ISIS Threatens to Set Seattle Ablaze
ISIS supporters released posters this week depicting President Trump in an orange jumpsuit like the terror group uses for prisoners in execution videos and showing Seattle ablaze.
The first poster, stating "soon in your country" and "a message to America," photoshops Trump's head on the body of a kneeling prisoner as the late Mohammed Emwazi, aka British terrorist "Jihadi John," stands beside him with knife in hand.
The background is church pews and stained-glass windows, with the point of view toward the altar.
In the second poster, a camouflage-clad Trump is depicted again kneeling in front of an executioner who points a gun at his head. Another jihadist stands nearby with his foot on a disembodied head.
In the background, a handful of buildings are on fire in the Seattle skyline.
The releases are reminiscent of a cache of posters spread across ISIS Telegram channels and social media late last year.
ISIS supporters circulated a gruesome Christmastime poster depicting the beheading of Barron Trump, showing a masked jihadist standing over an adult body in an orange jumpsuit with the 11-year-old's head photoshopped into the terrorist's hand.
The ISIS supporters' holiday threat spree essentially took the terror group's PR into their own hands with a flurry of propaganda posters encouraging lone jihadists to attack, including one reiterating previous calls to "put terror in their hearts by running them over or stabbing them or burning structures and forests."
Another poster from ISIS supporters circulated in the holiday spree showed an armed jihadist overlooking a Christmas display as the Statue of Liberty loomed overhead. "Make your motto 'I will not survive if they cross worshipper survived,'" jihadists were advised.
"And for you Crusaders, we swear by Allah the Almighty you will see the strength of the Caliphate Soldiers, and the battles will be in your homeland, we will break your cross and destroy your thrones and we will shed your blood," the text added. "And the news is what you see not what you hear."
ISIS supporters also encouraged lone jihadists to try methods such as making a terrorist attack look like a random murder or cooking up poisons to use on victims in a suggestion list.
The "hints" list, posted on Telegram, showed the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben in the background, with blood dripping from the top of the image. It was distributed in Arabic, French and English, with the English translation not clean.
Lone jihadists were urged to have "total emmersion [sp] in the community," while "choosing easy targets to deal with" in an operation that "must be secret & unseen."
A Modesto, Calif., tow-truck driver arrested and charged in December with hatching a holiday plot to attack San Francisco's Pier 39 apparently paid attention to ISIS supporters' propaganda posters. Everitt Aaron Jameson loved with a heart, said the criminal complaint, a poster from ISIS supporters showing Santa overlooking Times Square with a box of dynamite at his side.