Social Media Jihad: ISIS Caliphate Ramps Up Gruesome Internet Campaign
Qur’an Sura 9:123, “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers [non-Muslims] who are near to you and let them find in you hardness …”
And, O you who believe! When those of the unbelievers are nowhere near to you, then let them see just how hard you can be! When infidels are too far removed from the Caliphate’s web to strike fear in their hearts, do it on the world wide web instead. For peaceful purposes. Terrorism. Where would Islam be without it? …
Qur’an Sura 8:59a, “The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them …”
By Perry Chiaramonte, FOX News – “The Islamic State is proving highly adept at using 21st century technology to lead the Middle East back to the Middle Ages.
The Sunni Muslim extremist group formerly known as ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) is using social media websites like Twitter and Facebook and video upload sites like YouTube and LiveLeak.com to strike fear across the Middle East as it wages its brutal campaign to create a caliphate that extends from northern Africa to Iraq.
In its most recent video, Islamic State fighters are shown executing dozens of men in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, according to a description posted on Twitter. The five-minute clip, culled from a longer propaganda video, shows the militants packing their victims into a caravan of trucks and transporting them to a field, where they force the men to lie face-down on the ground as a militia member shoots them one-by-one, execution style, with an AK-47.
The same video shows other men being dragged to the edge of a large body of water, shot point-blank in the back of the head and then thrown in.
‘The Islamic State is a social media master,’ Ryan Mauro, a national security analyst with the Clarion Project, told FoxNews.com. ‘They know these videos get them attention – but more importantly, they are seen by IS and like-minded jihadists as proof of success.
‘The videos are also an intimidation tactic. The Iraqi government is launching counterattacks, and these videos may dissuade Iraqi soldiers from participating and Iraqi civilians from cooperating with the government.’
Mauro says the videos are a haunting reminder to Iraqis of how dangerous the Islamic State is.
‘The videos reflect an unpleasant reality for Iraqis who oppose IS. Even if the Iraqi forces push IS back, it’s questionable whether they will hold that territory, and IS supporters will stay behind. Iraqis look at the videos and know that could be them.’
Another video released this week seems to reinforce this theory. It shows the …” Read more.
The “Prophet” Mohammed, Al Bukhari Hadith 2977, “I have been made victorious with terror.”
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