- Pro-IS Telegram Channel Labels MI5 and Director-General as Potential “Next Target”
A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel made an implied threat to the British Security Service, or MI5, and its Director-General Andrew Parker, labeling both him and the agency as a potential “next target” of an attack.
- IS’ ‘Amaq Releases Infographic Focusing on London Metro Bombing, Among Other Recent U.K Attacks
The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released an infographic pertaining to recent attacks in the U.K, including the September 15 metro bombing, claiming a total casualty count of 33 killed, and 248 wounded.
- Call to Attack Wimbledon Final, Suggestion to Bomb Former EDL Leader by Pro-IS Telegram Channel
After its repeated calls to lone-wolf jihadists to attack during Wimbledon and "copycat" the May 22, 2017, Manchester Arena bombing, a pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel once more incited to strike the tennis tournament, and also suggested bombing former English Defense League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson.
- Pro-IS Telegram Channel Gives Map Coordinates of BBC Broadcasting House for “Just Terror”
Continuing to call for “Just Terror” attacks in the United Kingdom following Israeli security forces closing al-Aqsa Mosque and locking down the vicinity, a pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel gave map coordinates for the BBC Broadcasting House.
- Pro-IS Telegram Channel Urges on Football Stadium During Women’s Euro 2017 in Utrecht
A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel urged lone wolves to attack Stadion Galgenwaard in Utrecht, Netherlands, during the England-Scotland match during the Women’s Euro 2017 football tournament.
- French-Writing Jihadi Says European Non-Muslims “Want Another Attack”
After commenting on alleged threats to Muslims, a user on a French-language jihadist Telegram chat group expressed hope for retaliatory attacks with a focus on Paris and London.
- Pro-IS Telegram Channel Incites for Lone-Wolf Attacks at Wimbledon, Shares Venue’s Map
A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel incited for lone-wolf attacks during the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, sharing a map of the venue and suggesting for them to “copycat” the May 22, 2017 Manchester Arena bombing.
- Former JFS Official Calls U.K. Attacks “Completely Unjustified,” Discusses Reasons for Joining and Leaving NF/JFS
Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) condemned the recent Manchester and London attacks, and explained why he joined—and later left—the Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) former Syrian affiliate.
- IS Says Losing Territory Redoubled its Efforts and Shifted Focus to “Crusader Soil” in Rumiyah 10
The Islamic State (IS) declared in the English edition of its Rumiyah magazine that with its losing of territory in Iraq and Syria, it redoubled its efforts and expanded, including shifting focus to “Crusader soil,” evidenced by the Manchester attack, and seized the city of Marawi in the Philippines.
- Pro-IS Jihadists Distribute Poster Inciting Lone-Wolf Attacks in West, Promoting Recent Ops
Pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadists distributed a poster inciting lone-wolf attacks in the West and promoting recent IS-claimed attacks in London and Melbourne, and attacks elsewhere.
- IS Includes London Attacks Among Claimed Military Operations in its al-Bayan News Bulletin
In its al-Bayan Radio news bulletin for June 5, 2017, the Islamic State (IS) featured its claim for the vehicular and stabbing attacks in London, England, two days prior.
- Pro-IS Group Calls for Additional Revenge Attacks in Wake of London Op
The pro-Islamic State (IS) Nashir News Agency called for additional revenge attacks against Western states involved in the coalition in the wake of the June 3, 2017, London operation.
- Jihadists Celebrate Latest Attacks in London, Anticipate IS’ Responsibility
As the situation continues to unfold in London, England, with attacks occurring at London Bridge and its vicinity, jihadists are anticipating the Islamic State (IS) to be responsible and are celebrating and threatening in kind.
Pro-IS jihadists on social media and the Deep Web forum al-Minbar Jihadi Media have posted on June 3, 2017, updates from the international media, including the advisory from London's Metropolitan Police Service to “run, hide, and tell,” graphics distributed in the past during and after lone-wolf attacks at Westminster Bridge and elsewhere, and messages expressing joy and triumph, including one mocking post: "London Bridge is falling down...falling down…”.
For example, a Telegram channel named after the terror tactics section of the IS’ Rumiyah Magazine, “Just Terror,” posted in English:
Londoners now living in a state of terror and fear
Crusading #brits now living in a state of terror and fear! Where is your great Kingdom now?
Here are the black days we have promised you
What is coming will be more bitter and severe insha'Allah
This is Just Terror, Oh Crusader! Tidings of further calamities!
Tonight in #London, Tomorrow? Keep in suspense....
Three attacks in one hour hit #London. We are coming for you from Iraq and Sham!
Security leaders meet in old London. What have your previous meeting acheived?
Other channels redistributed the poster from Nashir News Agency urging lone wolves in the West to kill civilians during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan via trucks, knives, and guns:
Nashir News Agency also posted messages in French, including one that translates to:
The wolves have mobilized and are attacking individual civilians in response to the calls of Islamic state to target coalition nationals. May Allah reward you and give you the highest ranks of Paradise, Allah permitting.
Another channel, “ANSARULHAQQ, redistributed a poster inciting for attacks in Europe, and posted in English:
The Mujahideen didn’t stop to terrorize the kuffar in their lands!
As promised, they were attacked again! And what comes next will be more severe, by Allahs permission.
Further, the channel “Uways al-Khilafah” celebrated with Arabic postings, and emboldened by the second attack in England less than two weeks, wrote:
Britain, be happy with what will harm you, for you are now caught in the jaws of the lone wolves…
By Allah you will pay a high price, and what you are witnessing today is nothing but the beginning of the end of your empty kingdom. This is a small portion from your heavy bill that awaits you O Jews and Crusaders. Behold and wait, for we have come to you with men who love death the same way you love life, and whose drink is blood and their companions are body parts. They promised Allah that they will tear you to pieces and draw closer to Him in earnest by beheading you, dispersing your shredded bodies, and crushing your skulls. Indeed, the blood of the Muslims that was shed will not go in vain. You are striking us from the air by your planes and dropping the lava of your missiles, cruise rockets, and poisonous bombs over us, and we are striking your homes with our terror and responding to you with our hell and we will destroy you, kill you, and shake the earth beneath your feet inside your own homes. And by He who lifted the skies without pillars, you will never dream of safety until we are living it in realty in Palestine.
The news is what you see and not what you hear.
The grandchildren of Khaled are coming O Jews, so hold on to your necks, prepare your funeral shrouds, write your wills, and say goodbye to your families, for the battle has yet to begin.
- IS Describes Manchester Attack as “New Lesson for the Tyrants of the Crusader States” in Naba 83
The Islamic State (IS) described the May 22, 2017, bombing at the Manchester Arena in Britain as a “new lesson for the tyrants of the Crusader states” in the 83rd issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, and threatened additional strikes to come.
- Pro-IS Group Publishes Article Justifying Manchester Bombing
The pro-Islamic State (IS) Wafa' Media Foundation published an article justifying the Manchester bombing and any attack on the British and their allies, portraying such operations as “deterrents” and revenge. Wafa’ posted the article, entitled, “Legitimacy of Bombing British Nationals,” on Telegram on May 26, 2017.
- Pro-IS Group Releases Video Portraying Manchester Bombing as Retribution for Coalition Airstrikes
A pro-Islamic State (IS) media outfit calling itself “al-Umari Productions Foundation” released a video portraying the Manchester bombing as retribution for coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.
- Pro-IS Groups Promote Manchester Bombing in Infographic, Incitement Poster
In the hours after the Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the deadly bombing at the Manchester Arena in England, pro-IS media groups promoted the attack and its like in an infographic and incitement poster. One group, Yaqeen Media, published on its Telegram channel on May 23, 2017, Arabic and English infographics tallying the casualties from the blast, and identifying the method and target. Another group, Da’im al-I’alamiyya, took a quote from IS suicide bomber Abu Shu’ayb al-Mosuli addressed to Muslims in West, and provided the original Arabic and an English translation in a poster. It reads:
O my brothers, if coming to the land of the Khilafah is difficult for you, then heads of kufr are right in front of you where you are. I swear to you by Allah, not a night should pass, but your swords are dropping with kafir blood. Trust Allah, that every drop of blood shed there relieves the pressure on us here.
By Allah, my brothers, support the religion of Allah! By Allah, He will ask you about every Muslim woman, every killed child, woman, and old man. Allah will ask you about the blood, wealth, and honor of Muslims. Move suddenly, by Allah! Move suddenly, by Allah! Move suddenly, by Allah!
- IS Claims Credit for Manchester Bombing, Killing and Wounding Nearly 100
The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the bombing at the Manchester Arena in Britain at the conclusion of an Ariana Grande concert, and reported that the act resulted in the killing and wounding of nearly 100 “Crusaders”.
- Pro-IS Channels Circulate Suspicious Video of Purported Manchester Suicide Bomber
Pro-Islamic State (IS) social media accounts circulated a suspicious video of the alleged perpetrator of the May 22, 2017 suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena.
- IS Supporters Celebrate Unclaimed Suicide Bombing at Manchester Arena
Islamic State (IS) supporters on social media erupted into celebration following a suicide bombing during a concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017.