Twitter personality “GreenBirdofDabiq” is an advocate of militant Islam on social media. Proclaiming to live in Raqqa, Syria (ISIS’s de facto capital), she regularly advertises the terror group’s latest exploits and summons Muslims from around the world to venture to the self-proclaimed caliphate.GreenBirdofDabiq, Twitter post, June 28, 2015, 9:55 p.m., https://twitter.com/GreenBirdDabiq/status/615382985634754560.
GreenBirdofDabiq draws her name from Dabiq, the town in northern Syria that is, according to certain readings in the Muslim canon, the site of the final clash of armies before the apocalypse. GreenBirdofDabiq frequently promotes anti-gay material, including posting pictures promoting gay rights and claiming that ISIS would never abide such freedoms.GreenBirdofDabiq, Twitter post, June 30, 2015, 8:56 p.m., https://twitter.com/GreenBirdDabiq/status/623022031697657856.
GreenBirdofDabiq regularly attempts to glamorize life in ISIS-held territory by posting pictures of her serving tea in garish surroundings.GreenBirdofDabiq, Twitter post, September 6, 2015, 11:48 p.m., https://twitter.com/GreenBirdDabiq/status/640778566301450240.
Another feature of GreenBirdofDabiq’s Twitter feed is constant disparagement of the decadence and moral unseriousness of the West. Specifically, GreenBirdofDabiq cites the moral outrage in the West against big game hunters, and contrasts this with the silence that attends mass atrocities against civilians in Syria.GreenBirdofDabiq, Twitter post, July 29, 2015, 11:16 p.m., https://twitter.com/GreenBirdDabiq/status/626637429617758209.
- 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.
On October 27, 2018, domestic terrorist Robert D. Bowers carried out an anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. He fired on congregants as they gathered for worship, killing 11 people and wounding six others.