IS video appeal tells migrants to 'count on us'

(AGI) Rome, Sept 18 - Islamic State (IS) has issued an appealto migrants to return home, where they will be able to 'counton God and the Islamic State'. The video appeal, produced byAsawirtimedia, was broadcast on IS-related channels and"discovered" by WikiLao, whose site describes the well-knownphotograph of three-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdilifeless on a Turkish beach featuring in the IS periodicalDabiq, captioned 'The danger of abandoning Darul Al Islam'. Thecampaign has grown, appealing to 'all refugees from Christiancoalition countries', and featuring a collage of images:migrants being turned back from and

(AGI) Rome, Sept 18 - Islamic State (IS) has issued an appealto migrants to return home, where they will be able to 'counton God and the Islamic State'. The video appeal, produced byAsawirtimedia, was broadcast on IS-related channels and"discovered" by WikiLao, whose site describes the well-knownphotograph of three-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdilifeless on a Turkish beach featuring in the IS periodicalDabiq, captioned 'The danger of abandoning Darul Al Islam'. Thecampaign has grown, appealing to 'all refugees from Christiancoalition countries', and featuring a collage of images:migrants being turned back from and arrested on the Balkanfront; migrant rescues in the Mediterranean; the logo of theItalian Navy; a song with mournful lyrics; witness statementswith a woman saying 'they beat my husband' and boy 'we havebeen here for three days...with no food and water...they aretreating us as if we were impure.' Another laments: 'Theymistreated us in Turkey, they mistreated us in Greece and theymistreated us in Serbia, but the worst maltreatment was inHungary. They lied to us saying that if we allowed them to takeour digital fingerprints they would send us to Budapest, butwe've been detained here and we can't go anywhere, not even toGermany.' After three minutes of this, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadiintervenes in person, speaking in heartfelt tones to therefugees: 'Our hearts are broken. You have left your homes andyour countries and now you are refugees. Come home, you cancount on God and on the Islamic State. Here you will find humanwarmth and security. You are our families and we will protectyou and your belongings. We want you to be dignified, safe andsaved from Hell...Muslims live in dignity with us, they arefinancially well-off and spend their family and working livesunder the umbrella of Sharia, thanks be to God. You must counton God and on Islamic State.'. .