In the 5th issue of the Islamic State digital magazine Rumiyah, ISIS propaganda media outlets suggest a new weapon of terror for lone wolf actors in the West: fire.
The magazine began circulation in September 2016 after the death of ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani. The magazine is published in several languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Turkish, and more.
In the latest edition, released on January 6, ISIS praises the terroristic possibilities of fire. It also specifically points out a target in the United States, First Baptist Dallas. First Baptist Dallas is a church in Texas that ISIS states is “a popular Crusader gathering place waiting to be burned down.”
The article also claims a recent fire at a furniture factory in Losino-Petrovsky, Moscow, Russia as an act of ISIS terrorism.
The article also lists hospitals, nightclubs, schools, Shia mosques, and more as targets.
Distressingly, the article ends with, “Arson attacks should in no way be belittled. They cause great economic destruction and emotional havoc and can be repeated very easily.”
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