Islamic State released a French-language song promoting violence, martyrdom and the January Charlie Hebdo attacks via twitter on Monday.
The religious song, titled On Va Pas Se Laisser Abattre (We Will Not Let Ourselves Be Beaten Down) was posted by Islamic State's media wing, Al-Hayat Media's Twitter account before being translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute on Sunday.
The song includes gruesome lyrics such as "We must strike France/ It is time for it to be humiliated/ We want to see suffering/ And deaths by the thousand," direct threats to the French people, of which both Muslims and Jews comprise some of the largest minorities.
According to MEMRI, songs like this are key to indoctrination, recruitment and keeping fighter's morale up.
Below are the translated lyrics of the song:
Chorus:We will not be beaten down
We wish to die for Allah
We will persist infighting
And leave [this world] with a smile
Verses:Yes, Charlie Hebdo is dead, he mocked the prophets
Indeed we will kill without remorse those coming to provoke us
Why are you looking for a fight? You reap what you sow
For those with loaded weapons, it's time to revolt.
We must strike France
It is time for it to be humiliated
We want to see suffering
And deaths by the thousand
The battle has begun. The revenge will be terrible
Our soldiers are enraged. Your end will be horrible.
Islam will prevail, it will be spread by the sword
Those who want to oppose it will never know peace
We came to dominate and our enemies will perish
We will annihiliate them and let their bodies rot
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