Calls grow for a social media blackout of ISIS terrorists. No! Let them post more to show the world what the Islamic Caliphate is all about.
UK Daily Mail A young jihadist from Britain has taunted the U.S. government with sickening messages on Twitter praising the brutal execution of kidnapped American photojournalist James Foley. Nasser Muthanna, 20, sent a number of tweets mocking U.S. efforts to defend Iraq’s Yazidi minority from genocide at the hands ISIS militants, saying they ‘can’t even protect their own citizens’.
The father of the Cardiff-raised militant – who appeared in a chilling ISIS recruitment video earlier this year and travelled to Syria with his brother Aseel, 17, and friend Reyaad Khan, 20 – has described Foley’s videoed execution as being ‘like something out of the dark ages’.
Muthanna’s provocative messages come amid a global Twitter campaign to starve media-savvy ISIS militants of the publicity they desperately crave by using the hashtag #ISISMediaBlackout. Muthanna is believed to be among at least 500 highly radicalized British Muslims fighting for ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
In the shocking footage of Foley’s beheading with a small knife, his executioner addresses the camera in what appears to be a London or southern English accent. The video prompted Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond to vow Britain would ‘oppose ISIS with every breath in our body’, adding that British troops could be sent to help train Iraqi government soldiers to counter the growing threat ISIS militants pose.
The warnings appeared to have had little impact on Islamists online however, who gleefully shared sickening images and videos of Foley’s execution – which they branded ‘hilarious’.
Muthanna was among those leading the taunts, tweeting: ‘So America wants to protect Yezidis from genocide but can’t even protect their own citizens from getting decapitated #AmessagefromIStoUS.’ He also retweeted other messages saying they were proud’ of the British executioner.
The message said: ‘I am so proud of that foreign muhajir akh, British, who climbed the ranks and shook America to it’s knees.’