• ISIS Is Now Encouraging Ferguson Rioters To Commit Terror Attacks

    Steve Wigginton, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, says his office has received evidence that suggests that ISIS has been using Twitter and other social media platforms to reach out to and recruit the criminals in Ferguson who burned down buildings, rioted, and looted after the Michael Brown grand jury decision.

    “We received intelligence reports for law enforcement showing actual tweets ISIS was putting out encouraging Americans to join the people who were burning down buildings in Ferguson to engage that kind of conduct across America,” Wigginton told KSDK.

    This isn’t the first time Illinois authorities have encountered ISIS-related threats.

    Last August, Emad Karakrah, 49, was seen waving an ISIS flag in Chicago at 9:18 in the morning. Karakrah was arrested after he threatened Chicago police with a bomb.

    During a December 15th protest, CNN anchor Jake Tapper was interviewing a Ferguson agitator while another man held up a “ISIS HERE” sign in the background.


    “They are trying to reach the people who are anti government to begin with. We have a number of those individuals in the U.S., whether they are sovereign citizens, whether they are anarchists, they all showed up at one point or another in the St. Louis area in the last few months,” said Wigginton.

    From the three Denver schoolgirls who cut class to fly to Turkey to join ISIS to the near-2,000 Westerners who have traveled to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS, 2014 was a banner year for ISIS recruiting.

    “We are very concerned by threats posed by homegrown violent extremists from individuals who live in the same community they intend to attack,” said FBI special agent in charge of the Springfield Illinois area, Sean Cox.

    Unrest in Ferguson isn’t going to settle anytime soon as news is breaking about a man who was shot and killed by police early Tuesday in Berkeley, Missouri, a town just outside of Ferguson.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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