You almost get the sense the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is trying to tell America something.
The terror group — which changed its name simply to the Islamic State since conquering significant swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria — issued yet another violent threat against America, reports Reuters. In a message posted online Monday, the group warned: ”We will drown all of you in blood.”
ISIS issued its latest threat on the same day President Barack Obama said in a press conference from the White House that American military assistance helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces retake a strategic dam recently conquered by ISIS. Earlier this month, President Obama authorized American military strikes on ISIS in order to prevent it from advancing on the Kurdish city of Erbil in Iraq.
According to Reuters, ISIS has warned it will strike Americans “anywhere” in response to U.S. attacks against its forces.
This is not the first time ISIS has threatened to strike the United States and its interests abroad. In recent interviews with VICE Media, ISIS members repeatedly warned the United States that it was among its targets. (WATCH: Child ISIS Member Threatens America With Destruction)
“I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established,” Abu Mosa, a spokesman for ISIS, told VICE Media in one interview from the ISIS-controlled Syrian city of Raqqa. ”We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.”
VICE Media also captured on video a group of ISIS fighters singing about America’s destruction. (WATCH: ISIS Members Sing Ode To America’s Demise)
An American intelligence official warned last week that ISIS “sees conflict with the U.S. as inevitable.” Some terrorism experts and elected officials now say that ISIS is a greater threat to America than al Qaida was before the September 11, 2001 attacks.
“Every day that goes by, ISIS … becomes a direct threat to the United States of America,” Republican New York Rep. Peter King, who recently served as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” earlier this month. “They are more powerful now than al Qaeda was on 9/11.”