ISIS issues a decree calling on its followers to kill Westerners. It is the first official declaration of war against the West by the extremist group. Spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani ash-Shami:
If you can kill an American or European infidel – especially the spiteful and cursed French – or an Australian or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the infidel fighters … then rely upon God and kill them in any way possible. Do not consult with anyone and do not seek anyone’s advice. Whether they are civilian or military, the same ruling applies.