In a new video from ISIS, the so-called Islamic State terrorists issue a direct threat to the American president and the United States. The footage shows masked jihadists dressed in black, standing over a Kurdish soldier. At the end of the video, the soldier is beheaded.
Before the Kurdish hostage is killed, the ISIS executioner speaks directly to President Obama:
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 threats did not stop with the United States. There was also a message for France and “sister” Belgium.
We advise you that we will come to you with car bombs and explosive charges and will cut off your heads.
Early in the year, Islamist extremist gunmen killed 17 people in a terror attack in Paris. Just a few days later, Belgium intelligence services thwarted an Islamist plot to kill a judge or police officer.
Finally, the executioner made a personal threat to Kurdish leader Masoud Barazani, whose forces are at the forefront of the battle against ISIS in Iraq.
As for you, oh Masoud (Barazani), you dog, we are going to behead you and throw you into the trash bin of history.
Know that we are men who fear no-one. We will institute the laws of Allah, may he be exalted and praised.
Speaking of the Kurdish soldier, he continues:
This is the fate of one of your soldiers, and every time you launch a missile, we will send you back the head of one of your soldiers.
You are killing children and bombarding civilians while claiming that this is forbidden in your constitution.
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) discovered the video and translated it from Arabic. It came to light two days after Kurdish fighters pushed ISIS out of the Syrian town of Kabane. The town, which is strategically located near the Turkish border, had for months been the object of fierce fighting.
Thousands of refugees from Kabane have fled across the border into Turkey during the past four months. After the victory, many of them gathered at the border celebrating the possibility they may soon be able to return. Officials have said massive reconstruction will be needed in the town, and ISIS continues to attack nearby villages.