TELLTALE:The post featured a mirrored image of the IS flag that bears a declaration of the Islamic faith, which no actual member of the group would alter, an official said
Date: Dec 25, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday dismissed a Facebook
message allegedly linked to the Islamic State (IS) group that threatened to launch an attack against Taiwan next week.
The ministry said they reached the conclusion that the threat was not genuine one day after a Facebook user, identified as “Elias Allah Fifa,” posted a picture on the Anonymous Asia Facebook page, with the message: “You wait for it, Allah will achieve 12/28 Taiwan/Taipei.”
The picture featured the flag of the IS — which the user also used as their profile picture — and a Republic of China (ROC) flag. The user’s Facebook account was already closed by the time Anonymous Asia alerted the authorities, the ministry said. [FULL STORY]