- - Saturday, January 2, 2016

Jürgen Todenhöfer was allowed into the territory of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and spent 10 days among the terrorists. The German reporter said the Islamic State told him Israel is not included in its first stage of colonization of the Middle East and that it does not fear U.K. or U.S. soldiers but sees Israel Defense Forces soldiers as a “real threat” to the Islamic State.

“The only country ISIS fears is Israel — they told me they know the Israeli army is too strong for them. They think they can defeat U.S. and U.K. ground troops, who they say they have no experience in city guerrilla or terrorist strategies. But they know the Israelis are very tough as far as fighting against guerrillas and terrorists,” the Jerusalem Post reported.

The Islamic State is known to have terrorists in place in the Gaza Strip, but so far there have not been any attacks against the Jewish state attributed to these fighters. Hamas has been giving refuge to Islamic State leaders being targeted by Egyptian forces because of Islamic State operations in Egypt.

Mr. Todenhöfer reports being shocked at the brutality of the Islamic State and the danger it poses to the West and the rest of the world.

“They want to show that the Islamic State is working,” he said afterward. “I thought I would meet a brutal terrorist group, but I met a brutal country.”

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