Air Force Father And Son Targeted Online By ISIS Followers

It does seem rather light for ISIS, who are known to be incredibly vicious in their killings, to be content with sending ‘hate email’.

There must have been more followers in the lot than actual ISIS members.

We have started seeing killings of regular civilians by an ISIS militants. In late June 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin from New Jersey was shot to death by Muslim Ali Muhammad Brown who claimed the killing was because of US military action abroad.

The media was mostly silent about this event, although it is quite a significant one.

Once these militants start killing our servicemen and their families it will be impossible to contain as other military will definitely step forward. This will be a new page in the war against these psychopaths.

The source said that in late September, Islamic State sympathizers harassed an Air Force member who had posted pictures online from a flight over Iraq during a recent bombing campaign.

The source, who is familiar with the incident, said ISIS found the servicemember’s social media profile, and then linked it to his son’s Facebook account. The son is believed to be in his early teens. The ISIS sympathizers first saw the servicemember’s pictures after they were posted to a military website, and then tracked them to his Facebook page.

The Facebook pages were then “swarmed” with derogatory messages such as kafir, or non-believer, in an online flash-mob-style attack.

“This is the real deal,” the counterterrorism source said, referring to the posts. “They want to find them [U.S. military], raise their profile, in the eyes of a potential ‘lone wolf.'”

The militants apparently encouraged others to join in the digital harassment.

A post on one ISIS-linked Twitter account, translated for Fox News, said: “We have a raid on an American pilot account at 9:00 evening Mecca time who is participating in the crusaders’ bombing. Retweet this if you are ready to be part of the raid.”

The father and son were not identified to Fox News for security reasons.

Fox News is told that the Department of Defense became aware of the incident, and shortly afterward, both Facebook accounts went dark.

A senior Defense official confirmed to Fox News that the harassment and threats ultimately triggered the Army intelligence bulletin.

The threat assessment from the Army’s Threat Integration Center was released in late September. The bulletin warned Army commands worldwide that servicemembers should limit the number of people with access to their social media profiles after ISIS called on its supporters to use the Yellow Pages and Facebook to track down addresses.

While there was no independent intelligence to corroborate the warning in the Army bulletin, the counterterrorism source said “ISIS wanted to find these guys, and inspire someone to go after these guys.”

The Army said in a written statement that protection levels at installations “have not changed.”

“This document is a reminder to stay vigilant,” the Army said. “It provides renewed emphasis on force protection measures to ensure the safety and security of our DOD components, defense critical infrastructure, personnel and communities.”

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