As ISIS loses power in the Middle East, they call upon their supporters to keep up the fight and spread terror.
According to The Daily Mail, their recent call for action is one of their most chilling. A propaganda poster calls for attacks in the West directing supporters to “kill the young.”
ISIS released a propaganda poster before the anniversary of the 2015 Paris massacres that left many dead at the hands of ISIS operatives. At least 130 people were killed in cafes, the national stadium, and a death metal concert at the Bataclan Theater on November 13, 2015.
France’s Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, said partial justice was served for the attacks when the ISIS capital, Raqqa, fell in recent months: “I was very moved by this victory because everyone knows that it was from Raqqa that the orders came, the decisions were made, the perpetrators of the attacks in France came.”
The fall of Raqqa has done little to quell ISIS’ thirst for violence and may have even motivated this new call for attacks.
The poster shows the Eiffel Tower replaced with a rifle and accompanied by disturbing statements. One states that Western nations will “pay [a] very expensive price for your war on Islam.” Another says, “We will take revenge for the blood of Muslims on your land,” by killing the young and making the “older” watch.
The poster was published by the ISIS affiliate Wafa’ Media Foundation. This group has been releasing posters of mock executions of famous soccer players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar, in anticipation of promised terror attacks during next year’s World Cup.
One poster, in particular, shows Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo bloodied and bruised, kneeling before a masked figure wielding a knife. The background is a ruined building with a massive pile of skeletons and rubble.
With the World Cup 2018 logo, the caption states: “Our words are what you see NOT what you hear. So, Just you wait. We are WAITING too…”
Another poster showed Lionel Messi, a legendary player, beheaded with Brazilian player Neymar weeping on his knees. A lone figure stands nearby with a knife in his hands. The caption for this one stated, “You will not enjoy security until we live it in Muslim lands.”
These chilling threats to target children and the promised attacks at the World Cup signify that ISIS is far from defeated. Though the organization may crumble in the Middle East from US coalition military victories, their lone operatives hide in the shadows of many nations waiting to strike.
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Even when ISIS ceases to exist as a formal organization, their ideologies and their rage can live on in their supporters. The recent New York terrorist attack shows that these operatives are not afraid to fight in the name of their failing organization.
Hopefully, the fall of ISIS and the capturing or extermination of its leaders will be enough to demotivate these lone operatives and avoid further death and tragedy upon innocent people. If not, let’s pray that counterterrorism measures are enough to ward off these attacks and root out these terrorists once and for all.