U.S. Attorney: ISIS attempts to recruit Ferguson protesters (Video)
By: Renee Nal
The Islamic State, or ISIS, has been attempting to reach out to Ferguson supporters who hate America as confirmed by U.S. Attorney in Southern District of Illinois, Steve Wigginton, who said “ISIS wants people who hate the U.S. government as much they do.”
While the report from KDSK confirms this type of social media recruiting, the Washington Post, as well as the conspiracy-themed site Infowars reported on this trend almost a month ago.
KDSK quoted Wigginton as saying,
“They are trying to reach the people who are anti government to begin with. We have a number of those individuals in the U.S., whether they are sovereign citizens, whether they are anarchists, they all showed up at one point or another in the St. Louis area in the last few months.”
One of the so-called sovereign citizens was Olajuwon Ali, who, along with Brandon Baldwin (a.k.a. Brandon Muhammad) hatched a scheme to kill St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson. Additionally, the pair planned to bomb the Gateway Arch” but “could not afford to do it until one suspect’s girlfriend’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card was replenished,” as reported at BroadsideNews.
“We received intelligence reports for law enforcement showing actual tweets ISIS was putting out encouraging Americans to join the people who were burning down buildings in Ferguson to engage that kind of conduct across America.”
ISIS has been using the hashtag #Ferguson, among others, to recruit members.
To #Ferguson people the solution of #freedom is #islam ” #IslamicState #is #ISIS #FergusonDecision
— قهر الطواغيت (@QhrTgt) November 25, 2014
الاصدار المزلزل ) واللّـه لنفتحن رومـاگم ( https://t.co/7hRrmowhoX #IslamicState #الدولة_الإسلامية #Ferguson #داعش #TortureReport — BLACKLIST (@appel1148) December 23, 2014
look this https://t.co/GQu4mTw8Oc #IslamicState #LeaMakhoul #Ferguson #SDvsSF #France #RTした人全員フォローする #Canada #الدولة_الإسلامية –0-0—-
— خطاب فلسطين 4 (@loveisis4_4) December 22, 2014
#TortureReport #YouTubeRewind #ICantBreathe #الدولة_الإسلامية new IS video #ISIL HD http://t.co/TThtGOXUTq pic.twitter.com/i809olms1f
— أبو واقد العنبري (@Aambassador5o6) December 9, 2014
This actually happened during a live CNN report:
I’d say so. RT @SalenaZitoTrib “ISIS here” sign behind @jaketapper is chilling … #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/UdKTgooYSg — John Patrick Felts (@JohnPFelts) August 19, 2014
Here are some more of the creepy tweets.
: الخوارج السود في امريكا يرفعون علم #داعش ! (؛ Hey blacks ISIS will save you #IS #Ferguson #WakeUpAmerica” pic.twitter.com/nYYnUzJH3U — ابـوعبدالله الشامـي (@aboabdalaaaaaa) November 26, 2014
يا أنصار #الدولة_الإسلامية #فيرغسون تشتعل فزيدوها اشتعالا وتربصوا لقطعانهم #IslamicState #Ferguson #coming #ISIS pic.twitter.com/y8jnMx3zIM — النصرة المقدسية (@bakoon7) November 25, 2014