​ISIS urges Muslims to launch attacks on civilians from US-led coalition member-states

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of the northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (Reuters/Stringer)

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of the northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (Reuters/Stringer)

The Islamic State has commanded Muslims to kill “disbelieving” citizens from countries that have formed a coalition against the extremist fighters. The militant group now has large parts of Syria and Iraq under its control.

The call came in a 42-minute speech by the Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS or ISIL) spokesman, Abu Muhammad al Adnani; it was released via social media on Sunday.

“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… including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and [do it],” said Adnani, according to the English-language transcript of the speech, which appeared on Monday at the SITE monitoring website.

He was especially harsh about the French, as France has become the first nation so far to join the US in military strikes against IS extremists. France carried out its first airstrike against Islamic State militants in Iraq on Friday, when it reportedly destroyed their logistics depot.

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