Barely a week after claiming responsibility for the deadly attacks that claimed 132 lives in Paris, France, and for the second time this week, terrorist sect Islamic State has threatened to blow up the office and residence of the President of the United States, the White House.
This is contained in a new video footage titled Paris before Rome released on Thursday, where a turbaned man hints at potential suicide attacks and car bombings on US soil.
An earlier video targeted at the US released by IS earlier in the week showed the jihadists threatening to blow up New York, showing images of Times Square, Herald Square and Manhattan.
Yet another released on Monday showed the terrorist saying the US capital, Washington DC will be attacked the way Paris was attacked.
The American flag flies at half-staff over the White House at sunrise Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, as counter assault team (CAT) members are posted on the roof. Photo by Tina Hager, Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library
The jihadists warned other countries against the example set by French President Francoise Hollande and US President Barack Obama, claiming they would blow up the latter’s official residence because it contained false idols.
In a reaction to the video directed at New York, the police in the state have confirmed seeing the video, while affirming that they are vigilant.
However the police say there is no current specific threat to the city at the moment.