Sunday, December 31, 2017

Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch: ISIS vows New Year’s Eve attacks, says “We’re going to fight until we rule the whole world by the Sharia”

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of seventeen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies). Coming in November 2017 is Confessions of an Islamophobe (Bombardier Books).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy.

ISIS vows New Year’s Eve attacks, says “We’re going to fight until we rule the whole world by the Sharia”

Not that this has anything to do with…
“ISIS Promises to Kill Drunk People Celebrating New Year’s Eve Around the World In First Video From Somalia,” by Tom O’Connor, Newsweek, December 26, 2017:
The Somali affiliate of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) released its first video late Monday, offering gruesome threats to those celebrating the holidays with drunken revelry.
The debut, nearly eight-and-a-half-minute video began with a shot of a Christmas tree, champagne being poured in a tall glass and the voices of partygoers counting down to the New Year. Instead of shouts of “Happy New Year,” however, after “one” came a man yelling “Allahu Akbar” [God is greater] and the sounds of violence the militant group has been notorious for causing and inspiring around the world. A narrator then beckoned ISIS supporters to take advantage of intoxicated people and large gatherings for Christmas and New Years as “a new opportunity” to perpetrate death and destruction[.]
“This message is for the brothers who are living among the kuffar [infidels]. Don’t you feel the pain of the Muslim brothers living in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Burma and Palestine? The prophet—salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa-sallam [blessings of God be upon him and peace]—said, ‘The kafir [infidel] and his killer will never be joined in the hellfire.’ Which means, killing a kafir is your ticket out of jahenim [hell],” an unidentified, masked man told the camera while holding what appeared to be a Kalashnikov assault rifle.
“And lastly, know this, the Islamic State is here to stay. We’re going to fight and keep on fighting until we rule the whole world by the Sharia and this black banner of la ilaha illa Allah [There is no god but God]. We’ll rise from Washington to Moscow, from Europe to China and there’s nothing that can stop us,” he added, before citing a verse from the Quran.
To mock the boozy traditions of year-end nightlife, ISIS grabbed footage from a viral YouTube video uploaded last year by a Canadian bouncer who strapped a GoPro camera to his chest while dealing with hordes of New Year’s Eve patrons at The Gatsby Soundhouse and Bar in London, Ontario. The video’s uploader was not immediately available for comment when Newsweek attempted to contact him.
In the Somalia clip, ISIS also repeatedly ordered the group’s global support network to “hunt them” and featured crosshairs targeting Christian clergy, including Catholic Pope Francis. It instructed viewers to “strike their churches in the East and the West.” It showed footage of an individual setting up a sniper rifle on a roof overlooking downtown Denver, Colorado and scenes from New York City, where the most recent ISIS-inspired attack in the West occurred earlier this month….