As national security officials warned lawmakers Thursday that “emerging threats” such as drones “are outpacing our defenses,” an ISIS-affiliated media group circulated a poster online showing a drone doing the work of the jihadist to attack Paris.
The poster from Muharir al-Ansar shows a commercial drone grasping a sizable object flying next to the Eiffel Tower, which is framed in crosshairs. A jihadist is depicted walking away.
“Await for our surprises,” says the message on the poster.
In May, Muharir al-Ansar, which has been one of the active ISIS-affiliated media groups steadily crafting and circulating English-language incitement and recruitment propaganda, released an image with French President Emmanuel Macron’s face, declaring “sang pour sang” — or “blood for blood.”
The group has idolized Paris native Samy Amimour, one of the 2015 attackers, who criticized those living in France who “claim to be Muslims” yet don’t fight. A poster from the group issued a directive for Muslims in the West to “ANSWER THE CALL and join the caravan of martyrs.”