ISIS Adherents Taunt West: “We Are Waiting For You And Your Doom”
Supporters of the Islamic State urge the West to continue its fight against ISIS in a new video
Islamic State sympathizers published a video late Tuesday taunting the West and providing religious justification for attacks against Christians.
In the four-and-a-half-minute video Vocativ discovered using our deep web technology a French-speaking militant declares: “We are waiting for you and your doom.”
“Gather the armies, bring the planes, raise the cross,” the militant says, according to the video’s English and Arabic subtitles. “Do you think we are afraid of your reaction to our operation? No, we wait for it with patience.”
The video was distributed by the pro-Islamic State Al-Battar Media group just days after deadly and devastating violence swept the French capital. It features clips of U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande giving televised broadcasts about the attacks, as well as clips showing brutal ISIS executions.
“We gave you the option of a truce to save some of you but you refused,” the militant says, vowing that the West will face “an ultimate defeat” as it retaliates for the Paris violence. France has pounded ISIS targets in Syria since Friday and Obama promised to intensify anti-ISIS efforts in the region.
On Wednesday, a fierce gun battle erupted in the northern Paris town of Saint-Denis after French police launched an operation to catch Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind behind last week’s coordinated terror attacks.
Al-Battar has circulated other propaganda materials, often with the hashtag #باريس_قبل_روما (#Paris_before_Rome) since the attacks hit the French capital.