The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS has owned up the responsibility of several terrorist attacks in Paris which left 128 people dead.
The world was shocked after news about Paris attacks broke out, Saturday November 14. Initial reports revealed at least 120 people has been killed with many others injured. Hours later, ISIS claimed responsibility on the attacks saying this is just the “first storm”.
Prior to the release of the statement, French President Francois Hollande already tagged the ISIS as the group responsible for the attacks. He described it as cowardly and an “act of war”.
Below is the English statement released by the Islamic State.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficient
Allah said: “ They thought that their fortresses would protect them from Allah! But Allah came upon them from where they had not expected, and He cast terror into their hearts so they destroyed their houses with their own hands and the hands of the believers. So take warning, O people of vision.” [Al-Hashr: 2]
In a blessed battle whose causes for success where enabled by Allah, a group of the 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 inspite of His enemies. Thus, they were truthful with Allah, we consider them so, and Allah granted victory upon their hands and cast terror in 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 center of the capital of France. These targets included the Stade de France stadium during the soccer match between the teams of Germany and France (Francois Hollande). The targets also included the Bataclan theatre for exhibitions, where hundreds of pagans gathered for a concert of prostitution and vice. There were also simultaneous attacks on other targets in the tenth, eleventh, and eighteenth districts, and elsewhere. Paris was thereby shaken beneath the crusaders’ feet, who were contricted by its streets. The result of the attacks was the deaths of no less than 200 Crusaders and the wounding of even more. All praise, grace, and favor belong to Allah.
Allah blessed our brothers and granted 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 curse 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 availa 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.
“And to Allah belongs all honor, and to His Messenger, and to the believers, but the hypocrites do not know.” [From Al-Munafiqun: 8]