ISIS has called on lone wolves and wanna-be terrorists in the United States to copycat a recent Times Square incident in which an allegedly intoxicated Richard Rojas, age 26, drove his vehicle into a crowd of people and injured 20.
At least one died from injuries.
ISIS made the call despite the fact law enforcement officials made clear the car plowing incident had no ties to terrorism.
From Zero Hedge:
“From the Foreign Desk: ‘Pro-Islamic State jihadis shared images and messages such as, “Soon, the vehicle attacks will be witnessed on your streets, by Allah’s permission,’ in an attempt to lure so-called ‘lone wolf’ attackers to carry out same-style attacks but in the name of the Islamic State.
“The terror group has even been using relevant hashtags such as #NewYork #Times_Square and #USA in their propaganda posts.”
“One image, posted on the Telegram messaging app, featured a large truck with ‘We will continue to terrorize you and ruin your lives,’ urging ‘believers’ to give up this ‘temporary life’ and earn everlasting reward in paradise, the Foreign Desk Noted.”
That’s not all. Also on the poster was inciteful language calling on believers to commit the acts of terror for allah’s name.
Again, from Zero Hedge:
“The poster continues: ‘O Muwahhid (believer), Indeed it is a single soul and a single paradise, so sell it to Allah and purchase Jannah (afterlife). Sell what is temporary for what is lasting, for how blessed a transaction is that transaction! Blessed would be the seller and blessed be the buyer!’
“After encountering challenges transporting would-be jihadis to Syria, the Islamic State launched a new campaign where it encouraged Western sympathizers to use everyday objects as weapons such as kitchen knives, axes and cars to carry out acts of jihad.
“At his arraignment on Friday, Rojas said he wanted to ‘kill them all’ and that police should have shot him to stop him, the Associated Press reported. Rojas added that he was high on marijuana laced with PCP.
“Officials are awaiting toxicology results, though a police official said Rojas “had glassy eyes, slurred speech, and was unsteady,” during his arrest, according to the criminal complainted, cited by the AP. The incident hasn’t been deemed an act of terrorism, though it bore a shocking resemblance to vehicular attacks in London and Nice, for which ISIS did take credit.”
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