“Ghareeba” is the username of a Twitter personality who utilizes Twitter to glorify ISIS and encourage Muslims to travel to ISIS-controlled territory. Ghareeba has tweeted that the only benefit of Twitter is “da3wa (proselytizing) for the sake of Allah.”Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 21, 2015, 2:01 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/601312900360347648. Many of Ghareeba’s tweets have derided Western governments, dismissing them as kuffar, or nonbelievers.Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 22, 2015, 9:15 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/601783732610170882.
Ghareeba is feminine Arabic adjective meaning “strange,” while a muhajiraah is a female immigrant. Many women who travel to ISIS-controlled territory characterize themselves as muhajiraah. Based on her tweets, Ghareeba is most likely female. Her location on Twitter is listed as Ash-Sham, or Syria.Ghareeba, Twitter, accessed June 16, 2015, https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07. Ghareeba tweets in either English or Dutch, but also uses Arabic in evoking religious slogans, leading CEP to believe Ghareeba is a woman from Holland living in an ISIS-controlled area. Because Ghareeba has been mentioned in tweets by Dutch female Raqqa resident and ISIS twitter propagandist @Oumhaarith, CEP believes she too lives in or near Raqqa, Syria.Oum Haarith, Twitter post, May 25, 2015, 9:52 a.m., https://twitter.com/oumhaarith/status/602879914472247296.
A majority of Ghareeba’s tweets quote radical ideologues and encourage martyrdom. Many of her tweets contain religious manipulation, urging Muslims to travel to Syria or martyr themselves for God.Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 21, 2015, 4:08 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/601343861521252352. Ghareeba often calls on Muslims to “sacrifice themselves for Allah”Ghareeba, Twitter post May 6, 2015, 1:53 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/595873942994288641. and have their “faith be bigger than your fear.”Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 23, 2015, 1:36 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/602030256023801856. Ghareeba and fellow female Dutch ISIS resident Oum Haarith often tweet their personal hopes for martyrdom.Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 20, 2015, 11:48 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/601097212643409920. Ghareeba once tweeted that coalition warplanes represent an opportunity for martyrdom for female ISIS members.Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 13, 2015, 2:10 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/598414935421546496. Many of Ghareeba’s tweets endorse and discuss the benefits of jannah (paradise) and criticize the material world.Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 26, 2015, 2:22 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/603129164145795073.
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Raqqa, Syria (Suspected)
Ghareeba calls ISIS territory “paradise”Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 23rd, 2015, 5:22 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/602087307739590656. and describes her decision to move there as the best decision of her life.Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 12, 2015, 5:00 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/598095409999917056.
Ghareeba Jun. 12, 2015
“Imam Anwar Al Awlaki, ‘We are sacrificing for nothing, we are attached to nothing. That is what dunya [the worldly universe] is, it’s nothing’”Ghareeba, Twitter post, June 12, 2015, https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/609346125317992448.
Ghareeba Jun. 10, 2015
“I lost a lot of “friends” when I made hijra [migration] to this blessed land. Allaah is enough for me alhamdulillaah.”Ghareeba, Twitter post, June 10, 2015, 6:05 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/608621109139898369.
Ghareeba Jun. 6, 2015
“Sumayyaa ibn Khayyaat first shaheeda [female martyr] in islam let's take her as example my dear sisters. I love you for the sake of Allaah.”Ghareeba, Twitter post, June 6, 2015, 5:00 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/607155073014235136.
Ghareeba Jun. 6, 2015
“May Allaah give us the shahada [martyr] in the month of ramadan ameen!”Ghareeba, Twitter post, June 6, 2015, 6:11 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/607173074098790400.
Ghareeba Jun. 5, 2015
Abdullāh ibn Masʿūd: “There is no comfort or rest for the believer until he meets Allaah” [Wakīʿ b. Al-Jarrāḥ, Al-Zuhd #86]Ghareeba, Twitter post, June 5, 2015, 10:18 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/606872718416453632.
Ghareeba Jun. 3, 2015
“O Allah, deal with America and its allies from the Jews, the Crusaders, the Rāfidah, the apostates, and the atheists.”Ghareeba, Twitter post, June 3, 2015, 6:00 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/606083034052444161.
Ghareeba May 26, 2015
“So that you will be recompensed after your death with that which is delightful.”Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 26, 2015, 5:33 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/603177092927385600.
Ghareeba May 21, 2015
“If the enemy attacks a Muslim land, then jihad becomes an individual obligation for every man and woman. [Maliki, al-Sharh al-Sagheer 2/274]”Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 21, 2015, 4:08 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/601343861521252352.
Ghareeba May 19, 2015
“Ibn Al-Qayyim – ‘The intelligent person does not cling to this material world.’ [al-fawaaid p.228]”Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 19, 2015, 12:32 p.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/600745877448306689.
Ghareeba May 19, 2015
“Wallaahi you will be destroyed o kuffaar [nonbelievers]. Just wait and see.”Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 19, 2015, 9:02 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/600693067486748672.
Ghareeba May 14, 2015
“Indeed, your Lord has made jihād for the cause of Allah obligatory upon you and has commanded you to fight His enemies.”Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 14, 2015, 2:21 p.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/598961312572547072.
Ghareeba May 14, 2015
“Purify the believers, and destroy the disbelievers.”Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 14, 2015, 2:21 p.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/598961289566773249.
Ghareeba May 5, 2015
“Death in the path of Allaah is not death but life indeed everlasting life.”Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 5, 2015, 10:18 a.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/595638808080740354.
Ghareeba May 4, 2015
“Some people fear the kuffaar [nonbelievers] more than they fear Allaah wa Allaahu’l musta’aan.”Ghareeba, Twitter post, May 4, 2015, 2:54 p.m., https://twitter.com/AlMuhajiraah07/status/595345777666465793.
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