ISIS Terrorists Threat to US Soldiers—in the US

Will ISIS strike in the US? Illustrative.

Will ISIS strike in the US? Illustrative.

Warnings that ISIS terrorists could strike outside Iraq and Syria and hit Europe or the US now have evidence behind them, and the US military is trying to protect its own. Following the killing of two Canadian soldiers in Canada last month, the US has encouraged its soldiers to be careful of what they put on social media, according to a report by ABC News. And the threat is real.

“The FBI recently received reporting indicating individuals overseas are spotting and assessing like-minded individuals who are willing and capable of conducting attacks against current and former U.S.-based members of the United States military,” ABC quoted a bulletin from the FBI and Homeland Security as saying on Sunday.

Of particular concern is “any information that might serve to attract the attention of” ISIS or its followers online towards US soldiers. The ABC News report indicated that just stating someone is a service member could make them a target.

The risk to US forces inside the US was emphasized by the incident in Canada, but that’s not the only time ISIS has reached abroad. Back in September, a beheading that was prevented in Australia was linked to ISIS. And the threat is spreading inside the Middle East as well.

Just over a week ago, Israeli Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Twitter that Israel arrested a suspect at the country’s main international airport believed to have joined ISIS and trained in Syria.

And Arab News reported that the Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry believes a November shooting attack was connected to ISIS and involved four Saudis linked to the terror group.

In short, ISIS is spreading and now the US is one of many trying to prevent new terror within its own borders.

(By Joshua Spurlock,, December 1, 2014)

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