A law enforcement bulletin obtained by FoxNews.com warned that Islamic State fighters have increased calls for "lone wolves" to attack U.S. soldiers in America in recent months, citing one tweet that called for jihadists to find service members' addresses online and then "show up and slaughter them."
There will be “a continued call - by Western fighters in Syria and
terrorist organizations - for lone offender attacks against U.S.
military facilities and personnel,” warned a July law enforcement
intelligence bulletin from the Central Florida Intelligence Exchange, a
state-run agency that gathers, assesses and shares threat information
and works with the Department of Homeland Security. “These threats will
most likely increase should the U.S. or its allies attack the Islamic
State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) in Syria or Iraq.”
In one example cited in the bulletin, a British jihadist encouraged
radicals still living in the West to use Facebook and LinkedIn to find
and target soldiers.
"You could literally search for soldiers, find their town, photos of
them, look for address in Yellowbook or something," the tweet read.
"Then show up and slaughter them.”
On Thursday, Peter Boogaard, a spokesman for the Department of
Homeland Security, told FoxNews.com that "there is no credible
intelligence at this time to suggest that there is an active plot by
(ISIS) to carry out an attack in the United States."
"Public postings by people claiming to be (ISIS) supporters on social
media threatening to carry out attacks against the United States and
our allies have been made, and we are aware of them," Boogaard said in a
statement. "The product referenced is based on such open source social
media reports from earlier this summer and is not considered to
reference specific, credible evidence of a plot against the homeland.”
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