WASHINGTON, U.S. - Even as the Presidential battleground heats up and supporters of both the candidates engage in virtual battles - there’s more than one external threat lurking around for ...
• ISIS has urged Muslim voters to abstain from voting in America
• The terror group sounded its threat in an essay published by its Al Hayat media center
• The legitimacy of the threat still falls in the grey area
WASHINGTON, U.S. - Even as the Presidential battleground heats up and supporters of both the candidates engage in virtual battles - there’s more than one external threat lurking around for American voters.
After suffering consistent defeat in both Syria and Iraq - the terror group's global stronghold, the Islamic State Militant Group (ISIS) is resorting to other measures to intimidate its enemies.
In its latest threat, the terror group declared in an essay published by its Al Hayat media center that it plans to smash ballot boxes on the day of the crucial presidential elections.
The publication of the essay was authenticated by the director of the leading counterterrorism organisation, SITE Intelligence Group, Ritz Katz on Twitter.
ISIS further warned that it will “slaughter” American voters on the day of election - strictly warning Muslim voters to abstain from the democratic process of voting in America.
The seven-page long essay, titled “The Murtadd (apostate) Vote” said that the terrorist organisation has “come to slaughter you and smash your ballot boxes.”
It further argued that Muslims who voted for George W Bush in the year 2000 played an indirect role in the crimes committed by Bush against the Muslim population.
The essay went on to criticise Obama and said, “In addition to committing the apostasy of democratic voting, they share in the crimes committed by Bush against Islam and the Muslims throughout his eight years of rule. The murtadd voters, however, did not learn, as by 2008, Obama got up to 90 percent of their vote and after almost thirty years of history proving to the entire world that there is no difference between the American Republican and Democratic parties in their policies against Islam and Muslims, the murtadd imams of the so-called 'Muslim Brotherhood' and its sister sects continue to advocate voting in the pagan festivals of U.S. democracy, this time campaigning for the Democratic Party and its presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.”
Adding, “George W. Bush, John McCain, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Joe Lieberman, Joe Biden, John Kerry, and so forth are all supporters of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). So how can the murtadd imams of the West claim there is any real difference for Muslims between the various U.S. presidential nominees and candidates?”
The essay further read, “Hence, as it is clear that the voter is... directly involved in the decision-making process... the blood of Crusader voters is even more deserving of being spilled than the blood of Crusader combatants. May Allah make this year's U.S. presidential election a dreadful calamity like no other to have struck America throughout its pathetic history.”
Katz is said to have put up paragraphs from the essay on Twitter stating that ISIS was planning an attack on Election Day “in an attempt to disrupt the election process and gain media attention.”
ISIS, in its essay, said that there was merely one difference between Clinton and Trump - “The only differences between Trump and Clinton are that Clinton is more skilled in 'political correctness', giving her leverage in the sorcery of hypocrisy.”
The essay, published in English also included photos of Donald Trump, Tim Kaine and Khizr Khan, the father of the fallen Muslim U.S. soldier.
Meanwhile, ISIS is not the only terrorist organisation that has warned of disrupting the election process. Even though the country’s law enforcement bodies have increased security across the nation, America still faces a threat from Al Qaeda, that recently warned of conducting 9/11-esque attacks in the U.S. on election day.
However, officials from the government are still trying to work out the legitimacy of the threats claiming that they still fall in the grey area.
In an official statement, the FBI said, “The counter-terrorism and homeland security communities remain vigilant and well-postured to defend against attacks here in the United States.”