Filipino Jihadist Group Threatens German Hostages

A Jihadist group based in the Philippines, who recently declared allegiance to the Islamic State, is threatening to kill two German hostages captured in April by the group.

Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist organisation and former al-Qaeda ally in the Philippines has demanded ransom money for two German hostages. The group, which declared support of the Islamic State, threatened to execute the two hostages if Germany did not cease their involvement in a US-led coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

This declaration causes significant concern for the international community because it is the second time a group outside of Iraq or Syria have threatened to behead or have beheaded a European national in the name of IS. An Australian teenager, Abdul Numan Haider, was also killed by police after attempting to behead two police officers outside a station, in the name of the Islamic State.

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