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In a four-minute video posted December 20, 2014 on the pro-ISIS jihadi forum Alplatformmedia.com, a masked and armed ISIS fighter calls on Muslims in that country to either make hijra (immigrate) to the Caliphate (i.e., the parts of Syria and Iraq controlled by ISIS) or to "blow up France" and kill unbelievers by any means: with a gun, a rock or a knife. The fighter speaks in French with a North African accent, and his statements are subtitled in Arabic. He is surrounded by several others, apparently also foreign ISIS fighters.
Below are excerpts from his statements in the video.
"I would like to address a message... to all my brothers and sisters in France, in the same manner that our sheikh [ISIS leader] Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has called upon you to strike all the interests of the infidels in all the infidels' countries. Today I ask you the question: What have you done for the sake of your brothers and sisters? What have you done for the oppressed? What have you done for yourselves? What are you going to say to Allah on Judgment Day? What answer are you going to give him?… Today you no longer have any answer to give... If the infidels are keeping you from making hijra, hit them where you are. Today you are capable, you are capable of hitting them. What have you to lose, as long as martyrdom awaits you? What have you to lose if Allah's Paradise awaits you?... The unbelievers can do nothing to you. This is clear and obvious. The unbeliever can no longer strike at Islam. The era when the Islamic umma was weak, when it was weakened, is gone. That era is over and it will never return.
"Today we heard good news: the oath of fealty [to ISIS] by our brothers in Yemen has been accepted. The oath of fealty by our brothers in Libya has been accepted. All our brothers the mujahideen are called upon to join them and to pledge allegiance to Emir Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi...
"Blow up France. Reduce it to bits. Blow up the heads of these unbelievers. Just as they permit themselves to harm our sisters, just as they permit themselves to make unlawful what Allah has rendered lawful, just as they prevent our sisters from wearing the niqab. Blow up their heads, blow up their heads. [Do it] in any way, with a rock or by any other means. If you cannot obtain a pistol, there are rocks, there are knives there is everything that is needed. Take an example from our brother Mohamed Merah [who attacked the Jewish school in Toulouse]. Take an example from him and blow up their heads. Kill them. Kill them, wherever they are. Kill them. Don't let them live in peace. And once more, whoever is capable of making hijra should do it… "