NEW YORK: The latest message released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on completing a year as a self-proclaimed caliphate has urged its supporters to take up arms and carry out acts of terror.
The fact that the Islamic caliphate’s first anniversary fell within the holy month of Ramzan was also used by the outfit to issue a call for stepped up attacks in the Middle East and around the world as jihad is 10 time more obligatory during the holy month. The terror outfit told its sympathisers that those who die in jihad will be rewarded by Allah 10 times as much as during the rest of the year, reported Fox News.
Ryan Mauro, national security analyst and adjunct professor of Homeland Security for the Clarion Project, said that the message would prompt ISIS supporters to attack right now in order to get the maximum award.
The ISIS established a caliphate run by a medieval version of strict Islamic laws on June 29 last year. The group has expanded throughout the region since then, luring and recruiting thousands of local and foreign fighters and unleashing a trail of death and misery.
The group’s call for violence came as three terror attacks rocked Tunisia, Kuwait and France yesterday, killing a total of about 60 people.