In the wake of the attacks in Paris, news and rumors about ISIS are being discounted or verified by the moment. As reported by Newsweek, seven people were removed from a flight bound for Chicago on Tuesday morning. As reported in a blow-by-blow by Suzanne Kennedy, a general assignment reporter at ABC 7, based in the Washington, D.C., area, those people removed from the Chicago-bound flight appeared to be of Middle-Eastern descent. With the ISIS attacks fresh in the minds of many, airports have stepped up their security measures across the board.
Whether those people who were removed from Spirit Airlines Flight #969 were nefarious or not remains to be seen. Either way, Kennedy has announced via Twitter that the flight was cleared for takeoff to Chicago.
While ISIS says it will attack Washington, D.C., in a new video, as reported by ABC News, which has brought more police to Times Square, another “kill list” of 55 cities within 23 states threatened by ISIS in the U.S. has been proven as old news. However, with ISIS claiming responsibility for the attacks in Paris that murdered more than 120 people last week and the pending ISIS threat to Washington, D.C., being released on Monday, the ISIS “kill list” of various cities across the U.S. has been resurrected, reports Snopes, which lists the following cities and locations as ISIS targets.
“Texas: Abilene, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Wyle, Fort Hood, Bedford, Kileen
Indiana: Michigan City, Bolivar
Michigan: Dearborn Heights, Lake Orion
Connecticut: Barkhamsted, Manchester
Maryland: Upper Marlboro, Warrensburg, Lexington Park
Louisiana: Shreveport, Bossier City
South Carolina: Daniel Island, Charleston
North Carolina: Fayetteville, New Bern
Virginia: Burke, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Springfield, Norfolk, Chesapeake
Colorado: Colorado Springs
California: Manford, Solvang, San Ardo, Monterrey, Newberry Park, Carlsbad
New Mexico: Farmington
North Dakota: Minot
South Dakota: Rapid City
Florida: Merritt Island, Palm Coast, Saint John, Middleburg, Saint Augustine
Washington: Colton, Cheney, Seattle, Spokane, Ancortes
Illinois: Orland Park
Rhode Island: Newport
Idaho: Bonners Ferry”
Finally, a video has circulated on Facebook that purportedly shows London Muslims celebrating the Paris terror attacks, as reported by the Independent. Called “Muslims Around The World Celebrate The Islamic Victory In Paris, France,” the video claims to show Muslims celebrating people being killed in Paris. However, the video has been proven to be fake.
In actuality, the video is from 2009 and doesn’t show Muslims celebrating the recent Paris attacks. Instead, the video was pulled from a cricket celebration with British Pakistanis celebrating the win. Shortly after the attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001, similar claims were made, with rumors of people allegedly taking video footage of mysterious Muslim men celebrating as the World Trade Center buildings fell.
According to Sindh Sadiyan Khaan, the Facebook video called ‘Muslims Around The World Celebrate The Islamic Victory In Paris France’ has gotten 458,000 views within two hours. Indeed, a search for Muslims Around The World Celebrate The Islamic Victory In Paris France on Facebook turns up Facebook posts of folks who believe it’s a real video and those who are trying to warn others that it’s fake.
On Twitter, a search for the video called “Muslims Around The World Celebrate The Islamic Victory In Paris France” is being talked about as well, with some folks believing it to be true and others realizing it’s fake.
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