Isis threatens to attack United States over Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision

Isis threatens to attack United States over Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision

The group posted threatening messages via social media

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Islamic State has threatened to attack the United States in response to Donald Trump's declaration about Jerusalem. 

Last week, the US President created political shockwaves after he declared the city to be the rightful capital of Israel and announce his intention to move the US embassy to the ancient city, which is venerated by both Jews and Muslims. 

Now, the terror group has reacted to this decision. 

One of its key social media channels - the Telegram Instant Messaging Service - posted messages like "ISIS in Manhattan" and "Wait for us". 

Accompanying this was a declaration of carrying out intentions, as well as images of Times Square in New York City and what appeared to be a bomb belt and detonator. 

The post said it would burn America with the "flames of war" started in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. 

Militants representing Islamic State have carried out a series of deadly attacks across Europe over the last two years.

A continued offensive by US-led coalition forces in Syria has managed to drive the terror group from its strongholds, although a new phase of guerrilla warfare is expected now. 

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