Three French fighters in the Islamic State (IS) urged the Muslims among their fellow countrymen to travel to Iraq or Syria to join the group, and told those unable to do so to carry out lone-wolf attacks in France, suggesting to poison food and water and to drive over victims.
The 7 minute, 19 second, English-subtitled video, entitled, “What Are You Waiting For,” was produced by the group’s al-Hayat Media Center, and was distributed on Twitter and jihadi forums on November 19, 2014.
“The calls from these fighters—particularly those for lone wolf attacks—echo Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani’s September message in response to coalition airstrikes,” says SITE Director Rita Katz. “The spokesman’s speech is especially relevant as France was among the countries suggested by him to attack, along with America, Australia, and Canada.”
Footage shows the men burning their passports and then sitting together as they give speeches. The three speakers are identified as Abu Osama al-Faranci, Abu Maryam al-Faranci, and Abu Salman al-Faranci.
Each of them implore Muslims to come join the IS under its “Caliphate,” and to make this travel before they are unable. If they cannot come, one of the men, Abu Maryan, suggested carrying out attacks at home, in France.