Tuesday, September 9, 2014

ISIS-Linked Extremists Vow to Assassinate Twitter Employees

The drama never ends.

A social media account connected to allies of the Islamic State has issued calls to kill Twitter employees for shutting down ISIS twitter accounts.

Vocativ reports:

Twitter has been engaged in a prolonged game of whack-a-mole with ISIS, closing its accounts and those of similar organizations as they come to prominence, in an attempt to stifle their extremist propaganda and exhortations to violence. ISIS and other groups have consistently thwarted these efforts, now they’re going one step further, urging “lone wolf” actors to target Twitter employees.
The series of ISIS tweets are below, translated one by one.

09/07/14 18:58 UTC@DAWLAMOON

#خاطرة_أسد_منفرد لعله قد حان الوقت للرد على إدارة #تويتر باستهداف موظفيها بشكل مباشر عبر تصفيتهم جسديا !! والفاعل خلايا الموت النائمة !
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“#The_Concept_of_Lone_Wolf_Attacks The time has arrived to respond to Twitter’s management by directly attacking their employees and physically assassinating them!! Those who will carry this out are the sleepers cells of death.”

09/07/14 18:59 UTC@DAWLAMOON

#خاطرة_أسد_منفرد على إدارة #تويتر أن تعلم أنه إن لم توقف حملاتها في العالم الإفتراضي فإننا سنوجه إليها حربنا في العالم الحقيقي على الأرض !
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“#The_Concept_of_Lone_Wolf_Attacks Twitter management should know that if they do not stop their campaign in the virtual world, we will the bring the war to them in the real world on the ground.”

09/07/14 19:03 UTC@DAWLAMOON

#خاطرة_أسد_منفرد على موظف #تويتر هناك في سان فرانسيسكو في الولايات المتحدة أن يتحسس رأسه ويتلفت حوله فلربما ينتظره على باب منزله أسد قاتل !
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“#The_Concept_of_Lone_Wolf_Attacks Every Twitter employee in San Francisco in the United States should bear in mind and watch over himself because on his doorstep there might be a lone wolf assassin waiting.”

09/07/14 19:09 UTC@DAWLAMOON

#استهداف_موظفي_تويتر خيار مطروح في أجندة المجاهدين والأسود المنفردة المنتشرة في ربوع #أوروبا والذين لا يعلم بهم إلا الله تعالى .. #رعب
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“#Attacking_Twitter_Employees is on the agenda of mujahedeen and lone wolves who are across Europe.”
The Twitter handle in question, @dawlamoon, purportedly represents Al Nusra Al Maqdisia (The Supporters of Jerusalem)—a Jerusalem-based group that pledgedloyalty to ISIS in February and claimed to have participated in the Gaza war on its behalf. It is not possible to independently verify whether or not this account is a reflection of official ISIS policy, but the group and its accounts are well-known and frequently referenced in online ISIS forums. Twitter suspended the @dawlamoon account around 2 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, after the threats to Twitter staff were posted.

1 comment:

  1. What happened to those hackers that can bring the fight to Twitter in the virtual world?

    They're like children with badges...I mean, weapons.