The Islamic State (IS) released a video of British, French, and German fighters challenging the U.S.-led coalition to send ground troops to Iraq and Syria, and vowing victory.
The 9 minute, 14 second video, entitled, “Wait. We Too Are Waiting,” was produced by the IS’ al-Hayat Media Center, and released on October 15, 2014. Footage shows the three men – Abu Abdullah al-Britani, Abdul Wadoud al-Firansi, and Abu Dauoud al-Almani – sitting in Dabiq, a town in Aleppo, Syria, and addressing speeches in their native tongues. Abu Abdullah boasted that the IS will kill every single soldier sent against them, and declared: “We will chop off the heads of the Americans, chop off the heads of the French, chop off the heads of whoever you may bring.” Also, remarking on the presence of foreign fighters, he stated: “Know this, that it is not just one American, it is not just one European that is here. Know that we are many and we are many in numbers and we will take your lives, [Allah willing, Allah permitting].”
Both Abdul Wadoud and Abu Dauoud gave similar messages. Additionally, Abu Dauoud urged Muslims to come join the IS in the battlefield, and Abdul Wadoud addressed a word to French President Francois Hollande, telling him: “We shall take revenge for every drop of blood spilt as a result of your actions. Because the Muslims who have arrived from France (to the Islamic State) and the soldiers of the Islamic State are all ready for you.”
Following is a transcript of the video:
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
It is the promise of Allah. Allah does not fail in His promise, but most of the people do not know. They know what is apparant of the worldly life, but they, of the Hereafter, are unaware. (Surat Ar-Room: 6-7)
Al-Hayat Media Center
Wait. We Are Also Waiting.
[Abu Abdullah from Britain]
We are waiting for you in Dabiq. We are waiting for you in Iraq, so bring your coalition of unbelievers, because unbelievers will not help you, and your puppet apostates, these people cannot help you in the least. We will take their weaponry as booty and these people will die. And know this, that you cannot come into Sham, you cannot come into Iraq and think that you will take it. No way. We are willing to lay down our blood on this soil. So try, try to come and we will kill every single soldier, [Allah permitting]. We will chop off the heads of the Americans, chop off the heads of the French, chop off the heads of whoever you may bring.
Who can help you against the law of Allah [Great and Almighty]? Who can help you against the Shariah of Allah [Great and Almighty]? And know that none can help you, and know that we are fighting for a cause, and know that we are fighting to die and to gain [martyrdom], and know that you are fighting for this world and this is nothing to us and we willingly give our blood. And the bombs that you drop on us, this will not divert us from our plans. No, this only strengthens us and this only give us more purpose to be here.
Know this, that it is not just one American, it is not just one European that is here. Know that we are many and we are many in numbers and we will take your lives, [Allah willing, Allah permitting].
Have you forgotten that we took your tanks and Humvees with only tanks and RPGs? Have you forgotten this? Know that the ground that we sit on is the ground that we will bury you in. And know that you cannot harm us in the least, because Allah [Great and Almighty] is with the [pious].
And know that the flag of [There is no god but Allah] will eventually be on the White House [Allah permitting, with permission from Allah, Glorified and Exalted be He].
[Abdul Wadoud from France]
I send this message directly from Dabiq and specifically to the swine Francois Hollande. Know, Allah [Glorified and Exalted be He] said in the Holy Qur'an: "Indeed, those who disbelieve spend their wealth to avert people from the way of Allah. So they will spent it; then it will be for them a source of regret, then they will be overcome. And those who have disbelieved - unto Hell they will be gathered." (Surat al-Anfal: 36)
And as the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him said: The last hour will not arrive until the Romans would land at al-'Amaq or in Dabiq. Wait. We are also waiting.
Everybody knows how much money you and your coalition have spent and lose in your war against Islam. And in respects to you in Sham, history shall witness events that have never occurred before. A great defeat shall befall you because Allah has promised that. You, the coalition, will become the losers. Because in the Hadith, Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said that you (the Romans) shall arrive under 80 banners and 12,000 men under each banner. And as Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) reminds us, we will be victorious and you will be the defeated.
The reality is that the Islamic State (the Caliphate) has returned, despite your reactions. Victory after victory. It gains territory. It gains territory and strengthens its reputation amongst the Muslims. From now on, Islam begins to return to its glorious position, to where it was in the past. So die in your rage. Because this is the era of Islam.
I have another message to you - you French swine Franoic Hollande. You. We shall take revenge for every drop of blood spilt as a result of your actions. Because the Muslims who have arrived from France (to the Islamic State) and the soldiers of the Islamic State are all ready for you. Know we are here, and we are steadfast by the grace of Allah [Glorified and Exalted be He]. Wait until you reap from the harvest that you sowed. And we are currently waiting for you, whoever you may be: America, Britain, France, Germany, Russia. We are waiting for you, whoever you may be, for you display your strength at a global level.
As for now, I say to you come to Sham if you are real men. Come to Sham, we are waiting for you. Because if you think, you and your government, can open a new front in Sham, against us in this way, attempting to destroy us, then know you have erred! You poke your finger in your eye you French swine! On the contrary, this is a great blessing. This is a certain decree written by Allah, and you are unable to escape it [Allah willing]. Today your nightmare has become a reality. Because the Caliphate that you tried to suppress at every cost has returned and soon we shall deliver a sermon from the pulpit of masjid al-Aqsa with the permission of Allah. And you are still able to give weapons and funding to your guard dogs present on our ground via a proxy war. In reality, all of this weaponry shall became booty for us by the grace of Allah [Glorified and Exalted be He].
And know that you shall lose in every case and in every place. "But they plan, And Allah plans, And Allah is the best of planners."
[Abu Dauoud from Germany]
We are here in a historical place. The place is named Dabiq.
O Romans, O Bani Asfar [Europeans], O German, English, French, Dutch, Italian, American, Australian... You gather and unite to fight Islam. Come! We are waiting for you. We have been waiting for this meeting for over 1,400 years. And the promise of Allah - the Glorified and Exalted - is true.
Obama. You filthy liar. You lied to your people and betrayed them. By redeploying your soldiers here to carry out cowardly airstrikes you desire to kill the Muslims. The same to you O Germans and to filthy Merkel who gave gifts to Israel. And [by Allah] you Jews, I say to you, Isra'il (peace be upon him) is innocent from you. He is far from you, having nothing to do with you. Gather together all of you. Hollande, Cameron and Putin, gather against the Muslims. You will only lose. You will only lose, and all praise is for Allah.
To my brothers in Germany, in Austria and Switzerland, come to this path, come to this path, come to this path. Do not sit with the filth. My dear brothers, come home. Come home, to the land of the Muslims, to the Islamic State, to the Islamic khilafah. Support us. Support your homeland, with your numbers, with your [supplications] and with your presence. And fight in the path of Allah. Fight in the path of Allah. The whole world has gathered against the Muslims. The Nusayriah, the Shi'ah, the Russians, NATO... everyone. All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds.
The promise of Allah - the Glorified and Exalted - has come true. Sufficient for us is Allah, and He is the best Disposer of affairs. And these worlds only raise the [faith] of the believer. And the Muslims will not be harmed by the [disbelievers'] attempt to destroy them.