Two days after ISIS threatened to attack Washington D.C., they have released a new propaganda video that celebrated the 129 deaths from their ghastly attacks on Paris and now are targeting New York City.
On early Wednesday evening, a highly produced Daesh propaganda video was released and showed images of New York City, which included T.G.I. Friday’s in Times Square (Which is really only frequented by tourists and not native New Yorkers, and what do they have against Sesame Jack Daniels Chicken Strips?) and the Gap in Herald Square. In the footage, a man wearing a suicide belt walks around New York City.
The New York City footage is not new, it’s actually from a toe-tapping ISIL music video that advocates martyrdom with trucks filled with explosives that was released in April. Really Daesh? Using old footage? What hacks.
“We are aware of the newly-released ISIS video that mentions Times Square,” NYPD spokesman J. Peter Donald said in a statement. “While there is no current or specific threat to the City at this time, we will remain at a heightened state of vigilance and will continue to work with the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the entire intelligence community to keep the City of New York safe.” Donald said that the NYPD is continuing to deploy additional Critical Response Command teams throughout the city.
The video also makes vague threats against France and the U.K., but there is no specific terrorist plot against either is mentioned.
The disturbing video shows suicide bombers preparing for attacks, as well as a Daesh fighter pulling the pin on a grenade. The propaganda includes statements regarding the terrorist attacks on Paris from several extremists who praised “soldiers of the caliphate in France” for their “blessed operation.” French President Francois Hollande appears on screen, giving an address just after the Paris attacks. At the end of his speech, he says, “it’s horrible.” Then words flash on the screen that say, “And what’s coming next will be far worse and far bitter.”