ISIS, ISIS Baby! Jihadists sing for ‘brothers’
ISIS releases a music video calling for the release of fellow Islamists detained in Lebanon’s largest prison facility, Roumieh
Jihadist fighters of the al-Qaeda inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (SISI) has released a music video calling for the release of fellow Islamists detained in Lebanon’s largest prison facility, Roumieh.
The video, posted on the popular video sharing website YouTube Sunday, shows a group of masked gunmen seated on the floor chanting behind what appears to be the lead singer.
Shot in a mountainous and remote location, the men are seated in front of the organization’s black and white flag. The singing chorus is surrounded by a wide display of weaponry, including rocket-propelled grenades.
The opening is a dedication to the group’s “brothers and prisoners in Roumieh [prison], Lebanon.”
The song is also a plea to alert Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the organization’s leader, of the “circumstances of prisoners at Roumieh prison.”
The lead singer also expresses his sadness “of watching militants and policemen” standing between him and his friends in Roumieh.
This is not the first time ISIS has expressed themselves through song. In 2013, an ISIS-affiliated YouTube channel posted a “nasheed,” or an anthem, praising their leader and the organization. Another video shows masked gunmen riding horses across the desert with lyrics declaring “we will never surrender.”
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