“Abu Adam al-Muhajir” is an ISIS propagandist on Twitter purportedly living in ISIS-controlled territory. He tweets about his journey to the so-called caliphate and his experiences living there.
Al-Muhajir proudly declares he lives in ISIS-held territory. Al-Muhajir criticizes Westerners who “have never seen a knife properly let alone a gun.”Abu Adam al-Muhajir, Twitter post, July 23, 2015, 8:34 a.m., https://twitter.com/IronMuhajir/status/624241235289620481. Even women and children carry knives and guns in the so-called Islamic State, he tweeted on July 23, 2015.Abu Adam al-Muhajir, Twitter post, July 23, 2015, 8:38 a.m., https://twitter.com/IronMuhajir/status/624242171298902016. Al-Muhajir has also tweeted his pride at seeing children carrying weapons and imitating ISIS fighters.
Al-Muhajir praises the concepts of jihad and martyrdom. There is “no better feeling than when the call comes for jihad,” he tweeted on July 23, 2015.Abu Adam al-Muhajir, Twitter post, July 23, 2015, 3:26 a.m., https://twitter.com/IronMuhajir/status/624163642792148992.
Al-Muhajir has tweeted praise for other ISIS fighters, comparing them to family.
Al-Muhajir has also tweeted about his amazement upon meeting different types of immigrants to ISIS-held territory. He praises ISIS for accepting and training foreign fighters.
One series of tweets in July 2015 described how al-Muhajir crossed the border into Syria from Turkey with a group that included young children, and was almost caught by Turkish security forces.Abu Adam al-Muhajir, Twitter post, July 29, 2015, 9:16 a.m., https://twitter.com/IronMuhajir/status/626425978928152576. He described meeting ISIS forces across the border, writing “there was not a happier sight that day.”Abu Adam al-Muhajir, Twitter post, July 29, 2015, 9:28 a.m., https://twitter.com/IronMuhajir/status/626429214129000448. ISIS then “sheltered us, fed us, clothed us, trained us, protected us and taught us with Allah's mercy,” according to al-Muhajir.Abu Adam al-Muhajir, Twitter post, July 28, 2015, 12:16 p.m., https://twitter.com/IronMuhajir/status/626108938551984128.
- Extremist entity
- Type(s) of Organization:
- Insurgent, territory-controlling, religious, terrorist, violent
- Ideologies and Affiliations:
- Islamist, jihadist, pan-Islamist, Salafist, takfiri
- Propagandist, foreign fighter
ISIS is a violent jihadist group based in Iraq and Syria. The group has declared wilayas (provinces) in Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the North Caucasus. ISIS has also waged attacks in Turkey, Lebanon, France, Belgium, Iraq, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Tunisia, and Kuwait.
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
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