ISIS threatens new attacks in latest French song

The religious song, titled "On Va Pas Se Laisser Abattre," justifies the Charlie Hebdo murders and calls for more like it.

March 16, 2015 10:55
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ISIS releases French song calling for massive killings

ISIS releases French song calling for massive killings


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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.

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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:


We will not be beaten down

We wish to die for Allah

We will persist infighting

And leave [this world] with a smile



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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