In an official statement posted online Sunday, Sept. 21, ISIS called on Muslims to kill non-Muslims, especially citizens of all countries who are part of the anti-ISIS coalition. The statement, which was translated into many languages, was made in a 42-minute long speech by the terrorist organization’s spokesman, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani.
Adnani called on all Muslims to kill Americans, Europeans – “especially the spiteful and filthy French” – Australians or Canadians. The statement instructed Muslims everywhere to kill all non-Muslims, whether they are in the military or just civilians.
Just to be clear that Adnani was not only speaking to the ISIS fighters, he gave clear instructions on the many different ways Muslims could kill the “non-believers,” even if the Muslims do not have weapons. And just to be thoroughly helpful and understanding towards those Muslims who may not be able to accomplish the ultimate goal of murdering a non-Muslim, the ISIS message explains what is expected if you cannot fulfill that goal.
Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him. If you are unable to do so, then burn his home, car, or business. Or destroy his crops. If you are unable to do so, then spit in his face.
Special attention was paid to what Adnani described as the perfidy of the Americans. In addition to insulting U.S. President Barack Obama by referring to him as “the mule of the Jews,” he referred several times to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as an “uncircumcised old geezer.”
Adnani exhorted Muslims to understand the treachery and deceit of the west, by explaining that it was not ISIS or the Islamists who started the war, but the west.
O Americans, and O Europeans, the Islamic State did not initiate a war against you, as your governments and media try to make you believe. It is you who started the transgression against us, and thus you deserve blame and you will pay a great price. You will pay the price when your economies collapse. You will pay the price when your sons are sent to wage war against us and they return to you as disabled amputees, or inside coffins, or mentally ill. You will pay the price as you are afraid of travelling to any land. Rather you will pay the price as you walk on your streets, turning right and left, fearing the Muslims. You will not feel secure even in your bedrooms. You will pay the price when this crusade of yours collapses, and thereafter we will strike you in your homeland, and you will never be able to harm anyone afterwards. You will pay the price, and we have prepared for you what will pain you.
But the message from ISIS goes beyond just urging Muslims to kill all non-Muslims. Muslims who kill “the wrong” Muslims are praised. Adnani praised Muslim terrorists in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. He urged them to “cut the throats” of those on the side of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.