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New ISIS Video Threatens Attack On San Francisco and the LGBT Community

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A new video surfaced yesterday that further shows ISIS’ acknowledgment of Omar Mateen as one of their own, and glorifying his heinous attacks against gays in Pulse nightclub on June 12th that killed 48 people and wounded over 50 others.

The video shows images of San Francisco landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge, Financial District and Powell Street. After the showing the Bay area images comes the message:

“Arise, o Muslims and kill the unbelievers in their own homes.”

Police believe this new video aims to encourage pro-ISIS people to wage violence against the LGBT community.

Security analyst, and former FBI agent, Jeff Harp said, “…San Francisco stands for a lot of things. Freedom and pride … So it could be that they have decided to lash out at San Francisco for that.”

The Washington Times reported that the video footage ended with the scenes where US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande paid tribute to the Orlando massacre victims.

The FBI says it is aware of the video but can’t or won’t confirm its validity.

Be aware and stay alert.


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