ISIS appeared to declare war on right-wing blogger Pamela Geller Tuesday in an ominous online message claiming it has fighters across America ready to attack "any target we desire."
(For the record, according to its website, Ahlul Bayt News Agency is the first and only exclusively English-language Shia Islamic news outlet. It was launched to "show the true, undistorted nature of Islam and Islamic civilization to the West.")
The threat, posted on JustPasteIt, singles out Geller, who helped plan a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas over the weekend, which was attacked by two gunmen… The chilling Tuesday post also boasts of ISIS having "71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack," specifically naming only Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Michigan and California."The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah in the heart of our enemy," the message reads, apparently misspelling the Arabic word "wilayah," meaning authority or governance.. "Our aim was the khanzeer Pamela Geller and to show her that we don’t care what land she hides in or what sky shields her; we will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter." The [entire online posted] statement is as follows:“The New Era”To our brothers and sisters fighting for the Sake of Allah, we make dua for you and ask Allah to guide your bullets, terrify your enemies, and establish you in the Land. As our noble brother in the Phillipines [sic] said in his bayah, “This is the Golden Era, everyone who believes… is running for Shaheed”.The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah in the heart of our enemy. Our aim was the khanzeer Pamela Geller and to show her that we don’t care what land she hides in or what sky shields her; we will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter. This will heal the hearts of our brothers and disperse the ones behind her. To those who protect her: this will be your only warning of housing this woman and her circus show. Everyone who houses her events, gives her a platform to spill her filth are legitimate targets. We have been watching closely who was present at this event and the shooter of our brothers. We knew that the target was protected. Our intention was to show how easy we give our lives for the Sake of Allah.We have 71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack any target we desire. Out of the 71 trained soldiers 23 have signed up for missions like Sunday, We are increasing in number bithnillah. Of the 15 states, 5 we will name… Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan. The disbelievers who shot our brothers think that you killed someone untrained, nay, they gave you their bodies in plain view because we were watching.The next six months will be interesting, To our Amir Al Mu’mineen make dua for us and continue your reign, May Allah enoble [sic] your face. May Allah send His peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhummad and all those who follow until the last Day. — Abu Ibrahim Al Ameriki.