Graffiti that appears to be in support of the Islamic State terrorist group has been popping up throughout the District of Columbia. The most frequently displayed message reads “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greater) in Arabic, and at the bottom, ISIS, for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham. The FBI is reportedly investigating the acts of vandalism.
On Tuesday, New York Magazine reported two findings of the pro-IS graffiti between the Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan neighborhoods of Northwest D.C.
Marin Cogan (New York Magazine)
FBI Spokesman Andew Ames told New York Magazine regarding the findings: “We are aware of the grafiti” and “urge anyone who sees suspicious activity or if anyone has any information about this vandalism to report it to the local authorities or to the FBI.”
A couple weeks ago, a woman found the slogan posted on an electrical box on the cross section of N street and Connecticut ave NW.
Jennifer Williams (Twitter)
In August, a photo surfaced on Twitter showing the Islamic State flag in front of the White House. The message read, “We are in your state We are in your cities We are in your streets You are our goals anywhere.” The Secret Service was tasked with investigating the incident.