This is not the first time that the Islamic State has taken specific aim at Jews. In a chilling taped threat to Jews in December 2015, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi threatened Israel:
You will never find comfort in Palestine, Jews….Palestine will not be your land or your home, but it will be a graveyard for you….Allah assembled you in Palestine so that the Muslims kill you, so that you may hide behind stones and trees.
Al-Baghdadi’s words were inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood offshoot Hamas. The Hamas Charter refers to a hadith containing a “prophecy” of Muhammad:
The hour of judgment shall not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them, so that the Jews hide behind trees and stones, and each tree and stone will say: ‘Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him,’ except for the Gharqad tree, for it is the tree of the Jews.
It was also reported in 2016 by Britain’s Sky News that the Islamic State “had reportedly ‘advanced plans’ to murder Jewish children in attacks aimed at educational and youth institutions in Turkey,” from kindergarten on up. The Islamic State also promised last April to conquer Rome and wipe out Jews.
“Dress up like a Jew and make sure you have plenty of weapons under your coat’: ISIS fanatics issue chilling call to ‘terrorize’ Jewish people in the West”, by Julian Robinson, UK Daily Mail, February 28, 2017:
ISIS fanatics have issued a chilling call for fellow extremists to ‘terrorize’ Jewish communities in the West.
Brainwashed supporters were advised to ‘dress up like a Jew’ and conceal weapons under their coats before ‘unleashing the pain of the Muslims’ on their victims.
The terrifying call to arms emerged on an ISIS-linked Telegram channel called Lone Mujahid – a chat room where aspiring terrorists are encourage to carry out ‘lone-wolf’-style attacks.
In a recent post, jihadists were urged to carry out attacks on Jewish communities in the West.
The chat room post said: ‘IF YOU’RE STILL IN THE WEST! Dress up like a Jew! Go to your nearest Jewish area! Make sure you have plenty of weapons under you coat!’
It then urges followers to ‘unleash the pain of the Muslims’.
A separate message includes a list of Jewish communities in Britain, according to Foreign Desk News.
The second posting comes with a picture of Amedy Coulibaly.
The Islamist gunman killed a policewoman in a Paris suburb on January 8 2015 and killed four hostages at a kosher supermarket the following day before being shot dead by police.
Two other gunmen shot 12 people at and near the offices of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris on January 7.
The Telegram rant calls for fanatics to follow his lead, saying: ‘Take the brother’s example and terrorize the Yahood (Jew)’.
Jihadists have singled out Jewish targets in the past…..