On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the face of militant Islam has spoken and its words are as chilling as ever. Following a recent hacking of the Taliban’s websites, the radical Islamic group began using social media to spread its propaganda. In a statement dated September 9, 2012, the Taliban addressed America as it mourned the loss of its countrymen. Using “TwitLonger,” a new social media service that allows tweets longer than the typical 140 characters allowed by Twitter, the militants mocked the U.S., claimed victory in Afghanistan and declared their country an “Islamic Emirate.”
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