URGENT Video: ISIS releases Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sermon in Mosul Grand Mosque

Mosul ( The terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, released the following video on Saturday, claiming it is a Friday sermon by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from the Grand Mosque of Mosul. ISIS spokesman, Abu Mohammad Shami, claimed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the Caliph of all Muslims and that everyone should pledge their allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

UPDATE 2014/7/5 19:51 (+3 GMT): According to a statement released by the Iraq Ministry of Interior, the video is a fake:

UPDATE 2014/7/6 13:51 (+3 GMT): According to a statement released by the Security Committee of the Nineveh Provincial Council, ISIL’s Mosul leader Al-Khatuna, not Al-Baghdadi appears in the video:

UPDATE 2014/7/7 18:31 (+3 GMT): The U.S. State Department announced that it has no reason to doubt the authenticity of the al-Baghdadi video:

Here is the full video of the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sermon with English subtitles:


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