The inaugural issue of Dabiq, the English language propaganda magazine that Islamic State (ISIS) produces, features none other than a Washington think tank scholar giving a speech at a think tank.
Business Insider (BI) notes that on page 32, there is a picture of Douglas Ollivant, a Senior Fellow at the think tank New America. In that photo, Mr. Ollivant is speaking at the libertarian Cato Institute (event here). Next to the photo is a quote from an article that Mr. Ollivant wrote with New America Fellow Brian Fishman in 2014.
When asked by BI if he was worried about being on ISIS's radar, Ollivant said he isn't worried. "I live in Washington, DC. If ISIS ever comes to DC, I doubt I'm on their top ten."
Here is a previous Think Tank Watch post on how think tanks view ISIS.
Here is a previous post on how think tanks are helping in the fight against ISIS.
Here is a previous Think Tank Watch post on the fact that Osama bin Laden was quite fond of think tanks.