On May 17, the media office of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Ninawa Province released a video featuring fighters from the U.S., Canada, the UK, Russia, and Belgium, highlighting the group's weapons manufacturing capabilities. In it, an American ISIS fighter addresses the "monotheists" living in the U.S. and asks: "Are you incapable of stabbing an infidel with a knife, throwing him off a building, or running him over with a car?" The video includes images of Las Vegas, Times Square, an airport, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bank of America, PNC Bank, and others, and recommends truck attacks.
Narrator: "These are people who have chosen hijra and jihad for the sake of Allah. They have interwoven good with good."
Abu Maliha Al-Canadi: "As-salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh [May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you] to my brothers who has believed in Allah. I am too much excited, I don't know what to say but I am going to meet my master who ordered me to do what I am supposed to do. We all must wake up to fight for the cause of Allah. Without Jihad, without Jihad, without Jihad, there is no Islam."
Abu Hamza Al-Amriki: "Indeed, America today is the one carrying the banner of the cross and waging war against the Muslims. It did not delay in supporting its puppets via air, land and sea, Iraq, Sham, Libya, Afghanistan and elsewhere and it openly declares that its goal is only to wipe out the Islamic State. May they fail and lose. It supports the Rafidah [rejectionist] Iran and strives to spread the religion of the Rafidah in Muslim territories. Their savage airstrikes have killed and wounded thousands of children, women and elderly and have destroyed cities of Ahl Al-Sunna [Sunnis]. Therefore, oh muwahhid [monotheists] in America, does it not pain you to see your bothers with their honor having been violated and their bodies having been torn into pieces by American air strikes and their destructive weapons? Are you incapable of stabbing a kafir [unbeliever] with a knife, throwing him off of a building or running him over with a car? Liberate yourself from hellfire by killing a kafir, for Allah's messenger, Allah's blessings and peace be upon him, said 'A kafir and his killer will not be joined together in hellfire.' So show resolve and place your trust in Allah and he will pave the way for you by Allah's permission.
"What we have here, the Rafidah say that these projectile launchers are weapons which America provided to the Islamic State. This demonstrates the stupidity and foolishness of the Rafidah. This weapon is a product of the Islamic State, to Allah belongs all praise and this weapon here is ghanimah [spoils of war], which was taken from the Rafidah's personnel whom America gives support and weapons. Allah the mighty and sublime has facilitated for the soldiers of the Islamic State to produce weapons with which they can fight the enemies of Allah, including this anti-tank rocket launcher. It was made and completed from scratch and to Allah belongs all praise and this is due to the need for weapons in battle that can destroy the armor of the Rafidah and the Americans. Also, there are several different types, including thermobaric projectile launchers, which can destroy the building in which the enemy entrenches himself, as well as other types whose effects we will leave to the enemies of Allah to discover for themselves."
Abu Dajana Al-Beljiki: "The Iraqi forces, with their American Abrams tanks and their Russian tanks, are attempting to advance, under cover of Crusader fire support, on the areas controlled by the mujahideen. One of the coalition members is France, which violently supports them with artillery. Yet Allah has provided the mujahideen with the means to counter this. By the grace of Allah, the mujahideen have acquired many Strela anti-aircraft missiles. They have also developed a remote-controlled anti-aircraft system, in order to target American and French aircrafts with precision."
(The video shows ISIS fighters aiming what looks like a low-altitude 9K32 Strela-2 missile system, followed by footage of a helicopter falling out of the sky. A remote-controlled weapon system is also shown.)
"They have also developed a remote-controlled bomb carrier, which advances toward its targets, and pierces the armor of Iraqi vehicles, in order to blow them up along with their crews, who are trying to advance on Muslim territory."
(The video shows a small remote-controlled vehicle being loaded with explosives before being driven into the street. Drone footage then shows an explosion from a distance, apparently caused by the detonation of the vehicle's explosives.)
"Allah be praised, these weapons were manufactured despite the violence of the battle, and the throttling siege laid by these Crusaders and their minions, who will enter the ground battle, which will be fierce. Just as Allah has provided the mujahideen with these weapons, He has provided the operations that have made these states of disbelief tremble – like the Paris operation on November 13, the operation carried out by our brother Coulibaly, the operation of our brother in Brussels, Abballa Larossi, and the others, may Allah accept them. They have exported the war into the heart of France and Belgium, and have avenged the blood spilled by France and Belgium in Iraq and Syria."
Narrator: "Oh pious monotheists in America, Russia and Europe, oh supporters of the Caliphate who have found it too hard to respond to the call to arms, you are among the polytheists today. Roll up your sleeves and be honest in your efforts. Know that our war with our enemy is an all-out war, and that the interests of the enemy can be easily targeted. Make sure they are preoccupied with their own [safety], thus diverting their attention away from your Caliphate and the abode of Islam. Remember the words of your Prophet: 'An infidel and his killer shall never meet in the Hellfire.'"
(The video shows a list of the characteristics of a vehicle ideal for use in an attack, a list of ways of acquiring a vehicle, and a list of ideal targets for an attack.)