The Islamic State has published a list containing the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States, Canada, France, and the Netherlands, encouraging followers to attack them during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.
Vocativ reports the list came from a user on an ISIS-linked channel called “Secrets of Jihadis” on the secure messaging site Telegram. Other posts on this channel have included instructions for making explosives and carrying out massacres.
The list of churches was accompanied by a message urging the “sons of Islam” to target them for terrorist attacks, along with “well-known hotels, crowded coffee shops, streets, markets and public places.”
Another user announced ISIS plans to hold “bloody celebrations in the Christian New Year” at the targeted churches. full story