Having Long Promoted Arson Tactic, al-Qaeda Now Touts 'California Burning'
With a long history of the terror group encouraging wildland arson, al-Qaeda supporters circulated a new poster through media channels highlighting "California burning."
"They will question you about the mountains. Say: 'My Lord will scatter them as ashes,'" says the text citing the Quran, imposed over news photos from the blazes.
The al-Qaeda propaganda comes shortly after one of the many media groups supporting ISIS operations online claimed that the deadly wildfires in northern and southern California are retribution for coalition bombings in Syria.
The image circulated online by Al-Ansar Media uses a photo of a burning building and misspelled the state "kalifornia."
"O america, This is the punishment of bombing Muslims in Syria," states the text. "This is Allah's punishment for you. And in shaa Allah, you will see more fires. Praise be to Allah."