ISIS Voting Guide: 'We Have Come to Slaughter You and Smash Your Ballot Boxes'
Three days away from the presidential election, the Islamic State issued a seven-page voter guide warning that both candidates will "undoubtedly" break their election promises and U.S. Muslims should skip the voting booth -- and that Americans who do vote are "more deserving" of being killed than soldiers.
ISIS even details what it sees as the nominees' worst qualities: that Hillary Clinton is a woman, and Donald Trump is "impulsive and unpredictable."
The release from ISIS' Al-Hayat Media Center titled "The Murtadd Vote" -- the apostate vote -- begins with the first George W. Bush administration and the up to 80 percent of Muslims who voted for the Texas Republican over Vice President Al Gore.
"Thus, in addition to committing the apostasy of democratic voting, they share in the crimes committed by Bush against Islam and the Muslims throughout his eight years of rule. The murtadd voters, however, did not learn, as by 2008, Obama got up to 90 percent of their vote," the booklet reads. "And after almost thirty years of history proving to the entire world that there is no difference between the American Republican and Democratic parties in their policies against Islam and Muslims, the murtadd imams of the so-called 'Muslim Brotherhood' and its sister sects continue to advocate voting in the pagan festivals of US democracy, this time campaigning for the Democratic Party and its presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton."
"They refuse to see that Obama interfered – both directly and indirectly – against the interests of Muslims just as Bush senior, Bill Clinton, and Bush junior had done before him."
This page of the article includes a footnote: "George W. Bush, John McCain, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Joe Lieberman, Joe Biden, John Kerry, and so forth are all supporters of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). So how can the murtadd imams of the West claim there is any real difference for Muslims between the various US presidential nominees and candidates?"
"The only differences between Trump and Clinton are that Clinton is more skilled in 'political correctness,' giving her leverage in the sorcery of hypocrisy," the ISIS article argues, adding she's a "female feminist" and the Prophet Muhammad said “never shall a people who give their leadership to a woman be successful."
Clinton, they continued, sees American Islam as "a project that can be projected to other countries, thereby leading more Muslims astray towards apostasy and eternal Hellfire," while Trump "has yet to learn that what he refers to as 'radical Islamic terrorism' is nothing but the teachings of Islam, plain and simple -- no adjective needs to precede Islam to describe the just terror it incites."
On this page is a photo of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, captioned: "Hillary Clinton’s running mate courting a Jewish taghut [legislative rival to Islam]."
The article delves into Quranic arguments on why Muslims shouldn't vote, noting "as the US presidential election day draws nearer, it becomes necessary to remind others what the shar’i ruling on partaking in the rituals of democracy is and that this ruling remains the same whether or not one of the two candidates is 'the lesser of the two evils.'"
Whoever votes, ISIS declares, "is an apostate whether he is an open secularist or an alleged 'Islamist,' as legislation is Allah’s alone and judgment is his alone, not for the people, nor the constitution of the people, nor the representatives of the people."
The pages also included a photo of Trump "courting Jews at the AIPAC convention" this year and of Khizr Khan -- "a murtadd supporting Hillary Clinton and the taghut constitution" -- holding his pocket Constitution aloft at the Democratic National Convention.
Without mentioning Trump by name, ISIS insists that a Muslim not vote "even if he fears that the victory of one candidate or nominee will lead to the deportation and abuse of Muslims."
The Muslim voter, they add, is one "whose blood is obligatory to spill unless he repents."
A poll commissioned by the Council on American-Islamic Relations last month found 86 percent of American Muslims would definitely or probably vote Nov. 8. Seventy-two percent of those polled picked Clinton for president, with 4 percent saying they'll vote for Trump, 3 percent favoring Green Party candidate Jill Stein, and 2 percent picking Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.
"We have come to slaughter you and smash your ballot boxes," ISIS continues. "...Hence, as it is clear that the voter is a part of the taghut of democracy – 'the power of the people' – and that the voters are directly involved in the decision making process by choosing delegates to represent them and their whims executively, judicially, and legislatively, the blood of Crusader voters is even more deserving of being spilled than the blood of Crusader combatants."
"The same would apply to the blood of female voters, as they are no longer mere wives serving Crusader husbands and raising cross-worshiping children, rather female voters are part of the democratic taghut that decrees the crusades to be waged against Islam and the Muslims, and are thus just as actively responsible for the Muslim blood being spilled as the male, Crusader soldier on the frontlines. May Allah make this year’s US presidential election a dreadful calamity like no other to have struck America throughout its pathetic history."
A footnote on this page stresses that an exception to the rule on killing women "would be more applicable to the female voters of Crusader nations, as they are not mere fighters but part of the taghut ordering war against Islam and being worshiped besides Allah."
Among the accounts ISIS created to distribute the guide on Twitter was one using Donald Trump's avatar, a variation on his name for the Twitter handle, and the Trump/Pence campaign graphic on the account homepage -- as well as using the hashtag #CrookedHillary: