ISIL issues hit list of U.S. churches for holiday attacks

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A post on ISIL’s social media site called for “bloody celebrations in the Christian New Year.” USA TODAY

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Perplexity

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ITD Editor's Note About Ishmael

• FYI: Ishmael is the son of Abraham through Hagar, the maid of Abraham’s wife Sarah. Ishmael is the Biblical father of the Arab nations.
From these nations came Mohammad, who in approximately 632 a.d founded the Religion of Islam.
The Religion is divided into two main groups, The Sunni’s and The Shiite’s. These two are engaged in a battle to gain control of the religion.
The Shiite branch claims its right to control because Ali, its founder, was the nephew of Mohammad.
While the Sunni branch claims its right to control because its founders were the generals in-charge when Mohammad died.
It is reported that the Muslim Brotherhood is a Sunni based organization.
ISIS is also from the Sunni based branch and is making war with the Shiite’s in Syria, Lebanon and Gaza.
The nation of Iran and its offshoots, Hezbollah, Syria, and Hamas, are Shiite based.
The battle continues to this very day.
Both branches of Islam are at war with each other but are unified in their goal to destroy Israel and The United States Of America.
This makes their Jihad worldwide, which continues to this very day.
The verse below is speaking directly concerning Ishmael and the nations that would come from this direct descendent of Abraham.

“And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”
Genesis 16:12

Hated for His Name’s Sake

“Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.”
1John 3:13

The Islamic State is urging its followers to attack U.S. churches and has published names and addresses of thousands of prospective targets, according to a report in the news website Vocativ.

Messages posted in Arabic to the group’s “Secrets of Jihadis” social media site called “for bloody celebrations in the Christian New Year.” The post, under the name Abu Marya al-Iraqi, said the Islamic State, also known as ISIL, hopes to tap lone wolf attackers to “turn the Christian New Year into a bloody horror movie,” Vocativ reports.

The series of messages appeared on Telegram, a messaging app that allows users to send encrypted messages to one another. The group also uses social media to provide instructions on constructing and igniting explosives.

The information on U.S. churches was based on information already available online and includes a public directory of churches across all 50 states, Vocativ said.

Another post urged followers to attack churches, hotels, crowded coffee shops, streets, markets and public places and provided some examples in the U.S. Canada, France and the Netherlands, Vocativ said.

The SITE Intelligence Group has cited similar Islamic State postings in recent days. The Islamic State claims one of its “soldiers” carried out an attack Monday at a Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 people. A global manhunt is underway for suspect Anis Amri, 24, a Tunisian national.

Cities across the U.S. have bolstered security around holiday events following the Berlin attack.

In New York and Chicago, law enforcement officials said police presence has been increased for holiday events despite no intelligence that indicates specific threats to their cities. In Boston, Mayor Martin Walsh said the city deployed police and put barriers in place around the Boston Holiday market.

Contributing: Aamer Madhani

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