Isis warns UK attack ‘ will turn children’s hair white’

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From the Sunday Times and brought from before the paywall by the Mail on Sunday

This is thought to refer to a doomsday prophesy in the Koran.

The terror group has warned the UK will suffer ‘the lion’s share’ of the slaughter it intends to wield in Europe, according to its Arabic language newspaper, al-Naba.

However, in a video released on Saturday, the millitants suggest it is Spain which will come under the strongest attack as the West is forced to ‘pay dearly’ for having crushed Muslim rule in Andalusia – more than 500 years ago. 

…the video released at the weekend features a long-haired jihadi, who appears to be white, who warns ISIS is going to carry out atrocities which will make the West forget the September 11 attacks against the United States, or the Paris massacre in November.  

Despite being Francophone, his wrath is turned particularly towards Spain, which he says will ‘pay dearly’ for having crushed Muslim rule in ancient Andalusia, the southern Spanish region where the Moors ruled from 711 AD to 1492.  He speaks of Cordoba and Toledo and says the ancient land of Andalusia is Muslim and has not been forgotten. 

At the end of the almost eight-minute video, the French-speaker and other IS fighters shoot dead five kneeling men in orange jumpsuits. The ‘execution’ appears to take place in the ruins of a building which destroyed in an air strike.

Isis released a separate video last week that featured nine of the Paris attackers, including the ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud, preparing in Syria for their French mission. The 17-minute film, seen in full by The Sunday Times, contains a section that strongly indicates Britain will be next. Abaaoud, 28, is believed to have travelled to London ahead of the Paris attacks. Images of landmarks in Birmingham were also found on his phone after he was killed in a shootout with French police.

By examining the montage frame by frame The Sunday Times has identified a string of potential targets, including Buckingham Palace, the National Gallery and Covent Garden. British jihadists had plotted to attack the Queen at an event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VJ Day last year and have boasted about flying the black flag of Isis above Buckingham Palace.

A palace spokeswoman said: “We never comment on security matters.” 

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