Islamic State quotes Qur’an in threatening mass murder at World Cup

The poster says: “‘So strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip’ Al Anfal Verse 12”

Al Anfal Verse 12 is Qur’an 8:12. The Islamic State is saying that if it does carry out a jihad massacre at the World Cup, it will be fulfilling a Qur’anic command. Can any moderate Muslim spokesman in the West kindly explain how they are misunderstanding this verse?

“‘Kill them all’: ISIS thugs call on fanatics to launch attacks at the World Cup in chilling new propaganda,” by Julian Robinson, MailOnline, May 5, 2018:

ISIS thugs have called on their supporters to launch attacks at the World Cup in chilling new online propaganda.

The terror group’s latest poster, showing a knife set on a red back ground in front of a football stadium in Russia, comes with a French caption translated as ‘Kill them all’.

It is the latest in a series of ISIS threats made against football’s showpiece tournament, which kicks off on June 14 in Moscow.

The poster was released by a French ISIS-linked group, according to SITE Intelligence, which monitors terror activity.

In April, ISIS warned Russian President Vladimir Putin he will ‘pay the price for killing Muslims’. The poster showed a jihadist emerging from an explosion and holding an AK-47 aloft, with a packed football arena in the background.

President Putin can be seen on the left of the image with a black and orange target aiming straight at him.

Across the poster is written; ‘Russia 2018. Putin you disbeliever. You will pay the price for killing Muslims.’…

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