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ISIS Reportedly Calls For Assassination Of Barron Trump

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ISIS reportedly called for the assassination of first son Barron Trump before sharing personal details of his life online.

President Donald Trump's youngest son has been targeted by pro-ISIS internet channels, which have shared personal details of the 11-year-old's life, including the address of his school, according to Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

The story was first reported by the website Free Beacon, and has been picked up mostly by conservative and alt-right sites like Infowars. 

A Google search reveals that it has also been reported in the mainstream media by AOL, MSN, and numerous local news stations, but not by The New York Times, The Washington Post, or any other major newspaper or broadcast network.

The initial assassination message was sent on Nov. 21 by an ISIS supporter, and "called for the assassination of Barron Trump, and shared the name of the school that Barron attends along with a Google map pinpointing its location," MEMRI reported, according to The Washington Free Beacon. "Using the hashtag 'handle the son of the mule of America,' the supporter, who uses the name "Dak Al-Munafiqeen,' Arabic for 'striking the hypocrites,' wrote: 'Barron Trump goes to this school in Washington.'" 

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The MEMRI report adds: "The post was followed by a photo of Barron Trump. To widely disseminate the call for assassination, several pro-ISIS Telegram channels have shared and forwarded the post."

According to the MEMRI website, the organization "is committed to giving readers, in both the East and the West, comprehensive access to the primary-source material from the Arab and Muslim world that we translate." However, its objectivity has previously been called into question. 

"MEMRI's intent is to find the worst possible quotes from the Muslim world and disseminate them as widely as possible," alleged Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, in a statement to The Washington Times. 

The alleged call for Barron's death comes on the heels of two rare public appearances by the president's son, The Inquisitr reports. 

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On Nov. 20, he joined his mother, first lady Melania Trump, outside the White House to greet the delivery of the official White House Christmas tree.

The following day, Barron joined his parents for the annual turkey-pardoning ceremony, where the president officially pardoned a 36-pound bird named "Drumstick," whose friend "Wishbone" was reportedly pardoned off-camera, The New York Times reports.

"As many of you know, I have been very active in overturning a number of executive actions by my predecessor," Trump said while issuing the pardon. "However, I have been informed by the White House Counsel's Office that Tater and Tot's pardons cannot, under any circumstances, be revoked," he joked, referring to the turkeys pardoned last year by former President Barack Obama.

Following the ceremony, Barron and his parents headed off together to the familiar Trump destination of Palm Beach, Florida, where they will observe Thanksgiving at the family's Mar-a-Lago estate.

The White House has not issued a comment on the reported assassination threat.

Sources: MEMRI, The Washington Free Beacon, The Washington Times via The Guardian, The New York Times, The Inquisitr / Featured Image: U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Flickr / Embedded Images: White House via Wikimedia Commons, The White House/Flickr

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