ISIS has released a press statement claiming responsibility for the attack on Paris.
Based on a completely invalid interpretation of the Quran, the document proves just how far the organization is willing to go in its exploitation of religious scripture.
129 people were killed and 352 injured in the coordinated attacks carried out by three teams of Islamists targeting the Stade de France, the Bataclan concert hall, and several centraly located cafés.
This is a translation of the message by ISIS (IS/ISIL or Daesh):
“Statement about the Blessed Paris Invasion of the French Crusaders.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, The Almighty said: “and they thought that their fortresses would protect them from Allah ; but [the decree of] Allah came upon them from where they had not expected, and He cast terror into their hearts [so] they destroyed their houses by their [own] hands and the hands of the believers. So take warning, O people of vision.” [Surah 59. Al-Hashr, Ayah 2]
In a blessed attack the success of which was aided by Allah, a faithful group of warriors of the Caliphate, may Allah dignify their actions and grant them victory, set out, targeting the capital of prostitution and debauchery, Paris, the carrier of the banner of Christianity in Europe. Young Men who divorced the world and sought out their enemy looking for death in the name of Allah, for the sake of His religion and His Prophet. May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon them, and their endeavours, when they put the noses of Allah’s enemies into the ground.
They were true to Allah, we acknowlege them. Allah conquered through them and cast fear in the hearts of the Crusaders in the centre of their lands, where eight brothers armed with explosive belts and machine guns, accurately chose targets in the heart of the capital of France, including the Stade de France while the German and French Crusader’s teams were playing. Francois Hollande, the fool of France, was also present. Other strategic targets were the Bataclan Conference Center, where hundreds of apostates had gathered in a perverse party of prostitution, and other areas in the 10th and 11th and 18th district.
Paris trembled under their feet, and its streets were becoming narrow, and the success of the attacks was the death of at least 100 Crusaders and the wounding of even more. Praise and Gratitude be to Allah.
Allah has granted our brothers their wishes, and he gave them what they desired. They detonated their belts within the crowds of unbelievers when they ran out of ammunition. Therefore we ask Allah to accept them among the martyrs. May HE make us follow them.
France and those who follow the same path must know that they will remain priority targets of the Islamic State. The smell of death will never leave their noses as long as they lead the charge of the Crusader’ war, and dare to insult our Prophet. Allah’s peace and blessings be upon those, who proudly fight for Islam in France against those who attack the Muslims in their lands of the Caliphate with airplanes. It will not help them in the streets of Paris and its rotten streets. This attack is only the first of the storm and a warning to those who wish to listen.
Allah is Great.
“But honor belongs to Allah and His Apostle and to the Believers; but the Hypocrites know not.” [Surah 63. Al-Munafiqun, Ayah 8]”