MEMRI: ISIS Recruitment Campaign On Twitter: Immigrate To Libya And Guarantee Your Place In The Gateway Of The Conquest Of Rome

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MEMRI The Middle East Media Research Institute
ISIS Recruitment Campaign On Twitter: Immigrate To Libya And Guarantee Your Place In The Gateway Of The Conquest Of Rome
The following report is a complimentary offering from MEMRI’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). For JTTM subscription information, click here. 

As part of efforts to increase the Islamic State’s (ISIS) influence in Libya, operatives and supporters of the organization recently launched a campaign on Twitter aimed at recruiting new members from outside the country. Using the hashtag #Immigration to the Islamic State in Libya, they called upon Muslims to reach Libya and join the fighting in the ranks of ISIS there.

It should be noted that activity on this hashtag has intensified in recent days, increasing even more following the release of a video showing the February 15, 2015 beheading of Coptic Christians by ISIS forces in Libya.[1] Those tweeting in the campaign are relying in doing so primarily…

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