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ISIS chief vows “Volcanoes of Jihad”

Crescent International

Living up to his horrific nature and use of bombastic language, the takfiri terrorist chief has threatened "volcanoes of jihad" against the "Jews and the Crusaders." This is akin to Saddam Hussain's hyperbole of the "mother of all battles." The takfiri chief seems to show even greater degree of brutality than the now dead Saddam.


2014-11-17, 21:03 EST

Living up to their brutal reputation, the takfiri terrorists (aka ISIS or ISIL) released another video on Sunday November 16 showing the throat slitting of an American aid worker Peter Kassig. On his way to Syria’s eastern city of Deir al-Zour, the 26-year-old American was kidnapped in October 2013. The 16-minute video showed the mass execution of several abducted Syrian soldiers as well. Their killing, however, did not generated as much concern as did the beheading of Kassig.

According to reports, Kassig had become a Muslim and adopted the name Abdul Rahman but that did not prevent his execution at the hands of the terrorists. In the video, the masked executioner announces that Kassig is being killed in revenge for the US sending troops to Anbar province and for its bombing of a takfiri meeting near Mosul last week. Kassig became the fifth western national to be executed with his beheading shown in a video to cause terror.

American journalist Jame Foley was executed in August while his fellow American Steven Sotloff was executed in September. This was followed in October by British aid workers David Haines, and Alan Henning. Kassig’s video appeared in the aftermath of US air strikes purportedly targeting a meeting of takfiris in Mosul on November 7. According to reports, many takfiris were killed. There were even reports of the takfiri leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi being among those killed. However, a new audio recording has been released where he seems to be vowing vengeance against the US and Saudi Arabia. In the recording, he has vowed “volcanoes of jihad” against invading “Jews and Crusaders.”

The Pentagon confirmed the attack on Mosul on November 8. Colonel Patrick Ryder, a spokesman at US CENTCOM said “I can confirm that coalition aircraft did conduct a series of air strikes yesterday evening [Friday Nov. 7] in Iraq against what was assessed to be a gathering of Isil [Isis] leaders near Mosul. We cannot confirm if Isil leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was among those present.” The US has been carrying out air strikes from November 12-14 in Syria.

NBC News released a story on November 13 on Al-Baghdadi’s video recording, stating that the recording “appeared to be genuine according to Flashpoint Intelligence, a global security firm and NBC News counterterrorism consultancy.” The story which ran on their website said that there was speculation that Al-Baghdadi had been wounded in the airstrike.

"O soldiers of the Islamic State, continue to harvest the soldiers," the recording said. "Erupt volcanoes of jihad everywhere. Light the Earth with fire." The extremist leader claimed the bombing campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq is failing, saying: “America and its allies are terrified, weak, and powerless.” In the recording, Al-Baghdadi declared that ISIS fighters would "never stop fighting," stating, "they will be triumphant, even if only one man is left standing." He also called for the destruction of Saudi Arabia, calling Saudi leaders as "the head of the snake."

Many people suggest that this dance between Al-Baghdadi and the US is designed to launch the third Iraq War—Obama has announced the deployment of 1500 more troops to Iraq “in order to fight the ISIS militants”.

Political observers in the past few weeks have noted that ISIS may end up being Frankenstein’s monster that destroys its creator—the Saudis who funded and equipped ISIS may end up being devoured by them.

Many people suggest that this dance between Al-Baghdadi and the US is designed to launch the third Iraq War—Obama has announced the deployment of 1500 more troops to Iraq “in order to fight the ISIS militants”.

ISIS has accomplished what the Pentagon was not able to for a considerable time—the media furor has enabled Pentagon to overcome the war weariness of the US public and Congress and authorize another deadly military incursion in Iraq that will result in the loss of many more innocent lives.


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