On Monday, the Islamic State named its new spokesman as Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, and he wasted no time sending a chilling message to the “non-believers” of the globe. Al-Muhajir issued a threat to the West and instructed followers of the terror group to attack the United States and Operation Inherent Resolve coalition forces, the U.S. military’s operational name for the military intervention against the Islamic State, at home. In a message titled “For You Will Remember What I Tell You,” the new spokesman tells members of the Islamic State to attack the Turkish military, as well as foreign embassies and economic and media targets all over the world.
“We will attack them in their own countries,” Muhajir said in the message. “Your operations make a difference … change the situation. Attack them in their markets, roads, clubs and any unexpected location and burn the ground under their feet.”
As military forces continue to attempt to regain cities taken over by the terror group, the Islamic State has been losing territory in Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria. Muhajir’s calls for action come as the caliphate is being dispersed and forced from their settlements.
Muhajir was announced spokesman after it was revealed the former frontman, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, was killed by an airstrike by coalition forces late in the summer. Al-Adnani is remembered as a martyr by the Islamic State.
In May, al-Adnani issued a similar sentiment to his followers when he told the masses to “kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military, for they have the same ruling.”