Skafisti a.k.a. @Skx81

“Skafisti” is a Twitter personality who propagates ISIS’s ideology by disseminating its publications and tweeting in support of the terror group.Skafisti, Twitter, accessed December 5, 2015, https://twitter.com/Skx81. On December 2, 2015, he shared an ISIS propaganda video touting “marriage contracts” in the so-called Islamic State. The video—hosted by the video uploading service “Sendvid”—is tailored for a Western audience, complete with English subtitles.Skafisti, Twitter post, December 2, 2015, 10:50 p.m.

In early December 2015, Skafisti disparaged ISIS’s rival group, the Nusra Front (Jhabat al-Nusra, or JN), by tweeting a photo of a “crying” JN soldier next to that of a “smiling” ISIS soldier.Skafisti Twitter, Archive.is, accessed December 7, 2015, https://archive.is/gdQc6.

Skafisti regularly tweets in favor of (presumably violent) jihad, and has quoted ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani in support of that cause:

Skafisti often refers to “Kuffs,” or kuffar (nonbelievers). On December 5, 2015, he tweeted: “there are no tanks in the earth or jets in the heavens that can protect [the kuffar] from Allah’s punishment.”Skafisti, Twitter post, December 5, 2015, 1:08 p.m.

He has called on his followers to “read and spread” ISIS propaganda.Skafisti, Twitter post, December 3, 2015, 8:34 p.m.

Skafisti is repeatedly suspended by Twitter, but quickly resurfaces under a new user handle. CEP has been following him since early December, 2015.

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