‘We vow dark days for the crusader nations’: ISIS issues chilling UK threat in the wake of Brussels terror attacks
Group uses Telegram messaging app to warn of further atrocities in Europe
By TOM MICHAEL
03:00, 23 Mar 2016
ISIS has threatened the UK and its allies with “dark days” in the wake of yesterday’s Brussels terror attacks.
The extremist group used its official account on the Telegram messaging app to issue taunt to what it called the ‘crusader states’.
The sick message read: “We vow to bring dark days to the crusader nations that have allied themselves against the Islamic State, in response to their aggression against our state.
“And what awaits you will be even harsher, even more bitter, by the permission of Allah.”
Security in the UK has been stepped up following today’s atrocities in Brussels.
ISIS promised more attacks like today’s attacks in Brussels, which killed at least 34 people.
Brussels: Armed cops train their guns in rooftop operation.
The group also praised the attackers who killed at least 34 people in callous attacks across the Belgian capital this morning.
The taunting message continued: “In praise of Allah who has made our blows precise and helped us succeed, we demand for him to accept our brothers among the martyrs.
“By the grace of Allah and his goodness, a secret cell of soldiers of the caliphate, which Allah gave power and victory, has launched an attack in the direction of Belgium which has not ceased to combat Islam and Muslims.”
The message called today’s atrocities targeting innocent civilians a “victory”, exaggerating casualties and claiming to have “cast fear and terror into the hearts of the crusaders”.
The message concluded: “In effect, a number of soldiers of the caliphate wearing explosive belts, bombs and military guns and choosing their targets with precision in the Belgian capital Brussels, have launched attacks inside the Zaventem airport and a metro station to kill a large number of our enemies.
“They then detonated their suicide belts in the middle of the crowds. The death toll has risen to 40 dead and at least 210 injured among the citizens of the crusader states.”
New footage from inside Brussels airport after blast.
Well over 100 people were injured in the bombing at Maalbeek metro station, which killed 20.
The Belgian PM slammed the ‘cowardly’ attacks and called for unity in the aftermath of the tragedy.
The attack on Maalbeek metro station in the morning rush hour killed 20 people, with a further 14 dead in the airport bombing.
Belgian PM Charles Michel condemned the “cowardly” attacks on what he said was “a black day” for the country.
He told reporters: “What we feared has happened, we were hit by blind attacks.
“This is a dark moment for our nation. We need calm and solidarity.”