The Sun has reported that ISIS supporters called on jihadis to attack Jewish worshippers at British synagogues during the Jewish Sabbath last Saturday. The call followed the temporary closure of the al-Aqsa Mosque and locking down of the area by Israeli security forces following themurder of two Israeli police officers in a terrorist attack in the Old City of Jerusalem. The paper cites research carried out by the Washington-based think tank, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which reportedly uncovered disturbing antisemitic posts on Telegram, an encrypted chat service.
The posts allegedly called for the “Apes” to be prevented from “attending their places of disbelief” followed by the hashtags #synagogues, #schools and #shops. There was then a link to a Wikipedia list of British synagogues. The links were reportedly posted on the a pro-ISIS Telegram group.
Further on in the group conversation, a blood-spattered Israeli flag was allegedly posted along with a poem reading: “The sun will shine red between Gaza and Rafa, The moon will blacken over the peak at Mt. Hermon, Flowers are dead and girls become slaves, Loads of soldiers will return to town as corpses.” According to The Sun, this was followed by a list of kosher shops and delis around the UK, in London, Birmingham, Gateshead, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
In February, ISIS terrorists used Telegram to call on their supporters to terrorise Jewish communities in the West, singling out the UK.