Australia became the latest target of Islamic State group violence this week after the extremist organization encouraged its followers to launch attacks on a number of famous sites there. The first edition of the new ISIS magazine Rumiyah, published Monday encouraged lone wolf supporters to stab, poison and otherwise murder nonbelievers, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
“Stab them, shoot them, poison them and run them down with your vehicles,” the magazine reportedly read. “Kill them wherever you find them until the hollowness of their arrogance is filled with terror and they find themselves on their knees with their backs broken under the weight of regret for having waged a war against the believers, and by Allah’s will, and then through your sacrifices, this Ummah will be victorious.”
The call for attacks was inspired by the death of Ezzit Raad, an Australian who spent more than four years in jail after planning a blast unrelated to ISIS in 2005. Raad, who later became an ISIS recruiter, was recently killed in Syria, the Guardian reported.
The magazine suggested ISIS members focus these assaults on prominent public places, including the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach, the Daily Telegraph reported. But authorities urged residents not to panic Tuesday as the news spread. – READ MORE