Pro-ISIS internet channels are calling for the assassination of President Donald Trump’s son, Barron. They shared his personal information on their social media networks, including the address of his school, calling for supporters of the terrorist organization to assassinate him, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
The initial message, sent on Nov. 21 by an ISIS supporter on Telegram, “called for the assassination of Barron, and shared the name of the school that Barron attends along with a Google map pinpointing its location,” according to MEMRI, which shares images of this messages with reporters.
“Using the hashtag ‘handle the son of the mule of America,’ the supporter, who uses the name “Dak Al-Munafiqeen,’ Arabic for ‘striking the hypocrites,’ wrote: ‘Barron Trump goes to this school in Washington,'” according to MEMRI.advertisement - story continues below
“The post was followed by a photo of Barron Trump,” according to MEMRI’s research. “To widely disseminate the call for assassination, several pro-ISIS Telegram channels have shared and forwarded the post.”
The call for Barron’s assassination comes just days after another ISIS group featured a propaganda image of beheaded Pope Francis on the app Telegram last week. The threats do not necessarily mean a direct threat, but rather a call to action to lone wolves, The Daily Wire reports.
As Daily Mail reports, “analysts have warned of a possible upsurge in ISIS attacks overseas following the collapse of their so-called Caliphate in the Middle East. The terror group typically uses such attacks as a means of exerting fear and making their influence felt at a time when their power is diminishing.”
The diminishing power of ISIS cannot be understated. Under the leadership of President Trump, loosened restrictions on military leaders have enabled resistance forces to fight the caliphate full-on, culminating in last month’s conquering of ISIS strongholds Raqqa and Dier Ezzor, The Daily Wire reports.