Do ISIS threats in Sweden foreshadow the U.S.?

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Chad Groening (

ISIS letter delivered in SwedenConservative pundits believe a recent incident in Sweden in which some citizens were threatened by ISIS could be a precursor to what could happen in the United States.

The Swedish government was recently thrown into a state of panic after dozens of its citizens received threatening letters signed by ISIS, offering them three choices: conversion to Islam, payment of a religious tax (jizya), or decapitation.

Following is the translation of one of those letters:

"In the name of Allah, the merciful, full of grace. You who are not believers will be decapitated in three days in your own house; we will bomb your rotten corpses afterwards.  You must choose between these three choices: 1. Convert to Islam.  2. Pay the jizya [religious tax] for protection.  3. Or else, you will be decapitated. The police will not prevent or save you from you being murdered. (Death comes to all of you)."

Some critics are concerned the same or similar situation could come to America's shores if President Obama is allowed to move forward with his plan to bring thousands of Muslim refugees into the U.S.

Pratt, Larry (GOA)Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, says the threats-by-letter from Islamic jihadists is forcing Europeans to realize that they're at risk.

"They all of a sudden have large groups of hostile neighbors dropped in right next to them – [and] it's really a terrifying situation," says Pratt. "So hopefully they can actually stop the influx of Muslims [and] send back Muslims who have already been deposited in their country."

Sandy RiosSandy Rios, director of governmental affairs at the American Family Association, offers a dire warning to her fellow Americans.

"... This is what people in Europe are facing because they have allowed an unrestricted, uncontrolled – I would argue – invasion from Muslim countries into their sovereign territory. And this is what America faces," she adds. "I think this a precursor of what's to come."

Rios says it's the political class that "always tells us that we should be more like Europe – and it looks like, ironically, we very well may be."

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