ISIS has published the address of Robert O’Neill, the man who claims to have murdered Osama Bin Laden. They’ve also asked for their “brothers in America” to assassinate him.
According to The Mirror, who have been tracking ISIS members across social media, they’ve found numerous people that have been sharing a file that contains information on how to find the Navy Seal.
These individuals have ordered American ISIS extremists to murder and assassinate O’Neill. One user on the website wrote, “I leave this info of Robert O’Neill for my brothers in America and Al Qaeda in the U.S., as a number one target to eventually hunt down and kill.”
Another online ISIS supporter then blasted O’Neill because he has been “traveling around America putting on seminars boasting about killing Sheikh Osama.”
A link to an International Business Times article was also uploaded to the website, which featured Tom O’Neill, Rob O’Neill’s father, insisting that he wasn’t afraid of ISIS seeking retribution for the death of Bin Laden.
“People are asking if we are worried that ISIS will come and get us because Rob is going public,” O’Neill explained to Mail Online. “I say I’ll paint a big target on my front door and say come and get us. My ex-wife gave birth to a man. We shouldn’t be cowering in fear.”
The website has added that the person who started sharing this information was actually a British extremist. The unnamed person has listed O’Neill as a “number one target” before adding that he must be killed immediately.
The Navy Seal’s address and information has been republished by online extremists, while it’s been joined by its own hashtag. Various social media firms and the website itself have now tried to stop the information from being shared, but it’s worried that it might be too late.
The Mirror have insisted that they’ve tried to contact Robert O’Neill about the threats to his life. However he has yet to respond to them.
Robert O’Neill revealed himself as Osama Bin Laden’s murderer in the Fox News documentary, The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden. Before this point, the identity of the Navy Seal that shot Bin Laden was kept under wraps, which was in accordance with the team’s code of silence.
O’Neill was criticised by fellow Navy SEALs for coming out as the man who killed Osama Bin Laden. Rear Admiral Brian Losey and Force Master Chief Michael Magaraci, both released a statement that read, “A critical tenant of our ethos is, ‘I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seeks recognition for my actions’.”
This isn’t the first time that Robert O’Neill, who originally hails from Butte, Montana, has faced security issues since being revealed as the assassinator of Osama Bin Laden. Back in 2013, O’Neill’s former wife revealed to Esquire that she separated from Robert because of her worries.
She added, “We’re actually looking into changing my name. Changing the kids’ names, taking my husband’s name off the house, paying off our cars. Essentially deleting him from our lives, but for safety reasons.”
Osama Bin Laden, who was previously the head of Al Qaeda, was killed on May 2, 2011. Bin Laden was killed after being shot in the head during a raid on his Abbottabad compound. ISIS are a splinter group of Al Qaeda.
O’Neill retired for his service in 2012, after being a Navy Seal for 16 years. He is currently employed by Leading Authorities, which is a speakers bureau, a company that organizes speakers for after-dinner speeches.
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