IS chief hails Sri Lanka blasts, tells jihadis to mount attacks on France, Saudi Arabia

Islamic State released a video on April 29, 2019, featuring its leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, calling jihadis to carry out attacks against France, its allies, and Saudi Arabia. In the video, titled “In The Hospitality Of The Emir Of Believers,” Al-Baghdadi urges the people of Algeria and Sudan to declare jihad against their governments. He praised the attacks in Sri Lanka and also recognized a group of military commanders including foreigners and media officials, MEMRI website reported.

On the defeat on IS in Al-Baghouz, Syria, he said it was part of the ongoing war between Muslims and the Crusaders and that the group’s fighters had shown steadfastness that “terrorized the hearts of the Crusaders.” He then listed the names of commanders and officials who had been in charge of Al-Baghouz. Among them were a few Saudi citizens.

Meanwhile, a group of Muslim radicals took out a protest march in London against Sri Lankan government for what they said ‘oppression of Muslims’ in that country.


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