MW Monitoring: Islamic State Calls for “The Bleeding of Christians”; IS Celebrates History of Mozambique Branch; ISKP's Tajik Media Publishes Booklet Aiming to Recruit Taliban Fighters
Islamic State Reviews Group’s History of Attacks on Christians Around the World
The latest version of the Islamic State’s weekly newsletter, Al-Naba features an infographic titled “The Bleeding of Christians”. The image includes information about operations from 2018 to the present, during which time the Islamic State claims to have carried out 839 attacks against Christians.
In these attacks, the group claims to have destroyed some 260 vehicles, four aircraft, two helicopters, and two surveillance drones. It also claims to have attacked two prisons in Central Africa (one in Kangbaye and one in Kakwangora) and burned down 2,781 houses, 36 barracks, and 67 churches. IS claims to have killed or injured 5,198 Christians in these attacks, including 80 military commanders and officers while displacing tens of thousands of others and inflicting major economic losses. These were done, it claims, in an effort to “follow the command of Allah of fighting (sic.) those who do not believe in him” and “because they (Christians) fight Islam in every way”, specifically referencing the “devastation of Muslim cities in the Khilafah State”.
The group highlights that among these attacks, 28 were Itstishadi/ Inghimasi (martyr) operations. The graphic also lists countries in which these took place including Russia, Egypt, Austria, The UK, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Afghanistan, Pakistan (Khurasan Province), Iraq, and Syria.
IS closes by quoting its deceased spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani:
If you want to protect your blood, increase your wealth and live in safety from our swords, then there are only two choices before you with no third option. Either you submit yourselves to Allah alone, without partner, and believe in him as your Lord and God, thereby gaining safety in the worldly life and success in the Hereafter, and are thus granted a double reward – and this is what we call you to and advise you with – or you pay us the jizyah with willing submission and feel yourselves subdued. This is after you’ve left the Peninsula of Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him), and after your armies have left Jerusalem and all the lands of the Muslims. And indeed, what you would pay to us of jizyah does not amount to a thousandth of what you pay to finance your failed war. So save your wealth and remove our swords from your necks. If, however, you choose the third option and insist on being arrogant, conceited, and stubborn, then you will soon, by Allah’s permission, bite your fingers in regret. For you will not be able to stop the Caliphate’s advance, by Allah’s permission, no matter what you mobilize, no matter what you plot, and no matter what you do, for the nation of Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him) is always giving birth, and nothing can stand in its way so long, as it holds onto its books and the tradition of its Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him), and so long it establishes its market of jihad, and so long as its sons sacrifice their souls and their blood for Allah’s cause.
IS Recounts the History and Present Achievements of Mozambique Group