International terrorism watchdog group Site Intel is reporting that Islamists on Telegram, an encrypted messaging app, are calling for a race war in the United States after the recent police shootings of Keith Lamont Scott and Terence Crutcher.
Keith Lamont Scott was killed just before 4 p.m. on September 20 after an altercation with police in the parking lot of the Village at College Downs apartment complex on Old Concord Road in Charlotte, North Carolina. His wife, Rakeyia Scott, filmed the shooting. Watch it here.
Terence Crutcher, 40, was shot September 16 in Tulsa, the Associated Press reports. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
The officer who shot Crutcher has been identified as Betty Shelby.
Shelby will be charged with first-degree manslaughter, the district attorney says.
Similar racially charged rhetoric by Islamist groups was propagated in July, when the Islamic State advocated for a race war following the Dallas police shooting.
Micah Xavier Johnson, an Army veteran “upset about Black Lives Matter” and “recent police shootings” opened fire on police officers the night of July 7 in Dallas.
Five police officers were killed and seven were wounded, officials said. Two civilians were also wounded in the shootings, police said.
Johnson, 25, was killed when a police robot detonated a bomb near him following a standoff that lasted several hours, Police Chief David Brown said at a press conference.
In a purported new Islamic State video from "Wilayat North Baghdad," Iraq, ISIS militants carry out mass killings of "apostates."Click here to read more