A British jihadi has taunted the West and dared it to send in ground troops to fight ISIS in a new video, vowing that he and his fellow fighters will “chop off their heads”.
The man who calls himself Abu Abdullah is one of three men shown in the video entitled “Wait. We Too Are Waiting”, produced by the Islamic State’s propaganda arm. The other fighters are named as Abdul Wadoud al-Firansi, who is originally from France, and Abu Dauoud al-Almani, who is German.
The Sun reports that Abu Abdullah boasts that ISIS will kill every Western soldier who comes to fight them, declaring: “We will chop off the heads of the Americans, chop off the heads of the French, chop off the heads of whoever you may bring.”
Referring to the multinational make-up of the jihadi fighters in Syria, he adds: “Know this, that it is not just one American, it is not just one European that is here. Know that we are many and we are many in numbers and we will take your lives, inshallah [God willing].”
He dares the West to bring its “coalition of unbelievers, because unbelievers will not help you and your puppet apostates, these people cannot help you in the least.
“We will take their weaponry as booty and these people will die. We are willing to lay down our blood on this soil. So try, try to come and we will kill every single soldier, inshallah.”
Meanwhile Abdul Wadoud addresses French president Hollande, calling him a “swine” and adding that ISIS will “take revenge for every drop of blood spilt as a result of your actions,” referring to French airstrikes against jihadists.
“Because the Muslims who have arrived from France and the soldiers of the Islamic State are all ready for you,” he adds.
Abu Dauoud also urged more Muslims to come and join Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, saying they should “not sit with the filth” in the Western world.
SITE has produced a full transcript of the video.