ISIS has issued a new threat against players and supporters just weeks ahead of the World Cup, calling on ISIS supporters to launch attacks in Russia next month.
ISIS thugs call on fanatics to launch attacks at the World Cup in chilling new propaganda https://t.co/DkI3DKF6Nn
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) May 4, 2018
A poster, circulated on the internet by the pro-ISIS Wafa Media Foundation, shows a knife cutting the World Cup symbol in half with a French caption that translates to “kill them all.”
Sick ISIS supporters threaten chilling ‘life-or-death’ match at the Russia World Cup 2018 https://t.co/MDd4KHhIXX
— The Sun (@TheSun) May 2, 2018
The poster is just one propaganda image created online by the terror group leading up to the World Cup, which kicks off on June 14.
Previously, an ISIS poster showed an ISIS member holding an AK-47 and warning Russian President Vladimir Putin that he will “pay the price for killing Muslims.”
ISIS’s propaganda machine ramps up calls for terror during #WorldCup. #Russia2018 https://t.co/v37WobYpwD pic.twitter.com/EjEmFheemu
— CEP (@FightExtremism) May 4, 2018
Other images include a picture of an ISIS team facing off against the Russian soccer team. Messages in the picture include “IS vs Russia” and “life or death.”
ISIS issues sick new threat to fans and players at this summer’s World Cuphttps://t.co/OdXX3eNUOn pic.twitter.com/bgUofsGVww
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) May 2, 2018
Another image includes soccer star Lionel Messi in an orange jumper kneeling beside an ISIS fighter. Similar images are often used by ISIS to target well-known public figures.
In April, 14 people were killed in an ISIS attack when a bomb detonated underground in St. Petersburg.