Today on Twitter, various Jihadi groups have been promoting a long awaited speech by the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
(The video Bagdahdi made, really an audio of his speech over an image, is temporarily not online but will be replaced with a working copy soon)
Here is an excerpt of the video with subtitles where the Caliph delivers the Islamic equivalent of a Christmas message:
The speech is in Arabic and should be translated soon. But it seems that the salient part, the instruction for observant Muslims to murder random people in the West, was part of the 31 minute diatribe against Jews, Christians and infidels.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A new message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State calls on followers to launch attacks on the United States and Europe during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which begins in early June.
"Ramadan, the month of conquest and jihad. Get prepared, be ready ... to make it a month of calamity everywhere for the non-believers ... especially for the fighters and supporters of the caliphate in Europe and America," said the message, suggesting attacks on military and civilian targets.
Muslim groups from around the world have been eagerly anticipating this speech it seems from their twitter accounts
The next week or so it may be worthwhile to exersize more than the usual level of situational awareness.