The group ISIS (aka the Islamic State) recently declared that “we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.” This happened before President Barack Obama ordered airstrikes against ISIS because of its brutal persecution of religious minorities in Iraq.
Abu Masa, a spokesman for ISIS, said the following in an interview with VICE Media posted online Thursday:
I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established. Don’t be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq. We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.
That’s not the only statement captured by VICE Media.
At the beginning of the video, an ISIS soldier on video says:
We Muslims are the ones who want to enforce Sharia in this land. I swear to God, who is the only God, that Sharia can only be established with weapons.
A young boy then declares: “I’d like to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and kill with them because they kill infidels and apostates.”
How dangerous is ISIS? ISIS used to be known as al Qaeda in Iraq; is successfully fighting the Iraqi government, the Syrian government, and the Kurds; and recently set its eyes on Lebanon joining the caliphate, capturing its first Lebanese territory.
Will even American bombing stop the military progress of ISIS?
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