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March 16, 2019
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7096

Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Calls for Attacks in the West to Avenge New Zealand Terror Attacks

On March 16, 2019, the pro-ISIS Muntasir Media outlet released a video on Telegram in response to the March 15 terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand targeting Muslims praying at local mosques. The video is titled "They Are of One Religion – And Islam Is the Target" and calls on Muslims to respond to the terror attacks, which are described as evidence that the West is waging war on Islam and the Muslims. The video is in Arabic with English subtitles, and comprises archival footage from Western media and ISIS videos, as well as images from the Facebook Live video of the shooter carrying out the New Zealand shootings. The video includes excerpts from a speech by ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

Following are excerpts:

 

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi: If the crusaders say today that they do not attack the Muslims and only attack the armed people, very soon you will see how all Muslims will be attacked in all places. And if today they start oppressing Muslims with repression and jail in their lands, very soon you wil see how they will be massacred and killed [by the infidels], and they will not leave any until [the Muslims] follow their false values and false religion. You will remember what I say to you [i.e. Muslims], and I leave my will in Allah.

Narrator: We advise you to attack in churches or discotheques when they are drunk or in open places where there are many people or any place where there are many crusaders. You can terrorize them just as Allah ordered with firearms, or make an explosive device to detonate at their parties, or burning them in their houses or lands. Run them over, or hit them with a knife or an axe, or put the poison in their meals and drinks, or you can use new methods that you create necessary to terrorize the enemies of Allah.