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ISIS seeks converts among Ferguson rioters

The Islamic State looks at the rioting of black youths in the streets of American cities and sees red-meat – an untapped treasure trove of new recruits. Within hours of the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, members of the Islamic State, also called IS, ISIS or ISIL, started Tweeting messages directed at angry protesters. Some promised to send in soldiers to help, for a price: Abu Hussain Al-Britani tweeted:
“We hear you and we will help you if you accept Islam and reject corrupt man-made laws like democracy and pledge your allegiance to Caliph Abu Bakr and then we will shed our blood for you and send our soldiers that don’t sleep, whose drink is blood, and their play is carnage.”
“To a sane person it sounds ridiculous, but to an insanely angry person it is very tempting,” said the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder of the Brotherhood Organization of New Destiny, a Los Angeles-based ministry that works to strengthen black families by building better fathers. “If they can pledge their allegiance to Louis Farrakhan then they can pledge their allegiance to ISIS.” While Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam is not as radical as ISIS, it does preach hatred against white America, and ISIS is tapping into that same base of angry blacks, Peterson said. He’s not sure how effective the Islamic State’s pitch will be, but he expects some blacks will fall prey to the message. More via ISIS seeks converts among Ferguson rioters.

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