“Fire Is One of the Soldiers of Allah.”


Absent from mainstream media reports is any mention of calls by al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and other radical Muslim groups for lone wolf Muslims to use fire as an instrument of terror against the West. But these exhortations are found regularly in radical magazines and missives, and are being openly employed in some places around the world. It's not surprising to hear Muslim militants calling for "forest jihad," enlisting fire as a fellow soldier of Allah.