Following the Christmas market attacks in Germany, ISIS has just released a new message promising death and bloodshed this New Year’s Eve:
ISIS supporters are reportedly calling on radicals to commit lone wolf attacks over the New Year as they vowed to turn celebrations into “mayhem”.
A week after a deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin and just days before people around the world welcome in the New Year, a media group linked to ISIS shared chilling images threatening more bloodshed and carnage.
According to The Foreign Desk, one image warns: “We will make your New Year mayhem with bombings and trampling attacks.”
Another shows an attacker wielding a knife as he chases Santa Claus under a caption that tells “disbelieving dogs” who celebrated Christmas to be ready for more bloodshed “for the eyes of caliphate lions are looking straight towards you and promise you with bitter deaths.”
The Foreign Desk reports that the images were shared by the Nashir Media Foundation on an encrypted Telegram channel.
The pro-ISIS foundation called for “lone wolf” attacks to be carried out in public spaces such as cinemas, malls and hospitals.
In another image, Nashir Media Foundation says: “Your celebrations have become a battlefield and a fighting area. So, wait for us.”
Despite ISIS being on the retreat in Syria and Iraq, its supporters elsewhere show no sign of waning in their determination to carry out acts of violence, as one image shows a jihadist holding a gun next to a burning ‘2017’. (source)
One only needs to remember what happened last year in Cologne. If that was what happened on New Years 2016, what does New Years 2017 hold?