Mark Liebowitz caught sight of an ISIS flag flying in suburban New Jersey today.
— Marc Leibowitz (@Marc_Leibowitz) August 12, 2014
A man believed to be sympathetic to ISIS was arrested at John F. Kennedy airport in New York Monday afternoon.
A North Carolina man was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport on weapons charges earlier this month, a law enforcement official told CBS News.
The man, identified as Donald Morgan, is suspected of being sympathizer of the Islamic militant group ISIS, the official said.
“I talked to the FBI this morning. This arrest was a precautionary arrest. They’ll interrogate him and find out what’s happening. We have to be really vigilant,” Sen. Charles Schumer said.
Morgan was arrested upon his return from Lebanon, the official said.
Morgan was ordered held without bail after being arraigned in federal court in Brooklyn.
An ISIS flag turned up in London this week, too. A journalist went to the site to photograph the flag, and soon found himself surrounded by about 15 very angry young Muslims, who yelled “F*** off Jew!” at him and threatened him.
I asked them to explain the black flag. They said it represented their Muslim faith.
Then they asked for £5. “It’s our flag, we charge people for taking pictures,” they said.
I tried to keep it light-hearted: I joked I was a good photographer; they should be paying me £5.
A few more youths, all of them mid-late teens, a couple a little older, joined the group.
Then one stared at me.
“Are you a Jew?” he asked.
I’m not. I have a large nose; I fitted his stereotype.
I glared back at him. “What if I were? Would that be a problem for you?” I asked.
“Yeah,” he said. “F*** off Jew, you’re not welcome here.”
ISIS supporters have previously posted a flag-selfie of themselves standing right outside the White House.