Pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Media Foundation Threatens Swedish Prime Minister, Calls On Muslims In Sweden And Europe To Attack 'Crusaders'

March 13, 2023

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On March 12, 2023, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Al-'Adiyat Foundation released a poster in Arabic, English, and French versions titled "We Say to the Swedish Effeminate Taghut [Un-Islamic Ruler]," showing an ISIS fighter brandishing a knife, along with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Danish-Swedish far-right politician Rasmus Paludan.[1]

Calling Löfven a "little slave of the cross," the poster accuses him of putting his hatred of the Prophet and Islam on display after allowing the January 2023 burning of the Quran. The poster text addresses the prime minister, stating that "you have declared a war against the nation of Islam" and threatening that "you will be defeated and your fate is like the fate of the disbeliever swine teacher of history"—a reference to Samuel Paty, who was beheaded in Paris in 2020 after showing students cartoons perceived as insulting the Prophet Muhammad.[2]

The poster calls on all Muslims in Sweden and throughout Europe to attack the "Crusaders with bloodshed and rent off body parts! Build an edifice with their skulls […] besiege them and coerce them, tear their bodies apart in the streets, O Muslims torture them! [...] There is no pity or mercy with those! so fight the leaders of disbelief and sever off the heads of evil [...]."

On January 2023, Paludan, who leads the Danish nationalist Stram Kurs party, and Edwin Wagenfeld, Dutch leader of the far-right Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) group, burned a copy of the Quran, causing outrage around the world and condemnation from jihadis, including ISIS supporters who called on Muslims in Europe to carry out attacks.[3]


[1] Telegram, March 12, 2023.

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