- ISIS militant known as 'Ginger Jihadi' bragged about attacks to journalist
- He said they would not stop until ISIS flag flies over Buckingham Palace
- Abdullah Elmir said British jihadis are 'itching' to carry out London attack
- An English jihadi wrote online guide on how to carry out a lone wolf attack
Islamic State terrorists have made a series of twisted boasts about launching terror attacks on UK soil.
Last month, Abdullah Elmir – dubbed the 'Ginger Jihadi' because of his long red hair – bragged to an undercover Mail on Sunday reporter that IS would not stop their murderous campaign until its flag was flying over Buckingham Palace.
It followed the online circulation of a series of terror manuals providing step-by-step instructions on how to launch 'lone wolf' attacks in the UK.
Compiled by an extremist who claimed to be from England, the document carried the strapline: 'A guide to strike terror in the hearts of the kuffar [non-believers] of the West.'
Police launched an urgent investigation after Elmir, 18, who fled his home in Australia last year and later turned up in Syria, sent a horrific warning to this newspaper that supporters of the terror group are planning attacks in London.
Elmir said: 'Brothers that I know there… are itching to do an attack.' He added: 'This is a direct threat.'
Meanwhile, a British man who claimed to be fighting alongside jihadis in Syria boasted in a BBC Radio 5 Live interview broadcast last year:
'If and when I come back to Britain it will be when this khilafah – this Islamic state – comes to conquer Britain and I come to raise the black flag of Islam over Downing Street, over Buckingham Palace, over Tower Bridge and over Big Ben.'
An English extremist circulated a series of online terror manuals providing step-by-step instructions on how to launch 'lone wolf' attacks in the UK (file photo)