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November 28, 2014 11:07 am

ISIS Calls for Poisoning and Running Down Westerners

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A screenshot from the ISIS video 'What Are You Waiting For.'

In a new video, ISIS threatens to murder Westerners through a wide range of new means including poisoning of food and drink, and hit-and-run attacks. This marks an increase in ambitious threats as ISIS (also known as Islamic State, ISIL, and Daesh) calls on Muslims to wage “jihad in the path of Allah” using easily accessible weapons.

The seven-minute video, entitled, What Are You Waiting For, opens with a group of Francophone ISIS fighters denouncing the West and throwing their French passports into a campfire. French is the spoken language in the video, which also contains Arabic and English subtitles. One jihadi, known as Abu Osama Al-Faranci, states: “This is a message from your French brothers who have made Hijra, to the Muslims who are still living in the land of Kufr.”  In other words, it is an appeal by ISIS fighters who have emigrated to lands controlled by the Islamic State to Muslims living in the land of the infidelity.

Though the fighters in the video mostly speak to Muslims living in France, they also have a broader audience in mind; for instance, Abu Maryam al-Franci addresses “those Muslims in France and elsewhere.”

The jihadis featured in the video implore Muslims to make “Hijra” and emigrate to lands controlled by the Islamic State. But if Muslims do not emigrate, Abu Maryam (holding a machine gun and a machete) reminds them, “Indeed you have been ordered to fight the Kafir [unbeliever/non-Muslim] wherever you find him” and encourages Muslims in the West to attack civilians in their home countries.

Screenshot from an ISIS video clip.

Abu Salman al-Faranci introduces new methods to entice potential terrorists living in the West to commit murder in France, telling them to “terrorize them and do not allow them to sleep due to fear and horror.” Abu Salman continues, “There are weapons and cars available and targets ready to be hit… Kill them [infidels] and spit in their faces and run over them with your cars.” He goes on: “Even poison is available, so poison the water and food of at least one of the enemies of Allah.”  Abu Maryam hopes that infidels “will even fear travelling to the market.”

Screenshot from an ISIS video clip.

ISIS has proven itself successful at recruiting thousands of fighters from Western countries to join its ranks. Should this resonance continue and jihadis living in the West heed the new ISIS call, it would have dire consequences for non-jihadi Muslims; any driver, waiter, or grocery clerk could be perceived as a terrorist in waiting. For all of us, ISIS’ latest message hopes to turn a stroll down the street into a walk of terror and to turn our food and drinks into recipes for murder.

Danielle Avel is an investigative researcher and photojournalist. She can be reached through her website, on Twitter @DanielleAvel and on Facebook. A version of this article originally appeared in FrontPage Magazine.

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  • citizen

    The day is coming when Islam will be faced with a real war against an organized modern military and not a gang war waged against unarmed civilians. Today they kill any of their Moslem brothers who refuse to kneel to their perverted vision of Islam. Soon they days of glorifying their murderous activity will end and they will be utterly and completely destroyed. Their death cult is doomed.

  • Shaun

    Muslims believe that the Koran is the perfect word of their god, Allah. The word of Allah cannot be wrong. It cannot be altered. It cannot be added to or subtracted from and no part of it can be denied.

    Being the word of Allah, the Koran is Islam’s primary founding document. The word of their god has precedence over everything else. There is no higher source for what Islam requires of Muslims.

    Moderate Muslims claim that Islam is a religion of peace. They say that Muslim terrorists practice a distorted version of the religion and that there is no justification in Islam for terrorist acts. But, through the Koran, Islam tells Muslims to make war in order to spread Islam. Islam tells Muslims to hate, subjugate and kill non-Muslims and to not take any of them as friends. Islam tells Muslims to exterminate the Jews. Islam tells Muslim men that they can rape their wives and female slaves. Islam says that women are inherently inferior to men and that gays are to be killed.

    Those claims by the moderates are refuted by nothing less than the Koran itself. The perfect word of their god shows that Islam is not a religion of peace, that Muslim terrorists are not following a distorted version of the religion and that there is an abundance of justification in Islam for terrorist acts.

    Muslim terrorists are often called extremists. They are not extremists. They haven’t selected a few barbaric Koran passages and discounted the far greater civilised number; they couldn’t have. The civilised passages of the Koran are few and are reduced to insignificance by the far greater number of barbaric ones.

    Those “extremists” are, in fact, genuine Muslims following the letter and spirit of the Koran, Allah’s perfect word. They are doing what Islam tells them to do. The horrors perpetrated by certain Muslim groups are extreme by civilised standards but those horrors are justified by Islam when dealing with enemies of Islam. Muslims are told by the god of Islam to hate and kill. Extremism isn’t the problem. Islam is the problem.

    Many Muslims condemn the acts of Muslim terrorists but won’t condemn the Koran passages which are used as justification. They present a civilised Islamic facade to the world, a false front, a mask which hides the true nature of Islam. They play their part in non-Muslims being deceived and led to believe that Islam is a religion of peace and that the terrorists are following a distorted version of it. But Islam is not a religion of peace. The Koran tells Muslims to hate and kill. And the terrorists are not following a distorted version of the religion. The terrorists are genuine Muslims who are being true to Islam.

    If any Muslims are following a distorted version of Islam, it’s the moderates. If any Muslims have selected a few Koran passages to follow and have ignored the bulk of the book, it’s the moderates. If any Muslims are being deceitful about the content of the Koran and Islam’s goal to be the only religion world-wide and followed by everyone, it’s the moderates.

    The moderates give Islam a way into civilised countries by misrepresenting it and are a far greater threat to civilisation than the terrorists. They are knowingly aided and abetted by western politicians, the media, royalty and other traitors who call Islam a religion of peace, who say that there is nothing in Islam to justify the acts of terrorists, who won’t tell their people what Islam’s instructions to Muslims really are and who won’t take a stand to protect their people against the ever-growing problems caused by Islam.

    But don’t take anyone’s word for it.

    Know your enemy. Read the Koran.

    • Remo K

      Having spent 30 years of my adult life as a Muslim Kurdish man in a Muslim country (Turkey) before migrating to Australia, I can support everything you wrote plus more. You forget that Muslims deem a religious duty to kill apostates who desert Islam and prosecute those who wish live in country of their birth. Islam is against science, art, music and most of progress we consider necessary for a humane, civilized world. Islam is on the wrong side of evolution and it contains nothing useful to offer to a civilized men.

  • Erik

    Just doing what their religious texts command. Making them, of course, good Muslims.

  • the flying pig

    The argument for using military force to extirpate piracy by extirpating pirates grows. With it grows the justification for wholesale expulsion of Muslims from the West. Our hands must be free to act quickly with explanation to no one.

    And the world should thank the SAS for bumping them off on a regular basis.

  • Matt

    Now you know what it like to be Jewish. It is a tuff neighborhood. Harden up.

  • The Mufti of Jerusalem sided with Hitler and created his own SS division. The Arab world seeks peace with Israel , a large piece. No one asked them to attack Israel in 1948. They lost the war. If it was up to them they would have killed all the Israelis. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

  • We are at war. Many stubbornly and foolishly don’t put the pieces together and refuse to identify the evil doers as evil. We are disgracefully politically correct.

    We must not be lulled into inaction for fear of offending the offenders. Radical Islam is the scourge of the world and this must be cried out from every synagogue. ISIS must be destroyed. Iran is our enemy. They are the new Nazis. These murderers, these barbarians are radical Islamists.

    This is all out war. Show no mercy on them. They must be utterly destroyed. They want to murder Jews and we must destroy them first. Why are people afraid to state this? Most of the world hates us Jews for no reason. We should stop appeasing the world and protect ourselves and Israel. Yes we have a few countries such as the United States of America to turn to and we have some friends from different religions. Yet another Holocaust is coming if we Jews remain silent and a third intifada has begun.

    I am a son of Holocaust survivors. Never again. Never forget. Never forgive. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

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  • ezra

    The lesson the world should learn from this video and quotes and deeds by Islamic fanatics is simply that we should take them at their word. The last time the world didn’t take a homicidal maniac at his world, we Jews lost 6 million of our brothers and sisters.

    I understand that many don’t feel that murdering Jews is considered a major crime, but these fanatics don’t exclude anyone. World leaders need to pay close attention to these threats and take them very seriously because the day is coming when Islamic fanatics will kill innocent civilians throughout the Europe and the U.S.