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Female ISIS Recruiter Discovered To Be A Seattle Journalism Student In Her Early 20s

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I’m so damn tired of ISIS, guys. It pisses me off that a group of people can be so batshit insane and evil. They’re just plain bad. But at least they’re not here. They’re over in the Middle East, far away from us, right? Wrong.

There have been numerous cases of individuals working with the Islamic State living among us here in the land of the free. The newest case, which broke just a few days ago, reveals that some of these nutjobs are right here in our own backyards.

A female ISIS agent who went by the handle @_UmmWaqqas until her Twitter account was suspended, was discovered to be a journalism student living in Seattle. Through her account, she was primarily involved in attempts to recruit other women to join ISIS.

The woman behind the account, believed to be Rawdah Abdisalaam, had over 8,000 followers on Twitter before she got the boot. 8,000? That’s bush league. I’ve got nearly that many and all I do is tweet about eating steaks and wearing Hawaiian shirts. Hell, Dorn’s got over 48,000 followers and he can barely read.

Rawdah didn’t just tweet pro-ISIS propaganda, though. She also tweeted about normal stuff: football, pizza, and even tweeted out a few photos. In fact, it was her pictures that led to her being identified.

After seeing pictures of familiar locations in and around Seattle, folks started getting suspicious. When someone from Channel 4 News engaged her in conversation, asking if she was from Seattle, Rawdah hesitated replying “bye” a good five minutes later.

This was just a few days ago on April 28. Now, there’s always the question of whether Rawdah was the only person behind the account or if their were others, but it seems pretty clear that she was definitely behind it to some extent.

Personally speaking, this shit pisses me off. Folks sympathetic to the enemy living among us here in the good old U.S. of A? That doesn’t sit well with me. It doesn’t sit well at all.

Fuck terrorism.

[via Business Insider]

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