Affiliates of the Islamic State group have released an animated video depicting a jihadist beheading US President Barack Obama.
The clip, which was uploaded and translated on Saturday by MEMRI, a US-based Middle Eastern media watchdog group, begins with the words “Message to America,” followed by a scene portraying the American president on his knees and crying profusely.
The president’s head is seen held by “Jihadi John” — the British citizen infamous for his role in videos showing the grisly executions of Western citizens captured by the terrorist group — who slaps the American president on the head, calling him a “mule” in Arabic.
“This knife has been craving Obama’s stinky blood and today Allah gave us the power to capture the mule of the Jews,” the executioner says, slapping the president once again and demanding he speak.
“Mom! Dad! Jihadi John is going to slaughter me! Save me!” Obama says in Arabic before the cartoon depicts the jihadist severing the neck of the American commander-in-chief.
Here’s the video (graphic):
The two-minute clip concludes with Obama waking up from a nap in his office, which bears little to no resemblance to the Oval Office of the White House, sobbing over what is assumed to be a bad dream.
The Islamic State regularly threatens the United States and Obama for their perceived interference in the Muslim world; in the execution videos of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and aid worker Peter Kassig, the executioner called out the American president, asserting that the cessation of US-led airstrikes against the terrorist group was the sole action that could save America.