Pro ISIS agitators have been pictured in one of London’s busiest tourist districts, Oxford Street, this afternoon.
The gaggle of men were standing in front of signs that read ‘Khilafah’ (caliphate) ‘The Dawn of a new Era’. They were said to be handing out flyers that read the following:
“After many attempts and great sacrifices from the Ummah of Islam throughout the world, the Muslims with the help of Allah have announced the re-establishment of the Khilafah and appointed an Imam as Khaleef”.
The paragraph is likely a thinly veiled reference to terrorism and ‘martyrdom’, with the current ‘Khaleef’ being the vicious ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Al-Husseini Al-Qurashi, otherwise known as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai – a man about whom little is known.
The reverse of the leaflet reads: “Congratulations and Glad Tidings”.
One Twitter user suggested that the leaflets were “being handed out by students”. It is currently unknown who the men pictured are, though investigations are already underway.
— Arnoud Veilbrief (@ArnoudVbrief) August 12, 2014
This pro-ISIS leaflet was being handed out in Oxford Street in London today, worrying times – pic.twitter.com/Ala9rP2Zk9
— Ghaffar Hussain (@GhaffarH) August 12, 2014
— Mete Sohtaoğlu (@metesohtaoglu) August 12, 2014