ISIS is calling on its affiliates in Egypt to turn tourist hot-spots into bloodbaths, The Sun reported. The directive specifically targeted “belligerent” Christian and foreign travelers in an attempt to embarrass and destabilize the Egyptian government ahead of its upcoming elections.
The instructions were published in an editorial in the ISIS online weekly Al-Naba.
In addition to murdering Christians, the terror organization called for kidnapping foreigners.
As reported by MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute), one ISIS supporter in the area wrote on the encrypted messaging app Telegram: “The infidel Egyptian regime is attempting to demonstrate its presence, flaunt its power and take pride in itself therefore: Operations targeting the Christians and seizing their property will embarrass the regime and show it up more than targeting the military and police.
“Kidnapping foreigners and tourists will greatly embarrass the regime and destroy its economy.”
The latest guidelines out of the UK’s Foreign Office said the most dangerous spots were in the Sinai Peninsula and warned, “Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Egypt. The main threat is from extremists linked to Daesh [ISIS]-Sinai. You should avoid crowded places and gatherings.”