A pro-Islamic State group has released a video claiming responsibility for the shooting of a Danish citizen in Saudi Arabia, the Site Intelligence Group reported.
The video from media group al-Battar Media Foundation claims to show the shooting of the Danish Arla employee in Riyadh's Kharj Road area.
According to Site, the video says the shooting was an operation by the “Supporters of the Islamic State in the Land of the Two Holy Mosques”, a term used by jihadists to refer to Saudi Arabia.
Reuters reported that the video has not yet been independently verified, but Arla media spokesman Theis Brøgger confirmed to TV2 that the video is related to the November 22nd shooting episode. He added that Arla could not verify the video’s authenticity.
“The video is apparently about the November 22nd episode, in which an employee was hit by a hot, so I can confirm that it is referring to that episode. I cannot evaluate or make conclusions on further details until investigators have seen it [the video, ed.],” Brøgger told TV2.
Brøgger reported last week that the shooting victim underwent a successful operation and is now recovering.
Naser Khader, a Middle East expert and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, told TV2 that he has seen the video and that includes “very, very brutal” language.
“Cleanse the holy sites. Use the sword. It is your holy obligation. Foreigners and foreign troops out! They shouldn’t have any peace. Go after them,” the video says, according to Khader’s translation.
“Go after the infidels. Go after the Americans and the French and their allies. Cleanse the land of those who carry a cross. Go after them by all means. Shoot them. Crush them. Set fire to their houses and their cars. Poison their food. Spit on them,” the video continues, according to Khader.
The Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) has warned Danish companies and consultants in countries including Saudi Arabia that Denmark’s participation in the American-led attacks on the Islamic State, also known as Isis, could make them targets for reprisal.
The Local has requested access to the video via the Site Intelligence Group but they did not immediately respond.