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ISIS Paris Attackers Released Beheading Video, EU Warns Future Terrorist Attacks in Europe Anticipated

( [email protected] ) Jan 25, 2016 12:19 PM EST
A video was released on Sunday by ISIS which featured some of the Paris attackers performing beheadings. Since one of the terrorists featured in the video was killed in the Paris attacks (Bilal Hadfi) it was determined that the footage was shot before the Paris terror attacks. However, the head of the EU's law enforcement agency has reason to believe that the terrorists who performed the Paris attacks are in the process of pulling together multiple large-scale attacks across Europe.
French soldiers patrol in the street near a department store in Paris as part of the highest level of "Vigipirate" security Reuters

A video was released on Sunday by ISIS which featured some of the Paris attackers performing beheadings. Since one of the terrorists featured in the video was killed in the Paris attacks (Bilal Hadfi) it was determined that the footage was shot before the Paris terror attacks. However, the head of the EU's law enforcement agency has reason to believe that the terrorists who performed the Paris attacks are in the process of pulling together multiple large-scale attacks across Europe.

The deceased Hadfi attacker said in the video, "You destroy our homes and kill our fathers, our brothers, our sisters, our mothers and our children."

Suspected Bataclan gunman, Abu Qital al-Faransi, is also in the video and levies a threat: "Whoever stands in the ranks of the kuffar (enemy), will be a target for our swords."
 
His words were accompanied by pictures of Tower Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral in London with a warning that they were allegedly prepared for terrorist activities, "anytime, anywhere".

There were also photos of John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, and UK Prime Minister David Cameron with crosshairs superimposed over their faces.

Security personnel who discovered the video believe that the video was the most recent one made before the Parris attacks.

Four of the Paris terrorist attackers are believed to still be alive, and Rob Wainwright, Europol head of EU policing efforts for preventing terrorism and organized crime said that ISIS has, "developed a new combat-style capability to carry out a campaign of large-scale terrorist attacks on a global stage, with a particular focus in Europe."

His warning came during a meeting of interior ministers in Amsterdam in response to France's Interior minister's concerns that ISIS was planning another Paris concert attack and mass killing in Paris' streets.

France has been under a state of emergency ever since the Paris attacks happened back in November. Though it is supposed to lift on February 26, there is a move by French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to extend the state of emergency for another three months, though 11 terrorist attacks have been stopped since November.

Cazeneuve said on Sunday that it's not his intention to keep the state of emergency going indefinitely, but that he feels that it needs to be extended so that the people of France can continue to be protected as effectively as possible. However, the Human Rights League is pushing for an end to the state of emergency as soon as possible.

The state of emergency gives authorities the right to place people under house arrest and perform raids without a judicial warrant.

A Europol report notes, "Both the November Paris attacks and the October 2015 bombing of a Russian airliner suggest a shift in IS strategy towards going global."

Tags : ISIS, ISIS Beheading, Europe, European Union, Paris, France, ISIS propaganda