A pro-Isis group has released an ISIS kill list with the names of more than 8,000 people mostly Americans. More than 600-people on that list live in Florida.
The “United Cyber Caliphate” that hacked U.S. Central Command, 54,000 Twitter accounts and threatened President Barack Obama is the same pro-Isis group that’s reportedly created an “ISIS kill list” with the names, addresses and emails of thousands of civilian Americans.
Reports of the list came to light online when Vocativ reported the list was shared via the encrypted app, Telegram, and called on supporters to kill.
The latest list shows how ISIS-linked groups claiming to be hackers persist with what has become a well-known—even if potentially superficial—tactic: posting an “ISIS kill list” calling on ISIS loyalists to attack everyone from Minnesota cops to State Department employees and ordinary Americans.
Former FBI agent-turned lawyer Stuart Kaplan says the threat is especially alarming, because the people on this list are civilians who don’t have the security necessary to protect themselves.
“It’s going to create some hysteria,” he said.
Kaplan believes civilians from our community are on the list.
“I would suspect a head of a hospital or, perhaps, a local community leader. Those are the individuals that may appear on the list–or just a local banker or local school teacher–someone who, for some reason, was in the public eye.”
Kaplan is concerned the list will inspire “lone wolf” style attacks.
“If in fact a sympathizer gets ahold of this list and is readily able to identify you as being his neighbor and, then, decides (because they’re a sympathizer) to go out and do something horrific to you, there is no way to calculate the potential or to prevent that.”
The list has not yet been made public. The FBI is aware of this and the agency will work closely with the Joint-Terrorism Task Force to keep citizens safe. Counterterrorism officials have been at odds over whether such lists are simply efforts to instill fear or instead truly threaten those listed, The Wall Street Journal reported.
There has never been a time where the 2nd Amendment has been more important. You alone are responsible for the safety of yourself and your family. The best defense against an ISIS kill list is an armed citizenry. The President has men with guns protecting his family so shouldn’t you.