A new video released by the Islamic State contains a terrifying message that ISIS plans ‘strike America at its centre in Washington’ next, following the recent attacks in Paris. Watch the gut-wrenching video.
Countries taking part in air strikes against Syria were given a warning on Nov. 16 when a video was released by the Islamic State. A man identified in subtitles as Al Ghareeb the Algerian delivered the message threatening Washington D.C. and other European countries that they will be “coming with booby traps and explosive.”
“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 centre of its abode in Paris, then we swear that we will strike America at its centre in Washington,” the man in the video said.
“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,” he went on.
Another man identified in the video as Al Karrar the Iraqi tells French President Francois Hollande “we have decided to negotiate with you in the trenches and not in the hotels, according to Reuters.
The video had not yet been authenticated, a senior U.S. official told NBC News. “It looks like a typical propaganda video, and it’s getting attention now because ISIS has been in the news,” the official said.
— Shira Benozilio