End Times News Update
Sign: War & Rumors of War
Scripture: Matthew 24:6
News Source: Reuters
Islamic State threatens attack on Washington, other countries
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:49pm EST
Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking
part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as
France, and threatened to attack in Washington.
The video, which appeared on a website used by Islamic State to post
its messages, begins with news footage of the aftermath of Friday’s
Paris shootings in which at least 129 people were killed.
The message to countries involved in what it called the “crusader
campaign” was delivered by a man dressed in fatigues and a turban, and
identified in subtitles as Al Ghareeb the Algerian.
“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 center of its abode in Paris, then we swear that
we will strike America at its center in Washington,” the man said.
It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of the
video, which purports to be the work of Islamic State fighters in the
Iraqi province of Salahuddine, north of Baghdad.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security would not comment on the
video but said it has not received information indicating a potential
“While we take all threats seriously, we do not have specific credible
information of an attack on the U.S. homeland,” a DHS official said on
condition of anonymity.
The French government has called the Paris attacks an act of war and
said it would not end its air strikes against Islamic State in Syria
French fighter jets launched their biggest raids in Syria to date on
Sunday, targeting the Islamic State’s stronghold in the city of Raqqa,
in coordination with U.S. forces.
Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France
overnight following the Paris attacks.
“Al Ghareeb the Algerian” also warned Europe in the video that more
attacks were coming.
“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 said.
Apparently referring to international talks to end the Syrian war,
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.”