“A Message Signed in Blood to the Nations of the Cross” is yet another video from the Islamic State Alhayat Media Centre, modelled on the Syrian Airmen murders.
A line of 14 men are guided along a beach front, with the iconic black spiders at their sides. In this video we meet another English speaking director of mayhem. This man speaks with a strange accent, but clearly in unbroken and grammatically correct English.
The ensuing murder of the captives is pathetic and a waste. Nothing is gained.
Islamic State and their media outlets have been busy showing their Jordanian Pilot immolation video in open air cinema venues. (see video here)
However, ruling with fear is a pointless exercise and will always end in uprising and defeat.
Twenty-one Coptic workers, mostly from impoverished villages in Upper Egypt, were kidnapped between late December and early January in the Libyan city of Sirte.
Some of the notable quotes:
‘oh crusaders, safety for you will be only wishes‘
“Oh people, recently you’ve seen us on the hills of Al-Sham and on Dabeq’s Plain, chopping off the heads that had been carrying the cross delusion for a long time, filled with spite against Islam and Muslims,”
“The sea you’ve hidden Sheikh Osama Bin Laden’s body in, we swear to Allah we will mix it with your blood.”
“This filthy blood is just some of what awaits you, in revenge for Kamilia and her sisters.”
This references is made to Kamilia Shehata (here)
Egypt’s presidency confirmed the death of Egyptian hostages and announced a week of mourning, offering condolences to all Egyptians. The National Defence Council has also convened to discuss the situation, while President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Egypt reserves its right to retaliate at the suitable time and place. (from here)