Islamic State (ISIS) has released a propaganda video threatening to ‘invade’ Paris. The clip shows an attack at the Eiffel Tower resulting in the destruction of the landmark. The video brags of an ISIS terrorist cell forming in the countryside outside the French capital.
The Islamist threat coincides with the trial of the only surviving member of the ISIS-trained terrorist group that carried out a series of deadly attacks in Paris two years ago.
Salah Abdeslam, the 28-year-old French national of Moroccan descent, is refusing to cooperate with the court. “Judge me. Do what you want to do. I place my confidence in Allah. I have no fear of you,” he told the Belgian judge.
In November 2015, Abdeslam and eight other ISIS terrorists murdered 130 people, including 90 concert-goers at the Parisian Bataclan theatre.
The UK newspaper Daily Mail reported the latest terror threat issues by the ISIS:
ISIS has threatened to invade Paris 'in the near future' in a new video showing an attack on the Eiffel Tower.
The French city is described as the 'capital of degeneracy' by jihadists who warn of a siege by militants and a surprise raid launched from 'ground tunnels'.
Terrorists are seen forming a cell in the countryside outside Paris 'where the infantry unit of the caliphate lie in wait for their enemies'.
The footage, released by pro-ISIS group Al-Abd al-Faqir Media, then shows what is described as a 'French military vehicle' representing the 'Army of Satan' and extremists launching an ambush.
Once it is destroyed, those in the vehicle are chased down before two men in hoods are led in to a clearing and shot in the head. It is not clear where this took place or whether the executions were staged.
According to the German statistics platform Statista, more than 1,900 French Muslims traveled to Syria and Iraq to fight for Islamist terror groups. Hundreds of these war criminals are meanwhile back in France after receiving intensive terror training.
Additionally, an estimated 400 children of French ISIS terrorist fighters have also been brought to the country. Many of them have been thoroughly indoctrinated by ISIS preachers during their stay in the caliphate.
The terror threat is compounded by the presence of around 15,000 Islamists already on France’s terror watch list.
If this trend continues, it is only a matter of time before the horrific scenarios shown in the ISIS propaganda clips are played out on the streets of Paris and other French cities.