Guest post by Kristinn Taylor
A photo posted to Twitter on Saturday by a supporter of the terrorist group the Islamic State (aka ISIS or ISIL) shows a cellphone screen with a large image of the black flag of jihad being held up so the White House is seen in the background. The Twitter account @mhajr93 posted the image.
The undated photo was taken at night from the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House. The brightly lit North Portico is clearly seen in the background of the photo.
Alongside the photo was the propaganda message, “we are here #America near our #target 🙂 sooooooooooooon”. The #AmessagefromISIStoUS hashtag employed by ISIS and its supporters after President Obama launched airstrikes on ISIS forces in northern Iraq this week was used. The counter hashtag #AmessagefromUStoISIS was also used.
The photo was posted again hours later with the message, “we are everywhere”.
— المهاجر الشامي (@mhajr93) August 9, 2014
And the photo was posted again today with another threat.
— قهر الطواغيت (@Sunna_rev) August 9, 2014
Earlier this week The Gateway Pundit reported on ISIS’ vow to one day “raise the flag of Muhammad in the White House.”
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) told Newsmax TV on Friday he is concerned Americans fighting with ISIS overseas could bring their jihad back to the United States:
““There are over 115 Americans, American citizens with passports, who are part of ISIS, and there are several thousand Europeans from France, from England, from Germany, from Scandinavian countries, who are fighting with ISIS,” Wolf said on “America’s Forum.” “In fact one of them who went over to fight was from Florida, came back, went back, said hateful things on the Internet, and was killed in a suicide bombing. So this has potential to come to the homeland.””
CNN reported the U.S. waged three rounds of air strikes on ISIS positions on Saturday.
More… Jenan Moussa also tweeted this out earlier.