We should be concerned. If only politicians treated terrorism as seriously as climate change.
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 Bondi Beach and the MCG.
The latest exhortation from the terrorist group follows the death in Syria of convicted Australian terrorist Ezzit Raad, who was jailed in connection with the 2005 plot to blow up the MCG and features as the latest jihadist poster boy in a new magazine.
In its first edition of Rumiyah published overnight, the terrorist group calls for lone wolf attacks in Australia in a manner of detail not seen before in the group’s publications.
“Light the ground beneath them aflame and scorch them with terror,” it states, painting the attacks as the way to avenge the death of Raad.
“Kill them on the streets of Brunswick, Broadmeadows, Bankstown, and Bondi. Kill them at the MCG, the SCG, the Opera House, and even in their backyards.
“Stab them, shoot them, poison them, and run them down with your vehicles. Kill them wherever you find them until the hollowness of their arrogance is filled with terror and they find themselves on their knees with their backs broken under the weight of regret for having waged a war against the believers, and by Allah’s will, and then through your sacrifices, this Ummah will be victorious.”
Many experts and government officials have warned that as IS loses territory in Iraq and Syria, it will lash out globally through attacks on western countries.
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