IS threat­ens at­tack on Ge­orge

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS -

IS­LAMIC State fa­nat­ics have made a chill­ing threat against Prince Ge­orge, say­ing: “Even the royal fam­ily will not be left alone.”

The ex­trem­ists posted a pic­ture of the fu­ture king on en­crypted in­stant mes­sag­ing app Tele­gram with the hor­ri­fy­ing mes­sage.

A pic­ture of the young royal out­side school was shared on the app with the school’s ad­dress and the words “school starts early”.

The mes­sage had words from a ji­hadi song: “When war comes with the melody of bul­lets, we de­scend on dis­be­lief, de­sir­ing re­tal­i­a­tion.”

A Daily Star in­ves­ti­ga­tion un­cov­ered the mes­sages and se­cu­rity ex­perts told the pa­per it was crit­i­cal to mon­i­tor the ser­vice.

Tele­gram has been branded a “breed­ing ground” for ter­ror­ists af­ter IS ex­trem­ists be­hind the 2015 Paris at­tacks used the app to spread pro­pa­ganda.

IS also used it to re­cruit the per­pe­tra­tors of last year’s Christ­mas mar­ket at­tack in Ber­lin and claim credit for the killings.

PHOTO: R POHLE/AP

FIRST DAY: Prince Ge­orge at school.

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