ISIS Has Authorized ‘Month Of Jihad’ Terror Attacks In The United States And Europe In June

A U.S. government advisory warned that ISIS attacks, either directly sponsored or simply inspired by the group’s rhetoric, could be carried out during Islam’s month of Ramadan that begins June 5. The threatened attacks were announced in an ISIS video made public May 21.

The Islamic State is urging jihadists in the United States and Europe to carry out terror attacks during what a group spokesman promised would be “the month of conquest and jihad.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: President Barack Obama signed a proclamation declaring June the be the month of LGBT festivals and celebrations of the sodomite lifestyle. ISIS has also declared June to be a special month as well, for carrying out brutal jihadi attacks on innocent civilians. Two different type of attacks with one bringing down the wrath of God, and the other the wrath of man. Either way, America is under siege from all sides.

A U.S. government advisory warned that ISIS attacks, either directly sponsored or simply inspired by the group’s rhetoric, could be carried out during Islam’s month of Ramadan that begins June 5. The threatened attacks were announced in an ISIS video made public May 21.

In the video, ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani called on jihadists to “get prepared, be ready … to make it a month of calamity everywhere for nonbelievers…especially for the fighters and supporters of the caliphate in Europe and America.”

A report by the State Department-led Overseas Security Advisory Council said the threat could be credible because three deadly terror attacks took place last year shortly after Adnani issued a similar call to arms.

“According to Islamic practice, sacrifice during Ramadan can be considered more valuable than that made at other times, so a call to martyrdom during the month may hold a special allure to some,” the report said.

There is no information indicating a specific ISIS attack is being planned, although the threat of attacks remains significant, the report said.

The report, produced by the State Department’s diplomatic security office, said there is no data to indicate Ramadan witnesses increased terrorism, “but as [ISIS] remains focused on expanding conflict, it is likely to continue to seek to carry out attacks during the holy month.”

Ramadan includes a period of fasting for Muslims and is held each year during the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

ISIS declared its so-called Islamic caliphate during Ramadan in 2014.

After the broadcast provocation from ISIS, the State Department urged American businesses operating abroad to “remain aware of the persistent threat of [ISIS] attacks, both inspired and directed.”

Adnani, in the video, did not say what targets should be attacked but stated that “the smallest action in their heartland is better and more.” He also urged jihadists to conduct lone-wolf attacks and said doing so would produce “the great reward of martyrdom.”

“The terrorism risk at the moment is generally high,” the report said. Attacks merely inspired by the group pose a special threat because of the inability to track and counter jihadists not linked directly to ISIS, headquartered in Syria.

“The lone-wolf threat is less likely to be bound by geographic boundaries, which may make it less difficult to identify higher-risk locations,” the report said.

The Department of Homeland Security has not raised the terrorism alert level so far in response to the potential threat. The State Department has not issued a new warning to American travelers, although it updated a travel warning to those visiting Europe that terror attacks could be carried out at the European soccer championship scheduled to begin June 10, and a Catholic World Youth Day in Poland July 26.

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The State Department’s annual report on terrorism, made public this week, called ISIS “the greatest threat globally, maintaining a formidable force in Iraq and Syria, including a large number of foreign terrorist fighters.”

Although the group has lost territory as a result of international counterterrorism operations, ISIS is expanding in Libya and other parts of the world.

“Beyond affiliated groups, [ISIS] was able to inspire attacks in 2015 by individuals or small groups of self-radicalized individuals in several cities around the world,” the report said, noting that the group’s propaganda and social media efforts have challenged counterterrorism activities.

A CIA spokesman declined to comment on the Ramadan threat. State Department and Department of Homeland Security spokesmen did not respond to requests for comment.

The report said ISIS in the Middle East is “likely to continue attacks during Ramadan, and could seek to take advantage of some aspects of the holy month—for example, targeting security forces during Iftar (the evening meal when Muslims break their daily fast during Ramadan).”

“But attacks are also likely to continue beyond Ramadan,” the report noted. “Lone-wolf extremists could also carry out attacks in response to the call.”

In Europe, ISIS could exploit the summer tourist season and sporting and other events for high profile attacks. “Terrorists wishing to maximize the impact of an attack and increase civilian casualties may view this as a favorable timeframe for symbolic attacks against soft targets in Europe, including major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers, and transportation,” the report said.

For coordinated attacks similar to those carried out in Paris and Brussels, the required planning could make attacks timed to Ramadan difficult although the timeframe provides “a larger window of opportunity,” the report said.

“Calls for Ramadan attacks by [ISIS] may inspire unaffiliated lone wolves who generally require less time for planning,” the report said. “While Ramadan could be an added impetus for terrorists to carry out attacks against perceived enemies in Europe, the threats are unlikely to stop when the month comes to a close.”

In Africa, the Islamist terror group Boko Haram inflicted heavy casualties during 2015 attacks during Ramadan in northeastern Nigeria. The Somalia-based al-Shabaab also conducted attacks in the past during the religious month.

In Afghanistan, the Taliban also is expected to step up attacks in the coming month, notably to demonstrate that the killing of its leader Mullah Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, has not diminished its capabilities.

ISIS also could use the Ramadan period to announce new affiliates in Bangladesh and elsewhere. It is not expected to conduct attacks in Southeast Asia or in South America during the next month. source

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  • Christians, please do what you can for the Lord while you still can. Our time is so, so limited! Reblogged on: https://1way2yahweh.wordpress.com

  • ISIS is a US-Israeli creation designed to “throw another log on the fire” of the muslim-hating propaganda. https://www.intellihub.com/top-indications-isis-is-us-israeli-creation/

    • Terri

      Sure israel hr helped creat isis as we all know isis loves the jewish people. That was srcasm for those who cannot tell. Cannot believe anyone think israel helped fom a terrorist cll whose stted goal is to wipe israel off the map

  • CheshireCat

    No one has to throw ANY logs on the FIRE , islam has done a fine job of doing that itself !

    • Leonard

      You’re right on the money, there CheshireCat. Here’s a few of my favorite inspirational quotes from the “holy” koran:
      http://quran.com

      Surah 4:89 -“Those who reject Islam must be killed. If they turn back (from Islam), take (hold of) them and kill them wherever you find them…”
      Surah 8:12: Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.”
      Surah 8:65: O Messenger, rouse the Believers to the fight. If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred: if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers: for these are a people without understanding.
      Surah 9:5: When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them. If they repent and take to prayer and render the alms levy, allow them to go their way. God is forgiving and merciful.
      Surah 9:29 Fight those who believe neither in God nor the Last Day, nor what has been forbidden by God and his messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are People of the Book, until they pay the tribute and have been humbled.
      Surah 9:73: O Prophet, fight against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination.
      Surah 9:123: O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty (unto Him).
      Surah 9:124: And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
      Surah 47:4: Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks until, when ye have routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward either grace or ransom till the war lay down its burdens. That (is the ordinance).
      Surah 2:91 And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you, and fitnah is worse than killing. And do not fight them at al-Masjid al- Haram until they fight you there. But if they fight you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.
      Surah 4:76 Those who believe fight in the cause of God, and those who reject faith fight in the cause of evil. –
      Koran 5:33: The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter .
      And, my personal favorite:
      5:12 Allah made a covenant of old with the Children of Israel and We raised among them twelve chieftains, and Allah said: Lo! I am with you. If ye establish worship and pay the poor-due, and believe in My messengers and support them, and lend unto Allah a kindly loan, surely I shall remit your sins, and surely I shall bring you into Gardens underneath which rivers flow. Whoso among you disbelieveth after this will go astray from a plain road.
      Guess Allah’s a little short of cash…
      Peace, love and flowers in your hair (inshallah)…

      • I doubt any here would feature Talmudic dictates and values.

        • Leonard

          We rely on neo-nazi pinheads to provide quotes from the Talmud…

  • The days of Noah and Lot are here!
    Blow the Shofar, Lord!

  • Lee Rice

    I cannot believe people of our Country who have had christianity available to them freely cannot see the evil that is coming. They are welcoming evil. Who in their right mind chooses dark over light? And then our President declares June a month for gays. It is disgusting! And now we have a pope who believes and his church declares the pope is equal to His? Please Lord…we long for your words….Come out of her My people…

  • Lee Rice

    I meant to say and now we have a pope and his church agrees that He the Pope is equal to His and can forgive sin.

  • Lee Rice

    I heard today and please correct me if I am wrong that the Catholics changed the 10 Commandments to cover their images they pray before. The Pope actually gave his thanks to Mary instead of God. Please research this.

    • DC

      The RCC’s 10 Commandments take out the 2nd “thou shalt not make any graven image” and then split the 10th “thou shalt not covet” into 2: the 9th is “thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife” and the 10th “thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.”
      As for Mary, the RCC sees her as co-redeemer with Christ, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the pope did that.

    • Leonard

      The Ten Commandments were essentially moot after the death and resurrection of Jesus. The new covenant has TWO commandments–to love God with all your heart, your soul and your mind, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself. The old covenant (10 commandments) applied only to the children of Israel. Scriptures to support this are: Exodus 31:13-17 Matthew 22: 36-40, Galatians 5:14, Romans 13:9-10, Acts 15:24-29, Colossians 2:16-17

      • I’d say the two commandments to love God with all of your heart, soul and body and to love your neighbor as yourself covers them all and we can’t even obey w/out Christ first giving us a new heart, taking the old stony heart out and replacing it with a regenerated heart filled with His Spirit.

        • Leonard

          Amen, young lady!

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