Edward Snowden: ISIS Video’s ‘Encrypted Email’ Is Fake

A new video purportedly released by the Islamic State today began with video of an alleged encrypted email. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says it’s fake.

The video in question was released today and is titled “Kill Them Wherever You Find Them.” In it, ISIS threatens Paris with more “November 13” style attacks. The video was released by ISIS’ Al-Hayat Media and features the eight November 13 Paris attackers, including Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

The video shows the eight Paris attackers (four Belgian, three French, and two Iraqi) killing ISIS prisoners. The footage appears to prove that the Paris attackers spent time being radicalized by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria before the November 13 attacks.

Snowden then elaborated on why ISIS would put fake encrypted email footage at the beginning of the gruesome snuff film, referencing filmmaker James Cameron.

Snowden joined Twitter in September 2015 and it was widely reported that he first “followed” the NSA on the social platform. Before his ISIS commentary, he was making snow puns about Winterstorm Jonas.