ISIS is attempting to build a following inside Western nations as their stranglehold over the Middle East continues to slip. Now, the terror group claims that ISIS fighters are in America.
The Islamic State (ISIS) is increasing their propaganda efforts as President Trump continues to liberate territory held by the terrorist organization. ISIS released a photo showing an individual displaying the Islamic State flag in New York City, with the World Trade Center visible in the background.
— Terrormonitor.org (@Terror_Monitor) August 24, 2017
With One World Trade Center building, or Freedom Tower, in the background, the implications are clear–ISIS is operating within American territory.
Aside from the photo, ISIS recently released a propaganda video featuring a 10-year-old boy with a strong grasp of English calling for the destruction of America. This video is part of a recent push by the Islamic State to convince Americans that they have infiltrated our society.
“My message to Trump, the puppet of the Jews: Allah promised us victory, promised you defeat,” warns the young boy in the video. “This battle is not going to end in Raqqa or Mosul. It’s going to end in your lands.”
The propaganda video features the young boy, who identifies himself as Yousef, walking through the rubble of ISIS occupied Raqqa, Syria. He claims his father was an American soldier who “fought the mujahideen in Iraq.” He claims that he and his mother left America to join ISIS two years ago.
The latest ISIS propaganda video was released with a corresponding call to arms. ISIS supporters across the world were told to strike now before the Islamic Caliphate has lost all land and funding. Their propaganda efforts are now specifically targeting President Trump, who is embarrassing ISIS on the world stage.
In a recent speech transcribed by Real Clear Politics, President Trump explained his plan to defend Afghanistan and fight ISIS. “The killers need to know they have nowhere to hide, that no place is beyond the reach of American might and American arms.” President Trump said. “Retribution will be fast and powerful.”
“As we lift restrictions and expand authorities in the field, we are already seeing dramatic results in the campaign to defeat ISIS, including the liberation of Mosul in Iraq.” President Trump continued. “Since my inauguration, we have achieved record-breaking success in that regard.”
This success has seen ISIS scramble in terror. The terrorist organization understands that they are losing ground at a rapid pace, and they are hoping to spur a final wave of terror attacks before they are completely defeated.
However, these are the final desperate calls for attention from a dying group. The Islamic State lost their capital, Mosul, earlier this year. They now hold less than 50 percent of Raqqa, and few other areas of importance.
ISIS cannot stand up to the conventional might of American forces. Instead, they are asking supporters across the globe to launch lone wolf attacks like the recent one in Barcelona, Spain. With the latest evidence of ISIS presence in the US, the nation must remain vigilant.