A new Islamic State magazine has urged militants to attack and kill Australians.
The English-language newspaper, entitled All the Believers Are Men, specifically named two of Australia's most iconic sports stadia - the Sydney and Melburne cricket grounds - and the Sydney opera house in its call to arms, published Monday.
The article implores jihadists to “kill them on the streets of Brunswick, Broadmeadows, Bankstown, and Bondi. Kill them at the MCG, the SCG, the Opera House, and even in their backyards.
“Stab them, shoot them, poison them, and run them down with your vehicles.
“Kill them wherever you find them until the hollowness of their arrogance is filled with terror and they find themselves on their knees with their backs broken under the weight of regret for having waged a war against the believers, and by Allah’s will, and then through your sacrifices, this Ummah [community of Muslims] will be victorious.”
Australia is one of the group of countries fighting Isis in the Middle East, supporting the US-led campaign against the jihadist group. Last week Australian officials announced they would be ramping up their bombing campaign.
News of the Isis article comes after a teenager who planned an Isis-inspired attack on an Australian Veterans' Day ceremony was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Sevdet Besim, 19, had alleged planned to attack the Anzac Day service and had even discussed attaching bombs to a kangaroo, as well as beheading a police officer.