Washington Special for News Talk Florida – Washington has been on high alert since Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris by the Islamic State. Now things have gotten even more tense as a newly released video came out this morning countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington.
The chilling video, which appeared on a site 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. However, officials in Washington are taking the threat seriously and they expect to amp up security even more this week.
People from all over the world have taken to Twitter to make sure that everyone is as safe as possible. This tweet warns us that Washington, Rome and London could be next on the list and it useful communication like this that keeps us all informed.
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 and Iraq. French fighter jets launched their biggest raids in Syria to date on Sunday targeting the Islamic State’s stronghold in the city of Raqqa. The operation was carried out in coordination with U.S. forces.
The video also said that Paris, London and other European cities would also remain targets.
“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.
The video was referring to international talks to end the Syrian war, another man identified in the video as Al Karrar the Iraqi, point blank tells French President Francois Hollande “we have decided to negotiate with you in the trenches and not in the hotels.”