ISIS has issued a call to action to its radical Islamic supporters in the United Kingdom to carry out terror attacks on the streets of London, claiming that they are the “ideal targets” to perpetrate the sort of car-and-knife attack that was carried out in March on the Westminster Bridge.
In the latest edition of ISIS’s Rumiyah magazine, which is published in ten languages and distributed among sympathizers throughout its shadowy network, the terrorist organization provided guides instructing lone-wolf operatives on how to carry out knife and vehicle attacks and how to perform arson.
The publication also specified London’s Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus as locations where terrorists can “flatten [non-Muslims] under trucks,” even going so far as to suggest “double-wheeled, load-bearing” trucks with a “slightly raised chassis and bumper” as the most deadly type of weaponized vehicle to use.
“The language of force, the language of killing, stabbing and slitting throats, chopping off heads, flattening them under trucks, and burning them alive, until they give the jizyah [non-believer’s tax] while they are in a state of humiliation,” the violent manifesto reads in part. Followers are encouraged to procure trucks from non-Muslims by either stealing or deceiving.
In addition to large-scale attacks on groups of pedestrians, the magazine also encourages jihadis to use personals sites like Craigslist to lure non-believers into an unfamiliar location “before attacking, subduing, binding and then slaughtering them.”
The radicalized culprits of the truck attacks in Nice and Berlin – which together killed nearly 100 people and injured about 500 – were heralded by the publication as “heroic” alongside Westminster attacker Khalid Masood, who claimed five victims in a car-and-knife attack.