ISIS call for terror attack on Mariah Carey concert in Saudi Arabia
Islamic State terrorists have urged fanatical followers to bomb a Mariah Carey concert in Saudi Arabia in their latest campaign of online hate.
The pop superstar, 48, is performing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Thursday night as part of the nation’s first international golf tournament, according to Arab News and radicals have been urged to stop the event which is seen to extremists as un-Islamic.
Images circulating on social media have suggested ISIS terrorists want the concert to be targeted.
Badly edited images of an Islamic State flag on a promotional poster were shared by concerned supporters after being found online.
Fans have urged Mariah to cancel her performance.
In the last week of September a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media group called Al-Abd Al-Faqir Media released images of a western style concert being attacked.
The image features a jihadist wearing a white T-shirt and jeans, holding a grenade in his right hand.
‘We have prepared for you what never crossed your mind, for our goal is to horrify you and terrorize you and harm you,’ it states.
A week later a similar threat came from Remah Media showing a man in a suit jacket with a large knife behind his back at a concert.
The poster said: ‘Wait for our surprises.’
A month later a message followed saying: ‘Your brothers in your lands have absolved themselves of blame, so leap onto their tracks and take an example from their actions, and know that Jannah [paradise] is beneath the shadows of swords.’
Mariah Carey is one act in a star studded line up which includes Dutch DJ Tiesto, Yemeni-Emirati singer Balqees Fathi and Jamaican rapper Sean Paul.
The US pop princess was criticsed by women’s rights activists over the planned Saudi performance.
Women said she should not be performing in solidarity with females suffering oppression in the Kingdom.
Feminist and journalist Mona Eltahawy wrote on Twitter: ‘Dear @MariahCarey, I hear you’re planning on performing in #Saudi Arabia: are you aware that women’s rights activists have been detained without charge since May 2018 & tortured at the orders of Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman?’
Source: Daily Mail