ISIS created a list of thousands of U.S. churches and encouraged its followers to attack them during the Christmas holiday.
Vocativ published the exclusive story on its website.
The Islamic State published the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States and called on its adherents to attack them during the holiday season, according to a message posted late-night Wednesday in the group’s “Secrets of Jihadis” social media group.
A user going by the name of “Abu Marya al-Iraqi” posted an Arabic-language message calling “for bloody celebrations in the Christian New Year” and announced the group’s plans to utilize its network of lone wolf attackers to “turn the Christian New Year into a bloody horror movie, that will force [the infidels] to hide inside their burrows during their holidays and regret for the participation of their countries in the war against The Islamic State.”
“The lone wolves will turn the streets into rivers of blood, by ramming, exploding and poisoning,” he wrote.
Threats like this must be taken seriously, especially since the horrific killing of a catholic priest in Normandy, France in July (see video).
As always, Americans need to be aware of our surroundings and if we see something suspicious we must say something to law enforcement.