White House: US Is In A ‘Narrative Fight’ With ISIS

Daily Caller News Foundation logo
Russ Read Pentagon/Foreign Policy Reporter
Font Size:

The U.S. is in a fight with the Islamic State, but according to the White House it is a fight of words, not arms.

“When it comes to ISIL (ISIS), we are in a fight — a narrative fight with them. A narrative battle,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest while appearing on CNN Monday, the day after the U.S. suffered two bombings in the New York metropolitan area and an Islamic State-linked terrorist in Minnesota went on a stabbing rampage.

A bomb injured 29 people in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood Saturday night. The FBI is currently searching for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan, who is wanted for questioning. The attacker appears to have used pressure-cooker style bombs, similar to those used in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. One of the bombs was found intact a few blocks from the Chelsea explosion. Rahami is also wanted for questioning regarding another attack in Seaside Park, New Jersey, which occurred just hours before the Chelsea bombing.

The same night, a knife attack left 8 injured at a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Police have identified Dahir Adan, a Somalian immigrant, as a suspect in the stabbing rampage. ISIS claimed responsibility for the assault through its news agency shortly after it occurred.

Follow Russ Read on Twitter

Send tips to russ@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.

All content created by the Daily Caller News Foundation, an independent and nonpartisan newswire service, is available without charge to any legitimate news publisher that can provide a large audience. All republished articles must include our logo, our reporter’s byline and their DCNF affiliation. For any questions about our guidelines or partnering with us, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.