Westerners still largely deny the fact that jihad by the sword is a 1,400-year-old phenomenon. The rise of the Islamic State merely served to embolden jihadists globally. Even in the face of defeat and the dismantling of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, Islamic State called repeatedly for attacks on Western soil, which are not difficult to pull off given the group’s infiltration of the massive migrant streams into European nations. The determination of jihadists historically is proven and documented. So this latest news should come as no surprise:
ISIS has taken 700 people hostage in an area in Syria controlled by US-backed forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed….The Russian leader said the depraved terrorists had expanded its control in territory controlled by US and US-backed forces. ISIS issued Russia with an ultimatum and vowed to execute ten people every day.