Yesterday a group of ISIS operatives, linked to Britain, released a list of U.S. military personnel and called for their murder by fellow Muslims. The military personnel are believed to have been involved in drone strikes, against ISIS, in Iraq. It was a full day of bearing gifts from the Islamic State, they also announced that they have a mole working inside the British military. Referring to him as their, “brother in the UK.”
Of course, the Minister of Defence in Britain refused to make any comment.
The hackers that released the information are believed to have been led by Junaid Hussain, who was killed in a drone strike last year. They have promised to get vengeance for his killing. The Islamic State warned that they have another list that contains “secret information” on the location of other U.S. personnel that they say was gathered by their mole inside Britain.
To validate their threats, the terrorist organization boasted about their next leak of information on their website (according to the Express):
“In our next leak, we may even disclose secret intelligence the Islamic State has just received from a source the brothers in the UK have spent some time acquiring from the Ministry of Defence as we slowly and secretly infiltrate England and the USA online and off.”
It has grown more and more apparent that ISIS is fully aware of the damage they can cause electronically. We have seen numerous cases where teens or young adults, have been converted by the Islamic State through Facebook or other social media sites.
The Islamic State has just announced their intentions. They plan to “secretly infiltrate England and the USA online and off.” Those are their words. Many years ago a dictator wrote a book telling the world of his plans, Mein Kampf, and no one read it and no one listened. The result was the Holocaust. Hundreds of thousands of people died because we didn’t pay attention. Now our technology is more advanced, and yet so is theirs. We have been warned of their plans and we must take action accordingly.
In an attack like this, we find ourselves skating on thin ice. We can’t become too paranoid that everyone becomes an enemy because after all that could be their plan, and yet we can’t be so relaxed that we aren’t prepared for anything. We as a country need to pay attention and fight against the Islamic State. No one knows how close they already are.