ISIS issue Christmas attack threats to European, U.S. cities

ISIS London Christmas Threat Poster
An ISIS propaganda poster shows a jihadi draped in a bullet belt walking down Oxford Street underneath Christmas lights.

ISIS has made another threat to Christmas shoppers in London with a menacing poster warning of an impending attack.

The poster, which as been published by a pro-ISIS media group, shows a jihadi draped in a bullet belt walking down Oxford Street underneath this year’s Christmas lights which currently hang above the central London road.

It carries the warning: ‘From now onwards we will go to attack them and they will not come to attack us.’

ISIS appears to be revving up their propaganda machine ahead of the holidays, producing a series of graphic posters threatening attacks in Europe and the United States.

Previous posters show Santa Claus kneeling before an ISIS executioner on London’s Regent Street, a jihadi with a bloody knife looking out over a Paris Christmas market, and Santa Claus standing next to a box of dynamite looking out over New York’s Times Square.

The first two images carried the message ‘Soon on your holidays’ in English, French, and German.

The latter had the words ‘We meet at Christmas in New York… soon,’ written across it in black on white.

Also on Monday, ISIS issued another poster, this time threatening the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A digitally created image shows an armed man standing below the Mormon San Diego California Temple, with ‘Coming Soon’ written in letters stained with blood and draped in green tinsel.

The group’s propaganda wing – the Wafa Media Foundation – is continuing to churn out threats despite the regime suffering huge losses in Syria and Iraq.

And ISIS is increasingly turning to lone-wolf supporters to take up its violent cause around the world.

“Wafa Media Foundation specialises in these types of graphics. Wafa’s threat, like others recently issued by pro-ISIS media groups, is a specific attack directive within a larger push by ISIS for lone wolf attacks as it rapidly loses territory in Iraq and Syria,” Rita Katz, director of the SITE Intelligence Group,

“Though these threats should be taken seriously, there is also a publicity element to pro-ISIS media groups’ threats against places like the Vatican or events like 2018 FIFA World Cup.”

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