ISIS threatens an attack on London in new propaganda video
Isis supporters have released a new video calling for new terror attacks in London, Berlin and Rome.
The video, called “Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands”, called on extremists to “kill (infidels) wherever you find them”.
After showing footage of the attacks in Paris and Brussels, as well as 9/11, the narrator called the previous atrocities a “cautionary message” to nations fighting the so-called Islamic State.
“If it was Paris yesterday, and today in Brussels, Allah knows where it will be tomorrow,” a narrator said in English. “Maybe it will be in London or Berlin or Rome.”
Gory clips of executions were played as a religious song urged followers to launch lone-wolf attacks against the “nations of the cross”, claiming they would be in revenge for air strikes in Iraq and Syria.
“We are the brothers of light with the kuffar in sight,” said the song’s lyrics. “We will march to the gates of paradise where our maidens await.”
What appeared to be a video game simulation of the Eiffel Tower falling was featured, alongside images of a burned Union Flag and the Houses of Parliament under attack.
The propaganda film was released on Monday by a group called Al Wa’ad Media Production, which activists in Raqqa said supported Isis.
Claiming responsibility for the bombings that killed more than 30 people in Brussels last month, militants threatened to bring more “dark days” to Europe.
Some terrorism experts said the latest atrocity showed the group lashing out as it suffers military defeats in its territories and hastop commanders picked off by air strikes.
A note attributed to one of the Brussels bombers, Brahim el-Bakraoui, showed panic and disorganisation as he wrote of being “in a rush” and feeling “hunted” by security forces.
The assault came days after the capture of surviving Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam in a huge intelligence coup for European authorities.
Gilles Kepel, a French expert on jihadism, told The Independentthat Isis’ propaganda message had become “muddled”.
“Its communication is in crisis,” he said. “These indiscriminate attacks have fallen on multi-cultural cities with exactly the kind of Muslim populations they are trying to recruit.
“But these actions have not brought Muslims together [behind Isis]. Far from it.”
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