In a new audio recording released by the Islamic terror group ISIS, which identifies itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani threatened to blow up the White House, Big Ben and Eiffel Tower and take over much of the world for Islam.
“We won the day Europe and [the] U.S. dreamed of reclaiming Tal Hamis, Mosul, Sinjar, Tikrit, Qaim, Derna, Tell Abyad and more,” al-Adnani declared in the 28-minute recording entitled “So They Kill and Are Killed.”
“We—with Allah’s help—want Paris, before Rome and Islamic Iberia,” he continued. “And after we blow up the White House, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower before Paris, and Rome, the Muslims will return to power to be the vanguard and lead in every place.”
al-Adnani then laid down an ultimatum for Christians and others in the Middle East, stating that they would be unable to stop the spread of the Islamic caliphate.
“Convert to Islam or pay the ultimate price when you armies are expelled from Muhammad’s peninsula, from Jerusalem, and all Muslim lands,” he demanded. “What you [will] be paying to us in jizya (a tax on non-Muslims) won’t account for [even] tenth of a tenth of a tenth of a percent of what you pay to finance your doomed war.”
“The Jews and the Crusaders are scared and weak,” he said.
According to reports, the recording was released in response to recent statement by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, who called upon Muslims worldwide to “pledge allegiance” to ISIS.
“We announce our allegiance to the Caliph of the Muslims … and will hear and obey in times of difficulty and prosperity, in hardship and ease, and to endure being discriminated against, and not to dispute about rule with those in power, except in case of evident infidelity regarding that which there is a proof from Allah,” he declared earlier this month. “We call upon Muslims everywhere to pledge allegiance to the Caliph.”
Boko Haram, which being translated means, “Western education is sinful,” has been seeking to build it own caliphate in Northern Africa, a part of the continent that is predominantly Christian. The group has killed thousands since it stepped up its attacks in 2009, often targeting churches and those who are non-Muslim.
As previously reported, last August, after taking over a Nigerian town that is largely inhabited by Christians, Shekau released a video stating that Muslims were commanded by Allah to rule the world.
“Thanks be to Allah who gave victory to our brethren in [the town of] Gwoza and made it part of the Islamic caliphate,” he declared. “By the grace of Allah, we will not leave the town. We have come to stay.”
“Allah commands us to rule Gwoza by Islamic law,” Shekau continued. “In fact, he commands us to rule the rest of the world, not only Nigeria, and now we have started.”
Some have stated that groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram have an apocalyptic strategy.
“What ISIS and virtually all Muslims anticipate is for Jesus to return on the white Eastern Minaret of Damascus (Syria) gliding in on the wings of two angels and then through much blood and carnage will convert the whole world to Islam including killing all of the Jews, break all of the crosses and live as a Muslim for 40 years, before dying and thus heralding the final countdown to Judgment Day when Muslims expect to enter paradise,” Nadeem Walayat of the Market Oracle wrote last year.