“Images of the ISIS flag were then sent to the FBI for analysis.”
Considering that the FBI wouldn’t know jihad terrorism from a hole in the ground, that isn’t exactly reassuring.
“[B]ased on information we received from the FBI we do not believe this act was perpetrated by someone linked to the Islamic State,” Hurricane PD said in a statement.
Sure, it could well be some kids playing a prank. But the deeply corrupt and compromised FBI is bound as a matter of policy not to study Islam and jihad in connection with terrorism. It is extremely unlikely that it has anyone on this case who would be competent to distinguish a prank by some non-Muslim kids from a genuine ISIS threat. They’re more likely saying this to avoid alarming the public. But are there Muslims in Utah? Of course. Could there be Islamic State jihadis among them? Is there anything that would possibly prevent that?
“American flag destroyed, replaced with ‘ISIS flag’ at Utah high school,” Fox News, February 16, 2018:
Vandal tears down American flag at Hurricane High School in Utah and replaces it with ISIS flag.
An American flag at a high school in Southwest Utah was found destroyed and replaced with an ISIS flag Thursday, Fox 13 reported.
An unknown perpetrator had taken down the flag at Hurricane High School, which is in the Washington County School District, and replaced it with “what looked like a flag used by ISIS,” police said.
The American flag was left shredded at the scene. The words “ISIS is COMI” had been spray-painted on a wall on the school’s east side, KUTV reported….
Authorities released a statement saying school employees have replaced the “ISIS flag” with a new American flag, and removed the graffiti. Images of the ISIS flag were then sent to the FBI for analysis.
“[B]ased on information we received from the FBI we do not believe this act was perpetrated by someone linked to the Islamic State,” Hurricane PD said in a statement. “This investigation is ongoing and investigators will continue to follow-up on leads.”
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.