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ISIS Uses American Boy to Threaten Trump in New Video

ISIS for the first time apparently used an American child in a propaganda video, a boy living in the so-called Islamic State.

“My message to Trump, the puppet of the Jews: Allah promised us victory, promised you defeat,” the child who gives his name as Yousef said amid ruins in the terrorist group’s Syrian capital, Raqqa. “This battle is not gonna end in Raqqa or Mosul. It’s gonna end in you lands.”

Yousef speaks in clear, unaccented English, but his real identity is unknown. Yousef said he moved to Syria from America with his family two years ago.

“My father’s an American soldier who fought the mujahideen in Iraq,” he said in the video.

The video shows Yousef speaking Arabic, and also has clips where he appears to be reading from a Qur’an in Arabic. In other clips, he and the Yazidi boy walk through bombed out areas of Raqqa, and in another they follow an adult man into a building and assemble rifles and other weapons.

Six of the 131 Americans charged in ISIS-related cases have military backgrounds, according to statistics gathered by the George Washington University Program on Extremism. It is not known how many people with U.S. military backgrounds are fighting with ISIS abroad

 

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