ISIS Fighter Tells Supporters To Take Advantage Of U.S. Gun Laws: Report
A one-legged ISIS fighter reportedly called on Muslims in the U.S. to “take advantage” of lax gun laws to obtain weapons and carry out attacks.
The fighter, Abu Salih al-Amriki, used a New York City-area accent in an English-language video released on Dec. 27 by the Islamic State, notes The Washington Post.
Abu Salih reportedly stated:
Take advantage of the fact that you can easily obtain a rifle or a pistol in America. Spray the kuffar [infidels] with bullets so that their fear of the Muslims rises and they continue to reveal their hatred towards Islam.
Abu Salih reportedly called 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.
Tyler Houlton, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, told The Washington Post that the agency “is aware of numerous online terrorist threats” and works with its partners to analyze threats and respond.
The outgoing director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told reporters that U.S. gun laws undercut efforts to protect Americans from attacks:
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. I wish that weren’t so.