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Islamic State issue direct threat to Australia.

By SHAUNA ANDERSON

Australia mentioned in terror threat.

The call is direct and specific.

“Do not ask for anyone’s advice and do not seek anyone’s verdict. Kill the disbeliever, whether he is civilian or military, for they have the same ruling.”

The threat mentions Australia three separate times.

“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”

And the Government says it is taking it “very very seriously.”

In the first direct threat to Australians Islamic State have issued a fatwa calling for followers to kill Australian citizens.

The  chilling threat, issued as an audio file online and translated by SITE intelligence group  has circulated on Twitter and social media.

It has called for followers of the terror group to murder civilians in allied countries reports the ABC.

The man who issued the threat, thought to be Islamic State spokesman Muhammad al-Adnani mentions Australia amongst other allies such as the US, France, Europe and Canada.

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He says for those who can not find a bomb or a bullet to use a “knife to slaughter or a “rock to bash” a victim to death, “a car to run them down” or “poison to kill them”.

The 11-page statement calls for civilians to die because they belonged to a state waging war against Muslims.

Australians are asked why they are getting involved in Iraq.

“What threat do you pose to the distant place of Australia for it to send its legions towards you?” Adnani says.

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Adnani tells his terrorist followers that this was the “final campaign of the Crusaders”.

“It will be broken and defeated, just as all your previous campaigns were broken and defeated,” he said, “except that this time we will raid you thereafter and you will never raid us.

“We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses and enslave your women, by the permission of Allah the Exhalted.”

In the recording Adnani who is listed by the US State Department as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’ said  that Islamic State was ready for a long war that would be fought by its children and grandchildren.

“They will sell your sons as slaves in the slave market.”

Last night Attorney General George Brandis told the ABC that the government considers the statement to be authentic.

“That’s why we have to take the threat of ISIL very seriously because as the Prime Minister has been saying all along, these people have set their face against the west in the most belligerent imaginable way. This is to be taken seriously,” he said.

Terrorism expert Professor Greg Barton told the ABC that this message is very disturbing in its persuasiveness

The threat comes days after terror raids in Sydney and Brisbane.

“It’s quite a game changer – it means IS is now turning its energy outwards and will usurp the role of Al Qaeda, and I think we’re seeing a lot of challenges coming form this.” He said.

The threat comes as the Federal Government announces a new raft of anti terrorism laws expected to be debated in Senate this week and just days after terror raids in Sydney and Brisbane.

The laws are designed to bolster the power of security agencies and to identify, charge and prosecute Australians who have been engaged in terrorist activities overseas.

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