Islamic State calls for more ‘lone wolf attacks’ in France
Islamic State have released two videos calling for more acts of terrorism to be carried out in France in retaliation for the nation’s involvement in conducting airstrikes against the terrorist group, and called Nice attacker Bouhlel an “inspired Muslim”.The Telegraph reported that Islamic State’s media arms Wilayat Nineveh and Wilayat al-Furat have released two new videos calling for more lone wolf terror attacks on France.
In the first video released by Wilayat al-Furat an Islamic State fighter, who spoke in French and concealed himself in a black shroud, praised the Nice Bastille Day terror attack. Continuing, he described Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who killed 84 people including many children, as an “inspired Muslim”.
The terrorist then called on others to follow Bouhlel’s example and attack France “whose air force continues to kill innocent Muslims in Iraq and Syria”, in reference to France’s involvement in the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against Islamic State in the region.
He then proceeded to quote from Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammed al-Adnani’s “Die in your rage” speech where he calls on Muslims living in the West to commit attacks of terrorism. In the speech Adnani urges Muslims to “kill a disbelieving American or European – especially the spiteful and filthy French…in any manner or way however it may be”.