In a newly released video, ISIS militants threaten “payback” for Americans across the globe and suggest they may be ready to launch another major attack on American soil. The video states:
America thinks it’s safe because of the geographical location. Thus you see it invades the Muslim lands, and it thinks that the army of the Jihad won’t reach in their lands. But the dream of the American to have safety became a mirage. Today there is no safety for any American on the globe. The mujahedeen before, although they had less resources, attacked New York and bombed the Twin Towers in September 11 attacks. That blessed incursion was a fatal blow. All praise is due to Allah, the American economy was shaken.
The video shows the planes flying into the Twin Towers as well as footage of ISIS attacks throughout the Middle East.
Also included are the attack on Canada’s Parliament Hill, the testimony of French gunman Amedy Coulibably, and multiple beheadings by Islamic State Militants, along with the immolation of Jordanian pilot Muadh al-Kasasbeh.
The 11-minute video, titled “We Will Burn America,” was dated March 10 but has just now been released.
“In such a way Americans lived, and by Allah’s willing, the fear will spread among them again soon. Here it’s America now losing billions still to make sure their country is safe. But today, it’s time for payback. By the grace of Allah, today the mujahedeen are much more stronger and they have more resources. Thus, they are able to burn United States again,” the video concludes.
This is not the first ISIS video aimed at the United States. In January, the Islamic State threatened to decapitate President Barack Obama. A member of ISIS stands over a Kurdish soldier and proceeds to behead him, after issuing a warning: “Know, oh Obama, that we will reach America. Know also that we will cut off your head in the White House and transform America into a Muslim province.”
The Caliphate expanded its foothold in Libya in February and March of this year and has continued its reign of terror in Iraq.
Last week, ISIS militants burned down the homes of 10 Christian families in Nineveh, and has been booby-trapping the homes of Christians so they will be killed upon returning to them.
“Some of the houses in the village are burned. Some are bombed and destroyed. Some are robbed. We heard of one man who tried to enter his house and as soon as he opened the door, the house exploded,” an Arab Christian named Ayad said in a video interview.
“As ISIS forces leave, they are planting explosions inside the houses so that if people return they will be victims of the blast.”
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