A new publication of Islamic State called Rumiya (Rome, one of IS’ goals) instructs the faithful:
Therefore, O lions of the Ummah [global community of Muslims], and those living in Australia in particular, follow the path of these righteous souls for there is no other path. The Khilafah [caliphate] has called for you to mobilize from your dens to alleviate the pain afflicting the hearts of the Muslims by striking the kuffar [non-Muslims] in their homelands. It is only from the hikmah [wisdom] of Allah that he has scattered you around the earth and in the various lands of the Crusaders to see which of you are best in deeds. So here before you are the doors of jihad – unhinged, and in their lands! Light the ground beneath them aflame and scorch them with terror. Kill them on the streets of Brunswick, Broadmeadows, Bankstown, and Bondi. Kill them at the MCG, the SCG, the Opera House, and even in their backyards. Stab them, shoot them, poison them, and run them down with your vehicles. Kill them wherever you find them until the hollowness of their arrogance is filled with terror and they find themselves on their knees with their backs broken under the weight of regret for having waged a war against the believers, and by Allah’s will, and then through your sacrifices, this Ummah will be victorious.
Nothing to do with Islam, of course, just in case you were wondering.
Anyway, one of the soldiers of Allah living behind enemy lines in Sydney decided to follow through with the instructions:
A SYDNEY man charged with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder after allegedly stabbing an unknown man on the street and then trying to knife a police officer was motivated by terror group ISIS.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has linked the stabbing in Minto with the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago, for the violent Islamist ideology and the heroism trying to tackle it.
Deputy Police Commissioner Cath Burns chooses to censor the ‘Allahu akbar’ bit:
“We know that this person has strong extremist beliefs inspired by ISIS. What made him actually act yesterday, we don’t know,” she said.
Ms Burns said that Khan “may well have” committed the act to lure police to attack them.
She said it was planned and Khan was shouting words at the scene that led bystanders to believe he was committing a terrorism attack.
But everyone knows what words she is referring to… more’s the pity.