ISIS has released a “kill list” of 15,000 American Christians they have marked for death and have instructed their “jihadists” or “lone wolves” who are already living in America to take action, according to a recent report.
The terror group had also issued a public warning to American and British Christians that “you are next.” Town Hall confirmed that British police warned Christians there to be on alert, and it believes that the list of targeted Americans was created from an internet search of church directories.
Especially concerning is that the FBI has not notified American citizens who are on the ISIS “kill lists,” even though they stated that they intended to do so, according to Circa News.
FBI officials said they are confident most American on the lists were alerted in some manner but it was possible some people may have fallen through the cracks. They stressed to date no one on the list has been attacked.
“The FBI routinely notifies individuals and organizations of potential threat information. We perform these notifications so potential victims are aware of possible threats and take appropriate steps,” the bureau said.
Just in Texas alone, Circa News reported that out of 24 names on the list, 22 of those said they had not been notified. Also on the list were two local police departments whose members had received no notification.
A woman in Austin learned that she and several of her friends in a Jewish community were on the list.
Town Hall stated that Michael Snyder of Charism News said the FBI actually did notify him that he and his wife are on the ISIS kill list. They also discovered that their pastor and other church members are on the list.
In February, a 21-year-old Muslim man was arrested for plotting to “shoot up a church” in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.
“I tried to shoot up a church one day,” Abu-Rayyan is quoted as saying in court records. “I don’t know the name of it, but it’s close to my job. It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit. Ya, I had it planned out. I bought a bunch of bullets. I practiced a lot with it. I practiced reloading and unloading. But my dad searched my car one day, and he found everything. He found the gun and the bullets and a mask I was going to wear.”
Investigators didn’t name the church Abu-Rayyan allegedly eyed, but claimed the property covers about two blocks less than a half mile from his work and can accommodate up to 6,000 members. He allegedly purchased a gun and told an undercover FBI employee that attacking a church would be “easy.”
“A lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church,” the affidavit quotes him as saying. “Plus it would make the news. Everybody would’ve heard. Honestly I regret not doing it. (If I) can’t go do jihad at the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.”
Christian pastors and leaders of Christian organizations are being encouraged to contact their local FBI to find out if they are on the list.
In March, we reported about another “kill list” ISIS had published, with the names and personal details of 36 policemen in Minnesota.
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