The Islamic State, which wordsmiths Barack Obama and John Kerry call ISIL or Daesh, issued a chilling warning on Saturday as the group,took responsibility for the massacre in Paris. France, they said is at the “top of the list” of targets.
The online statement said eight militants with explosives and automatic weapons attacked carefully selected targets in the “capital of adultery and vice”, which included a stadium, a restaurant, and a concert hall where teens and milennials listened to an American rock band play.
The concert hall, IS said, is where “hundreds of apostates were attending an adulterous party.” The statement added that France and its supporters “will remain at the top of the list of targets of the Islamic State.”
France has been a serious player in the war against IS. They have been flying missions in Africa and the Middle East against radical Islamists.
“The stench of death will not leave their noses as long as they remain at the forefront of the Crusaders’ campaign, dare to curse our prophet, boast of a war on Islam in France, and strike Muslims in the lands of the caliphate with warplanes that were of no use to them in the streets and rotten alleys of Paris,” the statement read.
The claim was in Arabic and French and released online, avidly spread by supporters. An audio version is also being circulated. The statement bore the IS logo and resembled previous IS statements but it has not been officially confirmed.
French President Francois Hollande has said IS is to blame and he has vowed revenge. Barack Obama is still trying to decide who’s responsible.
IS now has a small country.
Authorities said eight attackers died, seven of them in suicide bombings, a new tactic in France. Police said they shot and killed the other assailant.
This attack is a great membership drive for IS.
There is a Democratic debate tonight and CBS had to reorganize so they could address the French massacre. Hillary will be the one to watch.
Not so long ago, Hillary Clinton asked for respect for Barack Obama’s JV team. She’d be great as president for those who want another 4 to 8 years of Obama.