STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

'Islamic State Twitter Account Operated By Bengaluru Executive'

A Bengaluru-based Indian executive is suspected to be managing a top twitter account of the terror group Islamic State.

Published: 12th December 2014 10:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th December 2014 11:37 AM   |  A+A-

Shami-witness-Mehdi

NEW DELHI: According to a report by Britain's Channel 4 News, a Bengaluru-based Indian executive is suspected to be managing a top twitter account of the terror group Islamic State.

Also Read:

 

 

 

Channel 4 News said on Friday that the man behind the most influential IS Twitter account is called “Mehdi” and that he is an executive in Bengaluru working for an Indian conglomerate. Channel 4 News did not make his full name public as he claims that his life could be in danger.

"His tweets, written under the name Shami Witness, were seen two million times each month, making him perhaps the most influential Islamic State Twitter account, with over 17,700 followers," Channel 4 reported.

Almost 2/3rd of his followers are all Islamic State’s foreign jihadists. Mehdi told Channel 4 News that he would have joined the Islamic State himself but his family were dependent on him financially.

After being contacted by the channel, Mehdi closed down the twitter account and still remains to be anonymous.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp