ISIS allegedly released a video to commemorate the anniversary of 9-11 vowing to follow in Al Qaeda’s footsteps and rain death on U.S. soil.
In the 10 minute video, titled “We are back in America,” the words: “We will repeat September 11 and we will send cars full of explosives and suicide bombers,” appears in text, as terrorists chant a fight song which goes in part:
…For the sake of Allah, we will march through the gates to the paradise where our maidens await. We are men who love death, just as you love your life. We are soldiers that fight in the day and the night…
Though the video was released by ISIS lauding the Al Qaeda attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the two groups are not friendly towards each other according to the Daily Record. Nonetheless, ISIS included images and quotes from Osama Bin Laden, apparently trying to be the inheritors of the jihad he started against the United States.
“Every Muslim, from the moment they realize the distinction in their hearts, hates Americans, hates Jews, and hates Christians…For as long as I can remember, I have felt tormented and at war, and have felt hatred and animosity for Americans” is one quote attributed to Bin Laden appearing on screen.
Another states, “We have declared jihad against the US government, because the US government is unjust, criminal and tyrannical. It has committed acts that are extremely unjust, hideous and criminal whether directly or through its support for the Israeli occupation.”
At one point in the video, Bin Laden is pictured in front of the burning Twin Towers, serving as a stark reminder why all Americans should be grateful for the heroic actions of the U.S. military in bringing justice to him.
The Daily Mail reports that ISIS released its video “just a day after a recording emerged of the leader of Al-Qaeda [Ayman al-Zawahiri] delivering a sinister message to young Muslim men in the United States and other Western countries, encouraging them to carry out attacks in their home countries.”
“I call on all Muslims who can harm the countries of the crusader coalition not to hesitate,” he said in the recording, referring to the nations making up the Western-led coalition in Iraq and Syria.
“We must now focus on moving the war to the heart of the homes and cities of the crusader West and specifically America.”