DUBAI — In a new recruiting video released by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ( ISIL), five Islamist fighters identified as Australian and British nationals have called on Muslims to join the wars in Syria and Iraq.
The online footage, “There Is No Life Without Jihad,” showed the five militants sitting in a rural area and holding rifles with al-Qaida’s black flag flying behind them. ISIL is an offshoot of the organization.
The fighters called on Muslims to join ISIL in jihad, or holy war, and to support the Islamic law known as sharia. A song in the background urged “the lions of God to travel to the land of Sham (Syria) and the Euphrates (Iraq).”
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