ISIS urges to “slaughter” American Presidential election voters

By Times Headline Writer

Isis has called on its supporters to “slaughter” Americans voting in the presidential election and urged that US Muslims do not take part in the “apostasy of democratic voting”.
A seven-page document released by its media centre, the group said in its standard tone “the blood of Crusader voters is even more deserving of being spilled than the blood of Crusader combatants”.
Isis called on its followers to tell US voters: “We have come to slaughter you and smash your ballot boxes.” The essay concluded: “May Allah make this year’s US presidential election a dreadful calamity like no other to have struck America throughout its pathetic history.”
The essay said that militants “have come to slaughter you and smash your ballot boxes”.
The terror group also wrote there is no difference between the Republican and Democratic parties in the US in their “policies against Islam and Muslims”.
The threat comes as polls prepare to open for the closely-fought race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
The new Isis threats were published by Al Hayat, the group’s media outlet. They were reported by the SITE monitoring group, a US-based organisation that tracks terrorist communications.
The document, which was published in English, began by condemning recent US presidents and their foreign policies. It claimed Democrats and Republicans were the same in their “policies against Islam and Muslims” and raged against US interventions in the Middle East, support for Israel, drone strikes and the ongoing use of Guantanamo Bay.
The writers praised “the blessed September 11th operations” and condemned Muslims who supported former President George W Bush, suggesting they were responsible for him winning the presidency and therefore “share in the crimes committed by Bush against Islam and the Muslims”.
The new Isis threats were published by Al Hayat. The document, which was published in English, began by condemning recent US presidents and their foreign policies. It claimed Democrats and Republicans were the same in their “policies against Islam and Muslims” and raged against US interventions in the Middle East, support for Israel, drone strikes and the ongoing use of Guantanamo Bay.
The writers praised “the blessed September 11th operations” and condemned Muslims who supported former President George W Bush, suggesting they were responsible for him winning the presidency and therefore “share in the crimes committed by Bush against Islam and the Muslims”.
In discussing the current presidential candidates, the group wrote: “The only differences between Trump and Clinton are that Clinton is more skilled in ‘political correctness’, that she is a female feminist – and the Prophet said ‘Never shall a people who give their leadership to a woman be successful’ – and that Trump is impulsive and unpredictable.”
They said Mr Trump was “yet to learn that what he refers to as ‘radical Islamic terrorist’ is nothing but the teachings of Islam, plain and simple”.
The essay invoked numerous religious arguments and quoted from Islamic scriptures in an attempt to persuade followers that voting in “the pagan festivals of US democracy” was a sin.
The document, titled “The Murtadd [Apostate] Vote” contained images of Donald Trump, which it said was “courting Jews”; Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; and Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim US soldier killed in combat, who delivered a powerful speech in support of Ms Clinton at the Democratic convention in July.
The militant group believes the only legitimate law is the word of Allah, and that democracy is a sin because it results in a national law that is separate to Islamic sharia teachings.Therefore “one who votes in the democratic system is an apostate”, Isis said.
With inputs from news agencies

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