The Islamic State (IS) has renewed its threat to “conquer” Rome, publishing an image showing its flag flying from the obelisk in St Peter’s Square.
Featuring on the front cover of the latest edition of online propaganda magazine Dabiq, the image is a clear signal to the Church of IS’ intentions.
An article inside incites violence, urging Muslims to kill “every crusader possible…wherever they can be found.”
“At this point of the crusade against the Islamic State, it is very important that attacks take place in every country that has entered into the alliance against the Islamic State, especially the US, [the] UK, France, Australia and Germany,” it reads.
“Every Muslim should get out of his house, find a crusader and kill him… And the Islamic State will remain until its banner flies over Rome.”