(GOP The Daily Dose) -- A masked jihadist today issued a chilling threat to the West in a video purporting to show the severed head of a U.S. aid worker and a mass murder of Syrian soldiers.
Speaking in the now-familiar London accent of Islamic State executioner-cum-spokesman Jihadi John, the militant issues the bloodcurdling threat in the group’s latest propaganda video.
Later in the same video, which emerged today, it is claimed that another Western hostage, the aid worker and former U.S. army ranger Peter Kassig, has also been executed.
It shows the men led to a place in the desert by bearded, uniformed jihadis who each pick up a knife which they will use to saw the heads off their victims.
Warning VERY GRAPHIC VIDEO!! As militants stand in a row with their hostages kneeling in front of them, Jihadi John says: ‘To Obama, the dog of Rome. Today we are slaughtering the soldiers of Bashar and tomorrow we will be slaughtering your soldiers.
‘And with Allah’s permission we will break this final and last crusade. And the Islamic State will soon, like your puppet David Cameron said, begin to slaughter your people in your streets
A video claiming to show the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig has been posted online by Islamic State.
Mr Kassig, a 26-year-old former soldier and veteran of the Iraq war, previously appeared at the end of the video in which British hostage Alan Henning was killed.
The footage released this morning does not showing the killing of Mr Kassig, but shows an Islamic State militant standing over a severed head and declaring: “This is Peter Edward Kassig, a US citizen.”
The masked fanatic speaks with a London accent and is believed to the Brit Jihadi John, who has appeared in videos showing the beheadings of four other Western hostages – Brits David Haines and Alan Henning, and Americans James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
The footage has not been verified and it is not known when it was recorded.
Mr Kassig’s family say they are aware of the reports about their “treasured son” and are “waiting for confirmation from the government as to the authenticity of these reports”.
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