ISIS Hints at Christmas, New Year’s Terror Attacks

'A terror filled new year'

A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State

A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State / Getty Images


The ISIS terror group is threatening to launch terror attacks on the Christmas and New Year's holidays, according to a disturbing new graphic that warns of a "terror filled New Year" released on the terror group's online propaganda network.

The LM WorldWide Telegram channel, which is known to disseminate and spread ISIS propaganda and threats, published a new graphic that appears to warn on new attacks are being planned for the Christmas and New Years holidays, according to a copy of the graphic released by the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI.

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"Just terror everyone and a terror filled New Year," reads the graphic, which includes a picture of Santa Claus and a knife.

"Coming soon spreading the festive ‘terror cheer,'" reads a message at the bottom of the graphic.

Another graphic shows an ISIS militant standing over the beheaded corpse of Pope Francis. The pope's body is dressed in the orange jumpsuit typically given to ISIS prisoners. The birth name of Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is also featured in the graphic.

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