The Islamic State released an audio recording of spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani encouraging Muslims in America, Canada, France, and Australia to murder non-believers. Adnani is one of the most superior members in the terrorist group.
“If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State … kill him in any manner or way however it may be,” he said on the recording.
Adnani’s recording is the first time the jihadists called for any violence against countries who plan to use military action against the Islamic State in Iraq. President Barack Obama recently announced United States airstrikes will include Iraq and Syria and he will send 475 more military advisors to Iraq. He said the objective is to “degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy.”
Adnani also tells Muslims they do not need permission to kill any nonbeliever. He said Muslims are “‘like predatory warriors’ who ‘face death bare chests.'” He also called Obama a “mule of the Jews” and Secretary of State John Kerry an “uncircumcised old geezer.” He encourages all supporters and members of Islamic State to be prepared “for the final campaign of the crusaders.” And if anyone does not recognize the Islamic State’s “caliphate” then they mock the Prophet Mohammad.
“O America, O allies of America, and O crusaders, know that the matter is more dangerous than you have imagined and greater than you have envisioned,” he said. “We have warned you that today we are in a new era, an era where the State, its soldiers, and its sons are leaders not slaves. Being killed – according to their account – is a victory. This is where the secret lies.”
He continued: “[F]ear not the swarms of planes, nor ballistic missiles, nor drones, nor satellites, nor battleships, nor weapons of mass destruction”.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper condemned the recording.
“ISIS represents a threat not just to stability in the Middle East, but to global security,” he said in a statement. “We will continue to work with allies to push back against this threat. Like our allies we will not be cowed by threats while innocent children, women, men and religious minorities live in fear of these terrorists.”
Australia is treating the recording as authentic and will take proper precautions.
“Australian agencies regard the statement issued today by ISIL calling for attacks against members of the international coalition, including Australians, as genuine,” said Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s spokeswoman. “ISIL will claim that our involvement in this international effort is the reason they are targeting us, but these people do not attack us for what we do, but for who we are and how we live.”