Recent Tweeting under the hashtag #AMessageFromISISToUS, is either an ISIS member or sympathizer apparently threatening Chicago with a note in Arabic. The picture is taken in front of a Chicago building, and WGN was able to locate where it was taken.
WGN Investigates have found an online war of words and disturbing images that includes an implied threat to a Chicago landmark building.
They’re reacting to one of the tweets which shows the ISIS flag in front of the White House.
But scroll down a little farther and you see a picture that might look familiar. Not the writing, which appears to be in Arabic, but the building in the background. That’s on Michigan Ave.
307 N. Michigan Ave to be precise. It’s at the corner of Michigan and South Water Street and it’s called the Old Republic Building.
What we found online was stunning. So we brought it to the attention of the building security team. The apparent message in this photo dated June 20th of this summer, is “soldiers of the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria will pass from here soon.”
Other tweets show the same two pictures saying “we are in your state/ we are in your cities / we are in your streets. You are our goals anywhere.”
More tweets say “we are here #america near our #target 🙂 sooooooooooooon.”
Here’s what the Tweet said:
#AmessagefromISIStoUS We are in your state We are in your cities We are in your streets You are our goals anywhere pic.twitter.com/1EYMgCWJse
— قهرالطواغيت (@Sunna_rev) August 9, 2014
Earlier this year in August, a similar picture was posted online in front of the White House:
Regardless who is writing these notes and Tweets, whether or not these are people trying to instill fear, sympathizers, or terrorists, these threats to America should be taken highly seriously.
Photos courtesy of Google.com and WGN