According to a new report, Prince George is a target of ISIS extremist supporters. The message was allegedly found on a social media app, along with a photo of the young prince standing in front of his new London school. What do we know of the threat so far?
According to the Sun, the Daily Star has investigated and reported that ISIS supporters recently posted a chilling message "School Starts Early," on the messaging app Telegram. Along with the encrypted message is a photo of Prince George at Thomas's Battersea school, the $25,000 per year school that Prince George began attending at the beginning of September.
Allegedly the message included words from a "jihad song" which the publication translated.
"When war comes with the melody of bullets, we descend on disbelief, desiring retaliation."Security experts have revealed that Telegraph was the app used by the Paris terrorists in 2015, and by the Berlin terrorists in 2016. This is a favorite app amongst ISIS members because the messages are encrypted and the location of the user can be hidden.
Prince George, the third in line to the British throne, is the oldest child of Prince William, and Kate Middleton. Wills is second in line to the throne, behind his father, Prince Charles, who is expected to take the crown on the passing of the Queen.
This is not the first time that the royal family has been threatened, but in recent history, the royal family has suffered a very tragic death by a terrorist bomb. In 1979, Prince Charles lost his beloved great-uncle Louis Mountbatten, who along with his grandson and two others were all killed by an IRA terrorist bomb that exploded on their boat, while in Ireland. His influence on Charles was so profound, that Prince William has Louis in his name, and this tradition has continued, as Prince George has Louis in his name as well.
Both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have wished to have their children lead as normal a life as possible. Now, it appears that their oldest child has been targeted by ISIS supporters.
There has already been a security breach at the school, when an unauthorized woman had been discovered walking around the inside of Prince George's school. Louise Chantry, an "[u]nemployed holistic healer," was arrested for trespassing.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police has assured the safety of Prince George, as well as the other students attending the private school. It should be assumed that they have been made aware of the recent ISIS threat.
"The Metropolitan Police continues to work with the school on protective security arrangements for His Royal Highness."
This is not the first ISIS threat made at the royal family. In September,the Telegraph reported that Prince Harry was challenged by a Singaporean ISIS supporter. Speaking on video, the man believed to be Meghat Shahdan bin Abdul Samad, was seen taunting the prince "Why don't you come here and fight us."
ISIS also threatened Queen Elizabeth in 2015. A British jihadist had made a threat and U.K. forces killed him in Syria that year.
At this time, the Palace has not commented on the reports of ISIS threatening Prince George.
What do you think of the ISIS threats against Prince George? Do you think that William and Kate should take the Prince out of his school, or do you think that he should continue to live a normal life?
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