Minnesota Representative and former White House hopeful Michele Bachmann is generally pretty fearless. But a new threat aimed at Bachmann from ISIS was scary enough that federal law enforcement gave Bachmann her own security detail, Politico reports. Bachmann's team won't comment on the nature of the threat, but it sounds pretty serious: her round-the-clock security detail will continue until the end of this congressional session in January, when she's set to retire.
Bachmann has frequently condemned ISIS and Islam in one fell swoop, and recently introduced legislation that would revoke an individual's U.S. citizenship should they attempt to join ISIS. Last month, Politico reports, Bachmann spoke at a voter summit, calling upon President Obama to declare war on the terrorist group.
It’s because we have jihadists who subscribe to a radical ideology that believes dying in the name of Islam gets them to heaven ... And what we need to do is to defeat this Islamic jihad. Sadly, President Obama has the wrong prescription. He even fails to acknowledge their motivations for bringing about jihad. Yes, Mr. President, it is about Islam.
ISIS used spliced footage from this speech in one of their propaganda videos to make it appear Bachmann urged an attack on Islam. The video also featured images of Obama with Jewish world leaders, complete with Photoshopped flames for effect.
Bachmann hasn't commented on the threat publicly, nor on any of her social media accounts. Her office, however, was quick to send a correction to Politico, insisting Bachmann was urging President Obama to declare war only against ISIS and not against Islam itself.
Meanwhile, ISIS continues to recruit Americans and others in its anti-American, anti-Western efforts. Over the weekend, the FBI apprehended three teenage Somali girls from Denver, Colorado who were on their way to Syria to join the organization. The three girls were stopped at an airport in Frankfurt, Germany, where they were detained and interrogated before being sent back home to Denver.
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