Umm Usamah

Twitter personality “Umm Usamah” is a propagandist for ISIS. Usamah claims to have migrated first to Raqqa, Syria, and then to Mosul, Iraq.Umm Usamah, Twitter post, October 12, 2014, 7:34 p.m., https://twitter.com/ummmuawiyahh/status/521489116803125248. Usamah uses Twitter to highlight what she perceives to be the high quality of life in the self-proclaimed Islamic State. She also uses the platform to rally her Muslim “brothers and sisters” around the world to take the journey themselves.Umm Usamah, Twitter post, October 8, 2014, 5:05 a.m., https://twitter.com/ummmuawiyahh/status/519820985143664640. In October 2014, Usamah proclaimed her arrival in “Dar al-Islam” where she now lives “under the shade of the Sharia.”Umm Usamah, Twitter post, October 8, 2014, 5:05 a.m., https://twitter.com/ummmuawiyahh/status/519820985143664640.

Usamah regularly encourages Twitter followers to perform hijrah (migration), a term used by jihadists to encourage foreigners to join the “caliphate.”Umm Usamah, Twitter post, October 12, 2014, 11:35 p.m., https://twitter.com/ummmuawiyahh/status/521549666086035456. On January 3, 2015, Usamah claimed to stop using Twitter and has not made a post since.Umm Usamah, Twitter post, January 3, 2015, 11:50 a.m., https://twitter.com/ummmuawiyahh/status/551465551252713472. In the same tweet, Usamah suggested that her “sisters” interested in “hijrah” message her on the instant-messaging platform Kik.Umm Usamah, Twitter post, January 3, 2015, 11:50 a.m., https://twitter.com/ummmuawiyahh/status/551465551252713472.

 
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