“Umm Radwa” is an Islamist propagandist on Twitter who is a “believer in pure Islam.”Umm Radwa, Twitter account, accessed July 21, 2015, https://twitter.com/ummradwa3. She regularly promotes the accounts of Amal (Bint Rose),Umm Radwa, Twitter post, July 22, 2015, 6:56 a.m., https://twitter.com/ummradwa3/status/623854206466654208. @UmmAysha11__,Umm Radwa, Twitter post, July 22, 2015, 5:37 a.m., https://twitter.com/ummradwa3/status/623834325809639429. and other ISIS propagandists.
Her first post on July 20, 2015 under her @ummradwa3 account announced she was “back again after suspension!”Umm Radwa, Twitter post, July 20, 2015, 6:07 p.m., https://twitter.com/ummradwa3/status/623252955559387136. The number of times Radwa has been suspended is unclear, though the “3” in her username may suggest this is her third account. A Twitter search reveals messages directed to the accounts @ummradwa and @ummradwa2, although the accounts have been suspended.
In her Twitter profile, Radwa calls herself a “Believer of pure Islam.”Umm Radwa, Twitter account, accessed July 21, 2015, https://twitter.com/ummradwa3. She calls for her followers to block “kuff,” an abbreviation of kuffar (nonbelievers) she uses for Twitter users who disagree with her.
Radwa questioned why the West fears sharia (Islamic law) in a July 23, 2015 post.Umm Radwa, Twitter post, July 23, 2015, 6:16 a.m., https://twitter.com/ummradwa3/status/624206540497498112. In follow-up replies, Radwa agrees with another Twitter user that one day the West “will love it inshallah.”Umm Radwa, Twitter post, July 23, 2015, 6:16 a.m., https://twitter.com/ummradwa3/status/624206540497498112.
- @ummradwa3Umm Radwa, Twitter account, accessed July 21, 2015, https://twitter.com/ummradwa3.
- @ummradwa2 (suspected)
- @ummradwa (suspected)
- 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.
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