Wait for us, we are waiting, ISIS tells football fans ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup
After releasing a poster of Lionel Messi crying blood the Islamic State has issued another threat to football fans planning to watch the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
"Out words are what you see, not what you hear. So just wait, we are waiting,' the message on the poster read. The pro-ISIS Telegram channels have been regularly issuing threats and inciting its members to strike at the 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia. The threats suggest that the group wants its members to carry out vehicular attacks.
Recently a poster of Lionel Messi crying blood behind bars appeared on the ISIS propaganda channels.
Posted by terror group the Wafa Media Foundation, the image aims at instilling fear among fans ahead of next year's world cup in Russia.
"You are fighting a state that does not have failure in it's dictionary," the message on the poster read.
Another showed the Russia 2018 logo with an armed jihadi posing beside it and the words "Wait For Us" in Arabic.
Authorities are treating the threats to the football festival next summer seriously, as parts of Russia are rife with ISIS fanatics.
Another propaganda poster shows an armed fighter looking over Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium where the World Cup final will be played on 15 July 2018.
"O enemies of Allah in Russia, I swear that the fire of the mujahideen will burn them, just wait," the poster read.