The US Navy Seal who claims to have shot and killed Osama bin Laden has recieved death threats from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), apparently spread by British jihadist Sally Jones.
Robert O’Neill said he was “ready” for Isil to come for him after a post on social media from an account believed to belong to Jones included his home address and labelled him as “a number one target”.
“I’ve been ready for this since we killed Osama bin Laden,” he told Fox News. “I know how to defend myself. A lot of times when there’s a bomb threat there’s not a bomb,” he added. “But it’s the ones you don’t see. So, everyone has to become more vigilant.”
The threat was posted on Twitter by a user, believed to be Jones, under the alias Umm Hussain Britaniya. “I leave this info of Robert O’Neill for my brothers in America and al-Qaeda in the US as a number one target to eventually hunt down and kill,” the threat reportedly read. It has since been removed from Twitter.