Twitter personality “ISSyria” is a propagandist for ISIS.ISSyria, Twitter post, July 22, 2015, 8:27 a.m., https://twitter.com/ISSyria15/status/623877067722113024. ISSyria uses Twitter as a platform to garner financial support for the terror group by directing followers to donate to the group via Bitcoin, a crypto-currency that allows for financial transactions to be conducted anonymously. On August 1, 2015, ISSyria tweeted that donations would go toward enabling a “massive DDOS [distributed denial of service] attack” on ISIS’s enemies.ISSyria, Twitter post, July 22, 2015, 10:13 a.m., https://twitter.com/ISSyria15/status/623903689737175040.
CEP suspects ISSyria has been operating out of Syria since July 2015 based on tweets referencing Raqqah, ISIS’s de-facto headquarters. On July 22, 2015, ISSyria tweeted, “All the best to my brothers and sisters. Arrived in Raqqah!!!.”ISSyria, Twitter post, July 22, 2015, 9:11 a.m., https://twitter.com/ISSyria15/status/623888147030650880.
ISSyria’s Twitter bio includes a link to the website “Khilafah Archives” which shares ISIS propaganda in French.ISSyria, Twitter accessed, August 12, 2015, https://twitter.com/issyria15. In support of ISIS, s/he also often calls for others to fight against kuffar (nonbelievers) and become martyrs.ISSyria, Twitter post, August 1, 2015, 4:01 p.m., https://twitter.com/ISSyria15/status/627615071284236289.