We reported earlier today on a forthcoming release from ISIS’ media group “Al-Furqan” that many on the web speculated would reveal some sort of role in the recent crash of EgyptAir Flight 804.
The audio has just been released, and while there was no mention of the flight as many expected, it does issue a few threats. As BNO News just reported; The Islamic State (ISIS) group has released an audio tape from its chief spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, but the tape contained little news and made no reference to the recent crash of EgyptAir Flight 804.
The 31-minute audio tape, titled “That They Live By Proof” or “And Those Who Were to Live Might Live After a Clear Evidence”, was released about 12 hours after the initial announcement of an upcoming leadership release. It contained no news or reference to Flight 804, but the spokesman said the group would fight on even if they continue to lose territory.
It marked al-Adnani’s first audio tape since October 2015.
The message also issued threats to Jews, Christians, and “promised” to conquer Saudi Arabia (which, ironically, is already an “Islamic State”).Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the international coalition against ISIS, said Adnani’s audio tape was “another sign” that ISIS leaders are in deep hiding and afraid to appear in public. “Days are numbered,” he said on his official Twitter account. The Twittersphere has the following to say:
— Maria Abi-Habib (@Abihabib) May 21, 2016
Nothing on #EgyptAir. Attacks were never claimed directly by main leaders of the grp but still timing was used to garner media attention
— Michael Horowitz (@michaelh992) May 21, 2016
— Zaid Benjamin (@zaidbenjamin) May 21, 2016
— Jan (@Janx53) May 21, 2016
If everything really is A-OK for ISIS, you’d think they wouldn’t be trying so hard to convince us (and their potential recruits) that that’s the case.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]