On Monday, The Daily Express reported that ISIS is planning to wage what they’re calling a “Bloody Friday” assault attack on the day of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration into the White House. According to the report, the Islamic State has recruited a large number of English speaking personnel to spread the message ahead of the event. U.S. Special Forces is already on high alert for January 20, 2017, the day of President-elect Trump’s Inauguration.
Security analysts who have been following the communications between ISIS members say the group is planning “large scale” style attacks for January 20. The terror group has expanded its video production in recent weeks and produced videos to reinforce America as a target and and pushes to execute attacks on U.S. soil. The videos are produced with English subtitles.
Just last week, The Daily Express also reported that ISIS threatened to kill President-elect Donald Trump in a new video they called “Incite the Believers to the Fight 2.” The film included footage of Donald Trump being rushed off stage due to security threats that occurred in various cities during his campaign tour. The nine minute video produced by jihadists from Indonesia also threatens “assassination attempts” on other world leaders.
After the terrorist attack at Ohio State last week, the ISIS-linked Amaq Agency Telegram channels went offline, but have now resumed posting across social media networks. The terror group took responsiblilty for the attack that wounded nine Ohio States students after 18-year-old Somalian refugee, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who they identify as one of their “soldiers,” drove his car onto a sidewalk before slashing people with a knife.
The United States is not the only Western nation put on high alert because of the threat of ISIS. According to a report by Europol published Monday, ”France remains high in the target list for ISIS aggression in the EU, but so too do Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.”