ISIS is positioned to destroy the beautiful 2,000 year old town of Palmyra. They are only a mile away. It is considered one of the most enchanting sites in the Middle East and the stonework is said to turn red in certain lights. It’s a Unesco World Heritage treasure and they have sent out a plea for reinforcements.
ISIS wants to destroy all pre-Islamic history.
Al-Baghdadi put out a new audio message two days ago urging Muslims to emigrate to the Caliphate in Syria and Iraq, according to the bbc.
He urged Muslims to go to war everywhere. The U.S. is in their sites.
He said in part:
“Islam was never a religion of peace. Islam is the religion of fighting,” he said.
“No one should believe that the war that we are waging is the war of the Islamic State.
It is the war of all Muslims, but the Islamic State is spearheading it.
It is the war of Muslims against infidels.”
“O Muslims go to war everywhere. It is the duty of every Muslim,”
“If some of your relatives are fighting against the religion of God and are loyal to Rawafid and Crusaders we will not hurt you,” he said using a derogatory term to refer to Shiites.
He called on Sunni members of the Iraqi police and army to repent because “when the hands of the mujahideen get you no repentance will be accepted.”