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ISIS Calls for Killing Children of Soldiers on Hit List

Oct 10, 2015
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10/6 (Tues) - ISIS now posting prsnl identifying info on the children of US service members & others on their hit list. Parents urged to sanitize family soc media presence.

What You Need To Know

AlertsUSA subscribers will recall that back in July, we warned that ISIS supporters had begun posting names and addresses of U.S. military personnel on Twitter. Then in August, we warned subscribers that their tactic had changed and instead of posting information on single individuals, ISIS posted a spreadsheet w/ names, locations, email addresses and other information for 1400 members of the U.S. military, U.S. government employees, members of law enforcement and others, along with a message urging Islamic State followers and supporters to “act and kill” those appearing on the list. As a reminder, those on the hit list included members of the Marine Corps, Air Force, NASA, the State Department, FBI, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as well as numerous foreign service members and other government officials.

Which brings us to this week. On Tuesday AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding a new twist to this ISIS tactic. In addition to posting the address of Robert O'Neill, the U.S. Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden along with a call for Islamic extremists in the U.S. to execute him, they have now begun posting personally identifying information about the *children* of individuals appearing on the hit list published last month (EXAMPLE). And most of this information is being drawn from publicly available social media accounts. It is believed the source of the most recent posts is British jihadist Sally Jones (a.k.a. Umm Hussain al-Britani). For clarity, AlertsUSA was notified of this new practice by a private monitoring group with whom we are partnered.

MINIMIZE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA FOOTPRINT

AlertsUSA cautions readers that while Twitter, Facebook, SnapChat, Vine, Instagram, selfies, commentary videos on YouTube and so many more aspects of social media are exploding in popularity, and in particular, with our children, it must be understood that such openness comes with a price. Unlike grown adults, teens do not have the perspective and life experience to understand the pitfalls and dangers of plastering themselves and their daily activities all over the net.

Given the growing threats facing our children, families, communities and nation, it is essential that parents begin to reign in and place controls on their children's, and their own, social media footprint. This is particularly important if you are member of, or employed by, the armed services, the defense industry, the intelligence community or law enforcement. These are the arenas that are being overtly targeted by terrorist organizations, foreign intelligence services and others. This is particularly important if you were amongst the 21+ million individuals whose personal information was stolen in the recent data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (see this, this and this). You would do well pull in the loose ends and minimize the amount of information you and the family are sharing about yourselves and each other online. Yes, It really does matter.

OCTOBER TERROR THREAT SNAPSHOT

This week the House Homeland Security Committee released October’s Terror Threat Snapshot, which outlines the increasing threat to the U.S. and its Western allies from ISIS and other Islamist terror groups.

Amongst the key findings in the report,

(1) Concerted efforts to stem the flow of Americans and others traveling to join jihadists overseas have largely failed.

(2) The risk of Islamist terrorists exploiting refugee and migrant flows to travel freely and plot attacks in the West remains high. The Obama Administration has proposed dramatically increasing the resettlement of refugees, from 1,600 already here to at least 10,000 more this fiscal year.

(3) ISIS’s global campaign has fueled attacks against Western targets at an unprecedented pace. As of early October, the group has inspired or directed 61 terror attack plots against Western targets, including 17 in the United States. There have been more than twice as many ISIS - linked attack plots against Western targets in 2015 (41) than in 2014 (20).

(4) The homegrown Islamist extremist threat in the United States has escalated dramatically this year. There have been more U.S. -based jihadist terror cases in 2015 than in any full year since 9/11.

(5) The number of U.S. terrorist cases involving homegrown Islamist extremists has gone from 38 in July 2010 to 127 today — more than a three-fold increase in just five years.

HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE

FULL REPORT
October Terror Threat Snapshot


The findings of this report were backed up by our nation's intelligence chiefs this week in testimony before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, within which FBI Director James Comey indicates that the Bureau tracked dozens of potential militants around the United States full time over the summer and disrupted activities pursued by many of them. He also revealed that U.S.-based Islamic militant suspects are now using encrypted methods of communicating with the Islamic State.

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY
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Full Committee Hearing:
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(Video and Written Testimony)

AlertsUSA continues to closely monitor the growing terror threat to the United States and will immediately notify service subscribers of new alerts, warnings and advisories or any other changes in the overall threat environment as events warrant.


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Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

Homeland Sec. Chairman: ISIS will use refugee crisis to infiltrate west
FBI director: Encryption debate on hold despite national security concerns
U.S. officials conclude Iran deal violates federal law
Thousands of illegals released to commit new crimes
Lockheed Martin's modular ATHENA laser weapon is headed to production

EUROPE

Russia’s New Mega-Missile Stuns the Globe
Russia says will not allow threats to security from NATO forces
NATO 'Steps Up Reconnaissance Flights Along Russia’s Border'
Over 70 percent of Russians support anti-ISIS airstrikes in Syria
Migrant arrivals in Greece 'surge' to 7,000 daily
Bavaria threatens to take German government to court over refugees

MIDDLE EAST

China preparing to 'team up with Russia in Syria'
Chinese J-15 fighter jets to join Russian air campaign against Isis?
Taking Names, Kicking Ass: Spy Planes, Ships Help Russia Smash ISIL
As Russia Bombs Syria, U.S. Pulls Aircraft Carrier Out of Persian Gulf
Obama Administration Ends Effort to Train Syrians to Combat ISIS
Putin has sent Spetsnaz special forces into Syria to bail out Assad
Russia and Israel Quietly Collaborating on Attacks in Syria
Gulf Arabs 'stepping up' arms supplies to Syrian rebels
Hamas leader in Gaza declares intifada as deadly attacks in Israel continue

ASIA

North Korea could hit US homeland with nuclear weapon, says top admiral
China warns U.S. it will not allow violations of its waters
US naval maneuvers in South China Sea risk clash with Beijing
Commander says U.S. must exercise freedom of navigation in Asia-Pacific
Chinese Newspaper: Spy Satellites Will Target US Carriers
Forget Somalia — this is the new sea piracy hot spot


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Travel Security Update

The U.S. Dept. of State is the authoritative federal source for information on the security situation at travel destinations worldwide. With tensions rapidly increasing in most regions, readers planning on international travel, even to such common destinations as Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean Islands, are strongly encouraged to do a little research on the security situation prior to departure.

Latest USGOV Travel Alerts and Warnings

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