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Its no secret that ISIS likes all their media attention. Once again the terrorist organization has made headlines this week by claiming responsibility for the attack on a bus full of Christians on Friday in Egypt. The devastating attack claimed the lives of 29 people.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the terrorist organization took responsibility through its media platform.
“A security team of caliphate soldiers set up an ambush for dozens of Christians as they headed to the church of St. Samuel..”
President Donald Trump released a statement on the attack condemning the actions of ISIS and asserting America’s stance with her allies and Egypt against the growing threat of terrorism. You can read his full statement here.
This attack came four days after another attack claimed by ISIS in Manchester, England, where a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert.
ISIS has been bombarding many countries throughout the world without any sign of stopping. One thing many of these countries have in common is that they are all currently involved with mass migration efforts to resettle millions of people from the Middle East into other parts of the world. ISIS already admit that this is what they wanted years ago according to a report by the Telegraph in 2015.
Another report from the Telegraph maps all the countries around the world where the FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) measures the likeliness of a terrorist attack.
According to the FCO, there seems to be a relationship between countries that are currently assisting these mass migration efforts and high levels of terrorism. The map also shows countries like Poland and Hungary, who have very extreme vetting processes, scoring the lowest possible terror risk threats. You can find the full report here.
If one thing is for certain, ISIS has no intention of letting off on their attacks. If European countries who are the center of many of these attacks continue to nourish this migration crisis, these attacks will continue.