“Remember this, you kuffar [non-Muslims] – we will be in Rome, we will be in Rome, inshallah [god willing]….After all their efforts, it would be the religion of the cross that would be broken.”
Yep, it’s an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ, all right. Remember: Pope Francis has said that the rights of Muslim migrants override security concerns.
But wait: what’s this?
“Barriers and police and army vehicles have been placed around St. Peter’s Basilica to make it harder for a vehicle to gather speed in an attack such as the one last week in Barcelona, which killed 13 people.”
“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)
‘We will be in Rome’: ISIS threatens Pope Francis in new propaganda video
- ISIS video, filmed in Marawi in the Philippines, shows the desecration of a church
- One English-speaking jihadi points at camera and promises: ‘We will be in Rome’
- Pictures of the current Pope and his predecessor are torn up and thrown away
- Church is ultimately burned while statues of Jesus on the cross are destroyed
- Terror group is losing ground in Syria and Iraq but battle in Marawi continues
Filmed mostly in the Philippines – where the jihadist group has been fighting a battle with the government for control of the city of Marawi – the latest ‘Inside the Khilafah’ video focuses on conflict between Christianity and Islam.
The narrator, speaking with an American accent, praises ‘the truthful soldiers of Mohammed’ who have fought to conquer territory in East Asia while ISIS members are shown wrecking a church.
One of the criminals – named ‘Abu Jindal’ – looks straight at the camera and says in English: ‘Remember this, you kuffar [an extremely offensive term for non-Muslims] – we will be in Rome, we will be in Rome, inshallah [god willing]’.
Decorations – including Jesus on the cross – are dragged down by the ISIS fighters before ‘kuffar’ around the world are threatened
The video begins by showing a line of men and boys with assault rifles and an ISIS flag in Marawi, Philippines
The church is last seen in flames, with the narrator explaining: ‘After all their efforts, it would be the religion of the cross that would be broken’
Meanwhile, decorations in the church – including a statue of Jesus on the cross and one of Mary – are torn down and destroyed.
Pictures of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis are also shown being torn up and thrown to the ground.
The church is last seen in flames, with the narrator explaining: ‘After all their efforts, it would be the religion of the cross that would be broken.’
He adds: ‘The crusaders’ enmity toward the Muslims only served to embolden a generation of youth.’
The obsession with Rome dates back to the birth of Islam, when Arab soldiers attempted to conquer the Byzantine (or Roman) Empire in what is today the Levant and Turkey during a long and bloody war.
A small bust of Mary is smashed on the floor as the Islamists smash up a Catholic church in Marawi
One of the criminals, named ‘Abu Jindal’ (pictured), points at the camera and warns that soon ‘we will be in Rome’
One of the fighters points his gun at a printed image of Pope Francis during the ransacking of the church
The picture is then torn in half as the narrator promises that Christianity is ‘broken’
In 846, Arab raiders attacked the outskirts of the city and sacked Old St Peter’s and St Paul’s-Outside-the-Walls but were never able to take the whole of Rome.
The video also attacks the United States, with the narrator stressing: ‘America does not liberate – it can only obliterate.’
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte is said to have run to his ‘master’ – the USA -and his master’s ‘guard dog’, Australia.
ISIS is losing more and more ground in its Syrian and Iraqi heartland.
In Marawi, however, the battle rages on – with hundreds of people already killed.
Pictured: Another bust being destroyed. But while the video brags of success, ISIS is losing more and more ground in its Syrian and Iraqi heartland
“ISIS threatens Pope Francis and Catholic Church in new video,” Catholic Herald, August 25, 2017:
ISIS has released a video showing its fighters ripping up photographs of Pope Francis and threatening to come to Rome.
Filmed in the Philippines, where the terrorists have been fighting the government for control of the city of Marawi, the video also shows the destruction the group have wreaked on a Catholic church.
The jihadists brag about how they have freed inmates from a local jail, with one addressing the camera saying: “Remember this, you kuffar [non-Muslims] – we will be in Rome, we will be in Rome, inshallah [god willing].”
The video also shows them destroying a crucifix and a statue of the Virgin Mary. It finishes with the church in flames, and one of the terrorists explaining: “After all their efforts, it would be the religion of the cross that would be broken.”
“The crusaders’ enmity toward the Muslims only served to embolden a generation of youth,” he adds….