ISIS Issues Chilling Warning to U.S. Muslims; “Stay Out of Public Places”

ISIS is warning American Muslims to avoid public places while threatening an “imminent” terror attack.

While ISIS fights to maintain ground in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist organization has continued to threaten Westerners.

They’ve recently issued a warning to Western Muslims, saying they “will use any killing method available.”

Killing is obviously the main goal for the Islamic State, and so is spreading fear.

The Washington D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) uncovered the messages, sent through social media, which state that public areas in Western countries, including the U.S., “are targets of the soldiers of the caliphate.”

The United States Armed Forces take all ISIS threats very seriously.

The Military Times reports:

The warning comes after ISIS leader Baghdadi released an audio message to his followers following major territorial losses in Iraq and Syria.

“ISIS attacks on these sites are imminent and the organization will use any killing method available,” according to a summary provided by MEMRI.

“The warning perhaps reflects sensitivity by the organization to charges that its attacks on public places have resulted in killing Muslims as well as non-believers and the organization believes that the warning will absolve it from responsibility for future Muslim fatalities,” MEMRI staff said.

The Islamic State usually sends messages to its followers via Telegram, an app which uses encryption to allow for users anonymity.

ISIS threatened attacks on the U.S., Russia, France, the U.K., Canada, Belgium, Australia, and Italy in its message.

Army Times cites the Middle East Media Research Institute, arguing that the warning is a technique to help with recruitment.

ISIS is attempting to show that its attacks are aimed only at non-believers, though obviously Muslim fatalities occur often during ISIS-related terrorist attacks.

From the Army Times:

“ISIS attacks on these sites are imminent and the organization will use any killing method available,” according to a summary provided by MEMRI.

“The warning perhaps reflects sensitivity by the organization to charges that its attacks on public places have resulted in killing Muslims as well as non-believers and the organization believes that the warning will absolve it from responsibility for future Muslim fatalities,” MEMRI staff said.

“ISIS attacks on these sites are imminent,” ISIS said in its message. “and the organization will use any killing method available.”

The message warned of bombings, car attacks, and beheading in western countries. It was circulated by ISIS propaganda, which means to spread the illusion that ISIS is actively trying to avoid killing Muslims.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Nasher News, a part of ISIS’s propaganda arm, chiefly circulated the warning, which appears to indicate the terrorist group is trying to avoid killing Muslims in their terror attacks, according to MEMRI.

“Get far away from the gathering places of the Crusaders before the Military places from their markets, way, and Parkings,” the message states. “All of these places are Targets for the Soldiers of the Caliphate and we will explode, Run over people by vehicles and Cut off their necks anytime. [sic]”

The obvious intent of the message is less about the safety of American Muslims and all about yet another means to terrorize the American people with grisly threats of blood and gore.

These monsters are detestable, and they should learn fast that Americans aren’t going to submit to their pathetic effort to frighten people out of public places.