ISIS Celebrates 9/11 As ‘Pivotal Moment’ In First Statement Issued About The Attacks

ISIS Celebrates 9/11 As ‘Pivotal Moment’ In First Statement Issued About The Attacks


ISIS released a statement on the 19th anniversary of 9/11 commemorating the terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 people as a “great event” and “deciding moment” in Muslim history, the SITE Intelligence Group Enterprise reported.

ISIS referred to the attacks as the beginning of “the new crusader action against the Muslim countries,” according to translation of the article provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation. The statement appeared in ISIS’ Naba newspaper, SITE reported Thursday.

“For the first time ISIS has published a statement for the anniversary of 9/11 in its Naba newspaper, celebrating the day as a ‘pivotal moment’ in contemporary Islamic history, while lamenting what Al Qaeda has become: short-sighted in viewing the US as its sole enemy,” SITE director Rita Katz tweeted Thursday.

For 1st time ever, #ISIS has published a statement for the anniversary of 9/11 in its Naba newspaper, celebrating the day as a “pivotal moment” in contemporary Islamic history, while lamenting what #AlQaeda has become: short-sighted in viewing the U.S. as its sole enemy. pic.twitter.com/aW3asqWd69

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— Rita Katz (@Rita_Katz) September 10, 2020

ISIS said that Al-Qaeda has become “short-sighted” in thinking that the U.S. is the group’s only adversary, according to

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