Twitter personality “Ana Eashaa” is a propagandist for ISIS. Eashaa uses Twitter to express support of ISIS, including by bragging about women’s supposed freedom in ISIS-held territory.ana_eashaa, Twitter post, March 30, 2015, 12:32 p.m., https://twitter.com/al_muslimah2/status/582581069452566529. She calls non-Muslims “kuffar” (nonbelievers), the Western coalition against ISIS “cowards,”ana_eashaa, Twitter post, April 10, 2015, 5:32 p.m., https://twitter.com/al_muslimah2/status/586643051868717057. and promotes similarly extremist accounts, including that of Jamaican-based propagandist Abdullah Faisal.ana_eashaa, Twitter post, March 28, 2015, 11:36 a.m., https://twitter.com/al_muslimah2/status/581842383781937152.
Eashaa has appealed to viewers to support ISIS by writing of its supposed virtues, including that the terror group distributes goods to the poor and needyana_eashaa, Twitter post, March 27, 2015, 9:12 a.m., https://twitter.com/al_muslimah2/status/581443647645814784. and allows women to drive.ana_eashaa, Twitter post, March 30, 2015, 12:31 p.m., https://twitter.com/al_muslimah2/status/582581069452566529.
Eashaa’s accounts were purportedly suspended by Twitter at least twice, but she continues to resurface under new accounts. Eashaa’s first tweet from the @al_muslimah2 account, purportedly Eashaa’s third, garnered upwards of 20 retweets as of June 2015.ana_eashaa, Twitter post, March 26, 2015, 12:49 p.m., https://twitter.com/al_muslimah2/status/581135913381679104.
- @al_muslimah2ana_eashaa, Twitter, accessed June 24, 2015, https://twitter.com/al_muslimah2.
- @ana_eashaaana_eashaa, Twitter post, March 26, 2015, 12:49 p.m., https://twitter.com/al_muslimah2/status/581135913381679104.
- Extremist entity
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- 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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On March 25, 2017, as Bangladesh Armed Forces raided a militant hideout in South Surma Upazila, Bangladesh, militants detonated two bombs in a crowd of 500-600 onlookers. The attack, claimed by ISIS, killed four civilians and three police officers, and injured 50 others.