ISIS Threatens To Kill Right-Wing Blogger
( 4UMF NEWS ) ISIS Threatens To Kill Right-Wing Blogger:
ISIS appeared to declare war on right-wing blogger Pamela Geller Tuesday in an ominous online message claiming it has fighters across America ready to attack "any target we desire."
The threat, posted on JustPasteIt, singles out Geller, who helped plan a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas over the weekend, which was attacked by two gunmen. ISIS claimed responsibility for the shooting early Tuesday in a radio broadcast, making it the first time the terror group called an American attack one of its own.
The chilling Tuesday post also boasts of ISIS having "71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack," specifically naming only Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Michigan and California.
"The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah in the heart of our enemy," the message reads, apparently misspelling the Arabic word "wilayah," meaning authority or governance.
It says the militants will target Geller and anyone who hides or hosts her.
"This threat illustrates the savagery and barbarism of the Islamic State," Geller told the Daily News in a statement she later posted on her website.
Asked if she would increase security or cancel any public appearances, Geller told the News, "Of course," but said she could not elaborate for security reasons.
The authenticity of the post, as well as ISIS' claim to the Texas shooting, have not been confirmed, and it is possible the threat is a hoax or a message from an ISIS sympathizer. ISIS has frequently used the anonymous message board JustPasteIt to publish propaganda, including the names and addresses of 100 U.S. service members in a call for an American jihad.
The armed attackers who stormed the Sunday cartoon contest, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, were both shot dead by an off-duty officer outside. They were the only fatalities in an attack that also gave another guard a minor injury
The JustPasteIt post claims both men knew they would be killed, and were only testing the waters for future terror.
"We knew that the target was protected. Our intention was to show how easy we give our lives for the Sake of Allah," the post says.
The ISIS radio announcement about the shootings also alluded to planned America attacks, promising "even bigger and more bitter" actions to come.
FBI officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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