ISIS has issued a chilling instruction to its followers to launch an “all-out war” on the West to mark the start of Ramadan tomorrow.
European security services are said to be bracing for more attacks during the Muslim holy month as ISIS’s followers are urged to attack “infidels” in the wake of Monday’s Manchester bomb attack..
The jihadist group made the call in a video message entitled Where are the lions of war? published on YouTube, reports The Telegraph.
It said: “Muslim brothers in Europe who can’t reach the Islamic State lands, attack them in their homes, their markets, their roads and their forums.”
Millions of Muslims worldwide are preparing for Ramadan, a holy month of fasting and religious devotion.
Referring to Monday’s attack, which saw 22 killed and dozens more injured, ISIS’s statement reassured its followers.
The message said: “Do not despise the work. Your targeting of the so-called innocents and civilians is beloved by us and the most effective, so go forth and may you get a great reward or martyrdom in Ramadan.”
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack by Salman Abedi at the Manchester Arena on Monday.