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“ISIS Here” Banner At Ferguson Protests Airs Live On CNN

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 9:09 pm   /   by




On Monday night during an evening broadcast from the Ferguson protests with Jake Tapper, there a banner that said “ISIS here” that was being held behind Tapper as he reported.

The banner is a chilling reminder of the radical Islamic terror group that has been put on the map by it’s takeover of parts of Syria and Iraq and declaring itself the Islamic Caliphate.


Salena Zito of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review was quick to point out the chilling nature of the photo.


It is not yet known who was holding the sign and why they may have been holding it, but this could be another reminder of the terror group’s intentions to attack the United States and raise the white flag at the White House, a vow they made last week in a video that aired from one of the terror group’s leaders.

Last week, a photo surfaced of an ISIS flag being included in front of the White House.  The photo was posted on an ISIS-friendly Instagram account, which may have been ISIS’ way of demonstrating that they have people within the United States.  The United States Secret Service has said they are investigating the photo to check its authenticity.

This photo is chilling to say the least.  Is it possible that ISIS is at the Ferguson protests, or is this just a way for one protestor to draw more attention to the situation?

Jonathan Tallman

Jonathan Tallman is a senior at George Mason University studying Global Affairs with a concentration in the Middle East and North Africa.  He has worked for a number of national and state-wide campaigns, including Rick Scott, Rick Perry, and Jon Huntsman.  
He has a deep passion for politics and world affairs and loves to travel whenever he gets the chance.
Jonathan plans on graduating in December from GMU.  You can follow him on Twitter @JTTallman.

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"ISIS Here" Banner At Ferguson Protests Airs Live On CNN