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Bachmann Gets Security Detail After ISIS Threat

She appears in militant video, sources say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2014 12:29 AM CDT
Updated Oct 21, 2014 7:13 AM CDT
Bachmann Gets Security Detail After ISIS Threat
Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington on Sept. 26, 2014.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – ISIS' new target: Rep. Michele Bachmann? The outspoken conservative will have her own security detail for the final few months of her congressional career because of what federal law enforcement agencies believe is a credible threat from the militants, reports Politico. Bachmann, who steps down at the end of this term, is likely to receive round-the-clock protection in Washington and in her home district in Minnesota until her term expires, law enforcement sources say.

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According to Fox, Bachmann was assigned protection after a clip of her speaking about radical Islam appeared in a video released by ISIS. Her voice can be heard in the video, but her image is blurred, sources say. In recent weeks, Bachmann has called for Americans who join ISIS to be stripped of their citizenship and even urged President Obama to "declare war" on Islam. "I believe if you have an evil of an order of this magnitude, you take it seriously," she told the Values Voter Summit. "You declare war on it, you don't dance around it. Just like the Islamic State has declared war on the United States of America." (Read more ISIS stories.)

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