ISIS Propaganda Called for Christmas Attack on Vatican

Country: Other

Date of incident: November 16, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Islamist / Private



During the week of November 16th, the pro-IS group Wafa Media Foundation released a propaganda poster depicting a jihadist armed with a rifle driving into St. Peter's Basilica in Rome with a written message warning of a Christmas attack.

SITE Intelligence Group, a Maryland-based company devoted to tracking online activities of extremist organizations, drew the media's attention to the poster and suggested that it was meant to encourage so-called "lone wolf" attacks. 
Source: Newsweek
Link to view the poster: Site Intelligence Group
Photo credit: © Schlurcher / via Wikimedia Commons