UPDATE: “Holder said in a series of interviews with the Sunday morning news shows in Washington that investigators at this point don’t have “any credible information” to determine which terrorist group was responsible for the attacks in Paris.”.
Here is the Paris jihadi’s video. He is saying Islamic prayer in front of the black flag of jihad and pledging allegiance to the Islamic State. Coulibaly stormed a kosher supermarket and slaughtered 4 Jews in cold blood and then held close to 20 hostages for 5 hours before the police took him out down when he was knelt down to recite his evening Islamic prayers. Devout.
Look at him and remember this when they say this is “not Islamic.”
“I’m a soldier of the Chaliphat (ISIS) since the begining”, says Coulibaly in the video. “Our group is divided but quardinated the attack. France is a legitimit target beacause what they are doing to us”.
Originally the attack was attributed to Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The two “Charlie Hebdo” attackers reported to a journalist that they had been sent by AQAP and its now deceased leading figure Anwar Al-Awalaki.
However Coulibaly had during his hostage siege professed his affiliation with ISIS. The video which was recorded before the attack shows Coulibaly pledging loyalty to ISIS and its leader Baghdadi.
In the video he appears wearing white Jellabiya (Traditional Muslim robe) with an Ak-47 beside him – the same type of rifle that was used in his assault. The video also shows him training physically doing pull ups.
Coulibaly se venge des ennemis de l’Islam كوليبالي ينتقم من أعداء الإسلام
– Starts with Qur’an 8:60– Mentions specifically going after a Jewish grocery and executing 5 Jews– Ends (see 6:44 of video) with Qur’an 4:84 (though it’s a typo, it’s cited incorrectly as 4:24 in the video)
On January 11, 2015, a Dailymotion account called Baqya (a reference to ISIS) posted a seven-minute video of “Abu Basir ‘Abdallah Al-Afriki,” namely Amedy Coulibaly, who perpetrated the January 9, 2015 attack in the kosher supermarket in Paris and murdered a policewoman in Montrouge on the day before. The video, titled “Soldier of the Caliphate,” shows him pledging allegiance to ISIS and preparing for the attacks. It also features several segments in which he speaks to the camera and justifies his actions. Sitting with an ISIS flag behind him and a rifle beside him, he says: “What we are doing, avenging the Prophet, is completely legitimate, deserved and timely. You attacked the Caliphate, the Islamic State, [so] you are being attacked. You cannot attack and [expect] nothing in return.”
Coulibaly also confirms his ties with the Kouachi brothers, perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo shooting. He claims that he gave them thousands of Euros and helped them prepare for the shooting, and that he and they coordinated their actions but acted separately in order to maximize the impact. Finally, he also addresses the Muslims in Europe and France in particular, calling them to join the jihad “to defend Islam.”
The video was clearly edited after the supermarket attack, since it begins with some captions that refer to it. It was apparently filmed shortly before the attack, in several different locations. One of the segments may have been filmed after Coulibaly’s January 8 attack on the policewoman, since he says that he “carried out a small [operation] against the police.”