As a mark of celebration of Tuesday’s terror attacks in the Belgian capital, ISIS supporters have asked their followers to suggest which country they should target next – and the UK came out on top, according to a report by The Independent.
On an online forum, claimed to be run by members of the extremist group, a user has published the poll question: “What will the colour of the Eiffel Tower be in the next attacks?”
The UK came out top in the survey, with half of the online supporters backing it as their top choice for the next terror attack.
- FIFA World Cup 2018: With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory
- FIFA World Cup 2018: Euphoric France dreams of glory after 20-year wait
- Brussels attacks: Belgium releases terror murder suspect
- Brussels attack: Black Day, says Europe, stands together to defend democracy
- Brussels blasts come days after arrest of Paris terror attack suspect
- Paris attack live: French official identifies Belgian national as suspected mastermind
The poll question was asked after the Eiffel Tower was lit up in the colours of the Belgian flag in memory of the victims of the Brussels terror attack, which killed at least 31 and injured around 270 people.
Several other iconic buildings across Europe were lit in red, yellow and black on Tuesday and Wednesday night in a show of solidarity, including the Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, UK’s Wembley arch, Nelson’s column Manchester town hall and the Trevi fountain in Rome on Tuesday night.
On Tuesday, Brussels’ Zaventem airport and Maalbeek Metro Station in the city were targeted by three explosions by suicide bombers.
The US, Russia and UK were among the countries which featured as the prime targets for an attack, amongst which United Kingdom was voted most by the jihadi supporters.
One supporter tweeted: “The Islamic State will attack London, Washington, Rome and all the infidels’ capitals”.
While another supporter tweeted: “The Crusaders are blundered and confused. Yesterday Paris, today Brussels, and they don’t know where will be the next attack.”
ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attacks which they said were revenge for Belgium’s participation in co-ordinated air strikes against their positions in Syria and Iraq.
“Fighters opened fire inside Zaventem Airport, before several of them detonated their explosive belts, as a martyrdom bomber detonated his explosive belt in the Maalbeek Metro station,” said a spokesman for the Islamic extremist group.
Similar to the Twitter hashtag #Parisonfire when the French capital was hit in November, the ISIS supporters celebrated the Brussels attacks in Twitter using the hashtag #Brusselsonfire in Arabic.