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 â€śideal targetsâ€ť to perpetrate the sort of car-and-knife attack that was carried out in March on the Westminster Bridge.
In the latest edition of ISISâ€™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 Londonâ€™s Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus as locations where terrorists can â€śflatten [non-Muslims] under trucks,â€ť even going so far as to suggest â€śdouble-wheeled, load-bearingâ€ť trucks with a â€śslightly raised chassis and bumperâ€ť as the most deadly type of weaponized vehicle to use.
â€śThe 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-believerâ€™s tax] while they are in a state of humiliation,â€ť 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 â€śbefore attacking, subduing, binding and then slaughtering them.â€ť
The radicalized culprits of the truck attacks in Nice and Berlin â€“ which together killed nearly 100 people and injured about 500 â€“ were heralded by the publication as â€śheroicâ€ť alongside Westminster attacker Khalid Masood, who claimed five victims in a car-and-knife attack.