In an article from the recently released English edition of the Islamic State magazine Rumiyah,
ISIS centers on the on the 5 jihadists behind the July 1 terrorist attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka. The article comes about a week after ISIS released a video about the attacks from Bangladesh, making it the first official ISIS video out of the Southeast Asian country. Watch it here.
In the article, ISIS explains why the cafe in Dhaka was selected as a target. They write: "After a careful survey of several potential targets, the Crusader-owned Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant was selected for this blessed operation because it was well known for being frequented by the citizens of Crusader countries and other ka r nations. It was a sinister place where the Crusaders would gather to drink alcohol and commit vices throughout the night, feeling secure from the wrath of Allah that was awaiting them... Thus, let the Crusader nations know that as long as they ght the Islamic State, their citizens will not be able to enjoy any peace and safety in any part of Bengal." In the attack, the victims included locals as well as multiple foreigners, including three United States college students: Faaraz Hossain
, Abinta Kabir
, and Tarishi Jain
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