WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, has received a death threat from an online magazine published by the Daesh, another name for the Islamic State terrorist organization.
In a 68-page piece, the terrorist organization calls for killing imams of the west and then points out "we cannot overlook" other western Muslim leaders, including Ellison.
They called the Democrat representing Minneapolis a "politically active apostate."
Ellison's office sent out a statement about the mention on Wednesday.
"As millions of faithful Muslims flee Daesh's imposed nightmare they call a caliphate, Daesh takes the time to threaten Muslim public servants in the west," Ellison said. "Daesh is a collection of liars, murderers, torturers and rapists ... The fact that I'm on Daesh's bad side means I am fighting for things like justice, tolerance and a more inclusive world."