Just days after its horrific terror attacks in Paris, France, the Islamic State has released a new video warning that countries participating in Syrian airstrikes will face similar consequences. The video names specific targets — including Washington, D.C., “America’s centre” — just like they “struck France in the centre of its abode in Paris.”
NOTE: Since this posting, the video has been removed from YouTube. Read excerpts from its transcript below.
“We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, by God, you will have a day, God willing, like France’s and by God, as we struck France in the center of its abode in Paris, then we swear that we will strike America at its center in Washington,” a man dressed in fatigues and a turban and identified in subtitles as Al Ghareeb the Algerian said, according to Reuters.
The same man also warned of more attacks in Europe.
“I say to the European countries that we are coming, coming with booby traps and explosives, coming with explosive belts and (gun) silencers and you will be unable to stop us because today we are much stronger than before,” the man said.
Another man in the video, who Reuters reported was identified in as “Al Karrar the Iraqi” had a message for French President Francois Hollande: “We have decided to negotiate with you in the trenches and not the hotels.”
The video, the authenticity of which was not immediately possible to verify, appeared on the site used by the Islamic State to post messages. It began with footage of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday which killed more than 120 people.
As The Right Scoop suggests, it is worth noting that it’s typical for ISIS videos to take a few days to be “officially” verified, even after they are widely accepted as authentic.
One thing we should appreciate about ISIS is it has been direct about its intentions. It’s openly told us it will use the Syrian “refugee crisis” to import terrorists and now it’s telling us exactly where it will strike in the future.
I, for one, think we should start taking the group’s warnings seriously. President Obama, what are YOU waiting for???
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]