Bint Stranger

Twitter personality Bint Stranger uses the social media platform to spread propaganda on behalf of ISIS. Using variations on the main Bint Stranger appellation, she has been repeatedly suspended by the website.Bint Stranger, Twitter, accessed June 17, 2015,; Bint Stranger, Twitter, accessed June 18, 2015, Her Twitter bios have expressed antipathy towards kuffar (nonbelievers).

Bint Stranger is most likely female. Her profile photos are generally characterized by stylized images of a woman dressed in a black burqa. Other Twitter users refer to “Bint Stranger” as “sister.” She posts extensively—dozens of times daily—and in English. She encourages other Twitter users to follow and retweet ISIS propagandists, whom she frequently references.Bint Stranger, Twitter, accessed June 18, 2015,; Bint Stranger, Twitter post, June 18, 2015, 8.38 a.m., Despite repeated suspensions often occurring in the same day, “Bint Stranger” appears unwavering in her commitment to continue using Twitter to disseminate ISIS propaganda.Bint Stranger, Twitter post, June 17, 2015, 1.34 p.m., CEP has been monitoring “Bint Stranger” since October 2014.

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