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Secret Service investigating photo of Islamic State flag outside of White House

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A recent social media posting believed to be a message supporting the Islamic State militant group sent from outside of the White House has attracted the attention of the United States Secret Service.

Ed Donovan, a spokesperson for the federal law enforcement agency, told ABC News that the Secret Service is “aware” of a photo tweeted on August 9 that appears to show the flag of the group formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, displayed on a smart phone being held near the fence on the north side of the presidential residence in Washington, DC.

“We have an intelligence division whose mission is to assess information that we receive every day for dangerousness or potential threat level,” Donovan told the news network. “We are aware of the image and will take the necessary and appropriate follow up steps.”

The image was one of two attached to a tweet sent last week by Twitter user @Sunna_rev, alongside another photograph of a handwritten note in Arabic, dated June 20, 2014, taken outside an unknown building adorned with American flags.

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“Soldiers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will pass from here soon,” ABC News translated the note, which is accompanied by a Koran verse that reads: “and Allah is perfecting His Light even though the disbelievers hate (that).”

The tweet itself included both images along with a message in English:

“We are in your state / We are in your cities / We are in your streets.”

Read more @ RT News

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