Twitter personality “Abu Hurayra al-Hindi” is a suspected recruiter for ISIS. Al-Hindi uses Twitter to promote his accounts on private messaging services Kik, Surespot, and Chatsecure, seemingly for recruitment purposes.Abu Hurayra Al-Hindi, Twitter post, August 2, 2015, 5:23 p.m., https://twitter.com/DexterText/status/627998188465713152;
Abu hurayra Al-Hindi, Twitter post, November 19, 2015, 1:48 p.m., https://twitter.com/alhindi_hhh/status/667414056010162177. Al-Hindi claims to live in ISIS-controlled territory and uses Twitter to advertise an idealized portrait of life under ISIS rule. He advocates for hijrah (migration) to ISIS-held territory, and is a self-proclaimed terrorist who aims to kill infidels.Abu Hurayra Al-Hindi, Twitter post, September 15, 2015, 5:39 p.m., https://twitter.com/TruthFulFamily3/status/643902026842304512.
Al-Hindi’s profile description, in which he claims to live in ISIS-held territory, advocates for hijrah (migration) to ISIS-held territory, and advertises his private messaging account on Chatsecure. Al-Hindi also urges viewers to kill kuffar (pejorative for non-believers).
Al-Hindi uses Twitter to incite violence against infidels (pejorative for non-believers).
Al-Hindi’s Twitter account advertises accounts on encrypted messaging services Kik and Surespot.
Amidst advocating for migration to ISIS-held territory and mass murder against non-believers, Al-Hindi posts seemingly banal pictures of food, allegedly from his home in ISIS-held territory.Abu Hurayra Al-Hindi, Twitter post, September 15, 2015, 11:48 a.m., https://twitter.com/TruthFulFamily3/status/643813644757811200.
Al-Hindi posts banal image of food in an apparent effort to appeal to average Twitter users.
In September 2015, al-Hindi created an Instagram account, although the account remains inactive as of October 2015. Abu Hurayra Al-Hindi, Twitter post, September 11, 2015, 8:37 p.m., https://twitter.com/TruthFulFamily3/status/642497186526269440; truthfulfamily, Instagram, accessed October 4, 2015, https://instagram.com/truthfulfamily.
Abu Hurayra Al-Hindi’s Instagram account, created in September 2015 and inactive as of October 2015.
- Extremist entity
- Type(s) of Organization:
- Insurgent, territory-controlling, religious, terrorist, violent
- Ideologies and Affiliations:
- Islamist, jihadist, pan-Islamist, Salafist, takfiri
- Propagandist, recruiter
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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