Isa Britani is an ISIS propagandist on Twitter who claims to live in ISIS-held territory. Britani has offered help to those interested in hijrah (migration) to the self-proclaimed caliphate.Isa Britani #IS, Twitter, accessed August 27, 2015, https://twitter.com/IsaBritani. He does not specify where he is from, but the Britani moniker indicates he is of British origin.
Britani has used Twitter to call on Muslims to move to ISIS-held territory. He has also asked those who cannot make the move themselves to spread propaganda and financially support ISIS fighters.Isa Britani #IS, Twitter post, August 17, 2015, 6:05 a.m., https://twitter.com/IsaBritani/status/633218064964788224;
ʿĪsā Britani #IS, Twitter post, August 17, 2015, 6:04 a.m., https://twitter.com/IsaBritani/status/633217771074121728.
Britani has warned that “the khilafah” (caliphate) cannot be stopped. Isa Britani #IS, Twitter post, August 17, 2015, 3:07 a.m., https://twitter.com/IsaBritani/status/633173343399735296. He has praised the “mujahideen” (holy warriors) of ISIS and called for holocausts against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the rawafid, or those who reject Islamic authority.
- Extremist entity
- Type(s) of Organization:
- Insurgent, territory-controlling, religious, terrorist, violent
- Ideologies and Affiliations:
- Islamist, jihadist, pan-Islamist, Salafist, takfiri
- Propagandist, recruiter
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.