Islamic State Threatens 9/11 Repeat in New Agitprop Film

Screenshot from the film 'We Will Burn America.'
Screenshot from the film ‘We Will Burn America.’

A new film has been produced by the Islamic State entitled “We Will Burn America” threatening another 9/11 attack.

The Islamic State has released another propaganda video, this one explicitly threatening another 9/11 attack on US home soil.

The 11 minute long film is entitled “We Will Burn America.” It lacks the editorial sophistication of some of the Islamic State’s previous films and there are also minor grammatical errors in the English subtitles that accompany the film.

Among other things, the ‘Al-Hayat Media Center’ opening graphic, which has opened previous Islamic State films, was conspicuous by its absence – although the classical Islamic opening “in the name of God, the most compassionate, the most merciful” was still used.

Much of the film relies on b-roll footage of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, which killed nearly 3,000 people in 2001. It is fleshed out with footage from their previous films and some new content.

This suggests that the film production capabilities of the Islamic State have been degraded since previous productions, in particular their feature length film ‘Flames of War’ and the less military-oriented propaganda films attempting to portray their youth indoctrination camps as a positive environment for young Muslim children.

The film was distributed with a twitter campaign using #WeWillBurnUSAgain and #We_Will_Burn_America, alongside pictures showing the imagined destruction.

At the same time as threatening jihad abroad, the Islamic State has continued it’s ‘statebuilding’ activities in Iraq and Syria.

The movement of ‘Raqqa being Slaughtered Silently’ which documents the crime of ISIS inRaqqa revealed on Monday pictures of a group of cages that looks like animal cages in the zoo. ISIS has put them in the streets of the city to put law violators such as smokers or people who come late to prayer as a punishment.

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media activist from the city of Raqqa, student at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Euphrates. Director of the Media Office of Raqqa, founding member of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently", founding member of the documentary project of "Sound and Picture". I work in documenting violations committed by Assad's regime and ISIS group and extremist organizations inside the city of Raqqa, as I work in programming, design and visual media. I hold a certificate of coach in digital security, and a certificate of journalist coach, and a certificate in documenting violations against human rights, and a certificate in electronic advocacy. I underwent a training under the supervision of "Cyber-Arabs" in collaboration with the Institute for War and Peace "IWPR", about the management of electronic websites and leadership of advocacy campaigns, and a training of press photography under the supervision of the photojournalist "Peter Hove Olesen".

1 Comment

  1. April 15, 2015 - 7:26 am

    That will be interesting & if it happens, so be it. Its beyond my control so I aint going to sweat over it…..

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