FBI says ISIS threat against Special Forces Sniper/MMA fighter is credible

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By targeting an active Ranger qualified, Green Beret, and Special Forces sniper, it would appear that ISIS is setting their sights high. Tim Kennedy thinks the whole thing laughable saying it’s just part of having celebrity status.

According to a report by Army Times, Special Forces soldier and UFC fighter Tim Kennedy is currently facing personal and direct threats by ISIS, the radical Islamic group, and some of its followers.

The FBI contacted Kennedy Wednesday to ensure he was aware of the threats he’s received on social media and by e-mail saying they appear to be “credible”. His response, “let those cowards come”. He says he typically receives in excess of five to 10 threat per day. The FBI did not like his answer.

Kennedy says he is not feeding into the threats by “military trolls” who target high profile military leaders.

He created the Sheepdog Response group to empower people to protect themselves in areas of weapons, grappling, and situational awareness. His background in mixed martial arts (MMA) and military service are not just a lifestyle, rather it is who he is. His training program is how he lives his life.

When he’s not serving on a deployment Kennedy is working with his own clients and teams focused on health, personal power, and extreme fitness training. He is one of the only three service members to be awarded a black belt in Modern Army Combatives. He lives life fully and fearlessly.

In response to the FBI’s concern he said, “I’m kind of desensitized to this stuff, so maybe you should tell me what my level of alarm should be.”

He has made it clear that the threats don’t scare him.

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  • Penny M. Polokoff-Kreps earned her BA in Sociology from Queens College of the City University of New York. She is a published author, speaker, FL Supreme Court mediator, and a Guardian ad Litem. She runs a non-profit with her husband, a Vietnam veteran, providing nutritional supplements for veteran cancer survivors, and supporting veterans in obtaining service dogs. She is passionate about veteran's issues especially those related to PTSD and mental health.

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