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Monday, March 21, 2016
ISIS 'kill list' of Minnesota Cops
Repeat the Liberal Dogma After Me:
"All religions are equal."
(Star Tribune) - An alleged ISIL "kill list" containing the personal information of dozens of Minnesota law enforcement officers is the focus of an investigation by state and federal agencies.
The list, purportedly created by a group of hackers affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, includes the names, addresses and telephone numbers of officers from across Minnesota. Authorities acknowledge that they are still gauging the seriousness of the threat posed by the group, which calls itself the Caliphate Cyber Army.
The personal information of at least 36 law enforcement officers — apparently including a Sauk Rapids police officer, five St. Paul police officers and a St. Louis County sheriff's deputy — along with instructions to kill were recently posted on the encrypted messaging app Telegram, according to news reports and screenshots of the list obtained by the Star Tribune. The screenshots depict what appears to be an ISIL logo superimposed over a photo of masked fighters. Along with the personal information, the message says "Wanted to be killed."
"It is on our radar and we have been working with the various agencies which have been both named and unnamed," FBI spokesman Kyle Loven said of the list. "We're proceeding forward with this matter and treating it as a serious threat."
Loven said that agents from the FBI's Minneapolis field office began working this week with several local agencies to track down the hackers.
The FBI is "trying to make certain that law enforcement officers have the appropriate information" regarding the activities of the group, Loven said. The group has posted similar threats against security and law enforcement officials.