In the aftermath of the Iraq War, the Islamic State (ISIS) has grown and taken over parts of the Middle East. Their issue with the West has been no secret, and was on full display in an apparent death threat of a top aide to Hillary Clinton and a Muslim member of Congress.

ISIS threat

The wars in the Middle East have appeared to cause more damage than they have caused good. Islamic terrorism has only been on the rise over the years, with ISIS' ideology expanding and spreading to the West. Recent attacks in Paris and Brussels have shown ISIS' capabilities, while the 2015 attack in San Bernardino, California is an example of how quickly religious fanaticism can spread.

According to The Hill on April 13, ISIS has threatened to kill two close allies of Clinton in the latest addition of their English-language magazine titled "Dabiq."

"One must either take the journey to, joining the ranks of the mujahideen therein, or wage jihad by himself with the resources available to him to kill the crusaders and other disbelievers and apostates," the magazine instructed. The 14th issue of the magazine released, for the first time, Muslims in the West who are looked at as traitors to Islam and should be put to death.

The list of alleged "apostates" who should be killed include Democratic Party Rep.

Keith Ellison, and Huma Abedin, long-time aide to Clinton and wife of former Congressman Anthony Wiener. The magazine described the Paris attacks as a "warning," and what occurred in Brussels as a "reminder," but went on to warn that "What is yet to come will be more devastating and more bitter."

Current outlook

It's unknown if the threats directed at Abedin and are in anyway related to her affiliation with Clinton, or if it's strictly because she is a Muslim working against ISIS.

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Ellison, who has since endorsed Bernie Sanders, was the first openly Muslim member of the United States Congress. Clinton has been known to have a hawkish foreign policy, that has taken harsh steps to combat the threat of ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups. During her time as Secretary of State, Clinton was the leading voice to persuade President Obama to intervene in Libya, though the results where not what the administration was hoping for.