'New Jihadi John' Threatens UK in ISIS Video

Group executes 5 alleged spies for Britain
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2016 5:52 AM CST

An airstrike killed the Islamic State's "Jihadi John" last year, but a new ISIS spokesman with a British accent appears to have taken his place. The group released a video in which the masked man warns that ISIS will attack the UK in retaliation for Britain's support of the US-led coalition that's bombing Syria, reports USA Today. The video also purports to show five men from Syria and Libya, alleged spies for Britain, being executed with a gunshot to the head, reports the BBC. The Telegraph labels the militant the "new Jihadi John" in its headline and notes that the video has another "chilling twist": a young boy clad in military clothes warns in what sounds like a British accent that ISIS is going to kill non-Muslims. The video hasn't been authenticated yet.

"Only an imbecile would dare to wage war against a land where the law of Allah reigns supreme," says the adult militant, addressing David Cameron. "The Islamic State, our country, is here to stay. And we will continue to wage jihad, break borders, and one day invade your land, where we will rule by the Shariah." He also calls Cameron a "slave of the White House" and a "mule of the Jews." (More Islamic State stories.)

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