ISIS appears to be planning a massacre of Minnesota law enforcement officers

There is considerable alarm in Minnesota over a list of 36 law enforcement officers, including private addresses and other confidential information, that was posted on an encrypted message app used by ISIS in the past.  Labor Jany of the Star-Tribune writes:

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."

In the wake of the San Bernardino massacre, such threats cannot be ignored, to say the least.  And it doesn’t take a genius to realize that the mass importation of Somalis to Minnesota – chosen by the State Department to receive them because of its generous welfare benefits – is behind the fact that Minnesota has sent more recruits to ISIS than any other state.  Some of them may well bear grudges against specific law enforcement officers, including those in unlikely places like St. Louis County (in the far north of the state) or Sauk Rapids (a suburb of St. Cloud in the middle of the state).

A massacre of peace officers in the heartland would indeed be terrifying for most Americans, which is exactly why ISIS would want to pursue it.

Hat tip: Powerline and Instapundit

There is considerable alarm in Minnesota over a list of 36 law enforcement officers, including private addresses and other confidential information, that was posted on an encrypted message app used by ISIS in the past.  Labor Jany of the Star-Tribune writes:

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."

In the wake of the San Bernardino massacre, such threats cannot be ignored, to say the least.  And it doesn’t take a genius to realize that the mass importation of Somalis to Minnesota – chosen by the State Department to receive them because of its generous welfare benefits – is behind the fact that Minnesota has sent more recruits to ISIS than any other state.  Some of them may well bear grudges against specific law enforcement officers, including those in unlikely places like St. Louis County (in the far north of the state) or Sauk Rapids (a suburb of St. Cloud in the middle of the state).

A massacre of peace officers in the heartland would indeed be terrifying for most Americans, which is exactly why ISIS would want to pursue it.

Hat tip: Powerline and Instapundit