by Jim Kouri
Clash Daily Contributor
A number of cyber-terrorist hackers who claim they are affiliated with the notorious Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) reportedly posted a “hit list” that provides not only the names of 36 Minnesota law enforcement officers, but also personal details about the targeted cops.
“Caliphate Cyber Army” (CCA) have taken responsibility for posting the full names, home addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of the targeted policemen. Those on the hit list are said to live in cities throughout Minnesota, with the highest concentration in and around the Twin Cities, which is a haven for radical Islamists emanating from Somalia who entered the U.S. as “refugees” escaping ISIS-affiliated Al-Shabaab.
A group of hackers affiliated with ISIS in the past hacked the records containing the confidential information of American police and security officials. In 2015, Islamic terrorists launched a similar attack when they hacked into the social media web site Twitter to penetrate the account of the U.S. military’s Central Command (CentCom).
Last Fall, a group calling itself the “Islamic State Cyber Army” (ISCA) put the names and addresses of people who have worked for American security agencies, especially those providing contractors to the military, law enforcement and intelligence operations overseas.
Also, in the past, ISIS would post the names and other details of American soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen at the conclusion of their videos of beheadings and executions. They would then urges viewers of the videos to search and kill those listed.
Military, police and security personnel aren’t the only men and women being targeted by jihadists. Another Islamist group calling itself ” Sons of the Caliphate” has threatened Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey. While both men are devout Democrats and Obama supporters, they are being listed on the hit list for their alleged efforts to trackdown and suspend ISIS-affiliated social media accounts.
According to a House report from 2015, one out of four of Americans who has attempted to join ISIS is from Minnesota. The city of Minneapolis has the United States’ largest Somali population.
Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He’s formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show…