‘The French must die by the thousands’: ISIS cell in France threatens rocket attacks on passenger jets and new Charlie Hebdo-style massacre in chilling undercover video filmed by journalist who infiltrated them
- Journalist infiltrated ISIS cell after meeting in town of Chateauroux, France
- Warned of devastating attacks that would ‘traumatise France for a century’
- He then received instructions to ‘shoot until death’ in a nightclub slaughter
- Group also threatened attacks on media outlets, a military base and aircraft
An ISIS cell in France threatened new rocket attacks on passenger jets and a new Charlie Hebdo-style massacre in chilling undercover video filmed by a journalist who infiltrated the group.
The journalist, a Muslim using the pseudonym Said Ramzi, also received instructions to ‘shoot until death’ in a nightclub slaughter and set off an explosive vest if security turn up.
The journalist, a Muslim using the pseudonym Said Ramzi, also received instructions to ‘shoot until death’ in a nightclub slaughter and set off an explosives vest if security turn up.
The journalist, whose documentary ‘Allah’s Soldiers’ airs in France tonight, was promised a place in paradise with ‘a winged horse of gold and rubies’.
He used a hidden camera as the cell plotted an attack in the name of ISIS, before they were arrested.
Ramzi describes himself as a Muslim ‘of the same generation as the killers’ who carried out the November 13 terror attacks which left 130 people dead in Paris.
To make contact with the group, Ramzi said the first steps were easy, following and interacting with those preaching jihad on Facebook.
Then, he had to meet the person presented as the ’emir’ of the group of about a dozen youths, some of them born into Muslim families, and the others converts.
This took place in Chateauroux at an outdoor activities centre that was deserted in winter.
The ’emir’ was a young French-Turkish citizen named Oussama, and on their first meeting he tries to convince the journalist he knows as Abu Hamza, that paradise awaits him if he carries out a suicide mission.
After an initial meeting in Chateauroux, a town in the centre-west of France, the would-be jihadists warned of devastating attacks that would ‘traumatise the country for a century’
‘Towards paradise, that is the path,’ Oussama says, a chilling smile on his face. ‘Come, brother, let’s go to paradise, our women are waiting for us there, with angels as servants.
‘You will have a palace, a winged horse of gold and rubies.’
During another meeting in front of a mosque in the Paris suburb of Stains, a member of the group points to an airplane approaching the nearby Bourget airport.
‘With a little rocket-launcher, you can easily get one of them… you do something like that in the name of Dawla (Islamic State), and France will be traumatised for a century.’
Some of the gang, like Oussama, try and reach the Islamic State group in Syria. He was arrested by Turkish police and handed back to France where he spent five months in jail before being released.
While he had to show his face at the local police station once a day under his release conditions, he stayed in touch with the group via encrypted messaging application Telegram to organise meetings at which plans to launch an attack took form.
‘We must hit a military base,’ says Oussama. ‘When they are eating, they are all lined up … ta-ta-ta-ta-ta,’ he added, mimicking the sound of automatic gunfire.
‘Or journalists, BFM, iTele, they are at war against Islam,’ he says of the prominent French television stations.