Islamic State calls for murder of British-Pakistani cabinet member

Islamic State's magazine brands Sayeeda Warsi as an 'apostate'


News Desk April 15, 2016
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The Islamic State has named British-Pakistani baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the first Muslim woman to sit in the United Kingdom’s cabinet, on a “kill list”, while describing her as a “politically active apostate”.

Published in the militant group’s magazine, Dabiq, IS called for the murder of so-called apostates, including presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin and Tory Business Secretary Sajid Javid.

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The article warned: "If figures such as Warsi and Javid are caught before they repent, then there is no amnesty for them and theirs shall be a painful and fatal punishment.”

Republican Keith Ellison, the first Muslim to be elected to the US Congress, was also named in the magazine.

“Daesh is a collection of liars, murderers, terrorists and rapists. No Muslim I know recognises what they preach as Al-Islam,” he said in a statement.

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Clinton’s campaign declined to comment on the threats, according to the Independent.

Despite the fact that high-profile figures have been named in the list for publicity, “the threat is expected to be taken seriously by the Home Office”, the Independent reported.

This article originally appeared on Independent.

COMMENTS (10)

Ashraf | 4 years ago | Reply @Shakil Ahmed: Their logic is to first correct the ills in their own religion before taking the next step. Women are not supposed to be leaders according to them.
Arshad Abdullah | 4 years ago | Reply ISIS has killed hundreds of Muslims and now if they want to target British MP Sayeeda Warsi it is clear that ISIS is the gang of killers and has nothing to do with Islam. We Pakistanis stand by all innocent people who are victims or targetted by ISIS murderers.
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