“Hass Coast” is a propagandist for ISIS who purportedly lives in ISIS-held territory. On Twitter, Coast propagates pro-ISIS material, including violent imagery and extremist sentiments. The account is peppered with youthful language and symbols, with the apparent effect of normalizing allegiance to ISIS and life under ISIS rule.
Translation: “You say that #IS [Islamic State] is barbaric. Have you not seen the seaside decapitation? The place was beautiful & romantique…”
Pro-ISIS symbols accompanied by caption. Translation: “In my room I draw on the walls”
Hass Coast encourages viewers to make hijra (migrate) to ISIS-held territory. In April 2015, Coast posted a tweet encouraging migration and accompanied by a picture of an ISIS member holding a flag. She wrote, “For all of time, Islam has triumphed thanks to ALLAH… in two ways: hijra (migration) & jihad…”DAWLA COAST, Twitter post, April 1, 2015, 1:37 p.m., https://twitter.com/Hass_CoastDAWLA/status/583367697372733440.
Translation: “For all of time, Islam has triumphed thanks to ALLAH… in two ways: hijra (migration) & jihad…”
On her Twitter feed, Coast has also issued vague threats against France, writing, “Warn France [that] our children know her but she does not know them. Hate for her is in the blood! #Massacre #Generation[Islamic]State.”DAWLA COAST, Twitter post, June 25, 2015, 3:25 a.m., https://twitter.com/Hass_CoastDAWLA/status/614016665068699648.
Translation: “Warn France [that] our children know her but she does not know them. Hate for her is in the blood! #Massacre #Generation[Islamic]State”
Coast also frequently talks about her husband.DAWLA COAST, Twitter post, April 1, 2015, 12:58 p.m., https://twitter.com/Hass_CoastDAWLA/status/583357822592745472. She has maintained a Facebook account.DAWLA COAST, Twitter post, December 20, 2014, 1:04 p.m., https://twitter.com/Hass_CoastDAWLA/status/546410797065584643.
Translation: “If I wasn’t afraid of [causing global] disunity & some people falling in love[,] I would paper my Twitter with photos of my husband.”
- 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.
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