ISIS supporters & # 39; look forward & # 39; after the shooting of the cannon in Strasbourg, after fanatics had posted a picture of Santa kneeling before a jihadist
- An archer opened the fire last night at a Christmas market in Strasbourg and killed three
- No group has claimed responsibility, but ISIS supporters have celebrated online
- Posters found by a terror monitoring group encourage attacks by single wolves on the West
Miranda Aldersley for Mailonline
Supporters of the terror group ISIS have celebrated the fateful recordings of last night at a Christmas market in Strasbourg.
Although no group has claimed responsibility, ISIS supporters boasted that the attack, in which three people were killed, & # 39; days after our threats & # 39; was carried out.
Rita Katz, director of SITE – an organization that tracks the online activities of terrorist organizations – tweeted that ISIS supporters told others to & # 39; look forward & # 39; and # 39; give good news & # 39; after the shooting.
An image distributed online by ISIS supporters shows a Christmas figure of a father kneeling before a bleeding cross while a Jihadi prepares to carry it out
Indeed, #ISIS launched a campaign encouraging # lonewolf attacks in the West during Christmas celebrations – and called the Berlin Christmas Market Trap 2016, & # 39; wrote Katz.
& # 39; However, it is an easy point for ISIS supporters to adapt, because such threats are common at this time of the year. & # 39;
The suspect at the attack in Strasbourg is not yet in custody, after he has managed to hijack a taxi at gunpoint and escape from the scene, in which 14 people were injured in addition to the fatalities.
Another poster discovered by the Institute for International Terrorist Organizations (SITE) offers a call to solitary wolf terrorists
Katz added that, based on ISIS-claimed attacks on the West and the way in which his community of supporters unanimously embraced / celebrated the Strasbourg Attack & # 39 ;. It seems likely that ISIS claims the responsibility for it.
ISIS supporters recently circulate posters that incite attacks and threaten the West.
On a poster from just a few days before the attack, a Santa Claus is depicted kneeling on the ground before a Christian cross dripping with blood while a masked Jihadi prepares to decapitate him.
Suspicious gunner, Cherif Chekatt, born in Strasbourg, 29 was on a watchlist
It says: & # 39; Do not leave your home, because we are thirsty for your blood & # 39 ;.
Another poster offers a call to lonely wolf terrorists.
It says: & # 39; If you can not make a bomb or get a rifle or bullet, try to find only the kaffir, the American or the French infidel or one of their allies and throw his head with a stone & # 39;
It goes on: "or cut his neck with a knife, or hit him with your car, or throw him from a high place, or strangle him, or stop poison for him, but never give up.
& # 39; Fire his home car or trade or destroy his farm, and if you are unable, spit in his face. & # 39;
Cherif Chekatt (29) was known to the intelligence services as a potential security risk and would have been partially supervised.
On Tuesday, his house was searched by the police, who reportedly discovered grenades and a rifle.
Three people were killed and 14 wounded when a terrorist opened fire on the Christmas market in Strasbourg last night
One of the deadly accidents was mentioned in the Thai media as tourist Anupong Suebsamarn, 45, who had recently arrived on holiday in France. He was shot in his head on the rue des Moulins.
Another victim would be a resident of Strabourg, born in 1957, who died in the rue des Chandelles.
Great Britain warns of a repetition or a copycat attack, with armed agents patrolling the Christmas markets up and down the country. There are also series of detectives used to go into the crowds.