The official death toll from the heinous terrorist attacks on Paris stands at 128 innocent souls, but that figure expects to surge because there are 180 people injured, 99 of which are in critical condition. On Saturday, the ghouls at ISIS gleefully claimed responsibility for the monstrous atrocities in a statement that vilified France as the “capital of prostitution and obscenity,” and promised that this is only “the first of the storm.”
The Islamic State released a statement on one of the terror group’s Telegram account, the same medium that took credit for the crash of a Russian jet over the Sinai Peninsula two weeks ago, killing 224 people.
Here is an English translation of the disgusting statement provided by SITE:
In the name of Allah, the All Merciful, the Very Merciful.
The Very High All Said: “It is He who expelled the ones who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture from their homes at the first gathering. You did not think they would leave, and they thought that their fortresses would protect them from Allah ; but [the decree of] Allah came upon them from where they had not expected, and He cast terror into their hearts [so] they destroyed their houses by their [own] hands and the hands of the believers. So take warning, O people of vision.” Surah 59 verse 2.
In a blessed attack for which Allah facilitated the causes for success, a faithful group of the soldiers of the Caliphate, may Allah dignify it and make it victorious, launched out, targeting the capital of prostitution and obscenity, the carrier of the banner of the Cross in Europe, Paris… Youths who divorced the world and went to their enemy seeking to be killed in the cause of Allah, in support of His religion and His Prophet, Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, and his charges, and to put the nose of His enemies in the ground. So they were honest with Allah, we consider them thusly, and Allah conquered through their hands and cast in the hearts of the Crusaders horror in the middle of their land, where eight brothers wrapped in explosive belts and armed with machine rifles, targeted sites that were accurately chosen in the heart of the capital of France, including the Stade de France during the match between the Crusader German and French teams, where the fool of France, Francois Hollande, was present.
[They also targeted] the Bataclan Conference Center, where hundreds of apostates had gathered in a profligate prostitution party, and other areas in the 10th and 11th and 18th [arrondissements] and in a coordinated fashion. So Paris shook under their feet, and its streets were tight upon them, and the result of the attacks was the death of no less than 100 Crusaders and the wounding of more than those, and unto Allah is all praise and gratitude.
Allah had granted our brothers their wish and gave them what they loved, for they detonated their belts in the gatherings of the disbelievers after running out of ammunition, we ask Allah to accept them among the martyrs and make us follow them.
Let France and those who walk in its path know that they will remain on the top of the list of targets of the Islamic State, and that the smell of death will never leave their noses as long as they lead the convoy of the Crusader campaign, and dare to curse our Prophet, Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, and are proud of fighting Islam in France and striking the Muslims in the land of the Caliphate with their planes, which did not help them at all in the streets of Paris and its rotten alleys. This attack is the first of the storm and a warning to those who wish to learn.
Allah is the greatest.
“And to Allah belongs [all] honor, and to His Messenger, and to the believers, but the hypocrites do not know.” Surah 63 verse 8
The heartbreaking attacks has brought attention to this video of ISIS terrorists from November 2014. The alarming footage shows the jihadists symbolically burning their French passports as they urge fellow Muslims to kill people in France “in the name of Allah” if they are unable to travel to Syria or Iraq. The extremists revile the Western ideas of secularism and democracy, and declare the West as full of idol worshipers.
“This is a message to all enemies of Islam and specifically France, the mujahidin around the world will not hesitate to cut your heads,” a man with a sword and a gun preaches in the video. “As long as you keep bombing, you will not find peace. You will even fear traveling to the market.”
Exactly one year later, it appears that the terrorists’ dream has come into fruition.