Liberals often downplay the threat of ISIS to our freedom but evidence shows otherwise. What happened in Chicago, Illinois earlier this month shows just how much danger we are all in every day in this country.
Two men were arrested at a Chicago park this month after they posed for photos holding a black Islamic State flag. Breitbart reported that Joseph Jones and Edward Schimenti are facing federal terrorism charges after an undercover agent said one of the men suggested homosexuals should be thrown off the city’s tallest building.
An FBI sting that went on for years found that they conspired to provide and attempt to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham. The two men allegedly provided cellphones to someone working with the FBI, believing the phones would be used to detonate explosives in Syria.
Two months ago, Schimenti told someone that he was angry that one of his coworkers was gay. He reportedly said that if Shariah law is ever enacted in the United States, “We are putting you (homosexuals) on top of Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower) and we drop you.”
It should be noted that both Jones and Schimenti also have ties to the Black Lives Matter movement as well. Schimenti often attended protests with the Lake County Black Lives Matter Movement, including a 2015 rally for a man killed by Zion police.
“I remember him – we had to take the mike away from him because he was too radical,” said Clyde McLemore, chairman of the group. “In his speech he said ‘kill the police’ and talked about blowing up the police station.”
The American Mirror reported that local Muslim leaders were very familiar with both Jones and Schimenti.
“We had discussions about philosophy of Islam, and they leaned toward a more militant form of Islam,” said Junard Latif, coordinator for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community mosque in Zion. “But I had no idea they would do anything like this … I can’t say enough how sad it is that people are drawn to this type of action.”
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