One day after US intelligence sources warned that Al-Qaeda may be preparing for potential terrorist attacks in New York, Texas and Virginia, today the Islamic State called for the “slaughter” of U.S. voters on Election Day and demanded that Muslims not participate in the democratic process because “there is no difference between the Republican and Democratic parties in their “policies against Islam and Muslims,” Tyler Durden reports for Zero Hedge.
Ritz Katz, director of terrorist monitoring group SITE Intelligence Group, said today on Twitter that the threats appear in an essay carried by the Islamic State’s Al Hayat media center that declares militants “have come to slaughter you and smash your ballot boxes.”
“May Allah make this year’s U.S. presidential election a dreadful calamity like no other to have struck America throughout its pathetic history,” seven-page manifesto, entitled “The Murtadd Vote,” read. Murtadd is an apostate who turns his back on Islam. The essay uses lengthy religious arguments in an effort to justify such attacks.
Katz posted excerpts on Twitter, saying ISIS was inciting attacks on Election Day “in an attempt to disrupt the election process and gain media attention.” Read more at Zero Hedge.