Deadly terror attacks rocked Brussels’ biggest airport and a subway in the city center, killing at least 31 people and injuring many more. In the immediate aftermath of the blasts as panic spread across Europe, ISIS loyalists took to social media to celebrate and threaten more violence, Vocativ discovered.
“With the permission of God, the lions came to take revenge for the killing of Muslims in Syria and Iraq,” one supporter of the terror group posted on Twitter. Another declared: “#Brussels, if you continue your war against the religion of Allah then this is our response.” Another shared a graphic image that allegedly showed a man who was wounded, and declared: “Allahu Akbar, #Belgium_is_on_fire_from_explosives.”
A prominent user on an ISIS forum called on Islamic State supporters to change their Twitter profile pictures to images showing feet stomping on the flag of Belgium. The user also called on ISIS loyalists to use a hashtag declaring Mosul’s revenge against Brussels, “the capital of infidels.”