- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia state senator says the state’s Capitol Police have alerted him to a threat against him by the Islamic State.

Sen. Richard H. Black said police told him he was featured in a magazine published by the Islamic State that lists Black and others as “the enemy.”

The Washington Post reports (https://wapo.st/1FhlM6u ) that the magazine also featured photos of former GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum and CIA veteran Gary Berntsen.

Black raised eyebrows last year when he sent a letter praising Syrian President Bashar Assad that was posted on the Syrian president’s Facebook page.

Black, a Republican from Loudoun County, served in the state house from 1998 to 2006. He has been a member of the state senate since 2012.

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