ISIS now calls on young recruits to blow themselves up at home, Belgian authorities say

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has adopted a new tactic – instead of calling upon its followers to join it in Syria, they are urging young recruits to stay where they are to blow themselves up there, Belgian authorities said, as cited by the media.

“Young people are no longer called upon [by Islamic State] to fight in Syria, but [are called] to carry out attacks in their country,” Belgian federal prosecutor spokesman Eric Van der Sypt said on Wednesday, as cited by the Flemish-language outlet Het Nieuwsblad.

According to Van der Sypt, “this is a new trend, a new tactic” by Islamic State which is a “serious concern.”