The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the June 3, 2017 vehicular and stabbing attacks in London, England were carried out by Muslim fighters. And what is motivating the Islamic State, jihadis native to Britian and ihadis in San Bernardino, Orlando, Chattanooga, Garland, New York, etc. What motivates the hundreds of thousands of Muslims waging jihad across the world? Islam. It’s why Muslim armies from Chechnya to the Philippines all pledge allegiance to the Islamic State.
The pro-Islamic State (IS) Nashir News Agency called for additional revenge attacks against Western states. (thanks to SITE)
London terror attack: Isis claims responsibility amid group’s ‘call for increased attacks’
By Lizzie Deardon, The Independent, June 4th, @017:
Group has called on its followers to carry out increased terror attacks around the world during Muslim holy month of Ramadan
Isis has claimed responsibility for the London terror attack through its Amaq ‘news agency’.
A statement on the group’s propaganda outlet said a “detachment” of its fighters had carried out the atrocity, in which seven people were killed and 48 were wounded.
One of their victims was Christine Archibald, a Canadian woman who is believed to have worked in a shelter for the homeless until she moved to Europe to be with her fiancé.
The three perpetrators, who have not yet been officially named, were shot dead at the scene by police just eight minutes after the first emergency call.
Amaq’s statement quoted ‘sources’, a phrase usually used for attacks inspired, rather than directly commissioned, by Isis.
The group, which also claimed responsibility for the Manchester attack two weeks ago, has called on its followers to carry out increased terror attacks around the world during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Detailed instructions have been issued via propaganda magazines, videos and social media on how to launch mass casualty attacks using vehicles and knives.
Isis’s calls for its supporters to take action have been tied to a series of attacks in Europe, including the Westminster attack in March and others in Stockholm, Berlin and Nice.
Analysts have warned that as Isis continues to lose swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, it will increasingly turn to international terror attacks as a way of maintaining momentum.
Prior to the group’s claim, The Independent’s Middle East correspondent Patrick Cockburn suggested the London attack was an attempt by Isis to prove it is still a major force following major losses in Iraq and Syria.
The slaughter of members of the public on Saturday night bears the group ’s hallmarks of working in a deliberately sadistic and attention-grabbing way, Mr Cockburn wrote in an analysis on Sunday.
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