In a new recording, terrorist organization ISIS is urging followers to kill any “disbelievers” among nations supporting military action against their group.
“If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State … kill him in any manner or way however it may be.
Do not ask for anyone’s advice and do not seek anyone’s verdict. Kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military, for they have the same ruling. Both of them are disbelievers. Both of them are considered to be waging war [the civilian by belonging to a state waging war against the Muslims]. Both of their blood and wealth is legal for you to destroy, for blood does not become illegal or legal to spill by the clothes being worn.”
French and American agencies are viewing the recording as being authentic. Those two nations are at the forefront of the military action against ISIS. “U.S. and French warplanes struck Islamic State targets in Iraq,” notes CBC, adding that “on Sunday the United States said other countries had indicated a willingness to join it if it goes ahead with air strikes against the group in Syria too.”
Canada has so far contributed $28 million in humanitarian aid to combat ISIS, and will send 69 special forces personnel to “serve as advisers to Iraqi forces struggling to combat ISIS militants,” notes CBC.
Though the recording mentions high-level U.S. politicians by name and vehemently condemns their actions, ISIS threatens everyday citizens. Among their sinister promises: “You will not feel secure even in your bedrooms.”
In a release issued in response to the recordings, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s spokesman said:
“ISIS represents a threat not just to stability in the Middle East, but to global security. We will continue to work with allies to push back against this threat. Like our allies we will not be cowed by threats while innocent children, women, men and religious minorities live in fear of these terrorists.”
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