Sick, twisted people.
Terrorist Amedy Coulibaly recorded a chilling seven and a half minute long ‘suicide’ video before attacking the Jewish supermarket and killing four hostages.
In the slickly edited footage, the 32-year-old pledges allegiance to the Islamic State and its self-proclaimed Caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi between cuts of him working out to develop his muscles.
The video emerged as Coulibaly, who also killed a policewoman, was linked to the shooting of a jogger on the same day 12 people were killed in the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
French prosecutors said today that ballistics tests on shell cases from the shooting in the Paris suburb of Fontenay aux Roses, linked them to the automatic weapon at the kosher store stormed two days later.
The jogger was seriously wounded in the attack.
Two days later Coulibaly died in a hail of bullets when armed police stormed the Hyper Cacher grocery, where he had held terrified staff and shoppers hostage.
In footage reportedly posted by Islamic State supporters today, a caption describes Coulibaly as Abou Bassir AbdAllah al-Ifriqi, soldier of the Caliphate, the perpetrator of Thursday’s attack in which he shot and killed a female police officer and of the Port de Vincennes Kosher deli attack, where he ‘took 17 hostages and ‘executed five Jews.’
He also claims to have put a bomb on a car which blew up in a Parisian street. This could refer to an incident that occurred in the Ville Juif (Jewish town) suburb in Paris when a car was blown up on Wednesday night.
The video – commonly called a martyrdom tape – seems to have been shot on different days and is divided into four parts. It was reportedly posted by the militant group on Twitter this morning and it is not clear who filmed and edited it.
The footage begins clips of Coulibaly working out and doing press ups, behind a caption detailing a verse from the Quran which reads: ‘And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged.’
A French radio report detailing the end of the seige on the Hyper Cacher grocery store, in which Coulibaly was killed is then heard.
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