An Australian fighter in the Islamic State (IS) challenged the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria, and declared that the group will continue fighting until its banner is placed atop Buckingham Palace and the White House.
The fighter, "Abu Khaled al-Australia," delivered his speech in the fourth episode of the IS series "Message of the Mujahid," which was produced by al-I'tisaam Media Foundation, and was distributed on Twitter on October 20, 2014.
Abu Khaled stated that the IS does not fear the coalition and he challenged, "Bring every nation that you want to come and fight us. It means nothing to us. Whether it's 50 nations or 50,000 nations, it means nothing to us." He then addressed U.S. President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, stating:
These weapons we have, these soldiers, we will not stop fighting, we will not put down our weapons until we reach your lands, until we take the head of every tyrant, and until the black flag is flying high in every, single land, until we put the black flag on top of Buckingham Palace, until we put the black flag on top of the White House, we will not stop and we will keep on fighting and we will fight you and we will defeat you, with permission from Allah the Almighty.
Previous "Message of the Mujahid" releases have featured a British fighter condemning Prime Minister David Cameron; an elderly fighter defying US airstrikes; and a Frenchman, accompanied by two Moroccans, condemning French and Arab governments.
The video is available here: