ISIS-Linked Group Posts Notre Dame Cathedral Warning: ‘Look ahead to the Subsequent’

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Supporters of the Islamic State group used Monday’s hearth at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to threaten future assaults, though the investigation of the blaze has to this point proven no hyperlinks to terrorism, based on revealed reviews.

“Look ahead to the subsequent,” was the interpretation given to 1 picture posted by an Islamic State-linked group that confirmed flames close to the bell towers of the cathedral, the U.Ok. Day by day Mail reported, citing the privately run SITE Intelligence Group. The towers survived.

One other piece of propaganda spelled out “Have an excellent day,” in Arabic letters, whereas one other known as the fireplace “retribution and punishment,” SITE reported, based on the Day by day Mail.

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Though the reason for the fireplace was nonetheless underneath investigation Tuesday, the main principle in the intervening time is that it was an accident attributable to staff who had been within the midst of a restoration venture on the Paris landmark.

As of Monday, French officers stated that they had dominated out arson and terrorism as causes of the fireplace, the Washington Examiner reported.

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Not one of the Islamic State propaganda items claimed accountability for the fireplace itself.

In its reporting on reactions to the fireplace, the Center East Media Analysis Institute stated information of the fireplace was shared with pleasure amongst websites it displays that assist the Islamic State group, based on CNS.

“Jihadis celebrated the destruction of enormous elements of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in a devastating hearth on April 15, 2019. Reactions by jihadis on social media discuss with the cathedral as a logo of Christianity and a serious level of origin for the Crusades,” MEMRI reported.

“A number of describe the fireplace as punishment for numerous crimes attributed to France or to Christians basically, reminiscent of France’s army intervention in Muslim international locations or the mosque massacres in New Zealand. Some jihadis, together with main figures, view the incident as an excellent omen heralding calamities for the West and the worldwide order,” the report noticed.

The location offered feedback it stated got here from terror supporters.

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“I rejoice and reward Allah as I witness the autumn of the oldest cross because of the fireplace within the church in France. This pleasure is combined with sorrow, as I bear in mind the massacres of Muslims and the burning of mosques by these infidels. Reward Allah who burned their church buildings and destroyed their crosses. And let there be no consolation to the hypocrites who expressed sorrow for this gladdening occasion,” one al-Qaeda supporter wrote, based on the positioning.

The location additionally shared feedback recognized as coming from “an Islamist insurgent commander in Syria”:

“Removed from silly optimism, moderately I sense it’s an omen for nice good. This 12 months there have been many goals revolving across the glad tidings of victory. Likewise, the occasions which can be taking place, if we have a look at them in a complete perspective, we are going to discover them to be preparations of Divine predestination laying the foundations for the collapse of the worldwide order and beforehand, or on the identical time, the brokers of the American area,” he wrote.

“In the present day the oldest cross fell due to a hearth in a church in Paris. By Allah, from the land of the den of lions [Syria] I learn it as a terrific message, and see it as glad tidings,” he wrote, the positioning stated.

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