Twitter personality JustMuhajirah is a propagandist for ISIS. Purportedly a young woman living in ISIS-held territory in Syria, JustMuhajirah uses Twitter as a platform to broadcast her life under ISIS’s rule.
When active on Twitter, JustMuhajirah posts tweets praising violent jihad and life in the Islamic State. In the past, she frequently propagated hate against kuffar (nonbelievers), purporting to do so in the name of Islam. JustMuhajirah also advocated a culture of death and martyrdom. In addition to marketing life in ISIS territory, JustMuhajirah frequently quoted extremist ideologues, including deceased al-Qaeda founders Osama bin Laden and Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman.
JustMuhajirah also tweeted about the supportive role women play in jihad. She called on women to “push” their men to carry out violent jihad in order to receive honor.
JustMuhajirah’s tweets appear to be aimed at conveying the sense that women in ISIS lead a social and idyllic lifestyle. JustMuhajirah’s Twitter feed was populated with pictures of desserts and snacks. She also frequently referenced female friends and members of ISIS, particularly Oum Haarith.Oum Haarith, Twitter, accessed June 15, 2015, https://twitter.com/OumHaarith. The two accounts often alluded to each other as they shared in activities such as eating and baking.Oum Haarith, Twitter post, June 11, 2015, 7:10 a.m., https://twitter.com/OumHaarith/status/608954330142633984.
While JustMuhajirah writes largely in English, she has occasionally posted in Dutch and referenced Holland, leading CEP to believe that Haarith may have immigrated to ISIS-held territory from Holland. On Twitter, Haarith claimed to operate out of ISIS-held Raqqa, Syria.
- 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 January 27, 2020, Turkish security forces arrested five People’s Protection Units (YPG) members who were allegedly plotting terrorist attacks in Tal Abyad, northern Syria. During the raid, forces recovered weapons, digital materials, and documents relating to the terror group.