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WashPost: ISIS Propaganda Seizes on Gun Law Politics

WashPost: ISIS Propaganda Seizes on Gun Law Politics
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By    |   Thursday, 28 December 2017 03:51 PM

An ISIS fighter with an American accent is urging U.S. Muslims to "take advantage" of gun laws to get weapons and carry out attacks, The Washington Post reported.

In an online video — posted by the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks Islamist militant media — the fighter, identified as "Abu Salih al-Amriki," has a leg prosthetic and uses crutches, wears khaki fatigues with a pistol in his holster, and speaks in English.

The slickly produced video was produced by ISIS's propaganda wing, al-Hayat Media Center, and is part of a recent series ISIS has dubbed "Inside the Caliphate," featuring mainly foreign militants threatening attacks, the Post reported.

The group asserted responsibility for the Oct. 31 that killed eight people along a bike path in Lower Manhattan near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attack, the Post reported.

"Take advantage of the fact that you can easily obtain a rifle or a pistol in America," the fighter advises. "Spray the kuffar [infidels] with bullets so that their fear of the Muslims rises and they continue to reveal their hatred towards Islam."

The fighter also calls President Donald Trump a "dog of Rome."

"You entered into the White House on the back of your crusader rhetoric, which the fake media has pressured you to tone down," the fighter says.

Tyler Houlton, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, told the Post the agency "is aware of numerous online terrorist threats" and works with its partners to analyze threats and respond.

Last week, Nicholas Rasmussen, who ends his five-year run at the National Counterterrorism Center, including three years as director, this month, voiced concern that efforts to protect the United States from mass casualty attacks are being undermined by the nation's policies on guns.

"We find ourselves in a more dangerous situation because our population of violent extremists has no difficulty gaining access to weapons that are quite lethal," Rasmussen said. "I wish that weren't so."

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