The jihadis currently rampaging across Iraq are getting assists from skilled marketing experts and designers.
With more than 9,000 likes on Facebook, retailer Zirah Moslem on its website calls itself a purveyor of “Islamic style” and sells clothing that promotes a range of Islamist groups.
In one design, emblazoned with the slogan “Mujahideen Around the World/ United We Stand”, figures wearing keffiyeh and brandishing weapons pose like characters on a Hollywood movie poster.
Other T-shirts promote the Taliban and Hamas, both named as terrorist organisations by the US state department.
Isis’s bloody exploits in Iraq, where it is battling government forces for control of swathes of the country, have won it supporters among Indonesia’s Sunni Muslim population.
“They see that Isis has succeeded in some areas in Syria and Iraq,” Jakarta based terrorism expert Solahudin said. “They’ve already declared an Islamic state there. A caliphate is the ultimate goal for every jihadist in Indonesia.”
That’s as good a reason as any to wipe these jihadists out. Their victories are encouraging others worldwide to take up the cause.
The worms are also pretty good at Twitter.
Islamists leading the jihadist advance in Iraq are using the World Cup and leading British football clubs to seek recruits and spread their propaganda via social media, The Independent can reveal.
Tweets sent from the accounts used by the propaganda operation of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) and its supporters are being labelled with hashtags such as #Brazil2014, #ENG, #France and #WC2014 to try to hijack the World Cup tournament to spread their message.
The tactic, which allows Isis to access millions of World Cup Twitter searches in the hope that some will click on links to its propaganda material, was being deployed this weekend to disseminate a video showing British and Australian jihadists trying to persuade other western Muslims to join their ranks.
The jihadists are already better at recruiting than the government of the United Kingdom (they’re probably better at soccer, too).
More British citizens signed up to fight in Iraq and Syria than joined the Army Reserve last year, it can be revealed. Just 170 extra reservists enlisted over the past year – despite a Government target to boost the stand-by force by 11,000 by 2018.
But at the same time the brutal al-Qaeda inspired ISIS forces tearing through Iraq have been boosted by ‘several hundred’ Brits, ministers told MailOnline.
Terror experts believe there could be as many as 500 Brits fighting alongside the jihadists in the Middle East for ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria).
It works! They just picked up “Osama bin Bieber.”
Meanwhile, the 300 US special forces operators heading to Iraq won’t even get legal immunity from Iraq’s sharia kangaroo courts.
You can look cool with your kaffiyah fighting for Allah and your 72 virgins, or you can fight for a pencil-neck who never served in the military and can’t be bothered to make sure that we even call terror attacks against American forces on American soil what they actually are.
Bonus: Obama’s military is suppressing Christianity, America’s majority religion by far.