Did anyone think for one minute that the Muslims would not chop his head off? In what world?
Jihad John, yesterday’s moderate — today’s headline.
Report: Islamic State group executes Japanese hostage
Radical Islamist known as ‘Jihadi John’ threatens Japanese government for cooperating with US-led coalition, warns President Abe: ‘Let the nightmare for Japan begin.’
The Islamic State group executed Japanese hostage Kenji Goto Jogo, according to a new video distributed on Twitter late Saturday evening. According to SITE intelligence group, the minute-long video shows “Jihadi John” threaten Japanese President Abe with further violence.
“Let the nightmare for Japan begin,” warned the radical Islamist group’s executioner.
Jihadi John with Japanese hostage
The British-accented jihadi told the Japanese government: “You, like your foolish allies in the Satanic coalition, have yet to understand that we, by Allah’s grace, are an Islamic Caliphate with authority and power – an entire army thirsty for your blood.”
He added: “Abe, because of your reckless decision to take part in an unwinnable war, this knife will not only slaughter Kenji, but will also carry on and cause carnage wherever your people are found. So let the nightmare for Japan begin.”
There was no mention in the one-minute video of another Islamic State captive, Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh who was seized after his jet crashed in northeast Syria in December during a bombing mission against Islamic State.
Video of purported Islamic State execution
The Japanese government is trying to authenticate the video, public broadcaster NHK said on Sunday. “I cannot help feeling strong indignation that an inhuman and despicable act of terrorism like this has been committed again,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said, adding the video appeared to show Goto. “We resolutely condemn this.”
The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had put high priority on seeking the release of Goto, a veteran war correspondent captured by the militants in late October when he went to Syria seeking the release of another Japanese captive, Haruna Yukawa.
White House said on Saturday that it was also working to authenticate the video, adding Washington “strongly condemns” the militant group’s actions.
“We have seen the video purporting to show that Japanese citizen Kenji Goto has been murdered by the terrorist group ISIL,” White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement, using an acronym for the group.
“We are working to confirm its authenticity. The United States strongly condemns ISIL’s actions and we call for the immediate release of all remaining hostages. We stand in solidarity with our ally Japan,” Meehan added.
Courtesy of Pamela Geller.
Editor’s Note: I used a replacement video. I couldn’t get the video that Pamela Geller features on her site to embed properly on DC Clothesline. Proceed to Pam’s site if you want to watch a shorter version without all of the commentary. -Dean Garrison, Publisher/Editor
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