ISIS claims responsibility for terror atrocities in Paris
November 14, 2015
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the coordinated terror attacks in Paris which killed at least 127 people, and warned that more will follow.
A statement released by the extremist group said it masterminded the horrifying attacks on the French capital in revenge for 'insulting' the prophet Muhammad.
The terror group singled out France for its involvement in the bombing campaign against ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria and said it murdered French citizens because the nation 'boasted' about its military contribution.
French president Francois Hollande also said ISIS were behind the attacks, which he called 'an act of war'.
The statement, released Saturday morning as horror continued to mount at the slew of killings, said the bombing attack on the Stade de France was aimed specifically at Hollande.
Explaining its targets, the statement said: 'eight brothers equipped with explosive belts and assault rifles attacked precisely chosen targets in the centre of the capital of France.
'These targets included the Stade de France stadium during a soccer match - between the teams of Germany and France, both of which are crusader nations - attended by the imbecile of France (Francois Hollande).
'The targets included the Bataclan theatre for exhibitions, where hundreds of idolaters gathered for a concert of prostitution and vice. There were also simultaneous attacks in the tenth, eleventh and eighteenth districts, and elsewhere.
Paris was thereby shaken beneath the crusaders' feet, who were constricted by its streets.' They claimed 200 people died in the attacks, though official estimates have so far given a lower total.
The claim - which appeared to be authentic - came after Hollande declared the attacks 'an act of war' and promised to respond.
He also pinned the blame on ISIS, using the alternative name Daesh.
Hollande said: 'Faced with war, the country must take appropriate action'.
He called the attacks: 'an act of war committed by Daesh that was prepared, organised and planned from outside (of France)'.
Other world leaders pledged their support to France, and said the attack on Paris was an attack on them as well.
President Barack Obama said: 'Once again we've seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians.
'This is an attack not just on Paris, it's an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.'
Prime Minister David Cameron said: 'My message to the French people: Nous sommes solidaires avec vous. Nous sommes tous ensemble. We are with you. United.'
'LET FRANCE KNOW THEY ARE AT THE TOP OF THE TARGET LIST': ISIS STATEMENT IN FULL
In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent.
Allah said: They thought that their fortresses would protect them from Allah, but Allah came upon them from where they had no 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.
In a blessed battle whose causes of success were enabled by Allah, a group of believers from the soldiers of the Caliphate (may Allah strengthen and support it) set out targeting the capital of prostitution and vice, the lead carrier of the cross in Europe - Paris.
This group of believers were youth who divorced the worldly life and advanced towards their enemy hoping to be killed for Allah's sake, doing so in support of His religion, His Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) and His allies. They did so in spite of His enemies.
Thus, they were truthful with Allah - we consider them so - and Allah granted victory upon their hands and cast terror into the hearts of the crusaders in their very own homeland.
And so eight brothers equipped with explosive belts and assault rifles attacked precisely chosen targets in the centre of the capital of France. These targets included the Stade de France stadium during a soccer match - between the teams of Germany and France, both of which are crusader nations - attended by the imbecile of France (Francois Hollande).
The targets included the Bataclan theatre for exhibitions, where hundreds of idolaters gathered for a concert of prostitution and vice. There were also simultaneous attacks in the tenth, eleventh and eighteenth districts, and elsewhere.
Paris was thereby shaken beneath the crusaders' feet, who were constricted by its streets. The result of the attacks was the deaths of no less than two hundred crusaders and the wounding of even more. All praise, grace and favour belong to Allah.
Allah blessed our brothers and granted them what they desired. They detonated their explosive belts in the masses of the disbelievers after finishing all their ammunition. We ask Allah to accept them amongst the martyrs and to allow us to follow them.
Let France and all nations following its path know that they will continue to be at the top of the target list for the Islamic State and that the scent of death will not leave their nostrils as long as they partake in the crusader campaign, as long as they dare to insult our Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him), and as long as they boast about their war against Islam in France and their strikes against Muslims in the lands of the Caliphate with their jets, which were of no avail to them in the filthy streets and alleys of Paris.
Indeed, this is just the beginning. It is also a warning for any who wish to take heed.
Allah is the greatest.