A new propaganda video just released Wednesday, August 23 by the Islamic State (ISIS) Raqqa Province features a new face of the terror organization – a 10-year-old American boy called “Yusuf.”
MEMRI, which is an organization that monitors acts of jihad and terror threats, announced Wednesday they had obtained the new video, which was just released.
MEMRI, which translates the videos into English, shared a summary of the message relayed in the video by Yusuf.
According to the video, the child is an American citizen who came to Syria from the United States with his mother to join ISIS two years ago.
Yusuf says about his father the following: “he is an American veteran “who fought the mujahideen in Iraq.”
Looking straight into the camera, Yusuf says that he didn’t know anything about Islam before he arrived in Syria. He says he immigrated from America — which he refers to as “the land of unbelief” — to the Islamic State with his mother two years ago.
Yusuf speaks directly to President Trump in the video, threatening that ISIS will bring the war to the United States.
More details of the video from MEMRI:
The video features Yusuf and his friend Abdallah (age seven) from Sinjar, Iraq, at various locations in Raqqa, Syria. Yusuf says that the two live in the same house and that they are like brothers, united by Islam.
Yusuf delivers several messages from within Raqqa, noting the ongoing military campaign against the Islamic State stronghold, and that the campaign is being waged “because the Muslims living in it have learned the meaning of jihad and have established the rule of Allah…” Yusuf also describes the “random bombings” hitting the city and the weapons used in these bombings.
In one scene, Yusuf speaks from inside a mosque that has been bombed, reiterating that the trials currently afflicting the Islamic State are only a test of belief by Allah. In another scene, Yusuf and Abdallah are seen playing on a playground. Yusuf says: “We are not scared of their planes, because we know they don’t fly except by the rule of Allah.”
Yusuf also addresses President Trump, saying that the war will come to the U.S.: “My message to Trump, the puppet of the Jews, Allah has promised us victory and promised you defeat. This battle is not going to end in Raqqa or Mosul, it’s going to end in your lands. By the will of Allah, we will have victory, so get ready for the fighting has just begun.”
The final segment shows Yusuf training in the use of a sniper rifle inside a building.
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) August 23, 2017
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), is a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C., dedicated to translating Islamic material and which “provides research about Islamist ideology and Islamist organizations that threaten the West, and also monitors groups that educate and preach jihad and martyrdom in mosques, school systems, and the media.”
MEMRI has not yet posted the actual video on their YouTube channel for public viewing, but has provided screenshots of the video, as seen below.
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