- The Washington Times - Friday, January 9, 2015

The Islamic State has taken responsibility for the terror attacks in Paris and vowed, watch out Britain and America — you’re next.

“We started with the France operation for which we take responsibility,” said cleric Abu Saad al-Ansari in a sermon in Mosul, an Iraqi city now under the control of the Islamic State, Haaretz reported.

He went on, with this stark warning: “Tomorrow will be in Britain, America and others,” Fox News reported.

Mr. al-Ansari said the warning was “to all countries participating in the [U.S.-led] coalition that has killed Islamic State members,” Haaretz reported.

Retired U.S. Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney told Fox News that he didn’t necessarily think that the Islamic State had orchestrated the Paris attack, just because of al-Ansari’s statement, and that the group may be saying that as a propaganda tool.

The Paris terror attacks at the satirical Charlie Hebdo newspaper left 12 dead. One suspect has turned himself in to authorities; two other suspects are surrounded by SWAT and military officials at a printing complex in Dammartin-en-goele, holding at least one hostage.

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