Mariah Carey Threats Come After Months of ISIS Supporters Urging Concert Attacks
ISIS supporters online have been urging followers to attack Mariah Carey's upcoming concert Thursday night in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The threats come as women's rights activists have been urging the pop singer to cancel the event in protest over the Saudi regime jailing human rights advocates and oppressing women.
According to the Arab News, Carey's first performance in the kingdom at King Abdullah Economic City is linked to the inaugural Saudi International golf tournament.
She'll be joining performers Dutch DJ Tiesto, Yemeni-Emirati singer Balqees Fathi and Jamaican rapper Sean Paul.
Though the Carey concert threat is centered around the regime being seen as letting un-Islamic events take place, ISIS supporters have also touted in recent months concerts as a prime attack venue.
In the last week of September, Al-Abd Al-Faqir Media released a poster depicting a jihadist blending into a crowd wearing a white T-shirt and jeans. As concert-goers face the stage, the jihadist grips a grenade in his right hand.
"We have prepared for you what never crossed your mind, for our goal is to horrify you and terrorize you and harm you," the text read.
The first week of October, in a move possibly meant to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the Las Vegas massacre -- a mass shooting that ISIS first claimed and now encourages followers to emulate -- a poster from Remah Media Production that circulated online showed a jihadist wearing a suit jacket and standing with a large knife behind his back while behind concert-goers.