Islamic State Threatens to Behead the Statue of Liberty

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The Islamic State threatened to behead America’s Statue of Liberty in New York City. Jihadists published a picture of the headless statue holding the ISIS black flag on Twitter on Sunday.

Written beneath the picture were the words “soon the state of the Islamic Caliphate.”

In the picture you can see the iconic skyline of NYC burning.

Twitter users responded sarcastically to the picture. One of them said “ISIS should get the Oscar for sarcasm.”

Britain has also received threats of another attack. Abdullah Elmir, known as ‘the Ginger Jihadi’ became a poster boy for the Islamic State when he moved there from Sydney Australia. He spoke to The Mail on Sunday announcing that he has ‘connections’ to the UK and that “brothers that I know there… are itching to do an attack.”

In case there was any doubt he added “this is a direct threat.”

UK police are investigating the credibility of the threat.

The Mail on Sunday also confirmed that he has now gotten married, to Amira Abase of East London. Abase is one of three British Schoolgirls who ran away to the Islamic State last year with the intention of becoming jihadi brides.

It seems that she has got her wish. Now that she is married, she will have to wear a black himar, rather than the white reserved for unmarried women. The Islamic State forces women to wear color-coded clothing denoting marital status.

She is 16 and Elmir is 18. Protective of his new wife, he told The Mail on Sunday not to contact her again. 

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David Harris

David Harris is the editor in chief of Clarion Project.