A British Islamic State (ISIS) sympathizer has published what he says is the address of former Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill, who has publicly claimed responsibility for killing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the Mirror reports.
The unnamed ISIS supporter calls on Islamic extremists in America to kill O'Neill and the information has been repeated on social media sites despite efforts by those sites to take it down, according to the Mirror.
"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," the original message reportedly read.
The Mirror said it found the post by monitoring jihadi online chatter, and several posts linked to the original information.
The post also criticized O'Neill for "traveling around America putting on seminars boasting about killing Sheikh Osama," and linked to a story in the International Business Times
quoting O'Neill's father saying, "We are not afraid of ISIS."
O'Neill now works as a public speaker and appears as a commentator on Fox News Channel.
O'Neill's wife told Esquire
in 2013 that they had separated over security concerns to protect her and their children. That story originally did not report O'Neill's name.
The Mirror said it contacted O'Neill with the information to warn him, but had not heard back from him. O'Neill was active on his Twitter account
Monday afternoon, but made no mention of the threat.
O'Neill one year ago began publicly acknowledging his role as a member of SEAL Team 6, which killed the 9/11 mastermind at his Abbottabad, Pakistan compound on May 2, 2011.
He was criticized by the Navy for doing so, but O'Neill told Newsmax TV's
"Steve Malzberg Show" that he took credit for the killing as part of an effort to help the nation heal from the Sept. 11 attacks.
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