The US government state department has warned Americans to stay vigilant while travelling abroad as ISIS has allegedly for lone-wolf attacks during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan.
“Martyrdom during the month may hold a special allure to some”
The State Department-led Overseas Security Advisory Council report reads that “martyrdom during the month may hold a special allure to some,”, and has asked US organizations to “remain aware of the persistent threat of (ISIS) attacks, both inspired and directed,” according to published reports. “The terrorism risk at the moment is generally high,” the report cautioned.
2 weeks ago, an ISIS official had called for ISIS supporters to attack their own cities if they couldn’t join the militants in Iraq or Syria.
The message “That They Live By Proof” has been shared online, and it reportedly recorded by Daesh spokesman Abu Muhammad al Adnani. Events of terror are said to coincide with major UK and European calendar events. Interestingly, on the 10th of June, 24 countries visit France for the 30 day Euro 2016 football tournament.
Ramadan began yesterday, and is a global event for Muslims for fasting and other sacred ceremonies.
“The tiniest action you do in the heart of their land is dearer to us than the biggest action by us,” Abu Mohammed al-Adnani told followers in a 31-minute audio message. “There are no innocents in the heart of the lands of the Crusaders.”
ISIS began Ramadan by burning Yezidi girls alive
Islamic State( ISIS ) group executed 19 Yezidi girls who refused to be sex slaves by burning them alive inside iron cages, news site ARA News reported.
“The 19 girls were burned to death while hundreds of people were watching. Nobody could do anything to save them from the brutal punishment,” a witness said.
The ISIS jihadists took over 3,000 Yezidi girls as sex slaves after they overran Sinjar in northwest Iraq in August 2014, causing a mass displacement of nearly 400,000 people to Duhok and Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. The ISIS continues to hold about 1,800 abducted Yezidi women and girls in Iraq and Syria, according to Kurdistan regional government officials.