Terroristic tweets underscore the Islamic State’s global reach. It has an army of Western passport holders, and an open southern border to cross. It’s not only coming to the U.S.; it’s already here.
Slain journalist James Foley studied his craft in the Chicago area, earning a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. For a time he was a teacher in the Cook County Jail boot camp program. He was familiar with the streets of Chicago. So, apparently, is the Islamic State that beheaded him.
An anonymous tweet has an attached photo showing a message written in Arabic. The note is dated June 20 and is being held up in front of the Old Republic building on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Dubbed the Magnificent Mile, a shopping mecca, Michigan Avenue is another symbol of what, from a radical Islamist perspective, is wrong with Western culture and civilization.
The text reads: “We are in your state, we are in your cities, we are in your streets, you are our goals anywhere.” It adds the hashtag #AmessagefromISIStoUS.