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April 29, 2019 No.
8032

Pro-ISIS Outlet Posts Video Celebrating Sri Lanka Bombings

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On April 24, 2019, the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) media outlet Muntasir Media released a two-minute video clip celebrating the ISIS claimed Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka.[1] The video titled "Muhammad's Army" is comprised of footage from mainstream media and images of the attackers released by the ISIS news agency 'Amaq.[2] The video shows media footage of the various attacks across Sri Lanka, including gruesome footages of their aftermath. The video concludes with a caption in Arabic and Spanish: "We await the day when Jesus, may peace be upon him, will descend and we will pass on the banner to him."[3]

Following are screenshots from the video:

 

[1] Source: Telegram, Greenb1rds, April 24, 2019.

[3] This is a reference to Islamic apocalyptic tradition regarding Jesus' role as a leader in the ultimate battle against the unbelievers.