Isis (Islamic State) has ordered its supporters in the West to carry out more attacks on Christians, in the latest issue of its monthly online magazine, Dabiq.
Entitled “Break the cross”, the entire edition of Dabiq focuses solely on inciting attacks on supposed “crusaders”.
Experts say this means there are no genuine “lone-wolf” jihadists. “In reality the institutions of the caliphate stand behind this campaign,” said Kyle Orton, a Middle East analyst at the Henry Jackson Society thinktank.
He said the downplaying of Isis’ direct role in the European attacks “had deadly consequences last year when the connections between a series of plots in France were missed”.
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