ISIS Releases New Video, Threatens The U.S. (Video)

| by Jared Keever
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In a newly released video (shown below), the Islamic State, also referred to as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, has threatened to attack the White House. 

The video was first published on an ISIS-linked jihadi forum on Nov. 19, according to Fox News.

Titled “Paris Before Rome,” the video features one Islamic militant who vows more attacks like the recent attack in Paris, CBS News reports. 

The man specifically mentions French President Francois Hollande and U.S. President Barack Obama, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

“Allah willing, we shall roast them with [explosive] belts and car bombs,” he says. 

The video then cuts to another militant who speaks of “Crusader France” and threatens to “pulverize” the country’s “palaces.”

“We started with you, and we shall finish with the false White House, which we shall render black with our fire, Allah willing,” he adds. 

“We shall blow it up like we blew up the false idols in this good land,” the man says. “Oh crusaders everywhere know that you are under threat and that Allah has ordered us to fight you.”

The video surfaced just a day after another video implied an attack on New York City might be coming, CBS reports. That video featured footage of a man preparing an explosive belt, strapping it on, hiding it under jacket, and then walking into a crowded street.

Those scenes were interspersed with other shots of busy city streets and scenes from Times Square. 

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the video contained footage from other videos that officials had already seen and downplayed its significance during a Nov. 19 appearance on “CBS This Morning.”

“Been there, done that,” he said. “It appears to be a very hastily produced document that contains previously viewed video.

“ ... So it didn't really change our stance at all."

Speaking to reporters the same day, FBI Director James Comey said there is no credible threat to the United States following the recent attacks in Paris. 

Comey said he was aware that the Islamic State and other militant groups routinely publish propaganda videos boasting of their plans. But “that is not credible intelligence,” he said, according to The Associated Press.

Sources: Fox News, CBS News, MEMRI, AP via Yahoo / Photo credit: ERIC SALARD/Flickr, Screenshot/MEMRI