From ASSIST News Service
By Bill Bray
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is interviewing Americans whose names have recently appeared on "Kill Lists" on a Jihadist website
Among them are "many" Christians involved in international student welcome ministries or who are helping Muslim refugees settle in the United States.
The FBI visits are not related to the killing of an 86-year-old French priest by two young terrorist supporters of Islamic State, also known as ISIS, on Wednesday, as he led prayer in a Normandy church. The FBI visits were already underway before the priest was murdered.
No Americans on the Islamic State "Kill Lists" have been successfully targeted and killed as Rev. Jacques Hamel was last Wednesday. However, the FBI is advising those whose names are on these "Kill Lists" to take precautions and report anything suspicious.
The Jihadist websites are urging American Muslims to undertake "personal Jihad" missions against Christians, journalists, military personnel, police, social workers and others who are helping Muslims study or settle in the United States.
The "Kill Lists" are part of the cyber war which the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (IS) is waging to bring more Islamic Jihad attacks to American soil.
An FBI agent said that so far, he is not sure what prompts certain Americans to get listed on the IS "Kill Lists" but "many" are Christian volunteers and ministers. Site visits to churches, homes and offices of those listed as targets on the Jihadist websites are a routine part of FBI investigations.
According to the Pentagon, the worldwide Jihad "Kill Lists" were updated on July 24 and includes Americans living in 19 states. Here in Virginia, Americans targeted for death live in Burke, Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Springfield, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach.