Just in time for Christmas, ISIS has now published a list containing the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States, Canada, France, and the Netherlands. With this list is encouragement for followers to attack these churches during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season and a message urging the “sons of Islam” to target them for terrorist attacks, along with “well-known hotels, crowded coffee shops, streets, markets and public places.”
Another user announced*ISIS plans to hold “bloody celebrations in the Christian New Year” at the targeted churches. A user going by the name of “Abu Marya al-Iraqi” posted an Arabic-language message calling “for bloody celebrations in the Christian New Year” and announced the group’s plans to utilize its network of lone wolf attackers to “turn the Christian New Year into a bloody horror movie,” members of the “Secrets of Jihadis” group were told.
The series of messages appeared in a pro-ISIS group on Telegram, which also provides manuals for the use and preparations of weapons and explosives for aspiring assailants. The information, distributed in a number of posts, was all previously available online and includes a public directory of churches across all 50 states.
ISIS claimed responsibility for this week’s Christmas market attack in Berlin that killed 12 and injured 48. The group said that the assailant was a “soldier of the Islamic State,” who followed organizational orders “to target coalition countries.” The suspect was identified as Anis Amri, a Tunisian man in his 20s who reportedly had Salafi and jihadi connections in Tunisia and Germany. He is still the object of a massive manhunt in Germany.
The Islamic State has published such lists before — in June a“kill list” was published that included more than 8,000 names and addresses, including that of police officers, members of active duty military and their families in the United States.
A friendly reminder to exercise your second amendment rights in church this Christmas season. Make sure Achmed, Habib, and Mohammed learn that we American infidels shoot back and don’t go down without a fight, if indeed it is a fight they want.