ISIS has issued a threat against the Vatican just weeks before Christmas, where tens of thousands of people from around the world gather to celebrate the Christian holiday.
A pro-ISIS propaganda channel called Wafa Media made the threat through a poster depicting a vehicle attack on November 14, according to the Site Intelligence Group, which monitors terrorist activity.
The poster reads “Christmas Blood. So wait…” It’s depicting a masked jihadist with a rifle and backpack next to him, while driving a car towards St. Peter’s Basilica where Pope Francis holds mass.
ISIS made threats to the Vatican and Europe in the past, especially around Christmas. Days before Christmas last year, an Islamic terrorist drove a semi truck into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, killing 12 people and injuring 56.