Report: ISIS-Linked Chat Room for Aspiring ‘Lone-Wolf’ Terrorists Calls on Followers in West to ‘Dress Up Like Jews, Unleash Pain of Muslims Upon These Apes’
An ISIS-linked Telegram channel is calling on aspiring “lone-wolf” terrorists to carry out attacks against Jewish targets, particularly in Britain, by disguising themselves as Jews and concealing weapons in their clothes, the multi-media international news platform The Foreign Desk reported on Monday.
According to the report, this call to action – which reads: “IF YOU’RE STILL IN THE WEST! Dress up like a Jew! Go to your nearest Jewish area! Make sure you have plenty of weapons under you coat! Then unleash the pain of the Muslims upon these A.P.E.S!!!” — was posted in a chat room called “Lone Mujahid,” which regularly features guides to committing jihad and bomb-assembly and knife-attack tutorials.
Another post provides a list of Jewish targets in the UK, above a photo of Amedy Coulibaly — killed after perpetrating the January 2015 HyperCacher supermarket massacre in Paris – with the caption, “Take the brother’s… example and terrorize the yahood [Jew].”
In December, the report said, the channel featured such posts as, “Chritmas [sic], Hanukah and New Years Day is very soon InshaAllah. So let’s prepare a gift for the filthy pigs / apes,” below a screenshot of a lesson on how to craft a pressure-cooker bomb.
The Foreign Desk pointed to additional ISIS attacks on Jewish targets:
In May 2014, Mehdi Nemmouche, a 29-year-old French national of Algerian origin opened fire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, killing three people. A fourth died later due to injuries sustained in the attack. Nemmouche was arrested later that month. Police recovered a recording with a claim by Nemmouche in the name of the Islamic State.
Belgian officials investigating the suicide bomb attack at Brussels airport last year believe the attackers were intending to hit Jews and Americans.
In South Africa in July 2016, twin brothers Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie were arrested for an alleged ISIS-inspired plot to target the US Embassy and Jewish targets in Pretoria.