Thursday, August 28, 2014

The links between Islamic State and Chicago (so far)


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For a group based in Syria and Iraq, ISIS/Islamic State has been popping up the local media lately...

ISIS recruitment tool features Chicago Skyline
The producer of ISIS videos also distributes a magazine named Azan, a call to jihad. It is similar to an al Qaeda magazine published in the years after 9/11.

As the I-Team was working through pages of Azan's latest summer issue, we found a photo of the Chicago skyline, looking west across Michigan Avenue and the South Loop.

It sets up an article about judgment day: "Muslims under attack... and stated that attacking us interests has worked and needs to continue for the foreseeable future... a ruling to kill the Americans and their allies-civilians and military - is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country... a man with a rocket propelled grenade, fulfilling the duty of jihad and responding to the call of the lord."
The issue of Azan with the skyline picture in question
The world we live in is quite a uni-polar world with America at the axis, and with Europe and the majority of the states of the world content to be under its flag. They may have their differences of opinion here and there, but all of them are united in their enmity against “terrorism” and the absolute rejection of Islam as the absolute truth and a political power.
Man With ISIS Flag Threatens Chicago Cop With Bomb: Police
A man with the flag of Iraqi militant group ISIS waving from his car threatening to bomb police when he was pulled over on Chicago's Southwest Side on Wednesday morning, police say.

Emad Karakrah, 49, faces felony charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated fleeing, and a misdemeanor count of driving on a never-issued
Chicago Native Killed Fighting For ISIS
Family members and friends in Chicago told NBC 5 that they had no idea McCain had joined the ranks of ISIS and gone to Syria to fight. 
McCain moved to Minneapolis with his family for high school and had most recently been living in San Diego, California. 
His family said he loved music and wanted to be a rapper, and several years ago changed his name and converted from Christianity to Islam.
‘We are in your streets’: Chicago gets chilling Islamic State terror tweet
The location of the tweet was 307 N. Michigan Avenue at the city’s Old Republic Building, Chicago’s WGN network reported Friday. The tweet, dated June 20, allegedly says, “Soldiers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will pass from here soon,” the station reported.
Further coverage:
Slain journalist James Foley studied his craft in the Chicago area, earning a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. For a time he was a teacher in the Cook County Jail boot camp program. He was familiar with the streets of Chicago. So, apparently, is the Islamic State that beheaded him.
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"Many terror organizations refer to Chicago as Obama Town," according to CBS Chicago security expert Ross Rice, a former FBI agent assigned to the Windy City. Islamists remember that Osama bin Laden was killed on Obama's watch as drone strikes disrupted and decapitated their terrorist networks, he notes.

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