Mad Mullah is a Twitter propagandist for ISIS and lists his location as “Islamic State, Libya.Mad Mullah, Twitter, accessed July 21, 2015, https://twitter.com/Majertiz. Mullah regularly tweets praise for the self-proclaimed “caliphate” and derides kuffar (nonbelievers).
Twitter continues to suspend Mullah’s account, but he quickly resurfaces under a new handle. Mullah frequently tweets about current ISIS news and urges new fighters to “make hijrah” (migration), especially to ISIS-controlled territory other than “Sham” (greater Syria).Mad Mullah, Twitter post, June 23, 2015, 1:32 p.m., https://twitter.com/majertenyy/status/613414438641762304. Mad Mullah encouraged others to engage in violent jihad in many of his tweets, emphasizing that it would benefit them in their next “true lives,” which “begin after their death.”Mad Mullah, Twitter post, June 20, 2015, 7:11 a.m., https://twitter.com/majertenyy/status/612231297373732864.
He glorified the ISIS attack in Tunisia on June 26, 2015 that killed 39 and injured 36, most of them foreign tourists. Mad Mullah tweeted enthusiastically about the many causalities.Mad Mullah, Twitter, accessed June 29, 2015, https://twitter.com/majertenyy.
According to one of his tweets, Mad Mullah allegedly left his mother to join ISIS in Libya in May 2015, without her consent.Mad Mullah, Twitter post, June 26, 2015, 10:06 p.m., https://twitter.com/majertenyy/status/614630904728846336. He claimed that she still does not know where he is.Mad Mullah, Twitter, accessed June 29, 2015, https://twitter.com/majertenyy. His original place of birth and residence remain unknown.Mad Mullah, Twitter, accessed June 29, 2015, https://twitter.com/majertenyy.
- 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.