continuation of their state of alert, terror, fear and loss of security,” he said.
Referring to the US-led coalition against the terror organization, Adnani asserted that it has failed to achieve its goals and has not spread fear among Islamic State fighters.
“Gather, o spiteful Crusaders and assemble your allies from among the apostates, the Rafidites [Shi’ites], and the atheists… gather, conspire and mobilize. The monotheists will not fear you,” he said.
“It is with this creed that we fight you, oh Crusaders... Every mujahid... has complete certainty that you altogether will not be able to harm him…” Adnani stressed that Islamic State would not back down.
“So praise be to Allah who has made the Islamic State a thorn in your eyes, a choking pain in your threats, a spear in your chest and a range burning in your hearts.”
“Your wild campaign has carried on for months, but the mujahideen... have only increased in strength, steadfastness, and their certainty of victory,” he claimed, according to MEMRI.
Addressing Barack Obama, Adnani called the US president a dog and coward for relying on Arab armies, predicting that eventually his country would have to carry out a ground invasion.
“None of this [the Crusaders’ reliance on Arab support] will benefit you. We will see you on the ground, and will meet you on land and we will defeat you here and attack you in your land.”
The spokesman also called for others to join them in the fight.
“We call upon all the monotheists in Khorasan to join the caravan of the caliphate and abandon disunity and factionalism.
So come to your state, oh mujahideen!” Meanwhile, the spokesman welcomed the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, according to the report.
It “means nothing to us” since “one tyrant has perished and another tyrant [Salman bin Abdulaziz] has taken his place and they are both puppets [for the West].”
Adnani added that “the real rulers of the lands of al-Haramayn [Saudi Arabia] are the Jews and Crusaders...”
Separately, Czech President Milos Zeman said on Tuesday the international community should unite to take military action against Islamic State to defend itself against a “super-Holocaust.”
Speaking at a Holocaust commemoration forum held by the European Jewish Congress in Prague, he drew a parallel between the growth of jihadist groups and Nazi Germany that could be easily contained in the 1930s before it grew too strong.Reuters contributed to this report.