“Deen Design,” also known as “Ciné Deen” and “E-Muslim” is a French graphic designer who uses images to propagate ISIS messaging on Twitter and Facebook. The designs—littered among pictures of wildlife and other non-ISIS related images—are often re-tweeted by other French ISIS propagandists, as well as English-speaking cheerleaders for ISIS.
Deen Design posts 10 attractive “facts” about ISIS. Deen Design asserts that people in ISIS have benefits like free healthcare, and not having to pay rent, taxes, electricity, or water.
One of the images produced by Deen Design, published July 4, 2015.
Deen Design has alluded to the pro-ISIS process of hijrah (migration). ISIS recruiters, and occasionally propagandists, encourage Muslims to leave their homes and make hijrah to ISIS-held territory.
Translation: “Hijra [migration] will not cease until repentance will be accepted and repentance will not be accepted so long as the Sun has not yet risen in the West.”
Deen Design’s Twitter profile features extremist Australian preacher Musa Cerantonio.
One of Deen Design’s images features al-Qaeda propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki saying that “America cannot match the entire Ummah [Muslim community]. America is too weak to do it.”
Deen Design's Twitter account, @DesignDeen, was suspended in mid-October 2015, after nearly 5 months of propagating pro-ISIS material. A few days later, a Twitter user asked in French if there were any Facebook pages worth following. Another user responded, “cine deen” (an alias for Deen Design) and linked to a Facebook account whose URL appeared to reference Ciné Deen (https://www.facebook.com/Cin%C3%A9-Deen-180173932317171/…)
The URL links to a Facebook account whose name shows up as “E-Muslim” but whose posts from early October are stamped with Deen Design's signature logos. CEP suspects that Deen Design is continuing to propagate pro-ISIS materials and art under the new alias, “E-Muslim.” As of late December 2015, the E-Muslim Facebook account has garnered over 2,500 likes on Facebook. Its owner advertises that s/he can be reached through GMX Mail, a German-based email service provider.
After Deen Design’s account is suspended, a Twitter user asks if there were any Facebook pages worth following. Another user responds, “cine deen” (an alias for Deen Design) and links to a Facebook account whose URL appears to reference Ciné Deen
The Facebook account (“E-Muslim”) is similar in style to Deen Design’s (a.k.a. Ciné Deen). Posts from early October are stamped with Deen Design's signature logos. It is active as of December 2015.
- 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.
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
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