On Tuesday, the FBI announced via its website they are accepting civilian assistance in identifying individuals who have left the United States – or have the intention of leaving – to fight alongside terrorist organizations.
Specifically, the FBI welcomes any information regarding an English-speaking jihadist who appears in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) “Flames of War” video from September.
“In the video, a man whose face is obscured by a mask alternates seamlessly between English and Arabic in pro-ISIL pronouncements intended to appeal to a Western audience. Dressed in desert camouflage and wearing a shoulder holster, the masked man can be seen standing in front of purported prisoners as they dig their own graves and then later presiding over their executions.”
According to the FBI, the man in the video speaks English with a North American accent, and the threat of United States citizens joining ISIS’ ranks is as prevalent as ever. (RELATED: CHICAGO TEEN ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO JOIN ISIS)
“The FBI needs your help identifying the individuals in this video as well as anyone traveling abroad to join terrorist organizations. Please send tips to www.fbi.gov/ISILtips or call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) with information.”