ISIS threatens attacks on Christians during Christmas holiday

People gather with tributes to Belgium terror victimsAfter a deadly attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt earlier this month, the Islamic State is threatening to wage jihad against Christians in other parts of the world during the height of Christmas celebrations.

According to the SITE Intelligence Group, ISIS leaders have vowed to increase efforts to attack “polytheism,” a term the organization has used in the past to denote any religion other than their own, over the Christmas holiday.

“Let all the disbelievers and apostates in Egypt and everywhere know that our war on polytheism is ongoing, and that the State of the Caliphate – with permission from Allah the Almighty – will continue to spill their blood and grill their bodies, so that there is no sedition and the religion is all for Allah,” the terror group said in a statement.

U.S. and British diplomatic officials are already planning for an increase in ISIS violence against Christians in the Middle East in the coming days. But security experts are warning that the threat of terror attacks in the west similar to the massacre in Nice, France, are also a real possibility over the holiday.

In Britain, elite SAS forces are reportedly conducting undercover patrols in the nation’s largest cities with orders to “shoot to kill” any person attempting to carry 0ut a terror attack.

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