On Wednesday morning, at least four people were killed and many more were injured in a terrorist attack in London after an attacker plowed through a crowd of pedestrians outside the House of Parliament.
Immediately after the attack, supporters of ISIS began celebrating it online. Daily Mail reported that joyful messages were shared on an unofficial “ISIS Telegram Channel,” with many saying “Allahu Akbar” and calling what happened a “blessed attack.”
One picture that was shared showed a a mocked-up image of the Elizabeth Tower on fire. A message alongside it read, “Soon. Our battle upon your land. Not started yet. Be upon you. Only waiting.”
However, Rita Katz, director of SITE Intelligence Group, said that the lack of a broader media campaign showed that ISIS was not actually involved in this attack directly.
This comes as the death toll from today’s attack continues to rise.
“I confirmed one fatality. A woman. She was under the wheel of a bus. She died, confirmed her death at the scene,” Colleen Anderson, a junior doctor at St. Thomas’ Hospital told reporters. “There were people across the bridge. There were some with minor injuries, some catastrophic. Some had injuries they could walk away from or who have life-changing injuries. There were maybe a dozen injured.”
Please pray for all those affected by this attack!