Recruiters in Europe for the Islamic State (IS) organization are proposing an alternative form of service for those jihadis unwilling to venture to the Middle East, where the terrorist group has carried out gruesome massacres of Christians, Yezidis, and other minorities: stay at home and kill Jews.
In an article about a Muslim female teenager from the French town of Bethoncourt who disappeared in October, and was later discovered to have traveled to Syria via Turkey to join IS, the New York Times reported that “another 15-year-old girl, who was intercepted by French intelligence officers as she tried to go to Syria months ago, has since told the authorities that once her recruiters realized that she was unlikely to be able to leave the country anytime soon, they began pressing her to strike at home against Jews. She told them she had begun looking for weapons and targets.”
Observed the Times: “Experts say that the problem appears most severe in France, which has a large Muslim population from the Middle East and North Africa and where more than a hundred families have been talking to experts to help them cope with their daughters’ growing radicalization.”
In recent weeks, IS has been stepping up its anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric. “The flag of the Caliphate will rise over Jerusalem and Rome, even if the Jews and Crusaders despise such,” an article in the latest edition of its magazine stated.
“As the eyes of the world are all transfixed by the mendacious media coverage of the battle for Kobane, the eyes of the Islamic State are scanning the West and the East, preparing for the expansion that – with Allah’s blessing – shall put an end to the Jewish State, and the rest of the apostate allies of the cross,” the article declared.