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NEW YORK – Lebanese-American ex-porn star Mia Khalifa claims the so-called ‘Islamic State’ has threatened to behead her in gruesome mocked-up execution photos.

Khalifa – a former top-ranked performer on the adult website PornHub – says the bloodthirsty terrorist group sent her the photos through social media.

Threatened by ISIS, Khalifa says in a recent interview with The Sports Junkies that she won’t give the extremists what they want: “You can’t show weakness. That’s exactly what they’re looking for. I really try and just make it look like it rolls off, but I’ll admit, it gets to you after a while.”

Khalifa moved from Beirut, Lebanon, to the US at the age of 10 before moving to Miami, where she’s currently based.

The 21-year-old history graduate’s brief stint in the porn industry drew criticism from many, including those in the Middle East who branded her a ‘disgrace’ to the region. The sale of erotic materials is banned in nearly every Muslim country except Lebanon and Turkey.

She also came under fire for her tattoos relating to Lebanon, including the opening line from the Lebanese national anthem and another of the Lebanese Forces Cross, which is meant to “show solidarity with my father’s political views after a bombing in Lebanon in 2012”.

Khalifa now makes her living covering sports and pop culture through her own channel on the live-streaming service Twitch.