National news coverage is rightfully focused on ISIS’ move to take the strategically important Syrian-Kurdish town of Kobani on the Turkish border. An article in Ria Novosti caught the eye of focus group expert Frank Luntz, who shares that ISIS has threatened to invade Russia as well.
In a telephone conversation with his father, an Islamic State (IS) commander, Tarkhan Batirashvili, also known as Omar al-Shishani or Omar the Chechen, stated that the militant group plans to invade Russia, Bloomberg reported.
“He said “don’t worry dad, I’ll come home and show the Russians,'” Bloomberg quoted Temur Batirashvili, the father of the IS commander, as saying Thursday.
“I have many thousands following me now and I’ll get more. We’ll have our revenge against Russia,” Omar the Chechen told his father, according to Bloomberg.
For once, Westerners can get behind the aspirations of ISIS leadership.