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Jihadists Flock to Twitter

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Twitter has become the favorite medium for jihad propagandists, according to the leading counterterrorist journal Combating Terrorism Center, Fox News reported Tuesday.

The article, called “Tweeting for the Caliphate,” studied the Syrian opposition group Jabhat al-Nusra and its established links to Al Qaeda and concluded, “Twitter has become the main hub for the active dissemination of links guiding users to digital content. These jihadists decided to engage in physical violence after being active within the virtual dominions of al-Qa’ida where exposure to the media had an impact on their personal lives and understanding of religious conduct.”

Al Qaeda web forums also are buying into social media, where they promote their official Twitter accounts. The use of Twitter and other social media prevents the danger of a jihadist being caught by face-to-face contact with recruits.

PA Prime Minister’s Twitter Account Says it All

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Rumors began circulating early Thursday morning, June 20, that the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, had tendered his resignation.  Hamdallah had only been appointed to the position a little over two weeks ago.

An enterprising journalist noticed that Hamdallah’s official twitter account, @Palestinegov, stated all there was to say about Hamdallah’s career as prime minister.

There are two tweets, one announcing his appointment, on June 4, and the second and final one, on June 20, announcing that he had handed his “resignation to the President of the PA.  Official note will be released soon.  R.H.”

It is unclear whether there will ever be another tweet on this account, but in the 12 hours between the time this account was copied for posterity and the time this article was published, Mr. Hamdallah’s Twitter followers swelled from 102 to 170.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/pa-prime-ministers-twitter-account-says-it-all/2013/06/21/

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