Barack Obama may be good at keeping his head in tricky situations, but a child ISIS jihadi has threatened to decapitate the U.S. President, unless Obama pays the jizyah (religious tax) in submission before “the swords of the khalifah (caliphate)” cut his “filthy head off.”
As threats go, it doesn’t beat around the bush, but it’s doubtful Obama’s too concerned. After all, he is the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world with a sizeable army and secret service sworn to defending their president.
Nevertheless, the video makes for chilling viewing, not least because it is a young child ISIS jihadi threatening to sever Obama’s head clean from his shoulders, as he stands dressed smartly in military fatigues and armed with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher like it’s the most natural thing in the world.
In the disturbing new video released by ISIS, the child jihadi, who is about 10-years-old, stands boldly clutching his grenade gun with one hand, whilst the other has one finger pointed to the sky — a hand signal recognised as symbolic of ISIS.
The youngster warns Barack Obama he is “dreaming” if he actually believes American troops will ever have boots on the ground in the large swathes of land that ISIS now control with an iron fist.
“If you think your soldiers will enter the land of the khilafah and pollute it with their filth, then you’re dreaming.”
The young jihadi, one of the so called “cubs of the caliphate,” warns that the “Dog of Rome Obama,” a reference to the president’s perceived servility to the Vatican Church, must wake up from his sleep and submit to the will of ISIS. If not, he will lose his head in a particularly gruesome fashion.
“Wake up from your sleep and pay the jiz’ yah (religious tax) in submission before the swords of the khalifah (caliphate) reach you and cut your filthy head.”
The Daily Mail reports that the disturbing video ends with a shot of a motorboat making its way through an unidentified body of water.
“Possibly referencing a journey across the Atlantic or the threat of terrorists slipping into Europe hidden among the hundreds of thousands of migrants.”
The video threat to Obama arrives after a recent wave of airstrikes on ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria by the U.S.
Additionally, Vladimir Putin has ordered a barrage of air strikes over Syrian territory in what Moscow claims are targets belonging to Islamic State jihadists.
However, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has alleged that only two of Russia’s 57 airstrikes in Syria have hit ISIS, and the West has accused Putin and Moscow of cynically exploiting the raids to bomb moderate opponents of Russian ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
An emergency meeting of all 28 of NATO’s member states have voted for Russia to “immediately cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians.”
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron urged Putin to “change direction” in Syria and acknowledge that Assad must be replaced.
Yet Colonel Gaddafi’s cousin and former intelligence official, Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, has warned that if the Syrian president falls, ISIS will launch a “global catastrophe which no-one is spared.”
The former top diplomat has warned that the West should be alarmed about the potential fall of the Syrian regime, and that Russia’s position was much shrewder.
“It is possible to have an understanding with Assad and he will not endanger his neighbours, but it will not be possible to have an understanding with the militias.
I now say beware the fall of the Syrian regime for it will make the Arabian Peninsula encompassed by Daesh (the arabic name for ISIS) from the West, South, and East.
The flow of oil and gas through the Eden Straight and the Suez Canal, will stop with the West unable to battle ‘suicide bombers from hell’. With exports from the Kingdom blocked, the price of oil will surpass $200. In the face of such an oil crisis Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal will default.
Israel will be attacked from its four corners by thousands of suicide bombers. The Israeli Army would be defenceless in such a primitive guerrilla war.
What is happening now warns of a forthcoming catastrophe, which will affect the whole world. Everybody must reconsider… before it is too late for nobody will be spared.”
President Obama has continued to call Putin’s dramatic involvement of Russia in Syria a “recipe for disaster,” and has vowed that Washington will not be drawn into a proxy war.
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