ISIS has a new target: Lebanese porn star Mia Khalifa

ISIS members have posted photoshopped images of Khalifa bloodied and beheaded.

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August 26, 2017 20:16
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Mia Khalifa

Mia Khalifa. (photo credit: WIKIPEDIA)

 
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In an interview with a sports outlet on Thursday, Lebanese-American porn star-turned sports blogger Mia Khalifa announced that she has been receiving death threats from ISIS.

Khalifa said that ISIS members have posted photos of her, bloodied and beheaded, on social media outlets. While she said the posts worry her, she doesn't want to "show weakness...that's exactly what they're looking for."

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Khalifa is no stranger to threats and criticism. Estranged from her parents after she began her work in the porn industry, she has been the center of national scandals in Lebanon. Formerly the most popular star on the site PornHub, she has been denounced by politicians and private citizens alike.


She was born in Beirut and lived there until her family relocated to the United States when she was ten. Originating from a majority-Muslim country, her profession has earned her considerable scorn.


Khalifa, who is Christian, came under intense scrutiny for a sexual video in which she wore a hijab. Saying the scene was satirical, she said she was surprised about the anger that came from viewers.

Khalifa also has several tattoos that are nationalistic in nature. One displays her support for the Lebanese Forces, a Christian political party that employed a militia during the country's civil war in the 1970s, while another shows the opening lines of the Lebanese national anthem.

Twitter regularly suspends accounts of ISIS members and others who advocate violence. Youtube, in an effort to strip its platform of extremist content, has begun removing videos from the terrorist organization. Facebook has come under fire for allowing terrorists to use their platform for incitement.


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