ISIS fanatics urged to attack America and Europe with forest fires

ISIS fanatics are urged to attack America and Europe with forest fires and spark ecological carnage in chilling propaganda

  • Quraysh, an ISIS propaganda mouthpiece, has called for fires since April 2019
  • It follows historic infernos in woodlands in California and Spain over the summer
  • IS has often directed social media campaigns at the Western misery of the day
  • ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed last month but his death cult persists 

ISIS has urged its fanatics to ignite forest fires in the US and Europe to cause ecological chaos in the wake of historic summer blazes in California and Spain.

At least four posters from Quraysh, an Islamic State mouthpiece, have encouraged supporters to ‘ignite fires’ as part of its jihad.

‘Ignite fires in the forests of America, France, Britain, and Germany, for they are painful to them,’ the poster released on Monday says. It was the fourth in a series which has been tracked since April by the Middle East Media Research Institute. 

Despite the death of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a US raid in Syria last month, the so-called caliphate still seeks to cause carnage abroad through its social media campaign.

The most recent poster released by the pro-ISIS Quryash media group on Monday says: ‘Ignite fires in the forests of America, France, Britain, and Germany, for they are painful to them’

ISIS’ propaganda is often in keeping with the western misery of the day and forest fires have raged in California recently (pictured: firefighters look on as a structure burns during the Kincade fire off Highway 128, east of Healdsburg, California on October 29)

Historic forest fires have raged through California, Spain and Portugal over the summer and ISIS frequently prey on the Western misery of the day in their barbaric propaganda. 

Indeed, the inferno which engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in April was touted as a victory and a curse upon followers of the Christian deity. 

Al-Baghdadi blew himself up, along with three of his children, during an October 26 assault by American special forces on a heavily fortified compound in Idlib, northwestern Syria.

The raid was a major blow to the group, which has lost territories it held in Syria and Iraq in a series of military defeats by the U.S-led coalition and Syrian and Iraqi allies.

Many IS members have escaped through smuggling routes to northwestern Syria in the final days of battle ahead of the group’s territorial defeat earlier this year, while others have melted into the desert in Syria or Iraq.

Firemen trying to extinguish a wildfire near Torre de laEspanyol in Ribera da Ebro, on the banks of the river Ebre, northeastern Spain on June 27

In his last months, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi became obsessed with his security before the brutal leader, once hailed as ‘caliph’ (pictured in April 2019)

The reclusive leader al-Baghdadi was known to be close to one of his brothers, known by his nom de guerre Abu Hamza.

Al-Baghdadi’s aide, a Saudi, was killed hours after the raid, also in northwestern Syria, in a U.S. strike.

The group named a successor to al-Baghdadi days later, but little is known about him or how the group’s structure has been affected by the successive blows.

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