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U.S. embassies on high alert over threats by ISIS

Refugees Fleeing ISIS Offensive Pour Into Kurdistan
Refugees Fleeing ISIS Offensive Pour Into Kurdistan
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Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch reported on Sunday that all 294 U.S. embassies around the world are on heightened alert due to threats from the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization that tweeted their intentions of bombing U.S. embassies if the U.S. decides to attack Iraq.

On June 27, 2014, Spencer posted the warnings that were sent to him and although the statements cannot be authenticated, what was said is nothing new from Islamic jihadists.

Some of the statements by the Islamic State (ISIS) said, “If the United States bomb Iraq, every American citizen is a legitimate target for us. Every American doctor working in any country will be slaughtered if America attack Iraq. If America attacks Iraq; every American embassy in the world will be exposed and attacked with car bombs.”

While the tweets originally came from the Twitter account, @ansaar999, it appears the Islamic terrorists changed their name or now may be using @ANS_IS999 due to the amount of anti-western rhetoric being posted.

Europe has been under the threat of Islamic radicals and ISIS as of late and Spencer reported that British extremist Abu Rahin Aziz believed to be using the alias Abu Dugma al-Britani, and working with ISIS, used Twitter to threaten that the Islamic State would capture Downing Street and hold executions in Trafalgar Square. Abu Dugma al-Britani also threatened the U.S. by saying through a Twitter message, “Downing Street will be a base for Muslims. Trafalgar Square is where public executions will take place. Army of Islamic State is coming. Our forces are set to “conquer” America’s White House.”

Britani also stated, “USA your interference will trigger many more 9/11 twin towers attacks and your brave boys returned in body bags.”

Meanwhile, a video posted online claims to depict Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, head of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq. A senior Iraqi intelligence official told The Associated Press (AP) he appeared to be a shadowy terrorist who has declared himself the leader of a new Islamic state.