ISIS Infographic Touts Paris Attacks' Negative Effects On Europe

November 23, 2015

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On November 24, 2015, the Islamic State (ISIS) posted an infographic celebrating the November 13 attacks in Paris on leading jihadi message board Shumoukh Al-Islam. The infographic includes illustrations, statistics and unsourced reports to describe the attacks and their aftermath.

In the top left corner, the infographic features a quote by Abu Muhammad Al-'Adnani, ISIS's official spokesman and reportedly the official in charge of running the organization's foreign operations, who said: "Allah willing, we want Paris before Rome and before Andalus, [and] after that we will blacken your life and blow up your White House, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower."

The infographic is divided into two parts: Direct results, and aftermath. Under the "direct results" section, the infographic states that there were eight "mujahideen" who participated in the attack, six locations attacked, "more than 200 dead" and "more than 300 injured."

Under the "aftermath" section, the infographic lists ISIS achievements such as France announcing thousands of new jobs (in light of the need to beef up security); cancelling plans to cut the number of military personnel; and that these new security measures will cost 600 million Euros. It also stated that "a wave of fear and tightened security measures is afflicting the European states," mentioning various cases in which crowded places in European cities and in Russia were evacuated due to bomb threats. Also, according to the infographic, "15 countries have declared a state of emergency, including the U.S, Russia, Britain and China."

It concluded by stating that "The Paris raid has caused the creation of a state of instability in European countries which will have long-term effects, among them:

"- Weakening the European cohesion, among other things by the calls for cancelling the Schengen Visa [system]...

"- Recriminations between France and Belgium regarding the failure to track the operation's perpetrators. This created pressure on Belgium, pushing it to increase security measures, which will cost it tens of millions of dollars.

"- The tightened security measures and the general state of alarm will cost Europe in general and France in particular tens of millions of dollars, as a consequence of the decrease in tourism, sluggishness of air travel, and limitations on the freedom of movement and transport between European countries."

Source:, November 24, 2015.


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