Twitter sued for allowing Islamic State to promote jihad, recruit Muslim terrorists

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The problem is much wider than just Twitter and more than just ISIS.

Youtube was one of the jihadi’s original favorites for distributing terrorist propaganda. There was even a group of citizens who worked for years to shut down jihadi accounts on the platform.

Google purchasing Youtube only secured and expanded that status. Then came Facebook and Twitter. Muslim terrorists have relied on these technologies to grow exponentially. The tech giants have not faced any repercussions for aiding and abetting known terrorists groups, while simultaneously shutting down those who warn of the dangers of Islamic jihad. Lest we forget Saudi Prince Owns Large Percentage of Twitter.

A lawsuit of this nature is long overdue. via Isis victim’s widow sues Twitter for allowing group to spread its message | World news | The Guardian

The widow of an American killed in a shooting attack at a Jordanian police training center has sued Twitter, blaming the social media company for making it easier for Islamic State to spread its message.

Tamara Fields, a Florida woman whose husband Lloyd died in the 9 November attack, accused Twitter of having knowingly let the militant Islamist group use its network to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits. She said the San Francisco-based company had until recently given Isis an “unfettered” ability to maintain official Twitter accounts.

“Without Twitter, the explosive growth of Isis over the last few years into the most-feared terrorist group in the world would not have been possible,” according to the complaint filed Wednesday in the federal court in Oakland, California.

The lawsuit may add to the pressure that social media companies face to take down posts associated with terrorist groups.

Last Friday, the Obama administration set up a task force to crack down on extremist groups using the internet to advance their goals, find recruits and plan attacks, such as recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California.

“While we believe the lawsuit is without merit, we are deeply saddened to hear of this family’s terrible loss,” Twitter said in a statement about the lawsuit. “Violent threats and the promotion of terrorism deserve no place on Twitter and, like other social networks, our rules make that clear.”

Lloyd “Carl” Fields, a government contractor, was among five people killed in a “lone wolf” attack at an Amman police training center by Jordanian police officer Anwar Abu Zeid.

His widow said Isis later claimed responsibility and praised the attack.

She is seeking triple damages from Twitter for its alleged violations of the federal Anti-Terrorism Act.

Lawyers for Fields did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

According to its online “transparency report”, Twitter honored 42% of the 1,003 removal requests submitted by governments, law enforcement and courts worldwide from January to June 2015, but none of the 25 requests in the US.

More than two-thirds of the requests, or 718, came from Turkey. Twitter said it withheld 158 accounts and 2,354 tweets in various countries during the period.

The case is Fields v Twitter Inc, in US district court in the northern district of California.


The negligence of federal officials and others is on full display with each and every deadly Muslim terror attack. One Widow of San Bernardino shooting victim files $58 million in wrongful death claims against the city.

 

Facebook bans Czech anti-Islam page, leaves jihad inciters

Fascistbook.  Zuckerberg is an open borders, cheap labor traitor. Source: Czech Anti-Islam Facebook page blocked | Prague Monitor

Prague, Jan 11 (CTK) – The Facebook company yesterday blocked the page of the group “We Do Not Want Islam in the Czech Republic”, the group’s representatives said, protesting against what they call censorship and efforts to suppress criticism.

The group has been accused of extremism and xenophobia. Its representatives have denied the allegations, arguing that they only reject Islam and fight for the freedom of speech.

Facebook already blocked the page last June. “At that time, this was done on the basis of slanders and attacks by pro-Islam activists,” Bloc Against Islam chairman Martin Konvicka said in a press release.

“The page administrators managed to prove to Facebook that opposition to the ideology of Islam is not the same as fomenting hatred for individual believers,” Konvicka said.

This time, the situation may be more serious, Konvicka. “All of us know about the calls by many European politicians, including German Chancellor (Angela) Merkel and Czech Interior Minister (Milan) Chovanec (Social Democrats, CSSD), for censorship of social networks,” Konvicka said.

The server Lidovky.cz has written that the measure may be connected with Konvicka’s prosecution. At the end of last year, the police accused him of incitement to hatred.

The administrators of the page in question have sent a message to their followers that they will communicate with them through reserve pages until the original one is renewed.

“Those believing that the cancellation of discussion platforms will silence the voices of civic protest are absolutely wrong,” Bloc Against Islam deputy chairman Petr Hampl said.

“Just like 25 years ago, one has to fight for freedom of speech,” he added.


Facebook has aided and abetted Muslim terrorists for years – removing and blocking anti-jihad pages while doing nothing to prevent jihadists from recruiting. There’s at least one lawsuit pending against Facebook filed on behalf of 20,000 people who state Facebook allows Muslim terrorists to connect to each other on Facebook’s platform.

More via Facebook’s ‘hate speech’ double standard:

Recently, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg – a self-proclaimed atheist from Jewish parents – declared his unequivocal support for Muslims worldwide in response to Donald Trump’s statement about closing U.S. borders to all Muslims. He was quoted coming to the defense of Muslims after the November 2015 Paris attacks: “As a Jew, my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities. Even if an attack isn’t against you today, in time attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone.”


Facebook’s pro-sharia, pro-Muslim invasion stance is not an isolated case: Facebook Censors Story About ‘Refugee’ Raping Swedish Woman

Update: Facebook Keeps Deleting 16-year old German Girl’s Migrant Truth Video

Alabama Muslim woman among ISIS’ most active recruiters

Conveniently, Hamas-linked CAIR is the spokesman for the family.

via Alabama woman radicalized online found to be among ISIS’ most active recruiters – Yellowhammer News

According to a newly released study by George Washington University (GW), an Alabama college student who abandoned her family to join the so called Islamic State is now among the terrorist group’s most active recruiters in the United States, as a result of her active social media presence.

 The report, ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa, details ISIS’ how ISIS is using social media to motivate existing supporters, and radicalize new ones.

Here’s how it works, according to the GW Program on Extremism study:

ISIS Activists and sympathizers are active on a variety of platforms — open forums, private messaging apps, and the dark web — but Twitter is by far the platform of choice. The Program on Extremism identified and monitored approximately 300 American supporters of ISIS on Twitter, including some individuals now in Syria and Iraq. These accounts can be divided into three categories: noes, amplifiers and shout-outs.

NODES:
Nodes are the leading voices in the ISIS Twittersphere. They enjoy a prominent status and are the primary content creators for the network. A group of two or three clustered users will often swap comedic memes, news articles and official ISIS tweets, allowing them to pool followers and more easily spread content both to new audiences and throughout their network.

AMPLIFIERS:
Amplifiers largely do not generate new content but rather retweet and “favorite” material from popular users. Ultimately, because they post little, if any, original content, it is often unclear whether these accounts correspond to real-life ISIS sympathizers or are programmed to post automatically.

SHOUT-OUTS:
Shout-out accounts primarily introduce new, pro-ISIS accounts to the community and promote newly created accounts of previously suspended users, allowing them to quickly regain their pre-suspension status. A unique innovation of the online ISIS scene, they tend to have the largest followings in the Twitter landscape and play a pivotal role in the community’s resilience, despite frequent account suspensions.

CHARACTERS:
— Nearly 1/3 of the tracked accounts are purportedly operated by women.
— Most American ISIS supporters online communicate in English.
— Many accounts use avatars of black flags, lions and green birds (a symbol of martyrs).
— Increasingly avatars feature Americans arrested on terrorism charges, killed waging jihad abroad, or committing attacks in the U.S.

One of the Islamic State’s “nodes” is Hoda Muthana, a 20-year-old former Alabama college student from Hoover who was radicalized through social media and ultimately abandoned her family to move to ISIS-controlled Syria.

Hoda’s father, Mohammed, and his wife moved to the United States from Yemen in 1992. All of his children were born here and are American citizens.

She now laughs off the idea that she has somehow been brainwashed.

“Everyone’s parents or family members says that about those who have come here,” Hoda said. “To that I say, ‘Fear Allah, fear Allah with what you accuse us of.’”

Online, she’s even bolder, urging Muslims she left behind in Alabama to violently attack their enemies.

[“Terrorize the kuffar [derogatory term for non-Muslims] at home,” she tweeted.]

“Americans wake up!” she tweeted earlier this year. “Men and women altogether. You have much to do while you live under our greatest enemy, enough of your sleeping! Go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood, or rent a big truck and drive all over them. Veterans, Patriot, Memorial etc Day parades..go on drive by’s + spill all of their blood or rent a big truck n drive all over them. Kill them.”

 

 

 

 

Kosovo hacker arrested for passing U.S. military data to Islamic State terrorists

via Hacker accused of passing U.S. military data to ISIS – CNNPolitics.com

(CNN)Authorities have arrested a Malaysia-based hacker who they accuse of stealing personal information of U.S. military members and giving it to ISIS.

Ardit Ferizi, a Kosovo citizen, was detained in Malaysia on a provisional U.S. arrest warrant alleging he provided material support to ISIS and committed computer hacking and identity theft, the U.S. Justice Department said.

According to a criminal complaint, Ferizi hacked into the computer system of a company in the United States and stole personally identifiable information of more than 1,000 U.S. service members and federal employees. Then, he allegedly gave that information to several ISIS figures, including a prominent propagandist for the group, the complaint says.

Ardit Ferizi

Ardit Ferizi

U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Carlin called the case against Ferizi — which combines cybercrime and terror charges as U.S. authorities aim to step up their crackdown on ISIS — “a first of its kind.”

This arrest demonstrates our resolve to confront and disrupt ISIL’s efforts to target Americans, in whatever form and wherever they occur,” Carlin said in a statement. ISIL is another name for the Islamic extremist group ISIS.

Ties to prominent ISIS propagandist

The criminal complaint alleges there’s probable cause to believe Ferizi hacked into a server and stole names and personally identifiable information of more than 1,300 U.S. military and other government personnel — a list that was later posted online in August by a group calling itself the “Islamic State Hacking Division.”

“We are extracting confidential data,” a message from the group said, according to the complaint, “and passing on your personal information to the soldiers of the khilafah, who soon with the permission of Allah will strike at your necks in your own lands!”

The military members’ data, including home addresses and photos, was allegedly stolen by Ferizi and passed on to Junaid Hussein, a British hacker who was active on social media recruiting Westerners to join ISIS, authorities said.

The U.S. military announced in August that it had killed Hussein in an airstrike in Syria. He was a leading member of ISIS’ so-called CyberCaliphate, which has carried out mostly nuisance hacks on military and other government websites in the United States, France and other countries.

After the list’s publication in August, Pentagon officials said they were investigating.

“I take it seriously, because it is clear what they are trying to do,” Gen. Raymond Odierno, the U.S. Army chief of ctaff, said at the time.

Many of the phone numbers and email addresses on the list were not in service when tested by CNN in August. But one person on the list, reached by phone, confirmed he had previously served in the U.S. military. He asked not to be named, but said he had recently been notified by the Pentagon that his name and personal information were on the list. Another, reached by email, confirmed she was a government employee who had been warned by the military about being on the list.

According to the complaint, Ferizi is believed to be the leader of a hacking group known as Kosova Hacker’s Security.

[A] family member went on to tell CNN that Ferizi’s relatives have no ties to ISIS or any criminal organization, and that they “love the USA for what they did in Kosovo, helping my family and my people.”


Twitter, Facebook and Google Still Host Muslim Terror Suspect

Still aiding and abetting, as they have been for years. via The Jawa Report

Arrested with Anjem Choudary this week for material support of ISIS in the UK is one Mohammed Mizanur Rahman.

He can still preach for and recruit for ISIS on all three major social networks his accounts remain open.

His lectures are all here at Youtube. (active)

https://www.youtube.com/c/AbuBaraa01

https://plus.google.com/+AbuBaraa01/posts

His Twitter.

https://twitter.com/abu_baraa1

And Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/AbuBaraa2015/about (active)

It would seem appropriate that since the Judge has said there is enough evidence to hold him for trial that Youtube, Twitter and Facebook might want stop the bleeding on their end.


More examples here: Muslima Beheading Threats: “filthy Kafira Pig Faced Pamela Gellar … hope your face hits the floor first when you lose your head”

The Creepy Way Muslims Lure American Girls to Join ISIS

Video below. via Daniel Greenfield | Frontpage Mag.

There’s a lot of overlap with the UK sex grooming crisis here. The tactics are much the same as you see in cults.

The Jihadists targeted isolated and inexperienced young people, love bombed them, threatened with the withdrawal of affection, and brainwashed them with materials they didn’t understand. They led with non-Jihad materials and the softer side of the Islamic State.

And yes they can get to your kids even if they don’t know Allah from a hole in the wall.

Alex, a 23-year-old Sunday school teacher and babysitter, was trembling with excitement the day she told her Twitter followers that she had converted to Islam.

So on his guidance, Alex began leading a double life. She kept teaching at her church, but her truck’s radio was no longer tuned to the Christian hits on K-LOVE. Instead, she hummed along with the ISIS anthems blasting out of her turquoise iPhone, and began daydreaming about what life with the militants might be like.

“I felt like I was betraying God and Christianity,” said Alex, who spoke on the condition that she be identified only by a pseudonym she uses online. “But I also felt excited because I had made a lot of new friends.”

Also, very tellingly, they got their start by exploiting the publicity created by their atrocities. We like to think that ISIS atrocities alienate people, but the fact is that Islam has grown in the US precisely because of the publicity and sympathy it picks up from each act of terror, most crucially from 9/11. There are probably more converts to Islam after ISIS than there were after September 11.

It’s ugly but that’s human nature. And it’s the history of Islam.

James Foley, a journalist she had never heard of, had been beheaded by ISIS, a group she knew nothing about. The searing image of the young man kneeling as the knife was lifted to his throat stayed with her.

Riveted by the killing, and struck by a horrified curiosity, she logged on to Twitter to see if she could learn more.

“I was looking for people who agreed with what they were doing, so that I could understand why they were doing it,” she said. “It was actually really easy to find them.”

She found herself shocked again, this time by the fact that people who openly identified as belonging to the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, took the time to politely answer her questions.

“Once they saw that I was sincere in my curiosity, they were very kind,” she said. “They asked questions about my family, about where I was from, about what I wanted to do in life.”

And there you go. People react to how they’re treated. Empathy is very easy to play out. And this was a mix of sex grooming and Jihadism, which for Muslims is one and the same.

Your a nice person with a beautiful character,” Faisal wrote her three days after the ordeal. “In many ways ur much better than many so called born muslims.”

He added: “getting someone 2 marry is no problem Inshallah.”

A few more days passed before he elaborated: “I know someone who will marry you but hes not good looking, 45 bald but nice muslim.”

In their hourslong Skype sessions, Faisal emphasized that it is a sin for a Muslim to stay among nonbelievers, and their talk increasingly began revolving around her traveling to “a Muslim land.” Though he never mentioned Syria, Alex understood that was what he meant, she said.

And this is how the road to Syria runs.

Of course once there it’s quite possible Alex would have ended up as someone’s third wife or as a concubine, a legalized prostitute, but that’s common enough in sex trafficking operations. And ISIS is, among other things, a sex trafficking operation.

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Twitter threatens to ‘tip off’ terror suspects if security services ask for info

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via Facebook and Twitter told they MUST remove and report terrorists

Twitter has threatened to ‘tip off’ terror suspects and criminals if the security services ask for information about them. Last week British judge David Anderson QC warned that intelligence agencies and the police are losing their ability to electronically track terrorists and criminals.

Mr Anderson concluded that as a result of the furore caused by Snowden’s leaks to the Guardian newspaper, US firms were not as willing to provide vital information to the authorities. The report says: ‘Service providers are increasingly uncomfortable with voluntary arrangements, and may well show a preference, absent compulsion, to protect customers’ privacy rather than co-operate with governments.’

Referring to Twitter, it added: ‘Some service providers will tip off a customer that they are under surveillance unless persuaded not to do so, typically by a court order.’ Facebook and Twitter have been warned they could face tougher government controls if they fail to take action to remove and report terrorists using their networks.

Social media companies are coming under increased pressure to take ‘stronger, faster and further action’ to stop ISIS and other terror groups from recruiting fighters and spreading propaganda. It includes demands they they abide by new standards on the ‘identification, removal and referral of terrorist activity’.

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