POLICE are investigating a poison pen letter claiming that terrorists plan to behead Tasmanian Senator Jacquie Lambie unless she helps introduce sharia law in Australia.
The letter warns that “you are the enemy of Islamic State, therefore, I will take the honour in beheading you”.
It includes graphic images of a man having his head sliced off by a knife.
Her office conceded the letter could be a fake threat, linked to opponents of a new mosque in Adelaide, but said that they were taking the threat seriously and had referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police.
It claims to have been prepared by the “Adelaide Islamic State Mujahideen” and makes references to plans to build a mosque in Adelaide, suggesting that the development would represent a celebration of Lindt gunman Haron Monis’s efforts to expand the Islamic State’s philosophy.
The outspoken senator, who recently called for the introduction of the death penalty for terrorists, has confirmed her staff received a letter this week.
“Do not involve the police or media, shut you f—en mouth and do as I say or else the bloodshed will worsen,” the letter says.
“I swear upon Allah’s will that death will be approaching to you.”