Merry Christmas from ISIS
As blogged earlier in the week, ISIS propaganda channels have threatened to attack Vatican at Christmas time and have fantasised about beheading the Pope.
The Islamic State has issued chilling threat to attack Christmas markets in the Britain, France and Germany in pictures circulated among supporters.
The jihadis have circulated images on messaging apps including one in which a black-clad hooded figure is seen standing over a kneeling Santa Claus with an image of Regent Street in the background.
A message in English, French, and German says ‘Soon on your holidays’ with the clear implication that London can expect a terrorist attack over the holiday season.
First, they came for the Pope, now for Santa Claus:
Christmas attacks score double for the sheer terror value – ISIS can easily target large numbers of people congregating together, plus there is something even more repulsive in attacking people preparing for or celebrating the happiest holiday of the year.
Not surprisingly, the multiculturalism concrete reinforcement too is getting some festive make-over. For example, this from Hull in England:
And Bochum in Germany:
As “Deutsche Welle” reports: ” Bochum is not the only city to put a bow on new security measures. In the Bavarian city of Augsburg, for example, authorities will use decorated trucks belonging to Christmas market stall owners as car barriers. Munich officials plan to block the streets with planters containing season-appropriate evergreen plants.”
Now that’s the spirit of the season. Islamism is a gift that keeps on giving, isn’t it?
I wonder if the “diversity bollards”, or as one very unkind soul has called them
will be getting a constant year-round make-over for various other holidays, occasions and seasons. Concrete bollards painted as Easter eggs. Or given witches’ hats for Halloween.
And so the normalisation of the abnormal continues, like these concrete blocks made to look like Lego blocks in Berlin:
The sign painted on them in German says “More colour, less fear”. Sounds like a tombstone of multiculturalism.
Have a safe Christmas everyone.