Paris Attackers Threaten More Violence In New ISIS Video
The Islamic State published a video on Sunday showing eight militants before a string of coordinated attacks across the French capital. It is the first video ISIS has released showing the attackers who struck Paris in November and includes beheading scenes and threats of more violence.
The video, which Vocativ deep web analysts discovered on social media and ISIS forums, starts with an audio message by Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the mastermind behind the deadly violence that killed 130 people in Paris on November 13. “As long as there are Muslims in the prisons of the infidels, we will kill you,” says Abaaoud, nicknamed Abu Umar al-Baljiki, who was killed in a French police raid after the violence.
“We are in your lands, in your homes, to slaughter you,” he says. “This is all because of your politics, politics of war, the politics of your governments… We won’t stop killing you all over the world, whether you are on a trip traveling as tourists, or business trips, or when you are sleeping in your own homes.”
The entire video runs more than 17 minutes long and says it is relaying “the last words” of Abaaoud and the eight Paris attackers, who appear throughout the video and echo the same belligerent sentiment. The video was titled “Kill Them Whenever You May Find Them,” which the terror group says was also the code name for the Paris violence.
It appears the militants knew at the time that they were going to attack the French capital. One scene near the end shows one of the attackers, called Abu al-Qaqa al-Baljiki, training before the assaults with a Kalashnikov and a pistol.
The video also depicts some of the militants in gruesome execution scenes: three of them carry out beheadings and one of them kills a prisoner by gunfire. The prisoners, described by ISIS militants as “apostates,” are pictured kneeling in orange suites. It is unclear when the video was taken.
A final scene shows British Prime Minister David Cameron giving a speech and declaring: “We stand with you, united.” ISIS responds in text printed over the clip: “Whoever stands in the ranks of the infidels will be a target of our swords and will fall in humiliation.” After the video’s release, ISIS supporters online said the video directly threatened the U.K.