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Denmark 'high on Isis's list': Danish jihadist

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This undated image posted by the Raqqa Media Center shows Isis fighters during a parade in Raqqa, Syria. Photo: Raqqa Media Center/AP/Polfoto
10:28 CEST+02:00
A militant jihadist born and raised in Denmark has fought alongside Isis in Syria and said that "soon it will be Denmark's turn".
The terrorist organisation Isis has its sights set on Denmark according to a Danish-Turkish militant who has fought in Syria.
 
The 27-year-old jihadist, identified only as ÖA, told Politiken that as “an enemy of Islam”, Denmark is on Isis’s radar. 
 
“We have become very international and Denmark is high up on the list, believe me,” ÖA told the newspaper. 
 
ÖA was born and raised in Denmark but said he felt no allegiance to the country. 
 
“Denmark is not my country. The Muslims’ country is the caliphate and inshallah there will soon be an attack here. Denmark should prepare itself,” the jihadist said. 
 
“It is an open war now. Isis has said that all infidels should be battled. They should be eliminated and soon it will be Denmark’s turn,” ÖA continued. 
 
ÖA recently returned to Denmark after fighting for Isis in Syria and told Politiken that he plans to go back soon. Politiken asked the young man if he would personally carry out an attack against the country in which he has spent the vast majority of his life. 
 
“My battle lies in Syria. But you never know, brother. The prophet said that Allah showed him the eastern and western parts of the world and that they should be united in a caliphate. So Denmark might get its turn soon,” he said. 
 
Four Isis terrorists were reportedly behind Norway’s recent terror alert and in May, a man reportedly connected to Isis killed four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels. Fighters connected with the militant group allegedly planned to carry out an attack at one of the Danish brewer Carlsberg's locations in Malaysia.

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Isis militants recently released a video showing the brutal killing of American journalist James Foley and according to a still-unconfirmed media report, the same group of Isis jihadists is currently holding a Danish hostage. Another Dane, Daniel Rye Ottosen, was held by the group for 13 months in Syria before being released in June
 
Denmark this week approved a military mission to aid Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling Isis in northern Iraq. 
 

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