Baltimore Uprising: Is ISIS Using The Riots To Recruit Black American Muslims?

Of the U.S. communities where Islamic extremists might recruit people to join the Islamic State militant group, the majority African-American city of Baltimore might seem an unlikely target. After all, news reports have mostly focused on Minneapolis — and its large Somali immigrant population — as the main U.S. recruitment hotbed for the group that is also known as ISIS or ISIL.

But as civil unrest and violence over the death of a young black man continued in Baltimore this week, ISIS reportedly has its eyes set on dissatisfied Muslims among the American black population, including in Baltimore.

Abu Saqer, leader of Jihadiya Salafiya, an Islamist militant group in the Gaza Strip that has made pro-ISIS statements, told WorldNetDaily that ISIS was taking advantage of a “growing movement within the black community toward Islam and the racist policies of the U.S. government”…

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