IS threat targets Detroit Shia Muslim leaders

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SHAFAQNA – According to Detroit Free Press reported that , Shia Muslim leaders were encouraged to have extra security during Friday prayer services after an anonymous, unverified online threat was apparently issued by the Islamic State terrorist group naming Michigan.Whether it’s a legitimate threat, a prank or some kind of fear-mongering, it’s “disturbing,” said Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Michigan Chapter. He said he hasn’t seen anything like it before, and he advised the leaders because the Islamic State has “a particular loathing for Shia Muslims.”

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