“Abu Mohammed B.” is an ISIS propagandist operating on Twitter. He makes relentless calls for hijrah (migration) to ISIS-held territory, frequently tweeting messages like, “Who makes hijrah for Allah swt he will be forgiven all sins!!! What r u waiting, that death come to u there?,”Abu Mohammed B., Twitter post, November 4, 2015, 10:42 a.m., https://twitter.com/hijrah_jihad/status/661931478583025664. and, “Oh brother oh sister ur eemaan [faith] will not be complete befor u make #hijrah.”Abu Mohammed B., Twitter post, November 4, 2015, 1:35 p.m.., https://twitter.com/hijrah_jihad/status/661975151957958656.
He also advocates for (presumably violent) jihad. He has asserted that dying without the intention for jihad is nifaq, or hypocrisy.Abu Mohammed B., Twitter post, November 23, 2015, 11:19 a.m., https://twitter.com/hijrah_jihad/status/668826270885629952.
Abu Mohammed B. claims to live in the “Caliphate” (i.e. ISIS-held territory), although this is not confirmed. It is also not yet clear where Abu Mohammed B. comes from, if he is not still in his home country.
Abu Mohammed B.’s Twitter description, wherein he claims to live in the “Caliphate”
Abu Mohammed B. writes primarily in English, although he occasionally includes phrases in Arabic. He frequently posts between 10:30 a.m. EST and 1:30 p.m. EST which, if Abu Mohammed B. were in Syria, would be 5:30-8:30 p.m.
- Extremist entity
- Type(s) of Organization:
- Insurgent, territory-controlling, religious, terrorist, violent
- Ideologies and Affiliations:
- Islamist, jihadist, pan-Islamist, Salafist, takfiri
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.
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