02-16-2018 12:28:03 PM -0800
01-23-2018 09:55:12 AM -0800
01-18-2018 11:02:22 AM -0800
01-09-2018 01:54:15 PM -0800
12-22-2017 09:40:32 AM -0800
It looks like you've previously blocked notifications. If you'd like to receive them, please update your browser permissions.
Desktop Notifications are  | 
Get instant alerts on your desktop.
Turn on desktop notifications?
Remind me later.

Stretch, grab a late afternoon cup of caffeine and get caught up on the most important news of the day with our Coffee Break newsletter. These are the stories that will fill you in on the world that's spinning outside of your office window - at the moment that you get a chance to take a breath.
Sign up now to save time and stay informed!

ISIS Puts Out Call for Supporters to 'Fulfill the Call' as Social Media Jihadists

man in hoodie on laptop

ISIS supporters renewed a call for online operatives to become cyber jihadists ASAP if they're unable to fight for the Islamic State in the traditional sense.

A posting distributed in English, Arabic and French by the Ashhad Media Foundation shows a hooded figure in front of a laptop computer branded with the ISIS insignia and icons of social media sites in the background, including Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram and YouTube. They also included the employment networking site LinkedIn.

"Oh supporter, If you didn't do anything or obligated not to fulfill the call of 'Jihad' against the coalition of the infidels in the battlefield, why not fulfilling the call of 'Jihad' in the Media field?!" states the message, which was also distributed over the summer in addition to this week.

Ashhad has been calling on supporters on Telegram to go open Twitter and Facebook accounts to spread ISIS propaganda as needed. Last month, Ashhad put out a call for hackers to go after anti-ISIS Facebook accounts.

After the Las Vegas mass shooting, Ashhad released an infographic on the attack. ISIS has not recently renewed its claims of having been behind the attack, including no more mentions of Stephen Paddock in their weekly al-Naba newsletter published last week.

A year ago, Ashhad published a social media guide, “O Knights of Media, Descend for Combat with Allah’s Enemies and Fight with Them," with a cover image of a jihadist shooting computer screens with Twitter and Facebook logos on them.