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Barkhamsted on ISIS hit list

editor@winstedjournal.com

BARKHAMSTED — Various media reports, including reports cited by First Selectman Don Stein, said that a resident of the town has been placed on a hit list by the Islamic State Hacking Division, a branch of the terrorist organization ISIS.

In an interview with The Winsted Journal, Stein cited an article published in The New York Post on Sunday, March 22, that said that ISIS has released a hit list of 100 American military personnel.

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perpetuating the problem?

Are you not feeding into them by repeating their rants?
Putting our heads in the sand is not the answer either, and people realizing that "it is not just a problem for others so I don't need to care about it" is important, but so is delivery. Is giving them a voice in local papers not also spreading terror? What is a way of addressing the issue without spreading terror?

What are HELPFUL strategies? "If you see something, say something"? I don't know the answer to that but had to raise the question. Empowering people to address safety issues in an appropriate and useful way is an important role for the press. Unless of course we want to live in a state of terror. Clearly that is not the intent of the journal. But it is the intent of ISIS.