America Can’t Cope With the Rise of Domestic Islamist Terrorism
GEORGIA – March 14, 2019
As the whole civilized world continues fighting terrorism in the Middle East and other regions of the world, and the U.S. claims it is in the avant-garde of this struggle (though there is strong evidence that Washington supports radical Islamist groups at times), the news that comes from the States themselves is quite shocking.
On March 12, an American citizen Kim Anh Vo, a.k.a. “F@ng,” a.k.a. “SyxxZMC,” a.k.a. “Zozo,” a.k.a. “Miss.Bones,” a.k.a. “Sage Pi,” a.k.a. “Kitty Lee,” was indicted and arrested in Hephzibah, Georgia for the provision of material support to ISIS.
According to the report, almost three years ago, in April 2016, Vo joined the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC), an online group that pledged allegiance to ISIS and committed to carrying out online attacks and cyber intrusions against Americans. Just think about it: Somewhere in the middle of the country someone was openly supporting Islamist terrorism, working along with the enemies of the civilized world and living the life of an ordinary citizen. That should tell you something about the competence of the American special services fighting against terrorism.
As it also came out, since that time, the UCC and its sub-groups have disseminated ISIS propaganda online, including “kill lists,” which listed the names of individuals – for example, soldiers in the United States Armed Forces and members of the State Department – whom the group instructed their followers to kill. These soldiers could be Vo’s neighbors, friends of her family or even family members themselves, who knows? What is known for sure, is that she did it within the borders of the United States and nobody stopped here at that time.
For example, on or about April 21, 2016, the UCC posted online the names, addresses, and other personal identifying information of approximately 3,602 individuals in the New York City area and included a message that stated: “List of most important citizens of #New York and #Brooklyn and some other cities ... We Want them #Dead.”
When Vo realized she was practically invulnerable, she started “working” even more ruthlessly. Between April 2016 and May 2017, Vo worked on behalf of the UCC to recruit others to join the group and assist with its hacking efforts. Later, between January and February 2017, Vo recruited other individuals – including a minor residing in Norway – to create online content in support of ISIS, including a video threat to a non-profit organization based in New York that was formed to find and combat the online promotion of extremist ideologies. That video contained messages such as, “You messed with the Islamic State, SO EXPECT US SOON,” followed by a scene displaying a photograph of the organization’s chief executive officer and former U.S. Ambassador (CEO), along with the words: “[CEO], we will get you.”
Once again, she did it pretty openly, and the special services didn’t bother her.
On or around April 2, 2017, the UCC posted online a kill list containing the names and personal identifying information of over 8,000 individuals, along with a links to another video. That video actually displayed messages stating, in part: “We have a message to the people of the U.S., and most importantly, your president Trump: Know that we continue to wage war against you, know that your counter attacks only makes stronger. The UCC will start a new step in this war against you. . . .” and “We will release a list with over 8000 names, addresses, and email addresses, of those who fight against the US. Or live amongst the kuffar. Kill them wherever you find them!” In subsequent scenes, the video contains what appears to be a graphic depiction of the decapitation of a kneeling man.
The worst thing in this situation is that Vo is only 20 years old now. Thus, when she committed these crimes she was a teen. She was attending high school, probably thinking of going to college, but at the same time was sending online threats to her fellow Americans. Islamist terrorism is a serious domestic threat that the U.S. simply can’t cope with.
Here is proof: A 2017 report by the National Institute and Center for Investigative Reporting looked at the terrorist incidents in the U.S. between 2008 and 2016 and found that for those eight years there were 63 Islamist-inspired terror incidents. Even though 76% of these were foiled (meaning no attack happened), 13%, which is pretty a huge number in terms of fighting against terrorism, resulted in fatalities. These terror incidents caused 90 deaths.
Many Americans have actually joined ISIS, being inspired by barbarian Islamist propaganda. The most recent case included two American-born ISIS-fighters being captured by the Kurds in Syria. In January, Warren Christopher Clark, 34, was detained along with another American during the campaign to liberate the last pockets occupied by ISIS in Syria, the coalition of militias known as the Syrian Democratic Forces said. The Houston native used the alias Abu Mohammad al-Ameriki. The name of the other American captured by the Kurds was Zaid Abed al-Hamid, 35, but his hometown wasn’t revealed. He was also known as Abu Zaid al-Ameriki.
This brings up the rhetorical question of how many more “al-Amerikis” there are fighting for the terrorists in Syria, and how many more girls like Vo continue to send death threats to compatriots in modern-day America. But what is obvious enough is that this issue remains quite serious for American national security.