The PJ Tatler

Islamic State Calls for Jihad on Egypt, ‘Targets the Copts’

The Islamic State has called on its followers to take the jihad to Egypt, to the heart of Cairo itself.

Abu Mus ‘ab al-Maqdisi, a leader in the Islamic State,said in a statement titled “Advice to Egypt’s Mujahidin [jihadis],” published on websites linked to the “caliphate,” that “It is necessary to take the battle to Cairo, until the Sinai is safeguarded from the apostates [reference to Egyptian government] and becomes a rear base [qaeda] to expand the jihad from.”

He added that “You have a good example in the Islamic State when it was bombing Baghdad on a daily or weekly basis with car bombs and other operations.”

He also called on jihadis in Egypt to “target the Copts,” the nation’s indigenous, Christian minorities: “For targeting them, following them, and killing them is one of the main ways to serve the cause of our virtuous male and female hostages of the tyrants.”