Calgary MP Michelle Rempel responds to ISIS threat on Twitter

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel arrives on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Monday July 15, 2013 . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

TORONTO – In the latest addition to its ongoing propaganda campaign, the terrorist group ISIS released a disturbing audio recording urging Muslims to kill “disbelievers” in countries like Canada the U.S, and Europe, telling citizens of these countries, “you will not feel secure even in your bedrooms.”

In a statement to Global News Monday, the Canadian government said it remains “firmly committed to fighting the Islamic State.”

“We will not be deterred by threats from this barbaric terrorist group,” said Jason Tamming, press secretary for Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney. “That is why we made it a criminal offence to go overseas to engage in terrorism and why we took action to strip the citizenship of those convicted of terrorist offences.”

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Calgary MP and Western Economic Diversification Minister Michelle Rempel also responded to the threat by tweeting a picture of herself in bed, encouraging others to do so on Twitter with the hashtag #securebedroomselfie.

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Others took to the challenge posting pictures of themselves in bed – in some cases, with their family members.

But some took issue with the Minister’s tweets.

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