En af Den Islamiske Stats ledere, Abu Mohammed Al-Adnani, opfordret i en radiosending 21. maj muslimer i Vesten til at angribe under ramadan.
Abu Muhammad Al-‘Adnani, titled “That they live by proof.” Al-‘Adnani urged “Caliphate soldiers” and ISIS supporters to target civilians in the U.S. and Europe. He also downplayed losses recently suffered by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, stressed his determination to continue fighting, and assured ISIS fighters that victory will be theirs.
Addressing the mujahideen, Al-‘Adnani said: “And here [the month of] Ramadan has come. The month of jihad, fighting, and conquests. Get ready and be prepared and let each of you make sure to spend it as a conqueror for the sake of Allah and seek what Allah has preserved for you, and make it a month of wrath against the kuffar [infidels] everywhere.”
Al-‘Adnani urged the soldiers of the “caliphate” and ISIS supporters in Europe and the U.S. to carry out attacks, even against civilian targets, during Ramadan: “[We specifically call] on the soldiers of the Caliphate in Europe and the U.S.: Oh servants of Allah, Oh monotheists, if the tyrants have shut the doors of hijra[immigration to ISIS territories] in your face, then open the gate of jihad in their faces and make them regret their action. The smallest bit of work that you can carry out in their countries is far better and beloved to us than any major work [i.e. operations] here.