In a new propaganda video featuring the beheading of a Kurdish fighter, a spokesman for the Islamic State threatens to behead President Barack Obama and turn the U.S. into a Muslim province of its new caliphate.
A video released by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) on Tuesday shows three Islamic State (ISIS) fighters standing behind a kneeling Kurdish fighter as one of the extremists launches into a diatribe against the U.S. and other Western nations.
In the propaganda video the Islamic State spokesman declares:
Know, oh Obama, that we will reach America. Know also that we will cut off your head in the White House and transform America into a Muslim province.
The spokesman also threatened France and Belgium, saying:
We will come to you with car bombs and explosive charges and will cut off your heads.
However, the spokesman saved his most personal attack for the Kurdish leader Masoud Barazani, who is currently leading the fight against ISIS in Iraq:
As for you, oh Masoud (Barazani), you dog, we are going to behead you and throw you into the trash bin of history.
The spokesman concluded by saying:
Know that we are men who fear no-one. We will institute the laws of Allah, may he be exalted and praised.
The spokesman also accused the Kurdish peshmerga forces of using American bombs and chemical weapons in combat.
The video ends with the Kurdish hostage being beheaded.
Breitbart reports the statement was delivered from a street in Mosul, Iraq, which ISIS fighters now control and where U.S. Marines formerly battled Al Qaeda.
Video and transcript via Daily Mail.