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ISIS Magazine Threatens 'Politically Active Apostate' Muslim Congressman, Huma Abedin

One of two Muslim members in Congress says he’s doing something right to have been named a “politically active apostate” in ISIS newest magazine issue.

The Dabiq issue, the 14th produced by the terror group, features an extensive article painting Western Muslim leaders who publicly decry terrorism to be traitors to their religion.

“One must not overlook the overt crusaders, those who don’t even wear the cloak of da’wah, but instead directly involve themselves in politics and enforcing the laws of kufr [disbelievers],” the article states, listing “politically active apostates” including Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Ellison noted in a statement that “as millions of faithful Muslims flee Daesh’s imposed nightmare they call a ‘caliphate,’ Daesh takes the time to threaten Muslim public servants in the West, like myself and my friend Huma Abedin.”

“Daesh is a collection of liars, murderers, torturers, and rapists. No Muslim I know recognizes what they preach as Al-Islam.”

Ellison, the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, added, “The fact that I’m on Daesh’s bad side means I am fighting for things like justice, tolerance, and a more inclusive world.”

The ISIS article directed that “one must either take the journey to dār al-Islām [Islamic State], joining the ranks of the mujāhidīn therein, or wage jihād by himself with the resources available to him (knives, guns, explosives, etc.) to kill the crusaders and other disbelievers and apostates, including the imāms of kufr, to make an example of them, as all of them are valid – rather, obligatory – targets according to the Sharī’ah, except for those who openly repent from kufr before they are apprehended.”