ISIS threatened American Muslims if they vote in the November 8 US presidential election, “lashing out at them for participating in the democratic process and warning them of the consequences of such actions,” via Al Hayat Media in a seven-page article said the Middle East Media Research Institute’s (MEMRI) Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor Project, which monitors jihadi social media.
MEMRI said the article “accuses all American Muslims who vote of apostasy and heresy, and calls on ISIS supporters to spill their blood if they do not repent. Similarly, it calls for killing "Crusader" [Christian] voters, including women, who, it says, ‘are no longer mere wives serving Crusader husbands and raising cross-worshiping children,’ but female voters who are part of the democratic system that decrees that ‘crusades be waged against Islam and the Muslims.’ The article concludes with a threat to the elections, praying that Allah will ‘make this year’s US presidential election a dreadful calamity like no other to have struck America throughout its pathetichistory.’”
Similarly, Homeland Security Today reported in August that ISIS said its Islamist war on West and Christianity is based on legitimate Islamist religious theology.
Below are excerpts from the Al Hayat Media article, in the original English:
"Sixteen years ago, the murtadd [apostate] leaders of apostate organizations in the West – including Nihad Awad (CAIR), Sami Al Arian (WISE), and their likes – called upon congregations belonging to the various ‘mosques’ of America to participate in the pagan rites of the US presidential election of ‘2000.’ These claimants of political awareness went as far as campaigning for the Republican Party – one of the two major sects of American paganism – and its then presidential nominee, George W. Bush. They justified their active support of Bush with his election promises, as during the election campaign, Bush had criticized Clinton’s interventionism in Somalia, denounced the usage of secret evidence against Arab Americans and portrayed himself as a ‘compassionate conservative’ who would aid minorities and strengthen ‘faith-based and community’ organizations …”
"In addition to Bush’s hypocritical promises, the murtadd imams privately propagated superstitious conspiracy theories, claiming that if Al Gore won, the American Jewish lobby would collaborate with the Mossad to assassinate Gore, and thus, the US would be run by its first Jewish president, Joe Lieberman. Hence, they proved their political naivety, for what difference was there between Lieberman and Bush? Bush’s running mate – the neoconservative, pro-‘Israel’ Dick Cheney – was an advisory board member of a major pro-‘Israel’ American think tank, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), before becoming vice president, and, in ‘1991,’ was presented with its annual ‘Distinguished Service Award’ for his career dedication to pro-‘Israel’ American national security, a history he has shared with the hawkish Jew Lieberman. So why would the Jewish lobby, the Jewish state, or the Mossad need to assassinate Al Gore to have American politicians further serve Jewish interests?”
Continuing, the ISIS threat stated, "Yet, despite the self-imposed naivety of the murtadd imams of the West, they were supported in their campaign for Bush by the apostate Safar Al Hawali, author of scholarly treatises exposing secularism, Irja, and the Christian fundamentalist foreign policy of the US, treatises purportedly demonstrating his ‘knowledge’ of creed and current affairs. Instead, he proved himself just as deviant and absurd as his brethren, the imams of the West who would not recognize that Bush, Gore, and Lieberman were essentially the same in their enmity towards Islam and the Muslims. Then, when the blessed September 11th operations were executed, al Hawali wrote ‘An Open Letter to President Bush,’ in which he reminded Bush of the murtadd favor, saying, ‘We Muslims desired to see you elected and we have proof that the votes which gave you victory were our votes, and I personally advised Muslims to vote for you.’”
"Yes, sadly in ‘2000,’ in the ‘swing state’ of Florida, one of the US states with the largest percentage of ‘Muslims’ and the greatest number of ‘mosques,’ Bush achieved 537 more popular votes than Gore, allowing him to secure Florida’s 25 electoral votes, and thereby mount the presidential chair, with approximately 80 percent of murtadd Americans nationwide supporting him. 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,” ISIS said. “And, after almost 30 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. Obama invaded Iraq and Sham, backed the Jewish state and Arab tyrants, interfered in Libya (fearing the arising and spreading of jihad, just as Clinton had done in the Balkans), continued Bush’s drone strikes and proxy wars in Yemen, Afghanistan, and Somalia, and preserved Guantanamo Bay, breaking almost every election promise he had made, something that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would undoubtedly do just as their predecessors had done before them.”
"Also, after both Trump and Clinton committed themselves to the Jewish state and the war against Islam (especially through their vows to continue the war against the body of Islam, the Khilafah), the only differences between Trump and Clinton are that Clinton is more skilled in ‘political correctness,’ giving her leverage in the sorcery of hypocrisy, that she is a female feminist – and the Prophet said, ‘Never shall a people who give their leadership to a woman be successful’ (Reported by Al Bukhari from Abu Bakrah) – and that Trump is impulsive and unpredictable. As for their stances on ‘Islam’ and the ‘Muslims,’ then Clinton’s doublespeak is meant to spellbind nationalist ‘Muslims’ and liberal ‘Islam,’ for she wants to secure the murtadd vote and believes that American ‘Islam’ is a project that can be projected to other countries, thereby leading more Muslims astray towards apostasy and eternal Hellfire … As for Trump, then he 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 …”
"Meanwhile,” the ISIS diatribe continued, “as the US presidential election day draws nearer, it becomes necessary to remind others what the Shari’a 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’ or even a murtadd claimant of ‘Islam’ … From the pillars of Allah’s tawhid [monotheism] is that he alone has the right to legislate. Hence, the execution of, judgment by and seeking judgment from any legislation besides his are major shirk [polytheism] … Accordingly, human legislators, manmade laws, modern constitutions, judges who rule thereby and rulers who enforce such upon others are all tawaghit [tyrants] whom the Muslim must disassociate from and disbelieve in … Throughout history, legislative tawaghit existed mainly in the forms of clergies and monarchies, with their flocks and subjects worshiping them through obedience and following. It was not until democracy was innovated and practiced by the pagan Greeks and Romans that the commoner became a participant in legislation itself. The false ‘gods’ thereby grew in number from regime and clergy members to include all voters of the citizenry, as democracy is ‘the rule of the people.’”
“According to this pagan creed, the people are the ultimate judge, all power is theirs and they alone have the right to legislate. In modern, representative democracy, the people rule by choosing delegates who represent them and their whims executively, judicially and legislatively.”
“This ‘rule of the people’ is not achievable except by referring to the ballot boxes, which proclaim the people’s desires. Through the ballot boxes, laws and constitutions are legislated, to be ruled and judged by. Through the ballot boxes, candidates and nominees are selected to represent the people, to be obeyed and followed. There is no rule for Allah in democracy except if his law is in accordance with the desire of the people. Thus, whoever votes in the democratic system – whether or not he himself is a candidate or nominee – has made himself a taghut, a rival to Allah in rule and legislation. Whoever does this, is an apostate whether he is an open secularist or an alleged ‘Islamist,’ as legislation is Allah’s alone and judgment is is alone, not for the people, nor the constitution of the people nor the representatives of the people. Accordingly, the person does not disassociate from the taghut of democracy – the ‘people’ – and disbelieve in it if he has not abandoned the democratic vote.”
"One of the clear-cut, agreed upon principles of iman [belief] is that to consent to kufr is kufr. Consenting to kufr encompasses calling to kufr, supporting kufr, resolving to commit kufr, promising to commit kufr, and committing kufr for any so-called religious or worldly ‘interest’ without being truly coerced into doing so. If one understands this principle, any shubhah (doubt) produced by the devils from amongst men – including the Murtadd Brotherhood – will collapse before him … If someone apostatizes by merely sitting silently in a gathering of kufr while claiming to hate the kufr being committed, then what of the one who actively participates in the kufr? Worse yet, what of the one who actively makes himself a taghut – a rival to Allah in legislation, judgment and rule – by voting in the democratic system, thus partaking in ‘the rule of the People’ and transgressing upon Allah’s tawhid! …”
"Allah also said,” ISIS proclaimed, “’O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as awliya [allies]. They are awliya of one another. Whoever among you takes them as awliya, then, indeed, he is one of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the oppressive people. Yet you see those in whose hearts is disease hastening to associate with them, saying, ‘We are afraid a misfortune may strike us.’ But soon, Allah will bring conquest or a decree from him, and they will become regretful over what they have been concealing within themselves’ (Al Maidah 51-52). In these verses, although the hypocrites attempt to justify their major hypocrisy with the fear of the kuffar gaining the upper hand, Allah does not excuse them because their fear did not entail coercion according to the limits set by the Shari’a.”
“Accordingly, one who votes in the democratic system is an apostate, even if he fears that the victory of one candidate or nominee will lead to the deportation and abuse of Muslims, as coercion recognized by the Shari’a in the case of kufr is unbearable torture, lethal execution and the kuffar realistically threatening to commit such torture and execution immediately to the subjugated Muslim … Fear of deportation and abuse is not coercion. Also, if supporting the Jews and Christians is apostasy, how much worse is supporting their tawaghit or oneself becoming a taghut by voting and thus consenting to ‘the rule of the people’ shared by all voters? Moreover, the obligation upon a person if he is indeed coerced is hijra [emigration]; he is not excused for kufr committed due to coercion as long as he is able to perform hijra …”
Finally, ISIS stated, "These verses and others prove that the ‘Muslim’ voter is a murtadd taghut, whose blood[it] is obligatory to spill unless he repents … Accordingly, the muwahhidin [monotheists] should say to the modern mushrikin [i.e. American Muslim voters]: O disbelievers, we do not worship ‘the people.’ We worship only the Lord of all peoples. Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from ‘the people’ you worship besides Allah. We denounce your democratic kufr. Enmity and animosity have forever emerged between us and you until you disbelieve in ‘the people’ and believe in Allah alone. Indeed, we have come to slaughter you and smash your ballot boxes … The ultimate manifestation of bara’ah [disassociation] from shirk, however, is to kill the tawaghit and imams of kufr … This bara’ah is what the Prophet manifested in his military and covert operations against Allah’s enemies. 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. Amin."