It appears as though even academia isn’t safe from these terrorists.

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller reports.


Leaders of ISIS are now calling on followers to assassinate an American college professor in the group’s propaganda magazine.

The professor is Yasir Qadhi, reports Memphis NBC affiliate WMC-TV.

Qadhi, born in Houston, Texas, is a professor of religious studies at Rhodes College, a private bastion of the liberal arts in Memphis. He is also a Muslim cleric and the resident scholar at the Memphis Islamic Center.

ISIS — also called the Islamic State — and its adherents don’t like Qadhi because he stands athwart the radical Muslim entity, yelling stop.

“Contrary to popular opinion, ISIS does not have support in the American Muslim community,” he explained.

“ISIS does not represent my faith, their actions are in contradiction to my faith, and I’m appalled at what they are doing in the name of my faith,” Qadhi told WMC.

Among the reasons that ISIS wants Qadhi dead is that he condemned the Charlie Hebdo shootings, which happened in Paris in January. Two radical Muslim immigrants massacred 11 people during the terrorist attack — which was orchestrated by Al-Qaida, not ISIS, according to The Atlantic.

In its demand that Qadhi (and another Muslim) be killed, ISIS propagandists published a photo of the professor.

“They have said this is an act of worship,” he told the NBC affiliate, “that if somebody kills me, God is going to reward them.”