The people of Dallas, Texas got some horrifying news this week when they learned that ISIS had published a threat against a megachurch there in their monthly magazine “Rumiyah.”
Published last Friday, the magazine called upon “lone-wolf” terrorists to launch arson attacks, saying that setting large fires is easy because it only requires obtaining a canister of gasoline, a task that “should not arouse any suspicion.”
“Incendiary attacks have played a significant role in modern and guerilla warfare,” the author wrote, suggesting targets like nightclubs, schools, hospitals and churches.
The Foreign News Desk reported that a photo of the First Baptist Church in Dallas was placed in the story along with the caption, “A popular Crusader gathering place waiting to be burned down.”
“A specific church in Dallas, mentioned in Rumiyah, is taking things to a new level,” commented Graeme Wood, author of “The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State,” which focuses on the mindset of ISIS sympathizers.
@SameralAtrush a specific church in Dallas, mentioned in Rumiyah, is taking things to a new level
— Graeme Wood (@gcaw) January 7, 2017
This came a month after ISIS released a list of churches across the U.S. to target, prompting the Department of Homeland Security to release a warning.
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