THE chief spokesman of the murderous Islamic State has released a chilling audio message to the world, urging followers of the terror group to kill civilians of the West, including Australians, in any manner possible.
The audio message which was posted online on Sunday is attributed to chief Islamic State spokesman Muhammad al-Adnani and has been considered to be an authentic statement.
“O (supporters) in Europe, America, Australia and Canada … you who consider yourselves from amongst its soldiers and patrons. Do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be,” the statement says.
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“You must strike the soldiers, patrons and troops. Strike their police, security and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves.”
“If you can kill a disbelieving American or European – especially the spiteful and filthy French – or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be,” the statement says.
“Fear not the swarms of planes, nor ballistic missiles, nor drones, nor satellites, nor battleships, nor weapons of mass destruction.”
“Do not ask for anyone’s advice and do not seek anyone’s verdict. Kill the disbeliever, whether he is civilian or military, for they have the same ruling. Both of them are disbelievers.”
The threat comes just days after an alleged terror plot to behead civilians on the streets of Sydney was foiled.
Focusing most of its fury on the United States, the disturbing statement mentions Australia three times and acts as a final declaration, telling Islamic fighters they need no further permission from a Muslim cleric.
“O soldiers of the Islamic State, be ready for the final campaign of the crusaders. Yes, by Allah’s will, it will be the final one,” it says.
“We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah, the Exalted.
“If we do not reach that time, then our children and grandchildren will reach it, and they will sell your sons as slaves at the slave market.
“O America, O allies of America, and O crusaders, know that the matter is more dangerous than you have imagined and greater than you have envisioned.
“We have warned you that today we are in a new era, an era where the State, its soldiers, and its sons are leaders not slaves. Being killed – according to their account – is a victory. This is where the secret lies.”