Indonesian Islamic State fighter calls for ‘lone wolf’ attacks on Christians

Indonesian fighters who have joined Islamic State in Syria are using social media to encourage fellow jihadists back home to murder Christians by any means necessary.

There are some 23 million Christians in Indonesia, as well as large numbers of tourists – including many Australians – visiting places such as Bali who are also followers of the faith and could be targets of such “lone wolf” attacks.

In September last year, IS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani urged supporters to kill “non-believers” in response to US-led air strikes against its forces.