(CNSNews.com) – The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) is urging its followers to kill identified Muslim figures in the West, saying they are “obligatory” targets unless they “openly repent from kufr [disbelief] before they are apprehended.”
The threats are contained in the 14th and latest edition of the terrorist group’s online propaganda publication, Dabiq.
The edition’s main theme appears to be an attempt to label Muslim leaders, individuals and organizations across the world that do not actively support ISIS as infidels and apostates.
The cover story focuses on the “murtadd” (apostate) Muslim Brotherhood, while another article, illustrated with a grisly photo of a blood-covered knife, is entitled, “Kill the imams of kufr in the West.”
Among those in the United States listed in that article and described as “politically-active apostates” are Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), one of two Muslims in the House of Representatives; Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin; and Rashad Hussain, former U.S. envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Others are Mohamed Elibiary, a former member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council and Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer; and Arif Alikhan, who has served in various public and private sector law enforcement and homeland security posts.
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) national executive director Nihad Awad, while not named, appears prominently in a photo collage that also features a gun-sight target image READ MORE