People have been laughing at this because the savage said “Constantinople,” but he did so because of an old tradition in which Muhammad says that the Muslims will conquer Constantinople first and then Rome. The threat is real: jihadis are coming West. And Western countries are flinging open their doors and inviting them in. Suicidal madness.
“Isis tells ‘new pharaoh’ Trump: While you watch Raqqa, we’ll conquer Rome and Istanbul,” by Ludovica Iaccino, International Business Times, July 31, 2017:
A Somalian militant affiliated to the Isis terror group is believed to have sent a warning message to US President Donald Trump. Referring to the head of state as the “new pharaoh”, the Isis fighter explained the group’s expansionist aims, suggesting fighters were ready to conquer “Constantinople [and] Rome”.
“You might have your eyes on Raqqah [and] Mosul, but we have our eyes on Constantinople [and] Rome”, the militant said, according to the the SITE Intelligence group, a non-governmental counterterrorism organisation .
Isis captured Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria in 2014, making the two cities strongholds of its self-declared “caliphate”.
However, the group is progressively losing occupied territories in both countries, due to US-led joint offensives. Earlier in July, the Iraqi government declared Mosul liberated from Isis, following weeks of intense fighting.
Raqqa has witnessed intensified fighting in recent weeks, after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by a US-led coalition – started a campaign to recapture Raqqa from Isis. The US said at least 45% of Raqqa was in the hands of the SDF. The US embassy in London and the Department of State have not replied to a request for a comment on the message.
Isis displacement could mean ‘attacks for Europe’
Analysts have previously warned that Isis fighters would travel to other countries once their strongholds in the Middle East are destroyed. This could result in the creation of new Isis cells in different countries….