The Islamic State extremist group released a video in which two of its Lebanese members threaten various Lebanese officials, as well as Hizbullah.
The video showed the two members urging Lebanon’s Sunnis to “revolt,” while saying that Hizbullah is “the source of crime and oppression in the country.”
“The Syrian regime invaded Lebanon primarily through Arab consent and secondarily through the crusaders’ blessing,” they said of western officials.
The video also showed images of Mustaqbal Movement leader MP Saad Hariri during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi King Salman, accusing him of purchasing millions of dollars worth of weapons for the army and security forces that “have no purpose but to kill Sunnis.”
The IS accused these sides of “corruption and terror” and paving the way for Hizbullah to strengthen its grasp over Lebanon.
The IS also issued a message to “the dictators of the Lebanese statelet,” which include Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Tammam Salam, and Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq.
“You will not stop the arrival of the Islamic State,” the extremists warned them.
“Perhaps we will cross over to Jerusalem over your remains,” threatened one of the IS members in the video.
“Your constitution is that of takfir and you are being ruled by criminals,” they declared, while addressing Sunnis.
“Your constitution is the Quran and the way of the Sunna, while their’s is the way of the devil,” they added.
Addressing Lebanon’s Christians, they urged them to convert to Islam “and if they fail to do so, then they will not be able to confront the IS.”
The IS video was released by the “media office of the Raqqa emirate” in Syria.